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Bracknell prairie - July and August

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This is the third in a series of blogs about the prairie planting in my front garden. This one covers the summer months...

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AndrewR

31 Aug, 2019
Andrewr

Bracknell prairie - April to June

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Back in March, I wrote a blog on how I had replanted my front garden as a prairie. This new blog records its progress during...

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AndrewR

28 Jun, 2019
Andrewr

Bracknell prairie - planting day

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While parts of the country had heavy rain today, here in balmy Bracknell it was cloudy but dry (and incredibly windy). Back...

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AndrewR

16 Mar, 2019
Andrewr

More Growing Space

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This is how the back garden looked after I first reduced the grass size a couple of years ago, in order to have more border...

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siris

10 Jun, 2018
Siris

New back garden . . .

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Many of you kind people on this site have been showing an interest in our brand new garden, and even asked me to keep on...

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sheilabub

7 Apr, 2018
Sheilabub

The garden on arrival and now

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The garden when we arrived at the end of August 2015 was rather bare, just a back lawn. (The potted Hydrangea was a gift...

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numbersfarm

9 May, 2017
Numbersfarm

**Seems like a lifetime ago**

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I wrote a blog about our winter front garden the other day, which was well received by you kind and lovely people....well...

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Dottydaisy2

4 Nov, 2016
Dottydaisy2

Border revamp part 2

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I mentioned in my previous blog that I was tackling two new borders/beds at the same time, so let me give you a peek at the...

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lilylover32

14 Jun, 2016
Lilylover32

Border revamp part 1

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What a busy few months I have had! It was only after I logged on and saw my last blog entry that I realised how little time...

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lilylover32

14 Jun, 2016
Lilylover32

My pride and joy

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So I've given you a peek at my little nature pond and now it's time to show you my absolute pride and joy. After the opposite...

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lilylover32

14 Apr, 2016
Lilylover32

Front garden revamp

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Gee19

4 May, 2015
Gee19

A small garden makeover..

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" I've been thinking",a phrase that sometimes fills your OH with dread,but this was a little project I wanted to...

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bloomer

24 Apr, 2015
Bloomer

Transformed.....we hope!

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In March I mentioned that we were thinking about getting some artificial grass. Well actually, I thought about it; my Other...

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eirlys

9 Apr, 2015
Eirlys

We have a lawn :-)

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Well its took a while but we're finally there (mostly lol). Over the last few months we've worked our socks off digging...

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samjp

21 Jul, 2014
Samjp

garden alterations

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hi everyone...not been on here for a while so hope you are all well and having fun in the sun.i was getting itchy fingers...

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shadydappler

15 Jul, 2014
Shadydappler

The Great Wall of Somerset!

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It must be visible from space! But I'm telling you the end of the story, so I'll start from the beginning. Are you sitting...

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spritzhenry

31 Oct, 2012
Spritzhenry

A Courtyard Garden on a Budget..

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Hello folks! Yes, it's good old Flori back again, and I wanted to show you some of the hard work the OH...

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floribunda

4 Oct, 2012
Floribunda

Garage border makeover

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This is part of my garden that you have never seen before mainly because it had become an overgrown mess. When I moved in...

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annella

18 Sep, 2012
Annella

A VERY LONG MAKEOVER PART TWO A CLOSEUP FOR FRAN, AND SOME NEW ADDITIONS.....

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We decided to gravel the whole area with Yorkshire Cream, have used it a few times and it looks lovely when it rains.....and...

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Dottydaisy2

8 Sep, 2012
Dottydaisy2

Summer blog 2

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As usual been busy-this time with the driveway-it was in an embarrassing, flooded mud filled state with bits of grass and...

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paulsgarden

30 Jul, 2012
Paulsgarden

Complete Makeover

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A very nice couple asked me to design and build a new low maintenance back garden, to replace the existing one which was...

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mossy

25 Jul, 2012
Mossy

The Garden Pond Build Log

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Hi Folks Well, you did ask for more details and photos of my recent pond building exercise so here we go ..... Day 1 ......

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tony1247

23 Jul, 2012
Tony1247

A belated day 20

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Nearly there..... And today.... Obviously a lot left to do on my part but thats the best bit! :)

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booboosmum

14 Jul, 2012
Booboosmum

Front garden

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The guys who are doing the back garden, did the front for us last year. Some before and after pics. The end of the 1st...

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booboosmum

12 Jun, 2012
Booboosmum

Garden makeover

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In the past I have had a spring garden full of spring bulbs, followed by my summer garden full of bedding plants, something...

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teegee

11 Jun, 2012
Teegee

An eyesore repaired ...at long last !

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I have always hated this manhole cover from the day I moved into my bungalow 18 yrs ago. The cover was always rusty and stood...

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nanjo

7 May, 2012
Nanjo

Making my wall

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Just thought I would add these pics about constructing my stone wall. I hope you find them useful in using all the stones...

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nanjo

23 Apr, 2012
Nanjo

CONNIE'S AMAZING GARDEN PART ONE.......

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I have been saving this blog since last Summer, I thought it would be ideal to cheer us up on a cold miserable winter's day,...

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Dottydaisy2

29 Jan, 2012
Dottydaisy2

Refurbishing the Wildlife Pond

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Some more of our Summer activities. Refurbishing the pond. At the beginning of this year we realised that the wild life pond...

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Owdboggy

8 Jan, 2012
Owdboggy

MY NEW GARDEN

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Have at long last got rid of the back lawn,it's taken a few weeks from the start im not doing anything more till the spring. We...

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sharnford

7 Jan, 2012
Sharnford

Bulbaholics Way of Building a Rockery

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Creating a Rockery Bulbaholic’s way Following a question by Avkg47 I felt prompted to write a blog on how we construct our...

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bulbaholic

3 Jan, 2012
Bulbaholic

WAS IT WORTH IT.....WE THINK SO.....

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You may, or may not remember my blog re taking out a Privet hedge at the back of the garden, should we or should we not?...

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Dottydaisy2

7 Dec, 2011
Dottydaisy2

Stage '99' of garden makeover!! LOL

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Well the new shed arrived last week (think it was then) and it looks really nice in its new place, quite smart, any way an...

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grandmage

12 Oct, 2011
Grandmage

Back Garden Before & After Part 2

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Part 1 of this before and after blog was posted when I first joined GOY nearly two years ago. I have been sorting through...

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annella

14 Sep, 2011
Annella

The Garden..back in the day!

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I came across these photos of the garden as it used to be. When I fisrt moved to this house the garden was completely overgrown...

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pixi25

26 Aug, 2011
Pixi25

changes 2010-2011

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I've been reading everyones blogs recently and its made me want to show some pics of my garden :). From the beginning - March...

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sensei89

18 Aug, 2011
Sensei89

TRANSFORMED WASTELAND

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I THOUGHT THAT YOU GOY PALS WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY GARDEN,MY WIFE CALLED IT WASTELAND & ORDERED ME TO DO SOMETHING WITH...

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gazthegrower

9 Aug, 2011
Gazthegrower

Then & Now - August 2011

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Hello everyone. I thought it about time i did a catch up on the garden as i have some free time at work-school holidays,...

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tony1247

8 Aug, 2011
Tony1247

Garden re vamp FINISHED HURRAH!!!

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Yes its finished thank goodness, very nice man who did it but oh its nice to get my garden back! Few more pots to sort...

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sewingkilla

22 Jun, 2011
Sewingkilla

Paving completed part 2

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Even more pictures of my paving as you can probably tell it's made such a difference to my garden without the clunk of the...

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bill_dingsite

22 Jun, 2011
Bill_dingsite

Pics of garden today & Before and After pics

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Some of you might remember hub building a new fence, He used a fence treatment in this colour!! At the time i just wanted...

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youngdaisydee

13 Jun, 2011
Youngdaisydee

Before And After

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Some of you may remember I had managed to lose the original pictures of my garden when I move into the bungalow but our friendly...

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nana_d

6 Jun, 2011
Nana_d

Garden revamp DAY TWO (cont'd)

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Just a few more photos which I took this evening...we had been watering the turf and it really perked up and then I watered...

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whistonlass

1 Jun, 2011
Whistonlass

Pics of New Garden!

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As promised I've taken lots of photos of our new garden today for you all to (hopefully!) enjoy :) Here it is from the main...

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craftyemma

1 Jun, 2011
Craftyemma

wasted corner in my garden

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This was a wasted corner in my garden with over grown shrubs which a picture of it originally can be seen on my 2nd page...

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mark61

1 Jun, 2011
Mark61

Update on the front garden

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Hello all, Just to update on the front garden as you all requested ....!!!!! One year ago .... Remember this...? Well, we...

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tony1247

25 May, 2011
Tony1247

the 1st half of the year in my garden . ........ o))))))

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just taking a little look back to see how thing are progressing . this was how it used to look till we took all the hawthorns...

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cristina

3 Nov, 2010
Cristina

We've Only Just Begun...

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Well we have started redoing the island in the middle of the garden. Its only been two months since we demolished the conifers!! First...

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tetrarch

14 Oct, 2010
Tetrarch

A job too far?

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First of all some back ground. Quite a few years back we planted a set of Hornbeams in a semi-circle to form an Arbor over...

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Owdboggy

29 Sep, 2010
Owdboggy

NEW ORNEMENTAL GRASS & HEATHER GARDEN AT FOXHOLLOW

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Just a series of photos to show the new grass and heather garden planted here. This area is directly to the front of the...

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bluespruce

11 Sep, 2010
Bluespruce

Creating my own garden

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I bought my cottage in a semi derelict state in early 2000. The "garden" was an overgrown meadow with almost no plants other...

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anchorman

10 Sep, 2010
Anchorman

Another customers garden I designed and landscaped

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Here are some photos showing a redesign I did of a customers garden. The photo below shows the garden before and after redesign/planting The...

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anchorman

8 Sep, 2010
Anchorman

Path to Patio Progress

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I have followed, with interest, those members who have posted ongoing pictures of their gardens. I thought I'd add a few...

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expats

13 Aug, 2010
Expats

Our "Orchard" Transformation Wonder - 2010

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We started work on a piece of waste ground last April / May which used to be very overgrown & full of rubbish when we...

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thecottagegardner

24 Jul, 2010
Thecottagegardner

Creating Paradise

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Hello there well thought i would write my first blog here goes, The garden we inherited when we moved in 2005 was as you...

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diggerman60

18 Jul, 2010
Diggerman60

Makeover part 2 the pond and steps area.

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At the top of this bed is a pond, honest. It has been cleared and emptied. New liner. Filled Capped. You can see some...

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bornagain

12 Jul, 2010
Bornagain

A Trip to Nana's Garden...

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*Well, on Saturday we loaded up our car and set off to the boondox... that's 'somewhere a little out of town'... and ended...

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pip_c

11 Jul, 2010
Pip_c

NEW GARDEN MAKEOVER

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Just a few pics of my makeover, still lots to do ,planting, finishing off etc...oh and buying some more plants:-) This shows...

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bornagain

7 Jul, 2010
Bornagain

Some Pictures . . .

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Here are some pictures of the beds that I have finished (some spots are a little empty, but I can only afford to fill them...

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gardennut

24 Jun, 2010
Gardennut

Some changes in the garden

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Just made a few changes/additions to the garden, thought you might like to see them. Firstly, although this isn't new - to...

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jan65

21 Jun, 2010
Jan65

A wee update

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Cant believe it was March when I last blogged! We have still been working on the garden and it seems to be coming along...

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aitchiesmissus

18 Jun, 2010
Aitchiesmissus

garden this week

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hi every one hope you are all well and not too disappointed with the weather this week . we have been very busy in the garden...

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cristina

8 Jun, 2010
Cristina

I've made a start

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Took some photo's today and hope to get them up. Have basically halved the garden and today have started putting up a homemade...

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aygo

5 Jun, 2010
Aygo

Filling nicely

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Wow what a difference a couple of months does to the garden, filling up nicely...Had a lovely morning before work just taking...

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mrsmelon

4 Jun, 2010
Mrsmelon

It's been a while...

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I haven't posted on here for ages! Mostly because there's been so little to write about! Winter was so long and depressing,...

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craftyemma

4 Jun, 2010
Craftyemma

WAITING

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Makeover nearly finished, this shows some of my plants, both new and old, patiently waiting for freedom from pots. Not the...

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bornagain

4 Jun, 2010
Bornagain

The idea for the conservatory and the pond under the windows.

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(Drc gave me the idea for this blog) When we moved to this house there was a yard in front of the lounge window at the back...

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homebird

28 May, 2010
Homebird

Our 1st Garden That I Revamped

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I really wanted this to be my 1st blog but is now my 2nd as I had to comment about the CFS award for Best In Show but thats...

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steve_dj

27 May, 2010
Steve_dj

away a while but been busy

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Well hello all what a horrible couple of months but now thank god we have been blessed with sunny blue skies and hopefully...

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blah13

25 May, 2010
Blah13

A few photo's of the garden yesterday.

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hi all,this is the second attempt ,don't know what happened the first time,think I forgot to click publish so I will try...

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khayla

11 May, 2010
Khayla

From the North Face of the Eiger, to something much more manageable

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At long last my back garden is beginning to look good and I am able to tend to all plants and shrubs myself, without breaking...

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titchy

29 Apr, 2010
Titchy

Gromit's GROUND FORCE team ~ happy, but cream-crackered !

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... We were ready to tackle Stage One of our back garden make-over, on the area by our long shed ... ... our Ground Force...

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terratoonie

29 Apr, 2010
Terratoonie

Dear Diary....

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Read article which says gardening is good exercise and will help weight loss. On enforced gardeners leave so decided to...

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mandym

22 Apr, 2010
Mandym

Bye to the old garden

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We've made a start to clear some of the garden, 4 huge conifers are now in the recycling skip at the local tip. Two of the...

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katnip

29 Mar, 2010
Katnip

Almost Summer!

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Well, that's how it felt for me today. I spent nearly about 6 hours working in my back garden and it was GRRRREAT! Several...

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Gee19

24 Mar, 2010
Gee19

AMATEUR GARDENING- MARCH 27TH. FIVE PAGE SPECIAL FEATURE ON JEN'S GARDYN !!!

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IT'S OUT TODAY AND WE'RE IN IT... WOOOOO !!! WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY READING THE ARTICLE AND THAT WE'LL SEE YOU AT ONE OF...

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junglejen

23 Mar, 2010
Junglejen

We won't forget our old (and first) wee garden

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First photo we have of the back garden in the old house taken in February 2005 (we moved in June 2004). This is a view from...

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aitchiesmissus

22 Mar, 2010
Aitchiesmissus

21st March 2010

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Yesterday was a difficult day as I went to bed in the afternoon in preparation for my set of night shifts, leaving Steven...

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aitchiesmissus

22 Mar, 2010
Aitchiesmissus

Posts in for retaining wall

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Steven and I (plus Archie and Katie at times!) worked from 8.30-5.30pm on the garden yesterday and made good progress. The...

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aitchiesmissus

21 Mar, 2010
Aitchiesmissus

Terracing the back garden. (1)

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Steven and I are on a mission. To terrace the back garden, level out the lower area, landscape and lay either decking/ slabs...

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aitchiesmissus

16 Mar, 2010
Aitchiesmissus

before and after

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just thought i would add some photo's of our garden before we started the work to turn it into a garden this year. the photo's...

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pedandkaz

1 Oct, 2009
Pedandkaz

Makeover.

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Can you see the Bench on the left of the pic, beside the Brown Bin? It Survived and i gave it a makeover at the weekend, And...

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youngdaisydee

22 Apr, 2009
Youngdaisydee

Another NEW Boarder.....

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After Cutting my lawn yesterday eveing i thought il trim the edges 2 morrow if weathers ok as they started 2 look untidy...

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jacque

9 Jul, 2008
Jacque

Holiday Weekend Project - A Minor Garden Makeover

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Tuesday is our Canada Day holiday, and I was quite lucky to get an extra day off this Monday, making it a rare two days in...

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Grammazoo

1 Jul, 2008
Grammazoo

Sexy Curves?

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If you have seen any of the photos of my garden, you will know that I don't like straight lines-I much prefer curves! I...

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spritzhenry

22 Apr, 2008
Spritzhenry

Blog 2. Relandscaping the upper garden (2)

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1994. Having replaced the straight lines with curves we then discovered that we hadn't put paths where the children wanted...

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FourSeasonsGarden

15 Apr, 2008
Fourseasonsgarden

My 4 Day Front Garden Project......

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Sunday:Made my start by moveing last Summers Pansies from the Conifer Bed into the long Pansie Boarder down my foot path...

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jacque

2 Apr, 2008
Jacque

Garden Facelift

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Wow, my first real weekend gardening! I took ukslim's advice and dug to just over a foot, removing the debris and rubble...

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peter

8 May, 2007
Peter