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The Fence Is Here!!


The long-awaited fencing is now in situ, and has transformed the back & shade beds!

This is the back where the privet hedge used to be. The bed is now approx 1.5ft wide and will need a good dose of topsoil & manure adding as the current soil level is very uneven (varying by about 70cm across the length at the moment) and the quality is poor.

Scampi certainly seems to be making the most of it!!

The “shade border” is now around 8ft wider at the far end due to reclaiming the land behind the old fence, and the removal of some dead trees has meant that the front of the border now receives some sunlight, although as it is at the south end of the garden, it’s still pretty shady.

Again the soil level varied almost 1m in places, but was mainly lumps & bumps so I have dug it over and raked, and whilst the bed does still have a slight slope it’s much more level than it was.

I have moved the compost bin back from where it used to sit into the corner, and replanted a couple of ferns, foxgloves & a cutting of Honesty that my mum gifted to me. It receives very little sun and as it’s at the bottom of a dip, is pretty damp.

Elsewhere in the garden, we seem to have escaped pretty much unscathed after the surprise snowfall last week. I even have a Red Hot Poker out!!

I’m hoping to get some specimen pictures of my plants using my nice camera at some point – if we ever get any more nice weather that is – so you’ll be able to see more clearly than from these iPhone pics.

Thanks for reading x

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Lovely photos... lovely fencing.
Adding to GoYpedia Fencing Ideas :o)

9 Apr, 2012


Lovely V

9 Apr, 2012


Very very nice, you must be very pleased :)

9 Apr, 2012


It has completely altered it, enjoy it Vini, I'll look forward to more pics as you go along...

10 Apr, 2012


Helloooo, I'm in Derbyshire too! Your fence looks lovely and I really like your drive area, in particular the pot stand that looks like a ladder :)

10 Apr, 2012


Thanks for the comments - it's lovely to finally feel safe in my garden when I hear the neighbours let their dog out! It feels much more spacious too.

Snoopdog, I wish my other half (he'll be my husband come September!) would sit outside with me. I love to just sit out and enjoy but I think it was Lincslass who said she could paint the whole garden red without her OH noticing and mine is the same. Instead I make do with sharing the seat with Scampi (who sneaked into the top of the picture). It's in a great location - the view isn't especially pretty but it gets the sun right from sunrise through until the early evening so I have my morning cuppa there when weather permits.

Craftyemma, the plant ladder was from Chatsworth. It wasn't particularly expensive, about £20 I think, but the pots are very small (9cm) so I'm very limited as to what I can grow in there. I'm in NE Derbyshire, practically Sheffield - close enough to the towns to be convenient, but enough in the countryside to feel free :-)

10 Apr, 2012


It's a good fence. It looks nice and sturdy :o)

10 Apr, 2012


I'm in South Derbyshire :) I saw a lovely pot stand today in our local garden centre but silly me didn't buy it... Oh well, I might have to visit again soon!

11 Apr, 2012


Love your new Fencing.It is so exciting when we have new structures in our garden giving us new ideas and especially after what must have been considerable expense. Glad you feel safe in your garden. Maybe your other half might sit out more with you now.

9 May, 2012

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