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new area and tunnel almost complete

19 September 2015 14:12:58

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 i havent been on the site much but i have been doing alot of work on the new area. when i have it finished it will be a japanese area. the tunnel has been cleared out and refloored as the old floor was in bad shape. it is now ready to house the tender plants for the winter. my neighbour made me 2 new doors so it will be extra cosy and secure, the old doors were falling apart. 

the new area is almost complete. a bit of light weeding and getting more bark for the beds and stone for the ground around the beds and add some box and rocks put in something that resembles running water   then it will be complete. planted the two grass beds yesturday with miscanthus and strippa aurences  two different phormiums the one with  the varigated yellow leaves is a phormium i had for two years in a pot and it finally found its home yesturday, i had to break it out of the pot, the pot was cracked anyway but the broken bits will come in handy for bottom of pots. 

it has taken a long time to get this finished but very happy with it now. i have an idea for a type of arbour/ summer house  for this area in between the two grassbeds this i will make myself with trelis.

looking forward to seeing the two spotlights light up. these change colour.

Rio the dog has found his own nuck in the beds so will have to leave that free of bark for him or he will tear up somewhere else.

i am putting up an album of the new area so far. i will start of with pictures of when it was first planted up 

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Dick Dick 19 September 2015 14:37:18

Great job Michelle. Looking at it, it is a professional job , with the new floor, so neat and organised. The best of luck with it in the future.

Michelle finn Michelle finn 19 September 2015 14:56:55

thank you dick

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 19 September 2015 15:24:49

The tunnel is looking great so neat and tidy. Rio seems very content to be there.

Michelle finn Michelle finn 19 September 2015 16:53:22

he sure does elizabeth any plant that is in the way gets dug out the little monkey

Moya Moya 19 September 2015 21:47:28

OMG - that tunnel is something else and the doors are fab!!

Michelle finn Michelle finn 19 September 2015 22:10:16

my next door neighbour is brilliant the glass part is actually an old bath screen that he had in the shed for years. 

Moya Moya 19 September 2015 22:43:39

You are so lucky to have a nieghbour like that Michelle.


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