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Border revamp part 2


I mentioned in my previous blog that I was tackling two new borders/beds at the same time, so let me give you a peek at the other new bed I created.

My partner happened to mention that the bed next to the patio would look nice if it joined up with the bed that the Salix is in. “An idea for next year”, he casually said. Next year?! After all these years together you’d think he’d know better than to give me more ideas when it comes to the garden! I am the sort of person that has to get things done straight away, an idea will pop in my head and you can guarantee a few weeks later the job will be finished.

I think Sean was hoping to put it off until next year because he despises turfing, and the area in question had a fair bit of grass to get up. Oh well, needs must lol!

So this is the area we were set to tackle, we wanted to join the bed on the right up to the edge of the Salix bed on the left. Hosta bed in the middle to be removed and rehomed…

The main reason for my urgency to get the new bed started was to get a new beautiful weeping willow in the ground asap. It looked as though it had been in it’s pot for a few years and shortly after purchase the leaves started yellowing and dropping off. I was determined to nurse it back to health so Sean promptly made a start on getting the grass up.

Turf up and we swiftly planted the very large willow. I was delighted when a few days later it was unrecognisable, perfectly healthy and happy in its new home. Phew what a relief! The next few days were spent planting, much easier in this bed because we barely had any rain this time.

As I was so busy I unfortunately don’t have any ‘during’ photos, so instead you only get to see before and after. Must remember to take more photos! Here’s the finished article…

My beautiful weeping willow

So that’s the new beds sorted, up next – the nature pond revamp…

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This looks brilliant! I love it! Can't wait to see how you revamp the pond too!

14 Jun, 2016


Have you checked the mature dimensions of the willow in that position? It will knock the fence over and half of it will overhang next door by a couple of metres..
None of my business but I would move it now before it gets too settled.

14 Jun, 2016


Steragram, there is another fence, well established brambles and concrete posts behind our fence so I don't have any concerns about our fence because it's not going anywhere. We have roughly 2ft of garden behind the panels that we could move the panels back if need be. Also the tree isn't as close as it looks, approximately 2ft away. I wouldn't let it overhang next doors because it will be pruned regularly as are my other large willows further along the fencing. Thank you for your concern :) Dan - thankyou very much :)

14 Jun, 2016

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