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By julien

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My Dads has no garden, but what he lacks in garden he makes up with pots, he has quite a few unusual plants tucked away in there, the frontage of his house he has tastefully planted it out and fixed up trellis work, he has carried this theme along his neighbours front, the rest of the street is completely lost of any greenery, which makes his front really stand out.

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Wow, that's totally inspirational - it should galvanise anyone who is depressed because of having nothing but a bare yard to garden in. Its surprising that it hasn't got the whole of the street growing things! He must spend a lot of time just watering it all.

22 Nov, 2020

 

That’s really imaginative - wonderful Julien 🙂.

22 Nov, 2020

 

that is real kerb appeal. your dad has done wonders and I bet the neighbours enjoy walking past the display.

22 Nov, 2020

 

What a beautiful frontage, Julien. An abundance of planting and pretty flowering shrubs too! Love the blue paintwork.
All the pots in the garden look complimentary, attractive variety of all shapes and colours too! An inspiring gardener! Just shows a petit jardin can look just as wonderful!

22 Nov, 2020

 

I am in awe . Your dad has my admiration Julian. So many different plants and some quite unusual .
Now we know that lots of your knowledge comes from "good genes."

22 Nov, 2020

 

It looks fabulous and your father has achieved so much out there. It is something really special and every little space has been put to good use.
I love all his containers and each one is so well cared for.
I too am surprised that his neighbours haven't been inspired to have a go too!

22 Nov, 2020

 

Wow! What a wonderful mix of pots and plants Julien. He has some lovely Clematis in there too and I'm so envious of his Eremurus. All I had this year and last was lots of leaves.

23 Nov, 2020

 

Your Dad has a wonderful eye for colour and shape. It's an amazing display and all credit to him for brightening the place up. It must cheer up passers-by. I hope it catches on with his neighbours.

23 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks to each and everyone of you for your lovely comments, my dad is 82, and there just seems to be no stopping him, he has always been a passionate gardener, growing up as kids we had to work the garden, I was fortunate to have lived in some very old properties with lovely gardens, in his day he loved rare Rhododendrons and Azaleas and we were always being told how to spell plant names, osteospermum springs to mind, his other big passion is art and antiques, and he had recently got himself a allotment, and built himself a gothic shed, using old gothic window frames which had come from an old mansion, it’s amazing how he keeps going, he has survived three brain tumours and bowel cancer, and since these scares he has kept himself busy.

23 Nov, 2020

 

How impressive is that? What a strong character he must be. I'm full of admiration, Julien.

23 Nov, 2020

 

Agree with Ange, Julien. I can only admire and feel inspired by your father. He’s been through such a lot and he keeps going! Bless him 😊

23 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks Anget, you’re so right he is tough as old boots and a very strong character, I think what he went through has made him more determined to keep himself occupied.

Thanks Kate, he got his cancer aged sixty, then the brain tumours, by sixty five he was clear and since then has gone forth, and been positive.

23 Nov, 2020

 

It's beautiful, and all in pots ... It shows what can be done if you try and it's much better than bare walls :) Your father is to be congratulated .

23 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks hywell, I remember when he bought this place, and was surprised at why he would buy a place with no garden, he bought this after his health problems and wanted something that was much easier to manage, his previous garden was quite big, the pots we see in the pics are part of a shared driveway to the back of his property with parking for two cars, it was bleak and uninspiring and with a little bit of thought had transformed it.

24 Nov, 2020

 

Wow Julian your dad has my admiration as well, he has so many plants out there if you hadn't already told us I wouldn't have noticed at first that they are all in pots, gosh he must spend ages tending to them all, his love of gardening shows and definitely good for his well being, I hope he receives a lot of compliments from passersby because he has transformed it all and certainly deserves being recognized for that in itself, I would hate to live in a place with no greenery, it would do my head in...
I love it, back and front..

25 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks lincslass, his previous house was called gunpowder cottage, and hence the name hundreds of years ago gunpowder was stored there, the garden when he bought it was bleak and basic, And over time transformed it into a gardeners dream, he built and old brick ruined folly, which was draped in some lovely types of clematis, on one side he had an unusual climber called Akebia, it really was a fantastic garden and he had it featured in a magazine called I think town and country.

25 Nov, 2020

 

What a fantastic show of colour your Dad has Julian! He must have an artistic flair too! I absolutely loved it and it just goes to show that you don't always need a big garden either! I bet it takes him an age to water everything!

26 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks Rosie glad you liked it, you have hit the nail on the head there, he has definitely got artistic,flair he has just made a huge picture by using golf balls all painted in different colours.

26 Nov, 2020

 

Wow, amazing :-))

27 Nov, 2020

 

I can't agree more with all of the comments. It is inspirational, so here's to him. I think tending all those lovely plants is what keeps him going. I hope the neighbour's appreciate it & I'm surprised that none have copied him (yet).

27 Nov, 2020

 

I'd like to see that Julian!

28 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks feverfew, yes his neighbours love what he has done, sadly they are moving so I do hope he gets s nice neighbour. Thanks Rosie I will post some of his arty stuff one day.

28 Nov, 2020

 

Looking forward to that Julien!

30 Nov, 2020

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