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gallovidian

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Our garden then and now
« on: May 18, 2009, 10:16:21 am »
Thought I'd post a few pics of our front garden.  When we moved in, eighteen months ago, it was a mixture of neglected jungle and tattie patch.
 
Particularly with a view to our B&B guests, we decided to start a smaller veggie patch at the back, and transform the front into an ornamental flower garden where folk could sit and enjoy the view.  
I hope you agree the hard work has paid off!
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sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 10:51:09 am »
Awwww, what did you do that for???

i feel like i've done nothing at all now! Boo hiss!!!!

seriously though, congratulations, looks fantastic.

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 11:44:53 am »
Looks lovely, with fantastic views! well done!

doganjo

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 12:15:50 pm »
Beautiful!  Like your website too.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Castle Farm

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 02:32:35 pm »
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This took 4 years from a field and brambles.

We are just over 1000ft and exposed.It gets very windy here.The conifers help to break the windspeed and trying to get plants to grow under them was a small problem.
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Lizmar

  • Joined Apr 2009
  • Carrick on Suir - Tipperary Ireland
Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 02:42:12 pm »
Tell me? it looks like you are quite high up. How do you deal with the wind?

sandy

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 04:18:30 pm »
Lovely garden, I bet you don't like going inside!!! Working in a garden is very absorbing, time and worries just drift buy!!!!

doganjo

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009, 04:24:56 pm »
I would love working in garden's like those.  Mine is just a big patch of garden grass that has to be kept short and neat, and I can't bend or kneel any more.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009, 07:40:07 pm »
Both just lovely, I have a long way to go before mine is worth showing.  :)

northfifeduckling

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 11:27:19 pm »
lovely! if you're not too busy, come and do mine, we'll cook for you! Or we could swap houses and gardens for a few weeks, I'll happily look after your B&B! Like SB, I feel I've achieved nothing in the last 13 years in mine ! :&>

gallovidian

  • Joined May 2009
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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 10:34:42 am »
Thanks for all the positive comments!
Like CastleFarm, we suffer a bit from the wind - tho we are only just above sea level, the storms rush in off the Irish Sea and have very little to break their force. We also have some big conifers along one side, where the worst winds hit, but still get buffetted badly from the front of the house, as we don't want to plant anything too big to block the view!

Anthony
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Castle Farm

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2009, 12:35:33 pm »
I'm afraid I'm a bit of a cheat.. :-[

I design,build and develop gardens for a living.
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doganjo

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2009, 12:46:26 pm »
A 'bit of a cheat'? ::) ::) ::) ::)

A BIG cheat! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 
Looks beautiful anyway Castle Farm - you are obviously in your 'niche'
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

gallovidian

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2009, 12:42:49 pm »
That's an area we are hoping to get into; having designed 4 gardens of our own to date, we would love to put our skills and enthusaism to work for others and make a bit of money into the bargain. So if you know anyone in D&G who needs a garden 'makeover'....
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doganjo

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Re: Our garden then and now
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2009, 12:50:47 pm »
No, but I know someone in Clackmannan  ;)  Trouble is I need it done without any cost  ;)
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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