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The Garden today after nearly three years of ‘Love, Sweat and Ideas’. :)

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Wow! That's all I can say! It's absolutely beautiful-you must be so chuffed! I like a lot!

4 Sep, 2016

 

It's all looking fantastic Karen, and a real credit to you both. Have you got much wildlife in your pond and how do you manage to get to put food on your bird table without standing on the flowerbed, do you just hover over it?

4 Sep, 2016

 

It is amazing Karen always knew it would be! You have worked so hard to achieve this beautiful beautiful garden. Love it all. What is growing in the veggie box on the left of the picture please? The 'Tardis' looks so good now it is all planted up. Well done you two what a transformation. :O)

4 Sep, 2016

 

Fabulous!! it is like looking at an upmarket garden magazine....well done, what an achievement love every part of it......clever lady!!

4 Sep, 2016

 

Looking absolutely beautiful, a credit to you and your imagination.

4 Sep, 2016

bjs
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Wow and more Wow your Imagination and hard work as certainly paid off

4 Sep, 2016

 

It's beautiful Karen you should be very proud of what you have achieved, would love to see inside your greenhouse...

4 Sep, 2016

 

Love it!! So many little corners and levels, make it all so interesting.

4 Sep, 2016

 

You are keeping it neat Karen.I like the way your veg patch and gravel area are developing and the pond looks great!

4 Sep, 2016

 

I've always wondered about that big delivery of topsoil you had. Now I see it looks nice with the new plantings and gravel bed. Very inventive.

4 Sep, 2016

 

thanks very much Amsterdam. I am chuffed to be honest. I love living here. Was out there ready to work by 8am today and loved every minute of it. Birds, Bees, Dogs and me..bliss. :) Scott was golfing.

Hi Waddy! Thanks...not much amphibian action yet, but loads of insects in there. We dont use that bird table, its too near the house and encourages mice in. I have bird feeders in my apple trees.

Thanks Mum. They are Globe Artichokes x

Thanks Angela, Sue Brian, Stripes, Sandra, Paul and Bathgate. :)

4 Sep, 2016

 

What a beautiful garden. I am well jealous. Now, how can I get all that in my 30ftx20xt garden, that's what I want to know. x

4 Sep, 2016

 

Oh Loupylou, thank you. You can do all sorts in a garden that size. Get your thinking cap on, you'll soon have a unique little haven. My first garden wasnt much more than that. I had a pond, a figure of 8 lawn and some lovely plants...and a deck with trellis and climbers all around it. I had a lovely feature tree too....an Acer Rufinerve, it was gorgeous!

4 Sep, 2016

 

Beautiful ?

4 Sep, 2016

 

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. ONE IN A MILLION MAY BE. ANY CHANCE TO SEE IT ON TELEVISION ONE DAY?

4 Sep, 2016

 

Its an unbelievable transformation. When you first set about it I thought you were spoiling it - what did I know...You can come and redesign mine any time...

4 Sep, 2016

 

Costa, you make me smile! Thank you so much. Your encouragement and compliments are very special. :)

4 Sep, 2016

 

Stera, I'm ever so pleased we didn't spoil it...thanks so much! My lovely neighbour said once "well I'd have been happy enough with it as it was...but NOW!" I think he was thinking similar to you! :)

4 Sep, 2016

 

Wow looks beautiful

4 Sep, 2016

 

Thanks Callie :)

4 Sep, 2016

 

Sweated along with you Karen watching you transform every last bit, (well it was in spirit and from my armchair lol)
I have always enjoyed reading all your blogs about both your gardens, watching you and Scott ( mustn't forget his input) creating this wonderful garden over the last three years has been a real treat, seeing it change as you designed and worked each area, everything has come together and it all works so well, it is a real credit to you, a labour of love and in your shoes I wouldn't ever to want to be indoors either, everything is so lush and healthy looking, do you realise how much bigger it now looks, well it certainly does to me.
What I'd like to know, is how with two dogs, do you not get the yellow areas in the lawns at this time of the year. I have never managed that and have tried all sorts of remedies except nappies on my boys...

4 Sep, 2016

 

Oh LL! Behind the fernery there is a gravel area and I insist they go there as soon as they get out of their beds. In time they have become trained to it and now they go off there on their own to wee. However, Miss Molly has to consistently push the boundaries (and my buttons) being a JRT. Yesterday we didnt let her in the patio door when she demanded entry so eventually when she was really riled, she went over to the grass and peed on it just to show me! Lol! And also, they do their poos on the gravel area too and Miss Molly makes a point now of doing hers on other areas of gravel...just to make a point! She's quite a character. Thanks so much for your lovely comments x

4 Sep, 2016

 

Kudos! Beautiful! Looking at the layout of the greens and your mention of Scott golfing has he ever tried a little pitch and putt on it while you weren't looking?

5 Sep, 2016

 

Absolutely beautiful, can't believe it's been 3 years already, stunning :-))

5 Sep, 2016

 

Lol loosestrife! I've lost count of the times hes gone on and on about a practice pitch and putt and yes...he has, often! I keep finding balls n the raised borders!

5 Sep, 2016

 

Thank you Daylily!

5 Sep, 2016

 

LOL! Better check the water trap...er....garden pond with a dip net too:)

5 Sep, 2016

 

Lol! Yes! The water Hazard! ???

5 Sep, 2016

 

So stylish but also looks so welcoming and some lovely cosy bits well done !

5 Sep, 2016

 

So lovely, Karen, every bit of it!

5 Sep, 2016

 

Thank you both very much!

6 Sep, 2016

 

I love what you have done in only 3 years it all looks so beautiful.

6 Sep, 2016

 

Thank you very much! :)

6 Sep, 2016

 

You have done an amazing job on your garden, it all looks so professional as well! To think it ONLY took you 3 years as well! Absolutely amazing!

6 Sep, 2016

 

Hard to believe its been only 3 years. It looks so mature. A garden of a plant lover, beautifully put together .

7 Sep, 2016

 

Thanks Balcony...yes, its half killed me...now I'm having to get a lot of remedial help! I'm learning Alexander Technique and hopefully in time I will be able to move again without it hurting! ;)...i winked...but theres a LOT of truth in there! :)

Thanks Klahanie...yes, I do love plants. I have always been fascinated by them since childhood. Pity I wasnt able to recognise that and articulate it in time before taking completely different life directions. But thats a factor in many people's lives, not just mine. I just have to believe that I havent missed out and that everything comes to us at the right time, even when we think we've taken a wrong turn. Thats what I believe anyway. :) thanks again. X

7 Sep, 2016

 

You have arrived at the right place, I'm sure. No experience is wasted.

7 Sep, 2016

 

Wow, it looks stunning. Showed hubby and he can't believe its only taken you 3 years! He also loved the planting between the flag stones. I just love it all. I never saw the start of your garden but it looks amazing now. Can understand the hurting :-(. I've just had a week off gardening as we had friends stay so given my body chance to rest but plan to get back to it today.

8 Sep, 2016

 

Karen,snap! I wanted to study horticulture but my mother said there was no point, living in S Yorks as there were hardly any nursery gardens. How ironic -the boom was just about to start. But it would have been the wrong course for me as the one I was looking at was very scientific rather than practical.

8 Sep, 2016

 

Thank you Melchi!

Thank you Jen...it has taken just less than 3 years. I started as soon as we moved in, removing almost everything that was planted. It was a good time of year as moving in October I had all winter to clear out. We brought a lot of plants with us, in pots, so they went in first. I hope you feel refreshed after your mini-break from working in yours!

Yes Stera...there's heaps on offer nowadays, but horticulture was never an option for a grammar school girl in the 70s! My friend's daughter is very clever indeed...could choose any course she wants and is considering Landscape Architecture. Now, that would be fun...but something of a challenge for my intellect I think!

8 Sep, 2016

 

You're right. Our careers advice was pathetic - teaching or nursing or left to you to suggest something.

8 Sep, 2016

 

..or armed forces!

8 Sep, 2016

 

Stunning

8 Sep, 2016

 

thanks Lyn!

8 Sep, 2016

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