My garden timeline thread

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  1. Sheal

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    It must take ages to prune them all Sandy.
     
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    @Sheal it does. The results though are well worth it, especially in the height of summer.

    Theres just one more thing to do in this portion of the garden before I can call it finished. Then, at long last, I can move on to the final area.:)
     
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      I agree, taking care of roses pays back well during the summer. I'll look forward to seeing the pictures when they're in full bloom. :)

      So will you be moving on to the final area this year?
       
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        Dont worry, I will post some photos if they bloom this year.

        Hopefully, I will be able to start on the final area this season. A lot depends on how much free time I have.
         
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          Time or an update...

          This year has been quite intensive so far, as quite a few new borders have been made, and older ones extended. The 5 new rose borders in the photo on the other post now look like this as the first blooms start to appear...

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          Walking to the far end of the photo, and turning right shows two of the borders that were enlarged...

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          Finally, moving to the front of the house are the final new borders, and the other extended one. some may remember that this part of the garden was dug to lay new drains in May of last year.

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            @Sandy Ground Your gardens
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            What a fabulous achievement :love30:
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              @BeeHappy thank you for that. There will be an update soon. I'm somewhat incapacitated at present, hence my lack of posting over the past few days.
               
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                  Meet "Turbo." (He can also be seen in one of the photos above).

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                  Why is he called turbo, I hear you ask? Because this is how he looked when he started life in my garden...

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                    How long did Turbo take between shots?
                     
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                      Can you believe roughly 5 months?
                       
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                        :thud:

                        If that is just 5 months growth ... imagine it in 5 years! :huh:
                         
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                          I'd rather not... :snorky:
                           
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                            I just realised that its getting on for two years since I updated this thread. So here goes.

                            The winter of 2017/18 was a long dry one with many storms. Until around mid-May, there were minus temperatures. Then, almost as if someone had flipped a switch, it suddenly got between 20 and 30C until early September. Not a drop of rain came either, which meant a hosepipe ban. Even if I still have a private well, even the water from that had to be used sparingly. The result of all this was that quite a few plants succumbed. Only a few of which got replaced during the year.

                            Moving on to this season. It started by moving quite a few plants. Three Burning Bushes were moved into what had become an empty bed. Turbo the viburnum was moved to another bed in which he or she would not grow quite as fast. Some peonies were moved, and their old border enlarged. This was then filled with a Silver Pear, some Hydrangeas, and initially 4 dwarf conifers. These were later moved to another spot, being replaced by 4 Euonymus japonicus "White Spire."

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                            Just one more border was planted this year. Comprising of Lavender and Buddleja, its what I would term a "butterfly and bee" border.

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                            This border even had a royal visitor a few days ago, in the form of a Queen of Spain...

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                            For the first time, the garden is now what I would consider to be maturing. Plenty rain at the right time of year, followed by sunshine and warm temperatures made the roses look spectacular. It proved difficult to take a good photo of them, so apologies for this one being so bad...

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                            At their height, we estimated that the 60 bushes gave well over 1000 blooms. The scent was unbelievable, even giving one of our visitors at Midsummer goosepimples. She even had to hold onto the gate, later admitting that se felt a bit faint at the sight!
                             
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                              Good afternoon @Sandy Ground my good friend just looking great and thank you for sharing your wonderful Garden with us:smile:
                               
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