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Infinity fence and beyond - Week to May 4


By kloba


Hmmm. Quite a tricky week this week has been, but the garden has lifted my spirits as only a garden can. Saw an almost half priced painted bench in a garden centre which was still on the expensive side, so decided to leave it for a couple of days. If it was still there on Friday, it was mine. And it was, so it is. It fits perfectly between Viburnum 2 and the rose bed, next to the Deep Secret that has responded well to its move and should envelop the bench in a heady scarlet scent come the summer.

It does stand out a bit, but is very comfortable, and from it one can look down at the main border, which contains irises, agapantha, gladioli, black-eyed susans, some roses and a lot of lavender (the babies were planted last month and have taken really well) as well as a couple of viburnum and a thorny plant that tried to die last year but seems to have done a good Lazarus impression, helped along, perhaps, by the bluebells.

The biggest surprise, however, was to discover what I am referring to, with tongue firmly in cheek, as an infinity fence. The sliver birch to the right and the eucalyptus and magnolia to the left completely obfuscate houses to the left and right, and the angle of sight to the top of the fence means no houses further down the street are visible at all. The impression is that there is nothing on the other side of the fence except sky. and on a clear day you can see forever. Ok, there is the sound of traffic on Military Road and the occasional child’s shout, but it was a very pleasant chance discovery to make.

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