My Garden Progress

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  1. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello @Sheal

    I think what worried me about Paying the Invoice was not the Amount involved, I had accepted that awhile ago but having to Pay by BACS.

    Whenever I use BACS for Larger Payments I always envisage my Money disappearing down a Deep, Dark Hole, never to be seen again :wallbanging:

    I sent a Small Payment first to make sure I had the Bank Details correct and then, once I received an Email from them confirming Receipt of the Payment, then, I made the Full Payment.

    They also sent an Email confirming they had received the Full Payment.

    So, no Deep, Dark Hole, this Time at least :)

    So, the Original Quote has now been Paid in Full, now I just need to Pay for the Additional Work on 28 July as agreed.

    I am getting there, slowly, but I am getting there :yahoo:

    After seeing their Work with the Patio, Paving, Setts and Lawns I will be getting them to do the Driveway too.

    I am looking at getting a Resin Bound Driveway, it will be a couple of Years before I can afford it but I will be getting it done.

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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      Hi Kevin,

      BACS payments have been in use since 1968. My better half spent much of his career as a banker and says you shouldn't worry about BACS, it's been tried and tested for a long time. :)

      I can tell you're feeling much happier now which is good.
       
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        I don't k ow what BACS are but if they are like our etransfer, I get nervous about it and check the recipient email address I'm inputting multiple times before actually sending. Lots of people have automatic deposit of these and if you got the address wrong, you can kiss the money goodbye, hence my quadruple checking

        Everything looks so pleasant and ordered in your garden.

        Congratulations! And you're smart to stick with contractors you know you can trust. :)
         
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        @CanadianLori, BACS is transfer of a payment from one bank to another.
         
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          Hello @Sheal

          I am definitely more relaxed since Paying the First Part of the Invoice, one more Part to go.

          At the moment I am free to concentrate on getting my New Bike, I Ordered it in March but because of all of the shortages it is not going to be available until Early August.

          I used to Ride my Bike to Work before I had to leave due to my Health in 2006.

          I got it out of Storage in March intent on starting to ride again to find that I had outgrown it, quite literally.

          In the 16 Years since I last rode it I must have grown, in Height, a fair bit so the Bike felt too small for me even with the Seat and Handlebars adjusted.

          I was hoping to be able to ride over the Summer but I will have a bit of Time left to get used to riding again before the Weather turns.

          Thanks

          Kevin
           
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            Hi Kevin,

            That's a long time since you've ridden a bike. I think you may rediscover some muscles too, ouch! :)
             
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            Hello @Sheal

            I am looking forward to it, it is nice to be able to say that :)

            I am still looking for a Plant to fill the gap in the Border.

            The Details are in Post 458 of this Thread, any suggestions?

            Thanks

            Kevin
             
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            Hi Kevin,

            I have been trying to think of a plant that will fit that particular spot but at only 300mm high it's difficult to come up with something.

            Having gone through my own plant file Aquilegia 'Rhubarb and Custard' may be something to consider.

            Aquilegia 'Rhubarb & Custard' (1).JPG

            Aquilegia 'Rhubarb & Custard' (2).JPG

            It's an herbaceous perennial that will spread and also self seed but is fairly easy to keep under control.
             
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            Hello @Sheal

            Sorry for the delay in Replying, I have been dealing with somethings, or trying to.

            I did try to find your suggested Plant Online but the only one I could find at the Nurseries that I deal with was over £100.

            On the other side of the Ninebark is a Potentillia, so maybe that would work in that space.

            Going back to Geranium 'Rozanne' for a moment.

            Can that be Planted in Summer or would it be best to wait until September?

            Thanks

            Kevin
             
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            Hi Kevin,

            Don't worry about the delay. :) £100 for Aquilegia, that's ridiculous! I grew mine from seed so if you want to try that, they grow fairly easily.

            Which Potentilla do you have as they can be very different plants? If you don't know which one attach an image and I will identify it for you.

            You can plant Geraniums at any time. They are quite resilient but don't forget to water it until it's established. It will also look a bit droopy to start with but will pick up.
             
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              Hi Kevin ,
              Congrats you've at last found some Landscapers which live up to their name of being 'Landscapers '
              They certainly listened to you on what you wanted and you have now the satisfaction ànd pleasure of seeing what you have paid for . Plus knowing you've waited and stuck out with everything you have visualised!!!!!!,
              I love the different textures ,styles, and ćolour. This I'm my mind is what makes a garden not just a garden but the garden is a home .......for all nature's offerings of insects , birds and beauty oh so many more naturals ......and free viewing too.
              Again very well done to every contribution it all goes well together . Leave it now and enjoy pottering ....... just don't forget to water in the cool evenings whilst enjoying the calmness.

              As sheal says forget the hundred quid , buy a pkt òf seed , scatter where you want the plants. Keep them ďàmp and in no time your bare patch will have everything you asked for to enjoy !!!!!!!
               
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                Hello @Sheal and @Purple Streaks

                Thanks for the replies.

                I still have some tidying to do in the Borders after the Landscaping such as topping up the soil levels etc., unfortunately, it is just too Hot for me at the moment so that will have to wait until it cools down somewhat.

                I am dreading Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with Temperatures reaching 39 Degrees.

                I have found a few Plants that got damaged during the Landscaping that I am having to replace, they have been Ordered, I just hope they are not Delivered whilst the Hot Weather is ongoing.

                The replacement Honeysuckle 'American Beauty' I planted Last Week is doing well but it is planted behind the Malus Rudoph and growing on a North Facing Fence so is not in Full Sun.

                With regards to Watering, the beauty of Drip Irrigation is that it comes on in the early Morning every day so the Plants are all doing well.

                Thanks

                Kevin
                 
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                  Hello all

                  I thought I would Post an updated Photo so here is the Back Garden as it is now:

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                  Thanks

                  Kevin
                   
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                    Hi Kevin.

                    I don't envy you having to suffer the coming heat. It will reach the upper 20's here and that's more than enough to cope with.

                    The Honeysuckle may cope with the north facing fence if it gets a little sun.

                    Your garden looks amazing now and the plants are all looking healthy. :)
                     
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                      Hello @Sheal

                      Thanks for the Reply.

                      We hit 40 Degrees here, way, way too Hot.

                      At least it has Cooled down a fair bit now, we have Rain Forecast for the Next Week, it is also Raining now which is good.

                      I made the Final Payment for the Landscaping Yesterday, so, all of the Landscaping is completed.

                      On to the next item on the, very Long, List.

                      I finally managed to get the Geranium 'Rozanne' Plants which were Planted on Wednesday.

                      A few of them already have Flowers and they are only small (9 cm Pots).

                      Thanks

                      Kevin
                       
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