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For the kind GoYers who asked to be updated . . .

. . . not so sheltered or private now!



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I spy a great brickwall?Plenty of scope there.......Which direction does the garden face Sheila?

21 Oct, 2017

 

Thanks Julia . . . we face NE (as before), so shady on the RH side, but some sun on the left. Yes, it will be fun, I hope, starting over!

21 Oct, 2017

 

You don't hang about do you!

21 Oct, 2017

 

Lol Siris . . . the garden means so much to me that I was determined to get going as soon as possible . . :)

22 Oct, 2017

 

Wow, what a great difference. You may have lost some privacy, but boy, you've gained some light!

22 Oct, 2017

 

That's right, Karen. We actually like the variegated Leylandii at the back, and would have bought two more to fill the gap but apparently they're not available any more.

22 Oct, 2017

 

Hmm..I have chamaecyparis ‘Silver Threads’ and ‘Summer Snow’. They grow more slowly of course, but would give a similar effect.

22 Oct, 2017

 

It's going to be great Sheila. We lived for years with our conifer hedge for privacy but took the plunge to remove and the difference is amazing, get your strategically placed trees in place and you'll be sound.

22 Oct, 2017

 

What are the two trees bottom right Sheila?

22 Oct, 2017

 

Thanks Dawn.

They are cooking apple trees, Karen.

22 Oct, 2017

 

Great! ?

22 Oct, 2017

 

I look forward to seeing how you transform this "blank canvas' to make it your own. It has good bones though.

23 Oct, 2017

 

Thank you Paul - glad you can see the potential! Btw, grab a magnifying glass and have a look at the plan (about three photos back) - drawn up by an imaginative professional garden designer. I love the design, but will change a few details . . .

23 Oct, 2017

 

Sorry Karen - I forgot to thank you for your suggestions. I like the look of C. silver threads, though apparently it prefers sun??!!

23 Oct, 2017

 

Well, all my garden is sunny, so I cant really help there, but I find most plants will take more shade than the labels suggest.

23 Oct, 2017

 

Almost a blank canvas,Sheila,so you have plenty of scope to do what you want..how good is that? It looks so much better and lighter without them..and how did we all know you would be out there as soon as possible ?? Lol.x

25 Oct, 2017

 

That's right, Sandra, thank you. I'm certainly having fun looking through gardening books and making choices . . . plenty of scope, as you say :) x

26 Oct, 2017

 

I think with experience, it’s more a case of knowing what plants we don’t want rather than what we know what we would like :)

26 Oct, 2017

 

You're so wise, Dawn, I'm sure you are right :)

26 Oct, 2017

 

Yes, agreed. I keep trying stuff I don't really like now. And it never works. I don't know why I tried with Chrysanths...I think I'll stick to buying them from the florist! And I keep removing large herbaceous perennials. Never been one for big HPs...much prefer trees shrubs and underplanting with spring bulbs, hostas, Hellebores, geraniums, penstemons, campanulas etc.

26 Oct, 2017

 

I think we get sucked in to having plants we are lead to believe we should have sometimes, I do it alot, like having plants even I can't fit in lol. Now I love big perennials Karen. Gardening is so complex.

27 Oct, 2017

 

You have plenty of space for big perennials Dawn! :) Enjoy! Today I hav3 been debating whether to remove the Asters. I like them, but they get really tall, and need support. I might try giving them a Chelsea chop next year.

27 Oct, 2017

 

I've had the tall asters in the past but no, too floppy, my unnamed ones are neat, size and shape of a basketball lol

28 Oct, 2017



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