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progress update...


Its been a few weeks now since my last blog and lots has happened in our garden since! We have been taking trees down, painting the shed, cutting in and planting up the borders, building the veggie plot and after a few weeks of hard graft i am really pleased with the progress we have made :)

We have a woodland/part shaded corner of the border (north facing) with heucheras, yellow rhodedendron, spotted laurel, japenese acer, fern, evergreens, hellebores niger and white woodland anemone.
Moving further down the border (east facing) we have planted up a metal obelisk with clematis montana elizabeth which i am hoping in time will grow up and onto the fencing we shall be putting in the next couple of months. Also planted up the obelisk with a clematis shoot i found randomly growing in the border, so i carefully dug it out and replanted it….a lovely surprise to find out what colour it will be in the summer months!

Moving further along the border we sited our antique bird bath and planted beneath with evergreens. Along the border we have filled it with spirea arguta – spectacular shrub…like white fireworks! simply gorgeous. summer flowering spirea is also planted along with lavatera barnsley, winter jasmine..still need to add to this though..

We have made over the shed in cuprinol heritage wild thyme..and we have had the roof replaced so it now looks brand new :) Added herb trough and now beneath shed is veggie plot, red onions, spring onions, little gems and carrots in…need to wait for waether to improve for dwarf french beans to go in at the back!

The border nearest the conservatory/patio area is now a mixed border of shrubs roses and lavender hidcote blue, i have planted perennials in too to hopefully have a full summer border. We attached a fan trellis to the fence and planted a new pink climbing rose and repositioned an old clematis which last year didn’t flower but have moved it to a more sunny spot and is now thriving. Can’t remember which one i bought but shall have to wait and see what colour it is when it flowers!! Can’t wait to see it all in bloom….so excited.

Still more plants to buy fencing to do and pots to get..still working progress….

I have attached some pics to see the work so far….

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I think you have done a great job on this. Lots of good planting and good plants. Your garden I'd going to look splendid in the summer, but it is doing grand already.

4 Apr, 2012


Looking great Beverley, love the shed colour.
Wish the weather would sort itself out, im itching to plant things out but to worried to take the risk.

4 Apr, 2012


Its looking good Beverley and sounds as though you are enjoying it, be smashing to see all your progress rewarding you in a few weeks, I hope you do well with your veg as well...

4 Apr, 2012


Thanks everyone :)

4 Apr, 2012


Great job! It's going to look awesome. And, look at all that exercise you got while doing all that hard work. Good for you!

4 Apr, 2012


Its all geting there, and I bet that shady area will be great to sit in when we get hot weather.

4 Apr, 2012

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