closing tag is in template navbar
Time Factors Watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 150 of 330

Thread: Show us your garden

  1. #101
    Here's my main garden looking from one corner of my house. This garden sits to the side of the house because we have a corner plot.



    Here it is looking from the other corner. The garage is a separate building.



    Finally we have a second garden which sits to the rear of the house. This means we have two driveways, one on either side of the house.

    Last edited by Phil Lee; 2nd August 2019 at 18:18.

  2. #102
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,081
    I thought I'd try and resurrect this thread with some pics of my flowers around my patio. I grow the annuals by seed and the rest are all perennials. I plant with pollinators in mind and you will find this area is saturated with hummingbirds, dragonflies, honey bees, bumble bees and monarch butterflies quite the site to see while drinking a beer and smoking a cigar.














    ,







    I will add one more I really like this poker plant

    IMG_20190903_183219323 by John Kingsley,
    Last edited by jk103; 18th September 2019 at 17:29.

  3. #103
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    8,074
    Blog Entries
    1
    Sadly I can't see the pics.

  4. #104
    Grand Master Neil.C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    SE England
    Posts
    25,121
    Can't see pics John.

    Please get it sorted, I would love to see your garden and the source of your beautiful honey.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

    My Speedmaster website:

    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052

  5. #105
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,081
    Ok I used Flickr this time let me know if you can see the pictures hopefully you can. I could see them the last time as well but maybe because of the source.

  6. #106
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    367
    Yes I can see them,

    Nice garden, Looks lovely!

  7. #107
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    367
    I finally got my "bottle brush" to flower this year which made me happy.


    upload


    Cant beat begonia for ease in baskets and provide a good show (shame about my standard bay tree in the pic, somthing not right with it)




    Agapanthus twister came good aswell this year


  8. #108
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    8,074
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by jk103 View Post
    Ok I used Flickr this time let me know if you can see the pictures hopefully you can. I could see them the last time as well but maybe because of the source.
    Beautiful! Thanks!

  9. #109
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Chesham, Bucks
    Posts
    584
    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Accidentally put diesel in the mower
    Being a sad git, I put a dash of Castrol R in the petrol tank of mine just to give that whiff of "Eau De Goodwood" having just been to the Revival ;-)

  10. #110
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    8,074
    Blog Entries
    1
    At least you have something to talk about with your neighbours!

  11. #111
    Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    1,066
    Cracking thread.

    Mr Fleming, your converted Church home is amazing, i hope you have many happy years in it.

  12. #112
    Grand Master Neil.C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    SE England
    Posts
    25,121
    Quote Originally Posted by jk103 View Post
    Ok I used Flickr this time let me know if you can see the pictures hopefully you can. I could see them the last time as well but maybe because of the source.
    Beautiful John.

    Showed the Mrs and she loved it too.

    Funnily enough we are just in the throes of moving our Red Hot Pokers from the front to the back as they are getting a big.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

    My Speedmaster website:

    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052

  13. #113
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,081
    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Beautiful John.

    Showed the Mrs and she loved it too.

    Funnily enough we are just in the throes of moving our Red Hot Pokers from the front to the back as they are getting a big.
    Thanks to both you and the mrs Neil my flowers came out good this year so I am very happy with it. I took the pictures for reference for next year although it will be different next year and I'll be able to see what I will be dealing with. I really like the pokers glad you have some they really add a lot of color to the garden and the bees like them too.

  14. #114
    Master Alex L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Northants
    Posts
    1,143
    We moved into our dream home on Friday, and the garden isn't bad either.

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

  15. #115
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    8,074
    Blog Entries
    1
    "... isn't bad eighter" Understatement, absolutely an understatement.

    That garden is simply great! Congrats with your move to the house and garden!

    Menno

  16. #116
    Master Alex L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Northants
    Posts
    1,143
    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    "... isn't bad eighter" Understatement, absolutely an understatement.

    That garden is simply great! Congrats with your move to the house and garden!

    Menno
    Thank you, the whole place is a credit to the previous owners who did an amazing job updating the house and employing two fantastic gardeners who hopefully we can afford to keep on.

  17. #117
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    8,074
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Thank you, the whole place is a credit to the previous owners who did an amazing job updating the house and employing two fantastic gardeners who hopefully we can afford to keep on.
    That's good. A second look at the pics made me think: "How can you combine a job with maintaining a garden this size?" My garden is appr. 1000 m2/1200 sq.yrd and I need a gardener a few times/yr. for trimming the hedge (fagus sylvatica; nearly 90 mtrs long and and 9 ft high) and for cutting/pruning the shrubs and trees.

    Anyway, enjoy your new grounds and I'm sure we all (here on the forum) won't mind seeing a bunch of pics of the garden during the different seasons!

    Menno

  18. #118
    Grand Master learningtofly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Everywhere & nowhere, baby
    Posts
    31,945
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    We moved into our dream home on Friday, and the garden isn't bad either.
    That's not a garden, it's a park!

  19. #119
    Master Chinnock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    9,235
    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    That's not a garden, it's a park!
    Lovely park indeed.

    Oh to justify a ride on mower - heaven!

  20. #120
    Master Alex L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Northants
    Posts
    1,143
    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    That's good. A second look at the pics made me think: "How can you combine a job with maintaining a garden this size?" My garden is appr. 1000 m2/1200 sq.yrd and I need a gardener a few times/yr. for trimming the hedge (fagus sylvatica; nearly 90 mtrs long and and 9 ft high) and for cutting/pruning the shrubs and trees.

    Anyway, enjoy your new grounds and I'm sure we all (here on the forum) won't mind seeing a bunch of pics of the garden during the different seasons!

    Menno
    This is 1.6 acres in total, including the house and driveway and a couple of barns. I've just ordered a new mower which will hopefully be with me in a few days.

    More than happy to update sporadically with some seasonal photos.

  21. #121
    A modest plot of not very good quality grass, which is probably why the mining bees seem to like it:

    What surprises me most is that the bees are still quite active at this time of year.

    Last edited by Stanford; 3rd October 2019 at 16:05.

  22. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    This is 1.6 acres in total, including the house and driveway and a couple of barns. I've just ordered a new mower which will hopefully be with me in a few days.

    More than happy to update sporadically with some seasonal photos.
    1.6 acres! wow. Jealous,more pics would be great over the seasons.

  23. #123
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    This is 1.6 acres in total, including the house and driveway and a couple of barns. I've just ordered a new mower which will hopefully be with me in a few days.

    More than happy to update sporadically with some seasonal photos.
    You need one of these.....my farmer buddy tops and sides my hedges once a year. He gets a nice bottle of single malt and we're both happy......


    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

  24. #124
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Glasgow(ish)
    Posts
    334
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    We moved into our dream home on Friday, and the garden isn't bad either.
    That is beautiful.

  25. #125
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    315
    Just to bring things back down to earth :D

    Put this together over the summer.... Not exactly a haven of peace & tranquility either :D

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk

  26. #126
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    8,074
    Blog Entries
    1
    Fantastic for the kids. When years go by, you slowly but surely will regain control over your garden. There is a moment with greasy mopeds and rusty spanners all around, but that will go away as well.

    Menno

  27. #127
    Grand Master Neil.C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    SE England
    Posts
    25,121
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    We moved into our dream home on Friday, and the garden isn't bad either.

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr
    That is gorgeous.

    Oxon too, simply lovely.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

    My Speedmaster website:

    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052

  28. #128
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    We moved into our dream home on Friday, and the garden isn't bad either.


    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr
    Time to get the apple press out and the cider on the go?

  29. #129
    Master Alex L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Northants
    Posts
    1,143
    There's some lovely gardens on here and people clearly with far greater imagination than me.

    We've got our local pub taking a load of apples this year but next we'll probably send them away to be juiced or turned to cider. The new mower has just arrived so hopefully I'll have a play tomorrow.

    Now I've cleared a few more boxes I could take a better panoramic from our landing. We've dumped our pots on the patio but I will get them better arranged this weekend.

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr
    Last edited by Alex L; 4th October 2019 at 15:02.

  30. #130
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan1981 View Post
    Just to bring things back down to earth :D

    Put this together over the summer.... Not exactly a haven of peace & tranquility either :D

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
    Looks very neat now, well done (though curious how you got that old striped effect)!

  31. #131
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,081
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan1981 View Post
    Just to bring things back down to earth :D

    Put this together over the summer.... Not exactly a haven of peace & tranquility either :D

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
    You did a great job there

  32. #132
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    315
    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Looks very neat now, well done (though curious how you got that old striped effect)!
    In the turf?

    Just had its first mow, had been down about a month at this point.

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk

  33. #133
    Master Alex L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Northants
    Posts
    1,143
    Frosty morning

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

  34. #134
    Master Lammylee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2,392


    Iíve posted before in the summer but hereís an aerial view of my little garden taken today.

  35. #135
    Grand Master oldoakknives's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    17,744
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    We moved into our dream home on Friday, and the garden isn't bad either.

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr
    Loving that garden and the shed as well! Like the rustic look it has, but could look great with a coat of green paint as well. Is that a pile of logs in there, should keep you going a while if it is?
    ďThe more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.Ē

  36. #136
    Grand Master oldoakknives's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    17,744
    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post


    Iíve posted before in the summer but hereís an aerial view of my little garden taken today.
    That looks tidier than my office/den!
    ďThe more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.Ē

  37. #137
    Grand Master Raffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    LŽtzebuerg
    Posts
    25,680
    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post


    Iíve posted before in the summer but hereís an aerial view of my little garden taken today.
    Where is the barbecue???
    #Technoking

  38. #138
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    8,074
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    That looks tidier than my office/den!
    As said before (I think...). We will sell our current home asap after the kids have left the house for study etc. Itís simply too big for two people. And the garden will be too large as well.

    When we buy a house with a smaller garden, this one will be my inspiration!!!

  39. #139
    Master Lammylee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2,392
    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Where is the barbecue???
    Safely in the garage until April

  40. #140
    Master Lammylee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2,392
    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    As said before (I think...). We will sell our current home asap after the kids have left the house for study etc. Itís simply too big for two people. And the garden will be too large as well.

    When we buy a house with a smaller garden, this one will be my inspiration!!!
    Iím really pleased that you like it so much, the empty area where I am stood easily accommodates a table and chairs for up to 8 in the summer, I made the pond slightly larger than it was since the previous photographs so that it goes under the decking

  41. #141
    Master Alex L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Northants
    Posts
    1,143
    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Loving that garden and the shed as well! Like the rustic look it has, but could look great with a coat of green paint as well. Is that a pile of logs in there, should keep you going a while if it is?
    Thanks, I like the rustic look of the barn too, at some point Iíll have to have it re-shelled but a low priority as itís purely for storing wood. Iíve a nicer barn for everything else.

    Luckily the previous owners left us with a lot of wood as one our burners can disappear it at a rate of knots (excuse the decor, weíve not got around to sorting this room yet.)

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

  42. #142
    Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Berkshire
    Posts
    3,945
    Thatís stunning!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  43. #143
    Grand Master oldoakknives's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    17,744
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Thanks, I like the rustic look of the barn too, at some point Iíll have to have it re-shelled but a low priority as itís purely for storing wood. Iíve a nicer barn for everything else.

    Luckily the previous owners left us with a lot of wood as one our burners can disappear it at a rate of knots (excuse the decor, weíve not got around to sorting this room yet.)

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr
    Lovely wood burner, we had a big one at the previous house, they do make for a great focal point.
    Iíd have to keep the shape of that shed though! ;-)
    ďThe more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.Ē

  44. #144
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Thanks, I like the rustic look of the barn too, at some point Iíll have to have it re-shelled but a low priority as itís purely for storing wood. Iíve a nicer barn for everything else.
    Iím a big fan of corrugated iron, nothing like the sound of rain beating down on a corrugated roof. Love the rust - wabi, Iíd leave it.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  45. #145
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Here and there mostly
    Posts
    1,033
    Seeing as most of us are stuck at home, hows everyones garden looking?

  46. #146
    Grand Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    10,834

    Show us your garden

    Hedges done and slabs pressure washed and lawn given first cut. Bloody knackered -

    Oh yeah and replacement washing line post dug and cemented in. I think I earned a beer tonight
    Last edited by RustyBin5; 27th April 2020 at 16:18.

  47. #147
    Master Alex L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Northants
    Posts
    1,143
    Spent Saturday morning cutting the grass and then yesterday enjoying a tidy garden in the sun. We found the previous occupiers had planted thousands of Daffodils, which took some serious dead-heading. There's always something to do here, so haven't been bored in the slightest since lockdown.

    The heron took the last remaining fish from the pond but good news is that we've got loads of tadpoles, so hopefully some frogs roaming around soon.

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    The fruit trees are all in blossom and have been pruned to a uniform height to make for easier picking in the autumn

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

    These are some of the Daffodils from a few weeks ago, before the finally stopped flowering at the weekend. Now fulled dead-headed and got to wait 6 weeks before I can mow them.

    Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr
    Last edited by Alex L; 27th April 2020 at 16:44.

  48. #148
    Master Lammylee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2,392
    I Extended the pond to go under the decking, Iím going to put another waterfall in the stream next.

  49. #149
    Master Alex L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Northants
    Posts
    1,143
    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    I Extended the pond to go under the decking, I’m going to put another waterfall in the stream next.
    Love that, bit of an oriental theme and reminds me of the famous(now closed) Blue Elephant restaurant in Fulham Broadway which had small bridges/walkways over water with exotic fish below you.

  50. #150
    Master Lammylee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2,392
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Love that, bit of an oriental theme and reminds me of the famous(now closed) Blue Elephant restaurant in Fulham Broadway which had small bridges/walkways over water with exotic fish below you.
    Thank you, no fish at the moment more of a wildlife pond with newts, frogs etc. I might put a couple of sticklebacks in as there are plenty of insects in there to sustain them.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Do Not Sell My Personal Information