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After having to take down the old garden arch because it was becoming dangerous I decided to re-design some of the garden layout.
Started by planting a new rose “Lady of Shallot” against the leftside of patio this will complement `warm welcome`already insitu. Removed a cloud pruned Osmanthus burkwoodii` from the bottom of the garden and put this in the patio area nearer the kitchen as it has a lovely perfume during March time, also moved a Griselinea from behind the whisky barrel and lifted a large slab in order to plant in the patio area.

More planting was done at the top of the pond/waterfall/rockery area … another viburnum “Lisa Rose” I just love this shrub.

The stumpery which was by the side of the pond is now at the bottom of the garden by the old stone wall, and two small Eucryphia trees "nymansay and a new one “rostrevor” together with a small acer which had been in a pot and a hebe removed from another part of the garden occupy its space .

Two new rose arches have been purchased a metal one for over the bottom gate together with a new rose “Claire Austin” and an old one Alhoa replanted from another part of the garden. Then a wooden one placed more central to the garden with another new rose "The generous gardener and “Graham Thomas removed from by the old arch I did cut this down to about 18” before removing.
I also had lots of crazy paving from old broken slabs so have made four very low walls two each side of the garden and a little seat at the end of one of the pathways, hopefully this makes the garden look wider. The next photo is an overhead shot to give you some idea of the overall picture. Just hope it all comes together once all the plants start to mature and bloom.

As you can see I have used this horrible isolation time to advantage, using my time a little each day weather and health permitting ,and just hope that this dreadful period comes to an end soon. Best wishes to you all and stay safe.

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Enjoyed reading your blog, Stroller. You have a very interesting garden, lots of different, delightful areas. Your pond looks fantastic too, lots of stone built up around it. Your stepped path up to your seating area looks effective too, works well.
I always fancied having a stumpery, unfortunately I have no room left in the garden.

29 Mar, 2020

 

Oh Phyl, you are another one of my Garden Heroes! You have so much interest and you pay so much attention to detail. I was just saying on Paul's (Fernever) blog that I really admire that and it is something I would love to be better at. I agree..Lisa Rose is the prettiest of all the V.tinus that I grow. Mine is only just starting to flower. I love those steps that go up to your chair and table. The whole garden looks so well-organised and I would really enjoy a stroll around it. I managed to get a few jobs done today once the worst of the cold had passed over us. Hopefully this week I shall be able to get out there more. This horrid Northerly wind has really stopped me in my tracks.

29 Mar, 2020

 

I like your garden very much as you have created so many areas that are filled with interest. You consider shapes, sizes and colours and as Karen said, your attention to detail pays off in each part of your garden. You have achieved such a lot already.

Best wishes to you too.

29 Mar, 2020

 

your garden looks lovely, with lots of changes in shape and textures. The hard landscaping works so well with the plantings.

29 Mar, 2020

 

That's a really attractive design Stroller - invites you to go round and explore! Love the way the steps lead down to the sundial and then on to the rest of the garden.

29 Mar, 2020

 

Thank you all for your kind comments, its good to know that others feel that the overall balance is right.

30 Mar, 2020

 

It's stunning! All that hard work will pay off when the plants get settled in and bloom. I admire all the effort you made moving so many plants and the new arches too. Makes me need a rest just thinking about it.

30 Mar, 2020

 

You have done so well Stroller and I love the way you have redesigned it. I am like you as I like to change things around!
It is going to look great when everything blooms. Do you do it all by yourself Stroller? Take care and stay safe especially on all those steps!

30 Mar, 2020

 

You've worked hard on your garden Stroller and made a good job of it , all the shrubs roses etc sound as though they've been chosen with their wonderful scents in mind ,I'm guessing the scent in the summer months is going to be sensational ,I can see you sitting in your seating area with your cup of tea drinking in the perfume ..

30 Mar, 2020

 

I really enjoyed this blog and seeing all the lovely areas, the last photograph shows it off perfectly Stroller, you have worked really hard, I love your garden ... My poor lawn up near the patio and pond has been completely ruined this year and I had already told hubby we needed a circle just off the patio where it floods, just like you have put in place, I've just shown him your lovely photographs, fingers xx.....

30 Mar, 2020

 

Looking again, this is such a good example of how to have a garden without a lawn. I'll never have that here of course, and wouldn't want to. But you have it down Phyl! :)

30 Mar, 2020

 

Karen I do love a lawn but I find this to be much easier to maintain.
Lincs, hope you get your wish.
Amy,its all the new roses that started me off and the old arch collapsing.
Rose, yes I do most of it but OH did give a lot of help this time putting up the arches and moving a couple of the larger shrubs.
Honeysuckle, it did take me about 3 months I can only manage 1-2 hours a day with sit downs in between, hence so many seats around the garden.

30 Mar, 2020

 

Your garden looks really good from ground level, where your eye is drawn onward along the path, clever design. Pace yourself in your work, that's what I say, but don't do.

30 Mar, 2020

 

You've had a major rearrangement of many things. It looks lovely from above with lots of interesting areas intersected with little paths … it must be very interesting to wander around and see what's growing there :)

30 Mar, 2020

 

Well done Phyl, your garden is looking lovely. So many areas of interest to 'stop and stare'.

31 Mar, 2020

 

Just wonderful,Phyl.and a credit to all your hard work,and your OH of course ! It really is a well thought out design,and I love the 'from above' view,which shows every part of it off so well.I think we are all glad to have our gardens to enjoy,and to help pass the days of isolation.I am quite happy for the time being,to do that,as it's a busy time of year ,which passes the time on nicely,weather permitting !

31 Mar, 2020

 

Siris, Bloomer, Hywel, Shirley, many thanks for your comments ... I am taking things very slowly many more new plants to remove from pots and plant up. Hope I shall have a garden full of colour at the end of it.

1 Apr, 2020

 

Your garden is like a Titchmarsh garden journey, it is beautiful and so much interest as you go down through it, I love the sundial and the waterfall leading into the pond, the figurines just add that little something extra and the planting just gives it that boom effect, really nice

3 Apr, 2020

 

Thank you so much Daveymad glad you like it unlike Tichmarsh this is cobbled together from recycled slabs even the old wall at the bottom.

6 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely blog Phyll, you must have muscles like a navvy by now:-) I did love your garden when I visited it ...... seems forever ago, and it will look even better as soon as everything comes together. I have a theory that you are addicted to moving things, but must confess that your moves always manage to improve everything. You don't seem to make the mistakes that I do lol:-)

28 May, 2020

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