A View From Above

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  1. Bilbo675

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    We often see the wonderful views from Armandii's garden on his walk throughs but I often think my garden is sometimes best seen from above, so here's how its looking today :)

    The Veg Patch (or my mini allotment:heehee:)
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    The Bottom Corner; play area/perennial corner
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    The Patio/Work area (my nursery :heehee:)
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    The whole lot
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      It looks brilliant!! and yes, you can take in the whole picture better viewing it from above!!

      Val
       
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        Looks great :blue thumb:

        I'm not allowed a vegetable area - yet; the more I manage to get from garden to plate, the more I think I will be able to be allowed to grow.
         
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          Lovely pictures Bilbo, doesn't it look green? I'd have problems taking pictures like this as I'd have to climb onto the roof of my bungalow. :)
           
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            Looking good Bilbo. :dbgrtmb:
            It's true our gardens do look different when viewed from this angle, it gives a good overall perspective.
            I think you've started something here, we could make this the 'my garden from the upstairs window thread'.
            I'll see if I can get a couple of photos of my garden from 'above' tomorrow and post them here.
             
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              Marvellous Bilbo:dbgrtmb:
               
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                A couple of quick shots taken from my upstairs window this evening.
                We'd just had a heavy shower, so everything was a bit wet and the light wasn't great, but it still gives you an idea of what my patch looks like.

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                  A lovely garden Trunky, I like the shape of your right hand border. :dbgrtmb:
                   
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                  I love your garden Trunky; its looks very long and invites you to explore past the arch :dbgrtmb:

                  There could definitely be life in a thread viewing members gardens from above, very interesting :biggrin::blue thumb:
                   
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                    Bilbo, I love how you have created zones so that each zone has a specific purpose :blue thumb:

                    Trunky, you've achieved 'zones' too, but in a totally different way (that bench looks so inviting!) What tree is the 'yellow' looking one on the left before your arch, please?
                     
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                      Excellent, Bilbo and Trunky :dbgrtmb:



                      I'm like Sheal, upstairs window challenged. :heehee:
                       
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                        What you see on the photos is only about half the back garden, through the arch lies a further plot, which is roughly a 20 yard square and about twice the width of the part you can see.
                        This part contains the vegetable plots, a mini wildflower meadow and the chicken run.
                        The arch itself supports a climbing rose, 'Paul's Scarlet' which draws the eye nicely when in full flower.
                        It's Acer Drumondii Mum, a lovely variegated maple which is at its best in spring, when the new leaves look fresh.
                         
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                          Thank you, Trunky! I'm going to put it on my "Wish List", it is rather beautiful and really caught my eye :dbgrtmb:
                           
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                            Really lovely Trunky:dbgrtmb:
                            Same here....would it be cheating if i stood on some ladders?:whistle:
                             
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                              Lovely gardens Trunky and Bilbo :dbgrtmb: I like the designated areas of Bilbos , and love the flowing line of the lawn in Trunkies . Good job both of you !
                               
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