My garden history!

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pdid

Re: My garden history!

Post by pdid » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:35 am

Springy wrote:Well I've just come back from the "Abingdon on Thames in bloom" presentation evening and came back with this!!!!
"Overall winner for best garden 2013"

One up for the tropical plant growers again!! icon_cheers

I entered the best front & back garden category, which was won by someone else.
Great stuff! And a great garden icon_thumright

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karl66
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Re: My garden history!

Post by karl66 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:29 am

Well done springy!, I only wish I'd got more time to commit to my garden :lol: . karl.

Springy

Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:35 pm

Thanks peeps!
On the strength of winning this year, I am thinking about opening to the public for a day next year. I had so many nice encouraging comments this year from family, friends and the judges of Abingdon on Thames in bloom, plus of course my "family" on HTUK, it seems to be the next step in keeping me focused on my gardens future projects!
Next project: replace wooden raised beds with rendered block work or cladding and lay a new patio! icon_study

cordyman

Re: My garden history!

Post by cordyman » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:29 pm

supurb award and very well deserved!

lesli5

Re: My garden history!

Post by lesli5 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:34 am

Hi Springy!
Congratulations on your garden! Ez nagyon szép.
I would like to ask how many degrees you had it, the coldest winter?
Excuse me if I do not write well, I can not exactly English.
Thanks.

Deedee

Re: My garden history!

Post by Deedee » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:40 am

I really love your garden Springy, I hope one day mine will look as good. Congratulations on your well deserved win, those judges know what they are doing :mrgreen:

Springy

Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:26 pm

The coldest evening so far this winter, well certainly the hardest frost!
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Re: My garden history!

Post by The Codfather » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:42 pm

Never mind the frost looooooveing the garden
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !

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Re: My garden history!

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:44 pm

Brrrr that makes me shiver. Not had a really good looking frost like that yet this winter. It does look good on the palms. icon_thumleft

fern Rob

Re: My garden history!

Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:11 pm

Protect those tree ferns.

Springy

Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:41 pm

fern Rob wrote:Protect those tree ferns.
Rob the tree ferns do have a ball of fleece in the crowns so I think they should be ok with the odd frosts at the moment. Being south facing, the garden soon warms back up again in the morning.
Thankyou for your concern though. icon_thumleft
If the weather takes a turn for the worse I will take the appropriate action.

I'm really loving my garden this winter and I hope it stays mild enough not to damage any of my plants!

I purchased some rootwood garden seats to go by my pond which will hopefully weather down nicely in time! They will replace the straight bench that I made a while back.
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fern Rob

Re: My garden history!

Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:43 pm

The benches look great, I didn't realise you had put fleece in the crowns icon_thumleft

Springy

Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:00 pm

I've also got a bit of a project going on with the patio at the moment. I'm removing the woodwork in the raised beds as it's starting to rot away and I'm going to replace it with rendered blockwork or timber clad blockwork.
I'm doing it all myself so I'll go with whatever I feel I am able to achieve.
I'm also replacing the patio as it's the last job that really needs doing. It's uneven, unlevel but useable at the moment but it's high time I got it done. It's the last part of the house/garden that is in its original state!
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Re: My garden history!

Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:24 pm

Looks great, i like the use of the tree fern, box and grasses together.

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Re: My garden history!

Post by DiCasS » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:53 pm

Still looking fabulous Springy and goes to show with the right plants an exotic garden can look good year round.

Whatever you choose for your patio, I'm sure it's gonna look tasty when finished.

Di
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