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ello :) Revamp. Removing ivy, and new plants..

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Hi everyone, me and the hub have been really buzy in the house, had a huge project, still ongoing!! well i had to drag him away to help me with a problem in my tropical border. I took plenty of before during and after pics :) then accidently deleted them :( grrrrr, dont you just hate it when that happens..

The ivy on the fence was becoming a problem, it was growing in between ours and neighbours fence, I started cutting it back and went too far lol .so decided to clear the lot out including a huge mock orange and a thorny tall shrubby plant i long forgot the name of, took us 2 weekends to clear and build new fencing, I also took out (temporarily) some of my precious “tropicals” because hub doesen’t look where he trods with his toecap boots haha, he still managed to shred a big daddy hosta at the front of the border, silly me, i should of moved it..:)

Before pic, from 2008…

I Decided to use Bamboo screening to match the other side of the garden..

I bought a purple Clematis & Red clematis (can’ find the labels) to grow up the screening, and a rodgersia was planted yesterday, my sort of plant, Perrenial, Hardy and fantastic exotic looking leave’s…I love it..

Still no annuals planted yet, we are way behind up here, the weather is awfull, its raining cold and windy today..
I Still need to shop for more plants, i want a Cordy for the lefthand side of the border as ive decided to only go for hardy plants now, ive tried the more tender and i am just wasting my money, My Ensetti overwintered in my bedroom didn’t survive! probably too warm and dry. I Lost every Canna in the greenhouse, my new Passion flower (lavender Lady) didn’t make it either :(

I took this just after we finished the border, its all filling out beautifully now, Its like winter out there today, ill take some pics when its warmer and brighter..

I put the lights back in a couple of weeks ago, We still need to install some on the other side of the garden..

And the big job we have been doing in the house.. Its took up loads of our time and money, So we are now skint lol..

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Wow you have been busy....your garden looks lovely,all sorts to see,and Im lovin the lights...they make a lot of difference,Im still patiently waiting for mine to come,to put under the waterfall ;-)

30 May, 2010

 

Fantastic kitchen Youngdaisy. Sorry to hear you lost so many plants though this winter. The border looks lovely. 2 Great jobs done. You deserve a huge pat on the back.

30 May, 2010

 

hi Dee you have been a busy pair, garden looks great as always and like what you have done with the border, sorry you lost alot of plants over winter, i was the same ;o( but we keep going dont we lol, i love you ultr mod kitchen to, very bright and cheery, at least you can enjoy the summer if we get a good one this year, lovely to see you back ;o)) x

30 May, 2010

 

Awww thanks san, I have to say, "Never Again" will i want a new kitchen.... yeah right, its went on for weeks, hub was working loads of overtime so it came to a halt for a while, got sick of the fish shop and washing dishes in the bathroom lol.. And yeah, its been a bad winter, lots of people loosing plants, its an expensive hobby.. brightening up here next week i hope. Iv'e been catching up on some of the blogs, you had a nasty shock after you built the pond, The rain and wind can be devastating sometimes but its Fab now, Really, Really, love it.. Thanks for the welcome back..

30 May, 2010

 

we were the same when we did our kitchen, baz working all hours then trying to do kitchen on time off, a nightmare lol, but your done now, glad you like my pond area Dee, yes first shot at it was a complete flop but got there in the end with a few tears on the way,, hope your right about good weather coming back ;o))

30 May, 2010

 

It could just be a rumour san haha

Thanks DeeUK, We have the same name.yay :) We have the lights for the other side, just need the time and weather. Lights under your waterfall will look Amazing, Put some pics up when its done, I would love to see it.. Dee..

Thanks Homebird, the hard work is allways worth it :) last room to be done in the house so all our energy can go into the gardens, I have great plans for next year, just need to save up..

30 May, 2010

 

Hi Dee...Welcome back.Kitchen and is stunning ! Sorry you lost so many plants...we did too...but all the rest bouncing back in the garden now ! Wet and windy here too today...looking up for Wed and Thurs according to the Met Office !!

30 May, 2010

 

your kitchen looks great.... and your garden to... you have been busy...

30 May, 2010

 

Hi Dee love your new kitchen! your garden looks great very exotixc, its a pity you lost so many plants but it was a very severe winter and perhaps you will have to get Hubby some nice lightwieght shoes lol

30 May, 2010

 

Hi Dee love your kitchen Also love your night lights in the garden It all looks very neat and tidy

30 May, 2010

 

Wow you have been very busy love your kitchen.

30 May, 2010

 

Welcome back was wondering what had happened to you ..The kitchen looks superb and so does the garden ..
Now take some time to enjoy them..:o >)))

30 May, 2010

 

Nice to see you back Daisy. the garden and kitchen look great. we all had some plant losses, even down here in the soft south. I lost all my clematis on fences, the ones in pots did ok. lets hope for a better summer, but even if we dont get it you can retire to your gleaming new kitchen. : o))

31 May, 2010

 

Welcome back Dee and can see you've both been very busy with the stunning kitchen and beautifull garden. Could sit out there all evening and just admire esp with them lights. Can only imagine what it looks like as the camera never does it justice to what its actually like. Sorry to hear about your plants and know how you feel. I've lost a few this year but more through slugs/snails and being my 1st garden didn't really know what would grow in my clay like soil.
Look forward to seeing more pics soon
Steve

31 May, 2010

 

Thanks for your comments Folks, lol pansypotter, I could see him standing on it but thought id better not say anything because it could of ended in an argument as he was really tired at the time..
Sorry to hear you lost your Clematis Mageth, Mine did OK, Coming into bloom any second, Lost a few pots tho :( mustn't of been frostproof..
Yeah steve the lights look much better than in the pic, I must of took about 20 pics to get one decent shot, Do you use Pellets for the snails? Ive tried everything there is to try and find there the only thing that works. as for the Ivy, Cut it back Hard, It can be a pest..

31 May, 2010

 

Yes pellets are the only way i've found. Harsh death for them but if they won't take the hint then thats there problem. Just removed 1 panel of ivy. Going to do a blog now on ivy.

31 May, 2010

 

Good to have you back, love the super kitchen, sorry you lost so many plants, it was a bad winter though. The garden still looks as good though....

5 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks DD, hows your tropicals doing?

6 Jun, 2010

 

YDD will put a pic on soon, it is all planted up, the bananas are in and the ginger lilies, not put in any of the palms though, will keep them in pots....just in case.!!

6 Jun, 2010

 

Ooh looking forward to seeing you garden DD..

7 Jun, 2010

 

Wont be long, so watch this space.....

7 Jun, 2010

 

Looking great YDD....inside and out:o))

7 Jul, 2010

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