Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Kristen

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Kristen » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:44 am

Shrubbery
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Sep 2007
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Mar 2008
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May 2009
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Jun 2013

cordyman

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by cordyman » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:47 am

Kristen wrote:Panorama from garage roof of main garden:
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Mar 2006
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Aug 2008 - planted shrubbery on right side of tennis court
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Mar 2009 - planted herbaceous left side of tennis court
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Jun 2011 - Removed tennis court, and middle tree, planted hedges for "long walk" vista
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Jun 2013 - Long Walk hedge maturing
stunning Kristen! I'd adore one day to be able to take a "long walk" in my back garden drunken_smilie1 drunken_smilie1 drunken_smilie1 icon_salut

Kristen

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Kristen » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:50 am

Herbaceous
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Sep 2007
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Jun 2008 :(
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Apr 2009
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Jul 2009
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Jun 2013

Kristen

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Kristen » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:55 am

The Long Walk

Sorry - very pretentious name :)
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Apr 2009 - Mowed a line down the middle of the plot
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Oct 2010 - Decided that more "off to the right" would be better, mowed where hedges would be to get a feel for "width" etc.
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Mar 2011 - Hornbeam planted
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Aug 2013 - growing really well :)

Kristen

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Kristen » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:59 am

Holly Maze
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Mar 2013 - Site for labyrinth path
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Oct 2013 - Planting started :)

Kristen

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Kristen » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:00 am

Sorry for hogging the thread. Hopefully of interest to folk as to speed (or not!) of growth etc.

cordyman

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by cordyman » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:37 am

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Kristen

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Kristen » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:49 am

Home grown buttered-toast and Water melon I presume? :lol:

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Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Leigh » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:30 pm

Hey Kristen, the topic title was Garden not Country Parks :lol: :lol: :wink:
Some great changes going on in gardens icon_salut
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Delboy

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Delboy » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:36 pm

Really impressive changes guys. Some great pics.
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When I get the PC out I will post some before and after shots of the garden I've just left.

The new garden won't be touched yet as I'm too snowed under indoors but hopefully I can add something later on.

Mr List

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Mr List » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:25 pm

you should let your basjoo clump up a bit codryman

cordyman

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by cordyman » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:33 pm

Kristen wrote:Home grown buttered-toast and Water melon I presume? :lol:

Grown on the tropical slopes Kristen, and harvested that very morning :lol: :lol:

Mr List wrote:you should let your basjoo clump up a bit codryman

Its has more of a clump towards the end of the season if I forget to manage the pups, but prefer the single large stemmed look, so actively lop the pups back a couple of times throughout peak season icon_salut

fern Rob

Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by fern Rob » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:25 pm

its great to see gardens evolve.

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Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Cardiffcol » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:12 am

This is my before and after. Im really looking forward to this years growth!!! :)
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Re: Then and Now, how your garden has developed

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:44 am

Some great improvements Guys icon_thumright

Some really serious planting there Kristen, but as has already been said it's more like a park icon_thumright

I found height was the most difficult thing to achieve, so fast growing native trees were used like Purple Hazel, and self sown Elderberry.
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