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tagwex
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is the funicular lift GG?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments. As for boulders - yes. I've a few alternatives: I have some sizeable lumps of aged, mossy rough concrete which was once haunching for the kerb of my driveway and which was dislodged by the sewer-pumping truck (just one of the extra costs). I may use these in the central bed. There is slate left over from building the wall, some in big lumps and I have kept some larger and flatter pieces of the quartzite which is the most plentiful stone in this garden.
Lots to play with!f
Tagwex, I didn't need the funicular, after all! And it's a pleasure wheeling a barrow on the new ramp.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohhhh it's tagwex again now is it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had considered a ramp but went off the idea when I discovered it would need a run of 24 metres. There'd be no room for anything else. If I ever need a wheelchair I'll get a funicular installed!
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I suppose this is the process of evolving in action!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Design is a process, not an event, Wigtox.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:59 pm    Post subject: Ok ok ok. Update, pergola complete Reply with quote

This is the state of play, today. Construction is complete.

I still have to plant three largish yews against the lowest wall and of course, the alpines need planting and the rocks you see on the beds have just been dumped there temporarily, I haven't arranged them yet and won't until I've thought out the planting.

Now to wait for the climbers to do their stuff!

It is interesting to look back at some of the "before" photos of this area!



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very, very good. Looks lovely.

Are you going to put some large pots on the patio? (For aesthetic purposes.)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, KS, I will. As soon as I tidied after the builders left. I put a couple of terracotta pots with agapanthus beside the entrance to the ramps - they immediately 'dressed' it.
I've my eye on a huge pot (one of a pair) in a local garden centre. They are dear, though. Santa??
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great GG. Such a difference. Well done you!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm impressed Sir.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, everyone.

@ Tagwex: from you, sir, that is praise indeed!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Praise where praise is due and a ribbing when deemed necessary! At a guess I would presume that of the regulars I can appreciate more than most the intricacies and complexity of your construction work, the confines of what you had to work with and the constriction of space. Yet in just a few short weeks you have turned it into something wonderful and it is a credit to you, your many months of planning and deliberation over the smallest detail to get it just right have paid off. We all know that the plant choices will, in time, be just perfect. So once again, I doff my cap to you.
I particularly like the way that you framed the cathedral in the pergola, there is an artist in you somewhere.
When is the open day?

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This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My gardening neighbour Jim asked about the opening, too!

Once again, thanks for all the compliments. I was working with a good builder, too, and that was vital. He wanted to get everything right, too.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive, good work
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Pots for the terrace Reply with quote

@ Kindredspirit:
I bought these two beauties yesterday. The big one is a whopper: 630 mm high and 660 diameter. All I need do now is decide what to put in them! I also already have a couple of similarly coloured smaller pots of a different design that would make up a group.



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