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Trunky's New Garden

Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by Trunky, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Gail_68

    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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    Hi @Trunky you could have waited for me to get my [​IMG] back on GC...as I was about to send the hubby around with a :dig:for just one of those beautiful plants [​IMG]

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    • Trunky

      Trunky ...who nose about gardening

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      I did post several pictures of the new garden shortly after we arrived, in another thread here, which was kindly started by @BeeHappy on the day we moved in: BON VOYAGE- HOMEWARD BOUND MR & MRS T

      Perhaps someone in admin could amalgamate it with this one? I guess then the whole thing would make more sense and show our progress right from the beginning.

      Here are a couple of 'before and after' photos looking down the garden from the upstairs window. The first ones were taken a couple of weeks after we moved in, the second ones show the same view today.

      Last October. To the right of this picture is the large, rather ugly sycamore which we cut down last weekend.

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      The same view today. With the sycamore gone, it's opened up that corner of the garden nicely and improved the view across the valley beyond too.

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      October. One of the first jobs we tackled back in the autumn was dismantling the rather rickety tree house near the centre of this picture. It provided some of the wood for the construction of my log store, plenty of kindling, and there's still some left over for the pallet compost bins I have planned too. :)

      At the bottom left of the photo you can just see the large conifer with its accompanying clumps of pampas grass, all which I removed over a couple of weekends recently.


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      The same view today. With the tree house gone, the beech hedge will now benefit from more light and thicken up where the timber structure formerly sat on top of it.
      The conifer and pampas are gone, which has improved the view down the garden from the back of the house and opened up that area for planting something more attractive in due course.

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      • Gail_68

        Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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        Stunning pictures @Trunky so peaceful and beautiful...total tranquillity :star:
         
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          This is something else we 'inherited' and we've yet to decide what we're going to do with it.

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          It's a large, sprawling Wisteria in the middle of which sits a small wooden 'den' (more kindling material :biggrin:).

          The whole thing has spread outwards over the years and now covers an area some 12ft in diameter all round, so it's taking up a considerable amount of space in what is a relatively small garden.

          One option is to remove the majority of the plant, leaving a few good strong shoots which can then be trained over a structure of some kind - maybe an arch or a pergola.

          Another option would be to remove most of it and have it trained up a small piece of trellis or a single large pole, perhaps as a feature in the middle of a flower/shrub bed.

          Or I could just get rid of it. :snorky:

          Any other suggestions?
           
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          • Gail_68

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            By looking at your other pictures @Trunky plus the space your now showing...if it was me it would be totally removed and a beautiful sun house put there...as you can get elegant styled ones more money but worth the view with the rest of your garden :)
             
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              We do have a summerhouse. We dismantled the one we had at our last place and brought it with us, it's currently sitting in the garage in pieces until we decide where we're going to put in in the new garden.
               
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                It a shame it looks like the wisteria going go to get the chop :cry3:
                If they is any thick stems maybe you can grow a free standing wisteria tree :noidea:. It will need staking still

                Its all looking good though trunky, you've really opened the garden up, not found any hidden gems yet
                 
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                  Hi @Trunky well if that's the case, it would be put back together...retreated if need be and put right in that space:dbgrtmb:
                   
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                    Made some more progress today.

                    At the bottom of the garden was a fairly nondescript yew which was either a large bush or a small tree depending on your point of view.

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                    It was slap bang in the middle of the area where I want to eventually create a vegetable patch, so I set about it with the loppers and the chain saw. Nothing left but a small stump now.

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                    The larger pieces are now all cut, chopped and added to the log store for next winter. :biggrin:
                     
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                      Nice one Trunk :thumbsup:

                      Careful with the smoke from the yew, it'll kill you to death :yikes:
                       
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                        As opposed to killing him to life? :scratch: :dunno: :heehee:
                         
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                        • Gail_68

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                          @Trunky Christ you soon sorted that mate..nice one :dbgrtmb:
                           
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