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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Picture of my front garden Reply with quote

We did this ourselves a couple of years back. What do you think? I have a few more photos also if anyone is interested...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really good, well done.
A few well-chosen ornamental grasses would look really good in the gravel...are you planning to put in any more plants?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: grasses etc Reply with quote

I was never a fan of ornamental grasses but they are growing on me and I know what you mean. I have planted some gradeoli, peonies and alliums in clumps in the gravel but have no pictures of those I'm afraid. A couple of the other plants and beds in the scheme....

Lavendar "boat"


Tree fern "island"

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's actually a bigger garden than I thought. The lavender will be lovely when it fills out...and alliums must look brilliant.
How did your tree fern weather the winter ? Do you have it all wrapped up ?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's actually about 25 by 25 feet. I wrap the percious tree fern every winter and it has survived so far (fingers crossed). I will take some more pictures this year as the garden has filled out somewhat. There a garden on the other side of the driveway that is actually a type of "mirror image" of this one .
Maybe some pictures of that tomorrow?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Ciarandebuitlear. The Lavender "boat" and Tree fern "island" are in aluminum edging as is the lawn surrounded by it, am I right?
Just noticed there are three Lavenders in the boat, like three men in a boat. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its very good,and looks easy to maintain,which i love as have hip probs,must pinch some idea`s
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, impressive for a self build. Must be very rewarding to be able to sit back and admire your own handy work. And I'm sure you have time to sit back and enjoy it, what with it being so easy to maintain.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ciaran

Where did you source the aluminium from, im always looking for new edging ideas and that looks lovely. Was it hard to shape?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: edging and maintenance etc. Reply with quote

Hi,
This is fairly low mainenance but I have another side to this front garden about the same size, a side garden with a wild area and also an area for growing vegetables and fruit, a back garden for ornamentals and a deck with a potted plant collection. There's a fair amount of work in all of this... Luckily I like gardening! The edging is rite-edge and it was very easy to install, easy to bend etc. The smaller curves are harder then the biggger ones.

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