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Down the garden path!

teds

By teds

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Hi all, just thought I would update you on the progress in the garden with a few photo’s. The weather here has been very hot and sunny this year, so the vegetable garden has come on leaps and bounds. I even have some melons growing, they are not ripe yet! but I’m looking forward to trying them when they are. The beans have done very well as we have had lots of bees pollinating them. I have lavender next to the beans which has encouraged the bees to come this year, and the nasturtium I planted have kept the blackfly away. We have made a lot of progress from last year, when I look back at the old blogs I can’t believe how much we have achieved in just one year. It just goes to show you where there is a will there is a way LOL, so please join me as I try to take you on a walk round some of the garden.

The photo’s I have taken take you from the veg patch, down past the bungalow to the path which leads down the side of the garden, past my lady statue, then on down to the dell which is at the bottom of the garden. The bark replaces the shingle at the wooden arch, then from here we go past the water mushrooms, the summer house, then the wood fairy. The swing seat is at the top of the dell where from here you can sit and enjoy the flowers in the bank, and look down to the bottom of the dell. The last photo is back up at the veg plot, I hope you enjoyed the walk with me! have a good summer all!

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Wow what a difference Teds and its looking fantastic.

Hope you are managing to get to sit and enjoy .

5 Aug, 2014

 

Oh my word! I thought I'd been working hard, but you have really done incredibly well! That last photo is gorgeous...love your colourful annuals and just the work involved in laying all that gravel is mind boggling! WELL DONE TEDS and OH! :))))

5 Aug, 2014

 

Oh Wow !!!! Looks amazing Teds you both must have muscles to rival any weight lifter with all the gravel,it ll save you so much weeding, love it all!!. I'm not one for garden ornaments but I love your fairy is it a bird feeder? looks perfect there on the tree stump, I want one :-)

6 Aug, 2014

 

Your garden looks fabulous teds. Time to "chill out" now in one of your lovely seating areas, or perhaps a snooze in the summer house maybe.

6 Aug, 2014

 

Well done on all you have achieved, it looks amazing. Now chill and enjoy the rest of the summer. :O)

6 Aug, 2014

 

Hi all, Scotkat yes at last we can enjoy the garden, we have been in the summer house a lot with friends and family. It was the coolest place to be with the windows open, in has been so a very hot in the bungalow we almost lived out there some weeks. My brother was over from Oz and even he was feeling the heat!

Cottagekarer I have been catching up with your progress to your garden and it is looking fab just love the colors in your Heleniums and Alstroemerias border.
I have a few but I'm not sure when and how much to cut them back. Do you cut them back in the Autumn or leave them to over winter to protect the root ball? Well done for all your hard work, I remember your old garden so neat! I'm looking forward to seeing your garden develop over the years, I just know it will be stunning. Your love for gardening is infectious and inspires us all!

Simbad yes the fairy is it a bird feeder and she looks after the woodland dell and feeds the birds and squirrels that come. I wasn't sure what to do with the stumps, (I have quite a few in the garden) so decided to try and make something of them. I just typed in fairy ornament on Goggle and several sites came up.

Alanb and Oliveoil we have had a few weeks to chill out now but like most gardens there is something to do. We try and spend a morning a week keeping back the brambles and weeds etc. The garden was so over run with them that it is a constant battle, we have two layers of black membrane under the shingle but some still make it out. We try not to let it become a chore and do sit back with a glass of wine and are so pleased with all our efforts.

6 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you Teds...what a lovely thing to say...thanks. I know exactly what you mean about the weeds. I've run out of Roundup yet again...never bought so much in my life!

6 Aug, 2014

 

It is really lovely, Teds - you must be so thrilled at what you've achieved in the year. It's all beautiful and I love the dell :-)

6 Aug, 2014

 

Its looking wonderful, and a real credit to your vision and hard work. Now things are maturing you can really sit back and see what you've achieved!

6 Aug, 2014

 

Lots of work and thoughts went into creating such pretty space. Looks lovely.

7 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you all for your kind words, its funny through we never real had a vision or a plan to work with. We kind of let the garden tell us what to do, we just stated at the bottom and worked are way up the garden. LOL

7 Aug, 2014

 

Sounds like my kind of planning - but more effective!

7 Aug, 2014

 

Love your garden Teds, so much to see and lucky you living in such a lovely part of the country.

10 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you Cosmosjane it was a lot of hard work but we now can start to enjoy it, love your cottage garden the lupines look wonderful. I hope the small plants I put in this year to as well as yours did next year!

11 Aug, 2014

 

Well done to both of you it all looks amazing and has not really taken all that much time to sort it, now enjoy...I take it you don't need to take over OH's parking space now, lol....I well remember how much you grew in your other garden..

12 Aug, 2014

 

Linclass LOL, the garden is quite big enough now, my OH can get to park his car out the front. I do wonder if in a few years it may get a bit to much to look after. My OH assured me when we took it on he would help with the work as I have RA. He has so far kept his word, as he doesn't really enjoy gardening all that much it has surprised me, I think he may be getting the BUG!

12 Aug, 2014

 

Oh thats good to hear, my hubby absolutely hates gardening, his way of helping and encouraging me is to remind me that I'm getting older and isn't it about time I realised that I'm s'posed to be making the garden easier to manage, my answer to that was not polite but he is still alive, lol....

12 Aug, 2014

 

Shiver me shingles

14 Aug, 2014

 

LOL Bramhalbill, is that for the amount of shingle we had to shift, it was a lot 30 tons in all and just me and the OH a rake and a barrow it round the garden!

14 Aug, 2014

 

It sounds almost impossible, Teds, but you did it!

16 Aug, 2014

 

Well done you ! Haven't you worked hard ! It looks incredible ! Now sit and enjoy !

16 Aug, 2014

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