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My gardening buddy.

15 August 2017 14:41:30

Lovely day here for a change, managed to get out and do some digging with my little mate.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 August 2017 20:02:39

Lovely photo and they do love when you turn the soil. 

fraoch fraoch 15 August 2017 21:02:50

Isn't he gorgeous? Lovely shot.

JoanG JoanG 15 August 2017 21:53:18

Super photo, robins are great friends in the garden. 

Bebe Bebe 15 August 2017 22:16:35

Thank you, he is gorgeous, and very friendly.

Tatton Park

03 August 2017 15:06:50

Still having problems uploading photos to the album so here's a few more of the beautiful Japanese Garden in Tatton Park.

Sands Sands 03 August 2017 21:43:25

I was at the show too and had the pleasure of visiting the japanese garfens - magical!!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 03 August 2017 22:49:00

Beautiful photos and the first one is just stunning. Hopefully the site will be working better when they finish updating it.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 04 August 2017 00:36:02

They are lovely photos!

Tagetes Tagetes 04 August 2017 09:22:08

Wow! Thanks for the virtual tour.

Bebe Bebe 04 August 2017 15:48:32

Thanks for the lovely comments - I have more to upload, it is such a lovely place that I took loads of pictures.

Jackie Jackie 04 August 2017 19:32:05

Beautiful photos

Scrubber Scrubber 04 August 2017 23:07:23

I will arise and go now and go to tatton Park! Exquisite pictures. It must be a heavenly place. Thank you for sharing.

Bebe Bebe 05 August 2017 15:16:08

Thank you Jackie and Scrubber, you would not be disappointed if you visited the Japanese Garden in Tatton Park, there are plenty of lovely rocks!


Japanese Garden Tatton Park UK

28 July 2017 13:26:39

Had the pleasure of going to RHS Flower Show in Tatton Park and it was a great experience. While there I visited the Japanese Garden, it is simply stunning. We had a guided tour of the garden so got up close to the plants, trees and ornaments. 

I was hoping to add more photos to the album but for some reason the 'Choose file' button won't appear!


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 28 July 2017 14:05:31

A fantastic garden, was there last year. The Tatton Flower Show has a great buzz about it, like a country show. I hope you will upload an album when the work has been done on the site.

Bebe Bebe 28 July 2017 14:09:11

As soon as the work is complete I will upload photos to the album. I have loads so picking the best might be a problem.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 July 2017 08:35:31

I'd love to visit Tatton Park. Looks lovely.

Bebe Bebe 29 July 2017 13:42:36

It is a lovely place, I will upload more photos to the album, as soon as I can.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 29 July 2017 20:33:22

Sometimes if you return to the album you created later the button will be back. Worth a try anyway!

Bebe Bebe 29 July 2017 21:24:48

Thanks Hazel I'll give it a go.


Winter leaves it's calling card.

02 December 2016 15:32:50

Very cold night last night with temperatures dropping to leave a beautiful frosty morning. A bit worried about some of my tender plants so have moved them into the tunnel for protection.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 02 December 2016 17:23:17

Super photos.

accsean accsean 02 December 2016 18:32:12

Great photos, Bebe. 

JoanG JoanG 02 December 2016 20:15:55

Terrific photos Bebe.  Here on the east coast we've had little or no frost; it gives stunning effects in your garden. 

Bebe Bebe 02 December 2016 22:11:11

Thank you Jacinta, Sean and Joan.

fraoch fraoch 03 December 2016 11:30:34

Lovely photos! You're wise to move the tender things as most of the summer annuals have been killed off in the last few days.

Building a new garden.

29 November 2016 17:56:53

After a few disasters in the garden I decided to make a Japanese style garden at the back of the house.

I made a small one in the front garden and was vey happy with the result. It included a pond, acers and bamboos and a lovely lantern.

The back garden is very open and windswept and as we are surrounded by open fields, weeds are a huge problem.  As I do the garden on my own I found the acre site very daunting so have decided to break it up into smaller gardens. The tunnel  stands on one side so on the other I decided to put in a Japanese style garden and enclose it in a bamboo fence.

I started it in March 2014 and work on it when I get time and when the weather permits. My pride and joy is a 5ft Japanese lantern which I got from a wonderful place in Tarmonbarry in Roscommon. It weighs about a tonne - honestly - and it took 3 of us to get it into my car and 4 of us to get it back out again.  A neighbour very kindly helped me install it in the garden using his tractor.

The rocks came from the garden. It is impossible to dig without hitting a rock. I scrub them before setting them in the gravel then plant around them.

I plan to put in a dry garden and watefall next year and a pond if I can.

accsean accsean 29 November 2016 18:43:09

You have done wonderful work and i love the photos in your album, some great touches and it will be interesting to watch your garden mature. Best of luck with it.

Bebe Bebe 29 November 2016 19:26:24

Many thanks for your lovely comments. I hope to build on it year by year and maybe one day I might get it finished. 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 November 2016 19:54:28

I was admiring the album earlier. What a beautiful place you have created. Wise move, dividing it up into manageable sections. The very best of luck. And we welcome your interaction here on this site.

Bebe Bebe 29 November 2016 20:20:37

Thank you Jacinta - it;s lovely to get great fed back, gives me confidence to carry on.

Dick Dick 29 November 2016 20:45:38

That is a very novel garden you have, Bebe. Not every day do we see one like this. I wish you every success with it.

fraoch fraoch 29 November 2016 20:46:21

that is a really interesting project, bebe, the photos are lovely and I really love that Autumn colour.

Bebe Bebe 29 November 2016 20:49:59

Many thanks Dick.

Bebe Bebe 29 November 2016 20:51:09

Thank you Fraoch, we did some lovely sunshine this year.

JoanG JoanG 29 November 2016 20:54:31

A lot of hard work to get it to this stage and it does look lovely, especially in the autumn photo, glorious colour.  Do keep us posted, would love to read and see more as your plans proceed! 

Bebe Bebe 29 November 2016 20:58:32

Thanks Joan, almost glad the winter's here so I can rest my back! Hopefully next year I can get onto the next stage and will keep you posted.

Jackie Jackie 30 November 2016 07:42:37

Wow you have created such a beautiful garden so far. I love that Japanese theme, so tranquil. And also your 5ft lantern looks so at home there. By the looks of things you know exactly what you want and definitely achieving it too. Brilliant album. Are all those rocks from your own garden? They look amazing. Keep posting and updating us on your progress. We would love to hear all about it. 

LindaB LindaB 30 November 2016 08:36:37

I too love what you have done to your garden, also the Autumn colours are lovely!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 November 2016 09:41:12

You have been working hard since you moved into your new garden and it looks beautiful. Looking forward to seeing lots more photos over the coming years.

Bebe Bebe 30 November 2016 10:42:35

Thank you all very much for your lovely comments and support, I will definitely keep you posted on progress.  

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 30 November 2016 12:10:16

Looking so good now and like others I  look forward to seeing it develop.

Bebe Bebe 30 November 2016 13:36:34

Thank you Elizabeth7.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 30 November 2016 16:59:01

That's a great idea breaking the garden into manageable sections. I also took on a "green field site" but mine is only 0.6 of an acre but I really feel your pain! I've used this site to get advice and encouragement in my journey to make a garden - and like all gardeners I know it is still not complete. I see you have been a member for quite a while so I hope you have dipped in to the site from time to time! We all look forward to seeing a garden unfold through journals here - and of course the journals are your archive of the progress through the seasons.

Bebe Bebe 30 November 2016 18:33:05

Thanks Hazel, yes I've been a member for a while but after a few disasters I lost my way for a while. But putting all the rocks to good use to make a Japanese style garden is a great way to deal with the problem and the weed supressor and gravel keep the weeds at bay, mostly! I thought that by recording my effects here it will give me the courage and support to plough on and achieve a garden to be proud of!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 01 December 2016 01:10:44

Looks like you are well on the way! I hope you will be able to come to the Get-together in January and meet up with us face to face! Check out my journal for details!

Bebe Bebe 01 December 2016 16:11:29

Thanks Hazel, I'm not sure I'll be free that day as we tend to catch up with family we haven't seen all year over the Christmas period!


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