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    That is much better very well done!

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    Here's mine:





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    Oh WOW!!!

    Some stunning gardens here, Love the converted church too

    I feel somewhat embarrassed showing my plain jane garden



    It's actually full of crap that the wife insisted on buying so getting around to maintenance will be evren more of a job now!!



    It's even worse than the pic as I had a new knee two weeks ago and can't really do much, The hedges need doing again and the grass is knee deep almost, On the upside, I think I caught a glimpse of a tiger in the undergrowth yesterday!!!


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    I’ve just finished ripping up 35 square metres of decking out the back garden as it was all rotten and becoming dangerous for the kids. Have someone coming tonight to start work on a new patio. Hoping to have an outdoor kitchen of some form with a pizza oven in the future along with an AstroTurf putting green.

    Some great ideas in this thread






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    Tremendous pictures. I love seeing nice pictures of gardens.

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    Bloody hell, some of your gardens (more like grounds) look lovely and that’s coming from a guy who’s not really into anything to do with gardens, leave that to my wife.

    Just to put things into perspective, here’s my tiny by comparison but normal garden


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    Just by way of contrast, here's the inside of my shed.

    Needs some love

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Bloody hell, some of your gardens (more like grounds) look lovely and that’s coming from a guy who’s not really into anything to do with gardens, leave that to my wife.

    Just to put things into perspective, here’s my tiny by comparison but normal garden

    That elongated drain between the patio and the wall is more than nice! Surely someone had his 'thinking cap on' when he/she designed this garden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    That elongated drain between the patio and the wall is more than nice! Surely someone had his 'thinking cap on' when he/she designed this garden!

    Menno
    The entire garden slopes down towards the house so had to be done, I also have drain holes in the wall. No design thought more thrown together.

    Even with that drain, around 10 or so years it rained so heavily that all the wall drains were pouring and the entire patio flooded, was so scared as the water level rose that that I went out, trouser rolled up and barefoot to clear the drain at the end as with the mud it had become semi blocked. Also got out the old pond pump (pond no longer exists with some piping as backup. Was relieved as the water level gradually dropped with just clearing the drain.

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    A nice place to chill when it is in the late 30s.



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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    That elongated drain between the patio and the wall is more than nice! Surely someone had his 'thinking cap on' when he/she designed this garden!

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    UK building regs insist on correct drainage for hardstanding areas now Menno. The theory is that the aquifers in built up areas don't fill up as quickly as they used to because so many existing hardstanding areas (such as driveways with no drainage) meant that water ran off into storm drains in the road and eventually back into the rivers bypassing the aquifers completely. The new regs are meant to help prevent against flooding and summer water shortages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    A nice place to chill when it is in the late 30s.



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    Is that in the UK?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Is that in the UK?!
    No, France.

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    Our little patch. We've just got back from holiday so it was overgrown and not a good cut. Then my wife got impatient and tried to mow it and mowed the cable! So you can see her cutting Vs mine just now. Grief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Our little patch. We've just got back from holiday so it was overgrown and not a good cut. Then my wife got impatient and tried to mow it and mowed the cable! So you can see her cutting Vs mine just now. Grief.
    Let me guess which side is which!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatchbloke View Post
    UK building regs insist on correct drainage for hardstanding areas now Menno. The theory is that the aquifers in built up areas don't fill up as quickly as they used to because so many existing hardstanding areas (such as driveways with no drainage) meant that water ran off into storm drains in the road and eventually back into the rivers bypassing the aquifers completely. The new regs are meant to help prevent against flooding and summer water shortages.
    You learn something every day! This is a nice solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    You learn something every day! This is a nice solution.
    This has become such a problem that a few years ago our council (and maybe countrywide?) now insist that special porous block paving bricks are used so that some of water is absorbed rather than run off. No idea how or if this is enforced as the cost difference for the bricks is substantial.

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    Still a work in progress... some fencing to do at the back. Lay steps, render wall, put some resin bound gravel down.


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    I see that most pavements are cemented together. That's different from what we do. We make a 'bed' of sand surrounded, lay down the slabs or paving. The edges are secured by concrete 'strips' partly dug into the ground. The space between the stones - often not more than 3 - 4 mm is enough to absorb all the water.

    Same goes for the streets. Current heavier rainfall caused streets to flood. The city council had removed all asphalt in the street. They dug up the sewer and made a double system: one for the rain water to flow into the ponds and lakes and from there to the river. TThe other system is for sewers connected to houses. So far, it works great.

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    My winter garden project almost complete.
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    Some lovely gardens here!

    This was ours a year ago when we moved in









    And now
















    Still have some work to do on the lawn

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    Show us your garden





    Only a small garden but I wanted to make the most of the space, Everything in the garden has been planted by myself over the past six years years as it originally had no plants and a half dead lawn. I made the waterfeatures, cobbled areas, although had some help creating the decking.

    Hardwood decking around a central cobbled area featuring architectural foliage plants.

    Woodland type planting around the railway sleeper edged borders with a stream, waterfall, watering can water feature and pond. Bamboo to screen the garage, Installed 10 LED up lighters.

    Lover winter I will be extending the pond that the stream runs into to around 6”square













    Last edited by Lammylee; 3rd July 2019 at 16:43.

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    Beautiful!!! You have 'green fingers'

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Beautiful!!! You have 'green fingers'

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    Thank you very much Menno

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    This is a truly inspirational garden. Currently, we live in a large house with a large garden. Within two, three years, both boys will be gone to university or a professional sailing career. The house will be to big for us and one day, the garden will be too big as well. Slowly but surely, we're planning a move to a smaller house. That's often with a smaller garden as well. The garden you've shown us is very inspirational when it comes to the perfect small garden.

    Do you have a pic of the 'winter edition'? Not with snow, but when there're no flowers etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post




    Only a small garden but I wanted to make the most of the space, Everything in the garden has been planted by myself over the past six years years as it originally had no plants and a half dead lawn. I made the waterfeatures, cobbled areas, although had some help creating the decking.

    Hardwood decking around a central cobbled area featuring architectural foliage plants.

    Woodland type planting around the railway sleeper edged borders with a stream, waterfall, watering can water feature and pond. Bamboo to screen the garage, Installed 10 LED up lighters.










    Very very nice! Is Mr Miyagi your gardener by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steviefleming View Post
    Few photos of front and side garden …...

    IMG_1005 by Steven Fleming, on Flickr

    IMG_1011 by Steven Fleming, on Flickr

    IMG_1090 by Steven Fleming, on Flickr
    Stunning, where is that ?

    IMG_1193 by Steven Fleming, on Flickr

    IMG_1201 by Steven Fleming, on Flickr


    IMG_1213 by Steven Fleming, on Flickr


    View from the garden …

    IMG_1188 by Steven Fleming, on Flickr



    Oh ….and extension to the garden at the side …….for the wee fella and his mates !


    rhynd arena by Steven Fleming, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    This is a truly inspirational garden. Currently, we live in a large house with a large garden. Within two, three years, both boys will be gone to university or a professional sailing career. The house will be to big for us and one day, the garden will be too big as well. Slowly but surely, we're planning a move to a smaller house. That's often with a smaller garden as well. The garden you've shown us is very inspirational when it comes to the perfect small garden.

    Do you have a pic of the 'winter edition'? Not with snow, but when there're no flowers etc.

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    Hello Menno

    I’m really pleased you like it! I don’t have any winter photos although all planting is hardy, most is also evergreen including Fatsia Japonica, Bamboo, laurels, blue grasses and palms.

    Many gardens you see on TV are designed to look amazing for a couple of months but then look dead the rest of the year. This garden has something throughout the year, Flowers in the winter include winter jasmine, hellebores, Viburnum and Polyanthus, spring has bluebells, magnolia, camellia, Escalonia, summer/autumn hydrangeas, Lavender, Lavatera, ceanothus, pond plants including iris, lily plus perennials that die back in winter and return the following year.

    Lee
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    @lammylee - superb garden. I wish had that vision!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jk103 View Post
    Very very nice! Is Mr Miyagi your gardener by chance?
    Thank you, although no Karate with my ankles


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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post
    @lammylee - superb garden. I wish had that vision!
    Thank you very much, really pleased you like it

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    Lammylee - that's beautifully done!

    Excellent use of space and design - really superb. I especially love the main water feature.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post
    @lammylee - superb garden. I wish had that vision!
    ditto - it's a fantastic use of space, really lovely

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    Some beautiful gardens on here and some really good ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Lammylee - that's beautifully done!

    Excellent use of space and design - really superb. I especially love the main water feature.
    Thank you very much, next project to increase the size of the pond

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonRA View Post
    ditto - it's a fantastic use of space, really lovely
    Thank you very much pretty easy to maintain as well

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    This will be my new garden from Friday...can’t wait to get stuck into it. Some great inspiration on here!




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    Here in the Netherlands, tons of people wouldn't mind a garden this size. We simply don't have a lot of space...

    What are your plans? Please don't put up wooden fences between your garden and the neighbours. These wooden fences are the sole reason that the sparrow population is dwindling alarmingly. They uses hedges for nesting, shelter etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    This will be my new garden from Friday...can’t wait to get stuck into it. Some great inspiration on here!




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    Great size, nice mature hedging and not overlooked!

    I would have a nice area near the back for a wild flower meadow and maybe beyond that a few slow growing variety silver birch with ferns, hellebores and bluebells. Nearer to the house more formal.
    Last edited by Lammylee; 3rd July 2019 at 20:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    Great size, nice mature hedging and not overlooked!

    I would have a nice area near the back for a wild flower meadow and maybe beyond that a few short over birch with ferns, hellebores and bluebells. Nearer to the house more formal.
    I’m lucky in that I have bungalows to the rear of me so yes, I am not overlooked! I actually have a bit more garden beyond what you see in the photo. There’s a shed down the bottom of the garden but I would love to replace it with a man cave..


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    Whoa! There are some amazing spaces here!

    The only picture I have with me is of the front garden taken this week. A little wilder than normal but I rather like the colours.

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    I’ll try to get a pic of the the back garden tomorrow. It is due a refurb...
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    Full of kids mess but I like it.


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    Back to ‘my’ house today (my wife and I are separated)to walk the dog - could do with a little tlc
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