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Hi all, we took some time off today from the hard work in the garden, we have almost got all the 20tons of shingle down now so I will update you with some pictures later on. In the meantime I took some photos of the bluebells in my garden, they have grown by the steps which lead down to the dell at the bottom. I haven’t planted them they must have been under the brambles we removed. Some have sprung up among the rose bed too and in the shade patch by the swing seat.

We also took advantage of the sunshine this afternoon and had a short walk in a local wood, where the bluebells were out in their thousands. I found a patch where I could nestle in-between the flowers without damaging them and got my OH to take a picture. I just love bluebells don’t you?
I have added a couple of photo’s of the shingle we have put down one side of the garden for a path by the apple trees, the path leads down to the wooden arch and steps. We hope to get the last lot of shingle down in the next few weeks.

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Looking great Teds and wonderful photo of you in with the bluebells.

5 May, 2014

 

Thank you Scotkat, it was good to have a break from all the hard work. Managed to get a few small broken old logs and stones in the wood on our walk, which are covered in moss for the woodland garden in the dell.

5 May, 2014

 

Beautiful photos Teds! Glad you had some time off. We've been hedge hacking all weekend! Finished now though, until the autumn.

5 May, 2014

 

You need a break sometimes Teds and it looks amazing with all the bluebells, your garden is coming along isn't it, I do like the walkways, it must be such a good feeling seeing all your hard work paying off....

5 May, 2014

 

Picture no. 5 is so beautiful...it's making me want to paint again! The last time I painted it was a bluebell wood on Goy, and this photo is giving me the same inspiration! Going to save the pic. Teds and might paint it later! :)

5 May, 2014

 

Hi Lincslass, it was so nice to get out for a walk I love the garden but it was good to get out and reflect on the past year. Sadly my dad past away a few weeks back, and I so whish he could of seen the garden now it is coming to life. He was 92 and had spent the last 10 months of his life in a home near us in Devon. We used to take him out in his wheelchair every weekend for the day, but the last time he saw our garden was August. There was no path last year so it was very difficult to get him down the garden in his chair. He would of loved to of sat and listened to the birds by the oak trees and looked at the view.

Hi Cottagekaren, so nice to here our walk may of inspired you to paint again. We took that picture with our video camera which allows you to stich pictures together to get a panorama.

6 May, 2014

 

Sorry to hear about Dad Teds. There are always so many things you wish they could have seen. Grandpa would have loved to see his grandchildren graduate, and one Grand daughter will be getting married in December. It's very sad when you realise they would have loved to be here for these things. Do you know, a strange thing happened to us the day we moved in here. We were both in separate cars, one following the other, and I saw a man on a bicycle, and He was the absolute spitting image of Grandpa Fraser. When we got to the house, Scott said he had seen him too and he thought it looked just like his Dad as well. No helmet on either. We always thought Dad would have been so thrilled with our new home, and I like to think it was him letting us know. We've never seen the man since. It was uncanny.

6 May, 2014

 

Thanks for you kind words, isn't it strange I needed to have another song for may dads service but didn't know what to have. I had brought home one of Pop's Foster and Allen CDs back as a memento from the nursing home. After playing the CD and finding nothing suitable I asked my Pops to show me what song to have. I looked again at the box the CDs had come in, and to my surprise discovered another CD tucked behind. When I played it the first song shone out as Pop's choice. The song was From a Distance if you get a chance to here it you will see how appropriate it was for the last song at his funeral.

6 May, 2014

 

I love bluebells especially in woodland settings when there's carpets of them. I still have three boxes of English Bluebells to plant, but not sure how much shade they need; thinking of them as woodland plants, not sure I can shade them enough. but there's only one way to find out.

6 May, 2014

 

Hi Fran, My Bluebells original would of been under the large oak tree that was at the bottom of my garden. The tree had died so we had it cut down last year. The Bluebells that have come up are now in the sun all day, they seem to be OK there so far. I think they prefer damp and some dappled shade, as yes they are a woodland plant. If you have to put them in full sun just make sure they get plenty of water and some shade from taller plants.

6 May, 2014

 

The garden looks wonderful, Teds - you have worked hard. Bluebells are wonderful. I lived in the Surrey Hills when I was growing up, and the bluebell woods were breathtaking. I've got lots in my garden now, but some are Spanish and some are hybrids. Better than nothing, though, and I love to see them.

6 May, 2014

 

We used to live in Guildford foe 14 years before we moved to Devon, and I remember all the woods we used to visit at this time of year. I have very fond memories of living in Surry so many Trees, I used to love the Autumn colors in the tunnels of trees we would walk and drive through.

6 May, 2014

 

My bluebells have started coming out today! :)))

6 May, 2014

 

Every thing has been early again here, the garden is probable about 3 weeks ahead of yours. The Cherry tree has lost all its blossom already. Well I'm off now to my belly dancing class, enjoy your bluebells.

6 May, 2014

 

:)) enjoy your dancing!

6 May, 2014

 

We lived near Dorking, Teds - first in Holmwood, then just outside Coldharbour. Such wonderful country. I still get very nostalgic about it.

6 May, 2014

 

I love Bluebells,they're such a rich colour.
I wish they lasted a bit longer ...

Your path is very nice ... I like the way it meanders :o)

6 May, 2014

 

Hi Hywel, it is a same than don't last, but sometimes that's adds to the charm of things I think. I'm hopping once some of the plants have matured they will hide the path a little, and add maybe a bit of mystery as to where the path goes.

7 May, 2014

 

Yes I like that idea :) my paths are mostly like that - you can't see the edges, and it makes them look more natural :)

7 May, 2014

 

thanks, Teds., I can underplant some shrubs that will be as near "woodland" as I can get

lol I've been meaning to get goijng with a belly dance class for years, just sort of not got round to it yet. Plenty of vids on YouTube, but i need a set day and time tom ake sure tht I do it - cos I can do it any time, i end up not doing it at all

8 May, 2014

 

Lovely photos Teds . Always remember looking for the first bluebells every year , one of my favourite spring flowers

11 May, 2014

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