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J.D.'s Journal

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Garden Gimmick

25 April 2010 21:10:18
Garden Gimmick

Garden Gimmick

Another garden find today uncovered these three concrete feet which were covered in the undergrowth of the 'wilderness area'. I got these in some Garden Centre in Athlone oh some 9 yrs ago and they got cast aside to be dealt with later. Do you think if I was to sink them into the grass, would it look too much in my SMALL garden. Maybe I have TOO MANY things going on here. Will think about it for a while before I actually do anything about these feet.


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fran m fran m 25 April 2010 21:35:40

I do different, your water in the pond is lovely and clear. Feet in the pond, and see who would notice. You would have to take them out and clean them now and again :-))


sean m. sean m. 25 April 2010 21:41:31

hello there just seen todays fotos and dont they look great especially the tulips i really like them. watch out for those BIG FEET


MartinB MartinB 25 April 2010 21:51:13

They would be great sunk into the lawn and would not be too much, but would it be to much for Jacinta to cut the grass around them with a scissors every time the lawn mower passes by, and Fran don't be ridiculous :-)


Keego Keego 25 April 2010 21:56:33

Jacinta - I love the feet very quirky a talking point - did you ever get to the bottom of your mystery plant - a real shot in the dark is it any chance it could be a tradescantia was lookign at some pictures earlier and iI thought the foliage looked similiar?? Your tulips looking lovely


J.D. J.D. 25 April 2010 22:00:23

Fran, the first shelf in the pond is not big enough to accomodate a foot. And Martin, no it would NOT be too much for me to get a scissors out each time the lawn is being cut.

Keego, no luck just yet. I have never had a tradescantia in my garden, so it's not that.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 25 April 2010 22:01:16

Oh sink them in the grass, there deadly :O)


MartinB MartinB 25 April 2010 22:05:39

I admire your tenacity Jacinta and your obvious energy levels, I really like them, spacing is important but then you would know that, good luck.


fran m fran m 25 April 2010 22:06:20

OK, it was just a RIDICULOUS thought.

But then, that was said about man flying once.


MartinB MartinB 25 April 2010 22:13:22

You are right Fran, my apols.


J.D. J.D. 25 April 2010 22:25:49

:) Such gentlemen!!


fran m fran m 25 April 2010 22:34:11

OK Martin no probs, done sulking ;-)) hehe

Jacinta, sink them in the grass, but no painted toe nails........


Cloncaw Cloncaw 25 April 2010 22:40:20

Fran - Why not painted toes, loely photos lots of colour.


J.D. J.D. 25 April 2010 22:42:51

No definitely NOT painted toes, Cloncaw. That WOULD be way too much. For MY liking anyway.


Mairin Mairin 26 April 2010 00:23:53

I would say if you put them between your patio and the first pond on the left hand side they will look lovely.  I wouldn't go down to the other ponds. 


Rachel Rachel 26 April 2010 00:39:10

Brilliant. Sink them in the grass. Go on, go on, go on, go on!


J.D. J.D. 26 April 2010 05:43:17

Mairin, if I was to start them at the edge of my patio, ideally I would have to have at least another 3 feet. The way I have them positioned is the actual distance of MY stride. So I think they will have to be laid as above.


fran m fran m 26 April 2010 08:09:34

Just use two, placed at the stone seat, as if someone was sitting there........


unagrant unagrant 26 April 2010 10:57:01

I love them, what fun put them in the lawn


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