A piece of England's green and pleasant land

thedecoguyMay 26, 2012

Hi

Alot of people showing pics of their gardens so I thought why not.

Only 12yards x 10yards. Hope you like.

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thedecoguy

Another view.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 1:46AM
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thedecoguy

And finally

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 1:47AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

This is really lovely. Goes to show what someone can do with smaller amounts of space. Get a lot in the space but make it all look beautiful.
Cher

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 6:06AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Very cool Chris.

Dax

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 6:42AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

what you peeps on micro lots do.. with the limited space is mind boggling ...

without a doubt ... there is no way for me to say.. 'i still see a lot of grass' ...

the little raised dais for the lawn chairs cracks me up ...

i have a particular hatred for shearing privet/boxwood.. but yours is sublime.. as i fully understand the labor of love that shearing must be [though i personally have other words for the process.. lol]

thx for the pix

ken

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 7:07AM
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severnside

Looking good! You've made a small space look very interesting and full without looking cluttered at all.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 1:49PM
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harv2016

Immaculate garden, great atention to detail. I like the touch of two chairs to sit and enjoy your garden

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 1:57PM
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alley_cat_gw

Why Not is right...Well done!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 9:47AM
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thetman

I like it alot, very well done.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 10:07AM
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ricksample(6)

Great job... very nice!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 11:36AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

You've packed a lot of interest into that space. Nicely done.

tj

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 5:23PM
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thedecoguy

Hi
Many thanks for all the kind comments. The raised seating area was the wife's idea, personally I would have had more plants there myself. Trouble is when I sit there I see things that need doing. Can't win !!!

Regards Chris.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 5:51PM
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sluice

Looks great. I like the flowing design.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 9:03AM
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rosiew(8 GA)

I'd love to know more about the various materials you've used for edging, e.g., the handsome stuff around the 'chair dais', but the others too.

You have the size property I SHOULD have at my age. It's wonderful.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 12:09PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Super sweet! How do you cut the grass btw? One of those hand shears on a stick?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 2:11PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

If I had to work with the space you have, I'd go the rock garden route. Sub-alpine. Big rocks and small conifers. Echeveria and some of the smaller Sedums. Maybe a dwarf Armeria.
You've done a real good job so far. Very neat and precise.
That's a luxury I don't have with a very large garden. You have time to do other things!
Mike

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 3:32PM
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thedecoguy

Lots of questions.
Edging around seating area are railway sleepers, what we used to use to lay our railway tracks on, before concrete ones.
The grass I cut with a small push cylinder mower,12" width. And yes, it is fiddly to do but worth the effort.
I like to use foliage more than flower,so plants like farfugium, Haquetia "Thor", add all round interest.
Conifers though still reign supreme though.
Regards. Chris.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 4:52PM
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