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My unedged garden - Summer '09

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By Nickya


My unedged garden - Summer '09

I love texture and lots of green. I also love vibrant colours. This is my first attempt at Heleniums and Echinaceas. Eh hum, I've now trimmed the edge of the lawn.....with scissors when noone was looking.



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Ha ha thats the best way to trim a lawn edge, I have a pair of Black&Decker electric edging scissors and they are a godsend, especially when I have to go tend my Father-in-law's grave as they are rechargeable ones, great for finishing off around the edging stones.

3 Oct, 2009

 

Gorgeous garden - heleniums and echinaceas are looking terrific.

4 Oct, 2009

 

your garden looks lovely :))

4 Oct, 2009

 

Bobg - I'll put the B&D scissors on my Christmas list :) Thanks Bernieh and Grindle - just below where I was standing, in front of the flowers is my pride and joy - a Melianthus Major (Honey Bush). It's put on a lot of growth since this pic was taken and will eventually fill the corner with it's huge silver serrated leaves. I've also since added a Bergamot - Monarda. The deep pink look great against the other colours.

4 Oct, 2009

 

The garden looks lovely, particularly when you look back at the before photos and see the amount of work you have put in. Keep it up it's beautiful

4 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Pipsqueak. Your comment has inspired me all the more :)

4 Oct, 2009

 

Wow! I love it, untrimmed edges and all, it's beautiful:-))

5 Oct, 2009

 

It's a spectacular garden with some great plants. I don't think my customer's would be very happy if I started trimming their lawn edges with scissors. I charge an hourly rate , so it might put their bill up a bit!!!!

5 Oct, 2009

 

Wow - what a compliment! Thanks Paulthegardener - yes - my thumbs weren't best pleased by the time I'd finished cutting.

5 Oct, 2009

 

You could go round the edges with a spade to get the curves in neatly if you wanted to. The flowerbeds are interesting with Autumnal colour from the shrubs and flowers. Keep going and well done.

6 Oct, 2009

 

Lovely garden :o)

8 Oct, 2009

 

Why thank you Tarratoonie :) Give me another ten years and it'll be a happy jungle. BTW my eyesight is going as in your profile I was convinced you'd said "Malfunctional" when describing your own garden - which incidentally is beautiful.

8 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks, Nicky, I'm pleased you like my gardens...
maybe "malfunctional" would actually be a better description than "multifunctional" ...LOL.

8 Oct, 2009

 

Lovely, I have quite a lot of grass in my garden, I have a petrol strimmer, electric, and grass shear, I always go back to scissor, now I only use that..and love it :))

6 Dec, 2011



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