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Here We Go

16 May 2011 22:40:48
Roscoea cautleyoides 'Jeffrey Thomas'

Roscoea cautleyoides 'Jeffrey Thomas'

Right, that's enough messing. Time to get down to some real work!

I started on the job I've been putting off.

It's to redraw the borders in the old 'rose garden'. It is the area leading from my second and third arch (if that means anything to anyone).

The most important considerations for me are...

1) To create a straight eye-line through the two arches to a point of interest further down the garden. The eye will run down two grassy paths, flanked by tall planting

2) Lots and lots of height in the the borders beside the paths, obscuring other views over the garden

I made a good start although, as always in the beginning, there is not much to show for it.

I removed the plastic membrane on three of the old borders. I transported the bark chip (from on top of the membrane) to somewhere where it is of more use. I marked the first path with string and cut the sod on one side of it. I removed some sod but then got tired so went off to do weeding. But I'll be back!

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fran m fran m 16 May 2011 22:45:45

Beware of

A woman on a mission

Will be great, good luck.

Moya Moya 16 May 2011 22:47:06

Great to get started on a big project like that.

Would love to see a photo album of the progress.

Rachel Rachel 16 May 2011 22:48:33

Yes, be afraid. Be very afraid, Fran :)

Moya, the first photo is in my May album but it only shows the first little bit of marking out.

Lìga Lìga 16 May 2011 22:49:28

Ooooo,what a beauty,,,gorgeous Roscoea...love it!!!


Clara Clara 16 May 2011 22:50:59

No doubt you will get back and finish it,  and what a beautiful photo lovely colours.

Periwinkle Periwinkle 16 May 2011 22:51:07

Very exciting starting a new project and seeing a dream become a reality! All the best with it and enjoy the work!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 May 2011 22:52:18

Christ Almighty, Rachel. Your energy knows no bounds. And love the photo.

feverfew feverfew 16 May 2011 23:05:54

good luck. a new project can be dawnting, but take a sip from an cup of energy and of you go.

Violeta Violeta 16 May 2011 23:22:57

I am sure your project will be finished with distinction! :-)   Absolutely beautiful Roscoea! :-)

Cloncaw Cloncaw 16 May 2011 23:28:52

Look forward to seeing this project progress, love your photo it is absolutely fabulous

Keego Keego 16 May 2011 23:32:51

Beautiful Picture and sounds like a great plan whcih will be executed meticioulsy no doubt

Scrubber Scrubber 16 May 2011 23:39:04

If there's one thing I respect its a person who can draw up a plan of action and then start on it. I hop from one thing to another and hope it'll all tie up in the end. I'd love to be able to visualise something beforehand. Go for it Rachel!

Rachel Rachel 17 May 2011 14:37:56

Moya, and anyone else who wants to watch progress on the ex-Rose Garden, check out my album 'Rose Garden Make-Over 2009-2011' but it is a few albums back.

Rachel Rachel 17 May 2011 17:13:20

As with most things, thinking about them is far harder than doing. Hopefully I can sort this quickly.

Scrubber, we all do that, hop from pillar to post.


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