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    If they can be seen amongst all of the weeds! Some of the 150 Ilex Crenata, one of the Katsura, and some of the hornbeam. The latter are only just beginning to show their leaves.IMG_3998.JPG
     
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      Some on here will remember that earlier on this year, I had to dig up a part of the front garden to lay new drains. What started out looking like this...

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      ...went to looking like this...

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      ...and then this...

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      A few weeks later, after the addition of some grass seed, it looked like this...

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      If the fence is compared to how it looks in the second photo on this post, it can be seen that has also had a couple of changes. The yellow pipe sticking up between the second and third posts from the right is a bit of forward planning. Late this year, or early next a 100/100 internet cable is going to be installed. It will go through that pipe. Theres even a wire runs all the way through it to make the job easier!

      A couple of days ago, when at the garden centre, I saw that they had some hedging thuja on special offer. 31 were purchased, so the area now looks like this...

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      That more or less completes this years new planting. I'm now looking forward to next Spring, and continuing to work on this area.
       
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        Looking good :thumbsup:

        Your Katsuras aren't the normal Japanese maple variety, are they? They look to tall and slim to be those. :scratch:
         
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          The Katsuras are Göteborg E. In one sense, not the usual japanese variety. All of this variety come from one tree. It was planted by a gentleman called Rudolf Abelin somewhere between 1906 and 1920. This (rather poor) photo shows the parent tree.

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          There is what I consider to be an interesting story about the garden that this tree is in. Might start a topic...:)
           
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            One of our Katsuras

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              Agreed, it does look quite different.

              Difficult to tell on the photo, but does that have the typical heart shaped leaves?
               
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              It's the typical palmate maple leaf

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                To me, that looks more like an acer. Also known as Japanese Maple. Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura) leaves are quite different. They look like this...

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                Depending on where you live, they are also known as Candy Floss Trees, Cotton Candy Trees, or sometimes Gingerbread Trees.
                 
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                  Good afternoon @Sandy Ground my apologies "I don't know how I missed this excellent and informative thread,the work and time you have put in to your lovely garden is a great achievement and it looks amazing:smile:

                  The Remembrance Roses are a lovely colour:smile:

                  Medium red Floribunda.
                  Registration name: HARxampton
                  Bred by Harkness(United Kingdom, before 1992).
                  Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co.Ltdin 1992 as 'Remembrance'.
                  Floribunda.
                  Red. Mild fragrance. 32 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
                  Height of 26" to 32" (65 to 80 cm). Width of 20" to 2' (50 to 60 cm).



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                      :wow: What a truly gorgeous garden, and that tea house! Gosh... :wub2: You are most talented Mr Grounds, that's for sure. Thank you so much for the thread, I enjoyed it immensely.
                       
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                        I thought that I would add this photo, its my favourite one of the garden in many ways. However, more planting has been done since it was taken.

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                          Lovely garden Sandy! :)
                           
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                            The very first change to the garden of 2017. The new rose beds. By rights, these should have been started last Autumn, but time constraints put a stop to that.

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                            As things stand, its looking like the new roses can be collected this coming weekend.:yay:
                             
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