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Mirrors in the garden


Mirrors in the garden (Echinacea purpurea)

Meadowland was asking me about what was happening with my 'mirror project'. Ashamed to say 'not alot' at the moment. I've been trying this out as an idea with things I already have, but cant get a nice reflection!!!. This area of the garden looks a bit of a tip at the moment. I was also worried about birds flying into it. So looks like I will put this on hold just for now...



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I have mirrors throughout my garden Poppy and have not had any bird accidents......well, only involving the cats.

30 Sep, 2011

 

That's nice to know Lil
I've not had any casualties yet!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Rather like it behind the trellis,P.

30 Sep, 2011

 

Yes, the trellis was supposed to stop the birds flying into it. which they haven't as yet. I currently like the idea of repeating this along the fence so there are three mirrors in total and then growing plants in columns between the spaces. What I don't like is that the house is reflected into the mirrors right down the length of the garden. I'm trying out different angles. Just need a bit more time to get this right - I'll get there in the end!!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Nice thing is, until/if plants are growing around them, you can experiment and switch them up.

30 Sep, 2011

 

Yes,repeating the mirrors is good,R.The planting in between could work well also.Would you pick the same plants to have a contemporary look ? ...You started me off again.Where to put another mirror!!!My PH thinks I'm completely mad!

1 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Lil, hi Meadowland
I've completely blown the plan out of the window! Went to one of my favourite nurseries today. I was totally spoilt for choice. Not thinking straight as it was such a sunny day and put me in a stupidly good mood. Just about managed to cram large specimen plants in the boot. I now need to decide how to place them. Takes me ages to decide. I like to sleep on it... I took loads of photos so I'll post another blog on it all soon. Hope people don't get bored with all this!!! I still want to repeat the mirrors. I think I may have been ambitious in how much fence there was to cover!!

2 Oct, 2011

 

Lol.....been where you're at right now many, many times as well Poppy! :))))
Not boring at all!!! May show us something we can use :))

3 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks for that Lil - I'm glad I'm not the only one! I nearly always plan, before I go to the nursery. Yesterday was no exception, I take my list... and then when I get there I may as well tear it up. Get far too excited!!!

3 Oct, 2011

 

No worries ,P.it will always be at the back of your mind and one dismal day when there is nothing on the agenda, you might return to it.I feel the same on visits to GC.have a list which is very quickly forgotten when i see so many other shrubs beckoning me!!!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Sweetie shop for you too then J.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Most definitely,P.Its a magnet!!! Going tomorrow.Did you buy the acers?If so,which ones?

3 Oct, 2011

 

I did buy an acer. Japanese name, can't remember will have to look at the label again. I took it off, it was nearly as big as the tree - hate those! I also bought some lovely specimens at the nursery I went to at the weekend. I'm keeping you in suspense for a little while though, because I have some more photos to show you on my next blog. I am getting so addicted to this!! - Is there a cure???

3 Oct, 2011

 

Yes, mosaics.... :)

3 Oct, 2011

 

I find the only cure is to go on holiday!!!!Then I find myself missing the garden!!!Look forward to seeing the pics,P.Off tomorrow to see what I can find.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Well if thats the cure Lil!!! .... it sounds like another addiction to me...I think you're on a winner though I love the mosaics you have placed in your garden. It brings a whole new level to gardening. I'm sure you will get a fan club when you show them to the folk at the gc. Let us know how you get on.

Have a nice time plant hunting tomorrow Ml. Let us know what you find. Don't go too mad with the credit card. Mine is hiding now!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Just found this conversation, Poppy. Whatever you decide, I love the colour of the fence!!

5 Oct, 2011

 

Its very attractive,Sheila.It will blend in well.

5 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks girls. A bit of luck really - the colour of the fence. Now I'm starting to place plants in front of it, it looks even better. I'm also thinking of putting a small shed up by the side of my greenhouse. I like the new england style, so this colour will certainly be used again. Its from the Shades range called 'woodsage'.

5 Oct, 2011

 

Quick update on paint colour - sorry I lied its called Wild Thyme from the Cuprinol Shades range.

22 Oct, 2011



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