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A piece of England's green and pleasant land

Posted by Thedecoguy 9 (My Page) on
Sat, May 26, 12 at 1:44

Hi
Alot of people showing pics of their gardens so I thought why not.
Only 12yards x 10yards. Hope you like.Uploaded from the Photobucket iPad App


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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


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Very cool Chris.

Dax


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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


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


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


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Why Not is right...Well done!


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I like it alot, very well done.


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Great job... very nice!


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

tj


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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.


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Looks great. I like the flowing design.


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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.


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  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Wed, May 30, 12 at 14:11

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


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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Wed, May 30, 12 at 15:32

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


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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.


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