My Garden Progress

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  1. Michael Hewett

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    Ah, I see, I misread your comment. I hope it all works out for you.
     
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    Hello all

    I have been doing some more Tidying in the Back Garden.

    This is how it looks currently:

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    I still have the area beneath the Malus 'Rudolph', next to the Shed, to Weed but that area is awkward as it is covered with Cotoneaster so it can wait.

    I am just hoping that the Clematis Montana 'Mayleen', on the Left under the First Bird Feeder, will Grow back from the Base since it was Cut Down to just above the Soil, not by Me.

    I have also Weeded the Front Garden which is now looking much better as it had been neglected somewhat since I hated being in the Front Garden before the Troublesome Neighbours Moved Out.

    Also, the Lawns have not fully recovered from the Hollow Tine Aeration and Scarification, yet, so they still look a bit worse for wear.

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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        It looks good to me too Kevin. :)
         
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        Hello

        Thankyou, I try :)

        Kevin
         
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          Hello all

          Just a Quick Update.

          This is the Back Garden as of Just Now:

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          The Lawn seems to be Recovering Well after the Aeration and Scarification in March which is Good.

          The Plants are also Starting to Show too :)

          No sign of Growth from the Clematis Montana which was Cut Down, Yet, hopefully Soon.

          Thanks

          Kevin
           
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            Looking very good @Kevin Cowans - hope all goes well with your surgery too. Always quite worrying.
            I read back a bit, and although montanas would normally be growing away well by now, the fact that it was pruned quite recently means it probably won't show any new growth for a while yet. Fingers crossed it comes away again. They're usually pretty sturdy.
            Your grass looked pretty good even in the previous pic - a lot better than mine! Mine isn't in a very sunny site though, so more moss than grass at this time of year. :smile:

            Nice bit of sun where you are - just right for having a cuppa outside ;)
             
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            Hello @fairygirl

            Thanks for the Reply.

            The Lawns were Re-Turfed in June 2022 when the Patio, Paving and Setts were re-done due to the Original Landscapers doing a Poor Job.

            The Whole Debacle is Documented in This Thread :wallbanging:

            The Back Garden Faces South East (ish) so gets the Sun until around 14:00 when it makes its way around to the Front Garden.

            To be Honest, it does get Too Warm for Me, I really do not Cope Well with Hot Weather :sad:

            Thanks

            Kevin
             
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              I'll take a look back @Kevin Cowans - thanks for your reply. Sounds like you've had a helluva carry on. :frown:
              My back garden has a similar aspect - I have to stay inside when it's too hot and sunny. I can't cope with it at all, even in a shadier part of the garden, and we're definitely getting a lot more frequent, prolonged spells of sun/heat in summer.
              In the past round here, if we went more than a few days without rain in summer, you'd be saying 'what the....' !
              I walk every day, and I have to go out earlier and earlier if we get those spells. I was going out at half five/six am over the last couple of summers.
               
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                Hi Kevin,

                Your garden is looking lovely and the plants are maturing nicely now. :)
                 
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                  Hello @Sheal

                  Thanks for the Reply.

                  Once the Garden is Fully Grown This Year, I am Planning to Fill any Gaps in the Planting of the Left Hand Border with more Echinacea 'Delicious Candy', what could possibly go wrong :noidea:

                  I should be able to Clear my Bills in Mid May, after all the Work of the Past Year, i.e. the Doors, Electrics etc., so, I should, should, be able to get Back on Track to Saving for the Table and Benches, hopefully nothing else goes Wrong :wallbanging:

                  Thanks

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                    Hi Kevin,

                    What you need now is some positive thinking. :) After a couple of dodgy years, fingers crossed that your luck changes for the better. :fingers crossed:
                     
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                      Hello @Sheal

                      Thanks, unfortunately, Me and Positive Thinking do not have a particularly Good Relationship :sad:

                      Do you remember when I Planted the New Clematis Montana 'Warwickshire Rose'?

                      I said I would Post a Picture when I get the First Flowers, well the First Flowers are here:

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                      It will be a Good Show on the Three Fences once it gets going.

                      There is still no indication of any Growth from the Clematis Montana 'Mayleen' which was cut down to the Ground, Not by Me, hopefully it will show some signs of Growth Soon.

                      Thanks

                      Kevin
                       
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                        Hi Kevin,

                        Your luck has to change sometime, let's hope it's starting now. :) The Clematis is an encouraging sign with it's pretty, delicate flowers.

                        I'd give the Montana a while yet to show signs of life. Some warmer weather is on the way so hopefully that may trigger it.
                         
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                        It lovely @Kevin Cowans .

                        This is the first time I've had a clematis come back. And that was year 11 for me planting new ones.

                        I think I kept getting the runts of the litter and finally got a good one.

                        And, I still have never seen a new flower on mine.

                        I've got my fingers crossed for both of us!
                         
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