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New arch and planting


By katnip


The garden changes are coming along slowly. We dismantled some trellis when the new greenhouse was put up and it’s been waiting for a new home. So, last weekend Paul made me a wooden arch over the path and we’ve put the trellis panels each side to give some height in the borders.

We’ve planted 2 climbing roses and 2 clematis so hopefully all will survive and make it look a lot softer.

One of my favourite colours of tulips.

I’ve split some of the larger geraniums (cranesbill) to make new plants, I hope I’ve not made a mistake – they look sad and floppy on the ground – fingers crossed that they will pick up soon.
We’ve worked all day in the garden today, enjoyed it immensely, but I think we’ll ache tomorrow. Whose idea was this to redesign the garden ???

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It looks beautiful lovely job done there will look forward to seeing the roses and clematis.

18 Apr, 2010


Looking good ! I'm putting this blog on GoYpedia Design Ideas :o)
If you keep the soil damp around the geraniums, they should be okay....

19 Apr, 2010


like the arch too.

19 Apr, 2010


Lovely - look forward to the pics in the coming season

19 Apr, 2010


looks really good..can just picture the arch with roses & clemaits...lovely

19 Apr, 2010


Thanks Sixpence - He has made a good job of it
TT - thanks, Paul will be so chuffed. Watered the geraniums this morning, 2 look better, the smallest one is still very sad-looking.
Thanks SBG, Genuis and Elsiemay, fingers crossed they will all grow strong and bloom well.

19 Apr, 2010


I should think your cranesbills will be fine. Plants always droop after they've been lifted, and the weather is so dry aswell ( but I'm not complaining lol ). I like your arch and trellis. It looks lovely.

19 Apr, 2010


Thanks Hywel - not giving up on the cranesbill, will give TLC for a while

19 Apr, 2010


The geraniums should be fine I have just split a couple of mine,they perked up after a couple of days.Your trellis and arch look lovely.

19 Apr, 2010


Your arches are looking lovely, hope you'll post pictures when the roses and clematis are growing up them.

19 Apr, 2010


Wow it looks wonderful. Im looking for ideas for my garden. Might just pinch the trellis idea. Will it work in a garden 4.5 metres wide I wonder??!!

19 Apr, 2010


Love your arch and trelis, it is very dry thinking if it does'nt rain today i'm going to put hosepipe on tomorrow.

19 Apr, 2010


love the arches katnip. Funny because I've just put in a wooden one and am waiting for a metal one to be delivered. I think your plants will be ok. some varieties sulk when moved and some don't bother at all, but I think they will be ok - probably flower a bit later though.

20 Apr, 2010


Thanks Clarice and Susan. It's definitely a thought about the hosepipe, just a little sprinkle will help. The cranesbill look perkier this morning :))

21 Apr, 2010


It looks lovely..I am a fan of arches and cant wait to see them in bloom

2 May, 2010

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