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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're dead right. Either the very dark greeny-brown or the darkish sage would work well. You can see how either of the greens on the extreme left and right would be too aggressive and would dominate the plants.
Happy painting!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check how it fares when the frost hits it. Is it definitely an exterior grade?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah its exterior masonary paint..says so on the tin!!!! He he.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be Ronseal so!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen Dillon ( famous Dublin gardener ) once gave this advice and I've always followed it for painting sheds etc in the garden.....she says to get a tin of the darkest green available in the paint range you need to use then to get a smaller tin of black and mix it in. It works a treat. It gives a colour that never jars or catches the eye. The first time I tried that on a horrible "orange" shed in a small garden, the shed "disappeared" as I watched from the house while eldest son painted it. Magic !
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That must be the same paint they used in the Philidelphia experiment. made a ship dissappear too.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done!!! Honest opinions...ive yet to paint the pillars,will do that tomorrow. Bloody expensive job i have to say.. The paint was only available in 5L tins at 38.99 a tin..i had to buy 2 tins..used about 7.5lts so far.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't let the grass grow under your feet, do you, Nozebleed? Should look great when the pillars and 2nd coat are on.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No..im all go. Too much time on my hands. I need a job! I dont think I xan afford i can afford to do a 2nd coat. Ive about 2.5L of paint left. So ill do the pillars and a few touch ups and thats it. I might ask santa for paint this year!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good and a LOT better than it was. Preparation is everything. Do it once and do it right!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a bit excited today,made a few purchases,and also realised this project is gona be expensive! But well worth it.

Bought:
3 x Rudbeckia
3 x Agapanthus
3 x Aster (monch)
3 x Echinacea (purple)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone called 'plantswap' put this thread up a few weeks back, you could save yourself a few bob!

"I'M ORGANISING A PLANT SWAP

Thanks to my friends on Irishgardeners.com I became aware that the previous date clashed with the All Ireland Final.

The hall is now booked for the 14th September 2014 , St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse Street, D.2 from 10.30- 2pm"

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the soil does not look great in the photo you should consider top dressing it, if it gets wet it looks like it could bake in sun.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that tagwex. just on ths soil..the surface is bone dry and a little compact due to the work over the last week or 2. I do intend to mulch the entire plot before the end of the month,im hoping to put a few more plants down to give the garden some feel first. Maybe a few bags of seaweed could be collected aswell.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget that you can save a lot of money by dividing perennials. A good sized plant can often yield three smaller ones if divided carefully. Planted now, in warm soil, they should root well and by this time next year you will have three good-sized plants from each original. It's probably not a good idea to divide them until the have finished flowering, though!
Eventually, most perennials benefit from being lifted and divided to renovate them and stimulate new, strong growth.
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