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Revamp of pool area.

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Yet another change,one which had been niggling for awhile…….The first photo shows the poolside with the ever increasing green’ carbuncle’ obstructing the Juniper Sky rocket(which was browning up due to lack of light) behind and completely hiding the beautiful Acer.

These had to be removed……a task in itself,having been there 20years…….my OH helped to shave the entire tree down to the bare trunk……not having a chainsaw, we called on our usual treeman who took secs to saw the trunk as close to the ground as possible.The Juniper came out very easily.
Next we added bags of garden soil,compost and manure….forked it all in before the best bit of planting!
Before that,the large rocks had to be arranged which took longer than imagined.

Planted some Primulas,white Lavender,Hebe Margaret, Gauria pink,Festuca Glauca,and transplanted a few edging plants from the garden.Will add some bulbs in the Autumn.The Choysia may require a trim too.

The last couple of photos show the finished area,which I’m quite pleased with…..it has opened up the pool much more.Wish I’d done this years ago…..always the way!

Here’s to yet another rethink of this garden!

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Very satisfying and well worth it - looking good.

8 Jun, 2019

 

Love what you’ve done there. Its a never ending story a garden isn’t it!

8 Jun, 2019

 

Can see your lovely Acer now too!

8 Jun, 2019

 

You were right to get rid, I did it recently with two Cupressus and it makes such a difference doesn't it … I'm glad you were also able to plant some more things there.

8 Jun, 2019

 

Thanks Dawn,K and Hywel....yes,the Acer can now be seen....20 years ago the'carbuncle'as I call it,was only small.
I am pleased we did it Hywel...you can try to envisage how it will be without these shrubs...most often it does work out.

8 Jun, 2019

 

That's amazing! What a difference, you did the right thing. I know it's always a bit of a "do I, don't I" when it comes to cutting down trees or large shrubs, but just sometimes it's the right thing to do.

9 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you Honeysuckle...as you say,it does make a difference...I tend to think about these intentions for ages before I finally decide.Wondering what the next one will be!!!

9 Jun, 2019

 

You ve done a grand job it s lovely.

10 Jun, 2019

 

Oh yes, looks wonderful and open now so a job well done!

10 Jun, 2019

 

Thanks both....:0)

10 Jun, 2019

 

What’s difference it’s made.your plants all look so healthy and lovely.

12 Jun, 2019

 

They do seem to have bucked up having been allowed more light..thanks Gerardine.

12 Jun, 2019

 

Looks fabulous😀

19 Jun, 2019

 

Oh,Hi Sanbaz,so lovely to see you again..
How are you?

19 Jun, 2019

 

I'm fine thankyou hope u are to.
It's lovely looking at everyone's gardens again.

19 Jun, 2019

 

Look forward to catching up with your garden and art.I haven't painted for many years until a couple of months ago,how about you?

19 Jun, 2019

 

Iv been painting quite alot out of gardening due to health and other family things but iv been getting back into the garden more which makes me happy.
Love to paint it's therapy lol

19 Jun, 2019

 

It certainly is,San, also gardening helps...so good to talk to you again..hope you stay around.x

19 Jun, 2019

 

Thankyou Meadow I will x

19 Jun, 2019

 

What a difference!! another good idea, ! looks so much better...

21 Jul, 2019

 

Thanks DD...
I'm running out of project ideas!!!

21 Jul, 2019

 

Me too......!!

24 Jul, 2019

 

Lol

24 Jul, 2019

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