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Some garden views without the fir trees.

hywel

By hywel

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Now that the fir trees have gone (see previous blog) the garden seems lighter and airier, and I’ve been able to sort out the creepers and weeds that grew all around their bases.

I’ve planted a few perennials that were in pots, and hope to have it looking a bit colourful by the summer.

Here are a few views … although it is still not as I want it, and all the slabs need cleaning as you’ll see, but it’s work in progress :)
We’ll start with a view looking down the garden from the patio.

The picket fences were given to me by a neighbour who was going to throw them away.
They need painting and securing to some posts … when I can get around to it. At the moment they’re just tied on to some broom sticks !

Top part of garden :-

Around the back of the sundial and Tamarisk there’s a rickety path which now needs cleaning, and there’s a lot of sorting out still to do :-

Looking the other way :-

Middle part of garden :-

You can see the slabs need cleaning from the difference between the old one and the new one in the above photo.

I’m glad I got rid of the fir trees,
and now the Tamarisk has gone too :)
although the stump is still there and I’m hoping it will grow back shorter than it was.

It has created a lot of work, but it looks better without the trees :)

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Comments

 

I am devastated to hear the Tamarisk has gone. It was beautiful. I have tried to grow one a couple of times without success and I loved looking at yours. That said I'm glad you like it better now that you have chopped down the trees. Gardens are a great source of pleasure but they do not stand still. We have to be prepared to make changes to keep up with our expectations. Your garden is still beautiful and you have such a lot of happy healthy plants.

22 May, 2019

 

Me too,Scotsgran,was just going to comment on how lovely it was...also tried here to grow one without success.

22 May, 2019

 

Thank you both, there's about two feet of the Tamarisk still there so it will grow back but will be shorter...
It had to be cut because it was too tall and the branches were becoming tangled up with the holly tree and the trellises, and also with my hair when I walked past it :D

22 May, 2019

 

It looks wonderful yes far better view and airy with out the trees so colourful too love that tall pink tree it brightens the garden with a lovely colour.

You could do with a jet washer for the slabs.

22 May, 2019

 

Thank you Thrupennybit :) x I've got two jet washers but I can never remember how to work them lol I'll have to try and figure it out again somehow.

22 May, 2019

 

A garden takes 3 weeks to build at Chelsea and yet ours take years and years and there are always loads of jobs waiting for us!
Ours are REAL though!

I think your garden looks so pretty and is filled with lovely little areas filled with colour and interest - the sundial is a real feature.

I was pleased to see weedy patches in some of the Chelsea gardens because I can do those too!!

23 May, 2019

 

I love your garden, Hywel! It looks beautiful, so much to look at. Our gardens are always works in progress!

23 May, 2019

 

Look on you tube Hywel it will show you. 😊 xxx

23 May, 2019

 

Sometimes it is nice to make a few changes in the garden. It is like painting a room in the house.....you look at it differently.

23 May, 2019

 

Always love your garden, packed with colour and interest plus a great view

23 May, 2019

 

what a lovely garden Hywel. I bet you and Beryl get a lot of enjoyment from it. I love the picket fence. I think it makes it look really homely.

24 May, 2019

 

Thank you all for your comments.

24 May, 2019

 

😊 xx

24 May, 2019

 

Your garden is beautiful .would love a wander in it.

25 May, 2019

 

It looks lovely, even with your 'need cleaning' slabs, you can't be a gardener without a bit of muck! I can understand about the Tamarisk, they are beautiful when in flower but can be a bit large and spreading. It must take you ages to look after all your pots, I've already taken down my two hanging baskets as they are baking, so will have to fix the brackets somewhere else, where they get a bit of respite from the midday sun.

25 May, 2019

 

Thank you all …
I hope you've found somewhere suitable for your baskets Honeysuckle.

27 May, 2019

 

Oh Hywel, I was just thinking how lovely the Tamarisk was until later on in your blog it had gone ! What a shame, but I can see why you did it as it will now give more light to the rest of the garden.

27 May, 2019

 

Thank you Rose. The Tamarisk was pretty in May but for the other 11 months it was just too big and green, and getting bigger all the time. The branches were becoming tangled up in the trellises and the holly bush, and my hair as I walked past it so it had to go.
There's about 18 inches of it still there and I'm hoping it will grow back but be shorter :)

27 May, 2019

 

Love the tamarisk, and it will surely respond with vigour, i rearely see this nowadays, the garden is looking fantastic and love the trellis.

27 May, 2019

 

You are right it does look light and airy Hywel, very colourful as well, I've always loved all your ornaments and statues and now they stand out, not overshadowed, you say there is a lot still to do but you'll feel good doing the jobs now you've removed the trees, I'm weird Hywel I prefer the older slabs with the weathered look, we had to replace a couple down near the pond, muggins here broke them last year, I deliberately covered the new ones in earth and compost so as they didn't look new, I only clean moss away if it makes it dangerous when walking around, lol...We all have our likes and dislikes though, look at things in different ways as is our right...Lovely seeing all your photo's Hywel...

28 May, 2019

 

Thank you both :)

Sue the slabs are really bad some were covered in lots of weeds and dead leaves lol. I don't want them shiny and new looking but I have to clean them a bit because they are slippery.

29 May, 2019

 

Oh yes , then that is a must Hywel, we don't want you taking a tumble..

29 May, 2019

 

Thank you :)

29 May, 2019

 

Your garden is lovely & full & colourful. The picket fence looks quite nice the colour that it is, tho' it's better judged in reality than on my IPad. Glad the Tamerisk is going to grow back, they are such a lovely colour. Keep us posted,
everyone enjoys seeing your garden.

30 May, 2019

 

Thank you. The Tamerisk flowers were finishing and it would have become big green and ugly so I had to cut it back. I'll show it again after it starts to regrow.
Your London Pride will be sent soon. I don't want to disturb them while flowering.

30 May, 2019

 

It's great to see your garden looking lighter & airier, Hywel! Everything will look better & will grow better now they have more room, light & moisture.

It was a shame to see the Tamarisk "disappear" but quite understandable in the circumstances! As you say it will soon grow back & as you have cut it down just as flowering was finishing you should still have some flowers next year.

3 Jun, 2019

 

Thanks, the Tamarisk was pretty in flower but it was finishing and for the rest of the year it would have been big and green … and in the way ! :) so it had to go. It hasn't started growing back yet but it's early days.

3 Jun, 2019

 

Have never been able to grow a Tamarisk here, and yours is a picture, but as you say they do become sprawling trees eventually, I hope you will be able to keep it to a more manageable size now....garden looking better already.....

7 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you. I am hoping the Tamarisk will grow back a bit and I'm going to try to keep it shorter.

8 Jun, 2019

 

Well good luck Hywel......

8 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you ! :)

10 Jun, 2019

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