My garden history!

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fern Rob
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Re: My garden history!

Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:26 pm

Western red cedar would look good.
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Re: My garden history!

Post by Deedee » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:24 pm

Catching up here Springy, Love your patio and raised beds idea, The second pic would be my choice, contemporary and clean with loads of planting icon_thumleft Looking forward to seeing it finished..


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Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:53 pm

Deedee wrote:Catching up here Springy, Love your patio and raised beds idea, The second pic would be my choice, contemporary and clean with loads of planting icon_thumleft Looking forward to seeing it finished..
So am I Deedee! If you could stop it raining for me, long enough for me to actually get out and do something! It rained heavily non stop all day here until it got dark and then stopped! icon_thumbdown I need to dig the footings for the raised bed near the fence. I hoped to have a go at it over the Christmas holidays but every time I had some spare time it chucked it down!

The second pic is probably more what I'm aiming for as I don't have the space for the wooden bench idea as I lose too much planting space! :cry:

Funny that I look up to your garden and hope that I can one day achieve your level of plant quality and neatness etc and you wish that your garden will look like mine in the future!
Someone must be right!! icon_scratch :lol:


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Re: My garden history!

Post by cordyman » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:16 pm

Great frost pics!

What is this palm in the top left? Butia of some type?

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While you got the Patio up you can track down that T-rex :lol:


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Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:36 pm

cordyman wrote:Great frost pics!

What is this palm in the top left? Butia of some type?

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While you got the Patio up you can track down that T-rex :lol:
Yes it's a Butia catarinensis but it's looking a bit sick at the moment! The new growth coming through is slightly greener so I hope it will recover! I don't know why but some of my palms have done this before but not to this level!

I have only lifted a few slabs at the moment and there are plenty of fleshy thick roots under them and if I don't get out there soon I'm going to have a T. Rex forest!!! :lol:


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Re: My garden history!

Post by cordyman » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:47 pm

Its resting


lurking...



lurking....


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I'm also thinking of a Butia at some point a capitata though, they just seem so hit and miss icon_scratch


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Re: My garden history!

Post by Deedee » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:10 pm

One of The reasons why i love your garden springy, are the curves, you can't see everything at once and you can "hide" sheds etc easily, where mine is square and you can see it all without having to leave the back door :mrgreen: Im stuck with the long path down the middle i suppose. Thankyou for the lovely compliment , this is what i love about HTUK we all appreciate each others garden designs and obviously the Plants that we all share the love of..
I hope the rain stops for you and you get on with your patio, im really excited to see it finished, hopefully just in time for spring icon_cheers


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Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:12 pm

Well I've now managed to have a go at replacing the wooden planters on the patio with rendered blockwork. I have never laid a block wall before and had one experience of rendering!
It has taken at least 15hrs for just the two coats of rendering, let alone the blockwork. Talk about learning as you go along!!

I'm going to leave the walls to dry for a couple of weeks and then apply a masonry paint to match the house and outhouse.
I am after a 'rustic mediteranean' look to the planters so my DIY attempt should fit the bill perfectly! :shock: :D
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This planter still needed the final sponging down to give the finished look.


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Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:21 pm

Also had the rare chance to take a photo from the rooftop as our neighbour is rebuilding our shared chimney as it's in a bad way!
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Re: My garden history!

Post by Mr List » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:22 pm

pretty nifty


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Re: My garden history!

Post by cordyman » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:29 pm

Looks epic that Springy! If I needed some raised bed i'd definetely copy your technique :lol: Imagine it will look even more top notch once painted!


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Re: My garden history!

Post by Springy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:35 pm

cordyman wrote:Looks epic that Springy! If I needed some raised bed i'd definetely copy your technique :lol: Imagine it will look even more top notch once painted!
I'd recommend the technique that involves paying someone else to do it! :lol:


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Re: My garden history!

Post by fern Rob » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:39 pm

I would like to do something like this on my top deck once the building works finished, I plan to use sleepers as i gond want to lift or put concrete on my stone slabs, due to me changing parts of the garden every few years :lol: . It looks fantastic what you have done so far icon_thumleft .
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Re: My garden history!

Post by dorothy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:25 pm

Garden looks great icon_thumleft


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