Spring Cottage garden

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Spring Cottage garden

Postby froglover » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:48 am

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This is a little bit of spring in the cottage garden by the front gate. :)
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Postby The Estate » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:55 am

Thanks for that, very pretty froggy.
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Postby froglover » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:10 am

Thank you TE - had to upload to Photobucket instead! Plan to get a few more entries in before the competition closes, so keep watching!! :D
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Postby The Estate » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:16 am

g :shock: dy g :shock: dy gum drops, I love your garden.
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Postby sara » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:27 am

That is a gorgeous garden froglover!
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Postby froglover » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:33 am

sara wrote:That is a gorgeous garden froglover!


Thanks - especially as this is what it looked like in early 2006!!! The lawn was only sown in April 2006 and the cottage garden about the same or later! :)

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Postby Luzy » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:03 pm

It's beautiful, froglover - and such an amazing change. :D
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Postby Comeilotei » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:17 pm

Just beautiful Froggy!!! Hard work there, altho the results look so remarkable....well done!

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Postby froglover » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:33 am

Thanks Luzy & Comeilotei - it certainly has been a long hard slog, but the results are worth it. The block is not just a sloping block, but VERY heavy clay in places, especially under that lawn area! Could not even dig it when wet, so we just added soil on top and sowed the grass that way. Now it needs mowing every weekend!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

When my camera has been fixed, I will try to put in a few more entries! :wink: :D
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Postby Pokie » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:09 am

Very good work FL. :D

It has paid off!

In the bare soil beofre grass photo, what type of grasses are they you've left next to the fence? I am intrigued!
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Postby Yani » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:37 am

FL, hard work!! But well paid now :)

Btw...what variety of Foxglove do you have? I have strawberry ones (Pink colour). Not flowering yet and only about 10-15 cm tall :roll:
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Postby gardenaholic » Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:54 pm

Could you tell me what type of grass you planted that gave such a lush result.
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Postby Comeilotei » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:46 pm

froglover wrote:Thanks Luzy & Comeilotei - it certainly has been a long hard slog, but the results are worth it. The block is not just a sloping block, but VERY heavy clay in places, especially under that lawn area! Could not even dig it when wet, so we just added soil on top and sowed the grass that way. Now it needs mowing every weekend!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

When my camera has been fixed, I will try to put in a few more entries! :wink: :D


Hey Froggy, can't wait to see more of your garden!!!

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Postby Pam » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:01 am

It looks like it comes straight from the pages of a fairy tale book, Froggy, it's just lovely! :D
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Postby enrico » Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm

:shock: :shock: WOW......I love it :!: :!:
And, yes...what type of grass seeds??? we need to do soemting URGENTLY :shock:
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Postby froglover » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:24 am

Yani wrote:FL, hard work!! But well paid now :)

Btw...what variety of Foxglove do you have? I have strawberry ones (Pink colour). Not flowering yet and only about 10-15 cm tall :roll:


Hi Yani - umm, can't remember! :? :? It was just a little punnet of White Foxgloves, but I have a stray cream and one pink! They took AGES to grow and then suddenly shot up! The punnet of 8 has turned into 17-18 foxies!! :)
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Postby froglover » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:27 am

gardenaholic wrote:Could you tell me what type of grass you planted that gave such a lush result.


Hi gardenaholic - sorry I haven't got back to answering this sooner! :oops:

The lawn we have sown here is from our local Bowral co-op who mix up a seed blend called Highland Blend. You should see it since I gave it a feed of Turf Lifter - brilliant dark green and SO thick!! Needs mowing every week at the moment!! :D:D
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Postby froglover » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:37 am

Pam wrote:It looks like it comes straight from the pages of a fairy tale book, Froggy, it's just lovely! :D


Aww... thank you, Pam! :) :) :) What a lovely thing to say. :D We are trying to create a really pretty front garden - cottage style and colourful and not too structured or formal. The rear of the house, or the other side, to be correct, is all natural and Native gardens and ponds, so not as pretty but still lovely.
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Postby Spider Lily » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:41 am

That is gorgeous froglover! It looks absolutely fantastic- doesn't look like a young garden at all, looks like it has been there for a while!

Well done to you and hubby on all that hard work!
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