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Sunday, 18 May 2014

garden progress




It has been glorious last few days, when not much blogging is being done, when the "outside" is much more important. We have been spending most of our time "getting on" with the garden, and as you can see, it is slowly being transformed:







from this


to this 





  and from this 


to this.



Everything has been newly planted and still very much at the ground level, but it will all push up during the summer and the back fence will be covered in two kinds of clematis. The flower bed is larger in reality, and yes, I have been planting LOTS of plants and shrubs there.
 All the trees have also been planted in the last few months and they are all doing well.

The summerhouse is our retreat, on the days when sitting outside is not on; for reading and stitching, of course.



The old Singer sewing machine stand belonged to DH's mum, a long time ago, and it is yet to be restored.


DH is still working on the area close to the house, where the main seating area will be.






I wish you a  happy stitching week!


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21 comments:

Gudrun said...

A very beautiful garden where you can sit stitching in the lovely small house-
Enjoy summer!
hugs Gudrun

Catherine said...

It's looking beautiful - all that hard work is paying off!

Hanna said...

This is going to be a very nice garden, have a great time there-
Hanna

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

You have done a great job with the garden. It looks so lovely and cozy. And the Little gardenhouse is perfect and I am sure, you will spend lots of time out there.
xx Anne-Mette

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Diane-crewe said...

garden looks wonderful x

Vlaďka Cepáková said...

Radko to je krása! Moc pěkně jste si to zvelebili. Altánek ti závidím, je to překrásné místo k odpočinku i k věnování se ručním pracem. A taky to sluníčko! Tady pořád leje, je zima, ještě mi ani nezačaly kvést rododendrony:-(
Tak se alespoň kochám krásnými zahradami na You Tube. Objevila jsem tam skvělé serie BBC o zahradách a zahradničení. Obdivuji anglické zahrady, hlavně cottage gardens nebo zahrady v přírodním stylu. V jednom z dílů o květinách k řezu se moderátorka zmínila o domácím receptu, jak uchovat květiny ve váze déle čerstvé. Já vím, že teď máš málo času, ale kdyby ses někdy za deštivého počasí na ten díl chtěla podívat, mohla bys mi prosím napsat, co bylo součástí tohoto domácího přípravku? Kromě cukru a citronové šťávy přidala moderátorka také něco proti bakteriím. Recept předvádí ve 27 minutě na tomto odkazu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoBbSB5RAlA
Když na mě čas mít nebudeš, nevadí, zkusím si polámat hlavičku více. Mluvená angličtina je pro mě stále neznámá řeč, i když té psané už trochu rozumím. Přeju spoustu sluníčka a pohody v nové zahrádce!

Ella said...

Radko your garden starting to look very nice ,love your little summer house .

shirley said...

Your garden is magnificent, so much hard work, but the results are worth it. I adore your little summer house. I am sure it will get a lot of use.

margaret said...

your hard work has really paid off and when the trees etc grow this is going to be a haven, what a delight to have the summer house too.

Helen said...

Wow it's looking fabulous well worth the effort !!

Dianne said...

It is certainly making progress. Love the summer room - a delightful space.

Het Wolbeest said...

A job well done; looks lovely. Hope you get to do a lot of reading and stitching being it in the summerhouse or outside! Love, Alexandra.

Elaine said...

Your garden is beautiful! what a transformation! I love your summer house too, good luck with it all, I look forward to seeing more pictures as it matures.

Tiggy Rawling said...

How wonderful you garden looks now, very you!

Vlaďka Cepáková said...

Radko, moc děkuji za pomoc. Mail mi nepřišel, poslední dobou to všechno funguje nějak divně, takže jsem ráda za komentář. Nějak jsme to spolu s dcerou, která je lepší angličtinářka než já odvodily také. Ale bělidlo do vázy nám přišlo hodně divné. Vyzkoušela jsem také jen ten cukr a místo citronu jsem dala ocet - květiny drží! Zvláště u šeříku jsem měla radost, ten mi vždy vydržel pouhé dva dny a teď už ho mám ve váze týden.
Se zahradami je to kříž. Když je malinká, člověk smutní, že nemá kam sázet a touží po větší. Já mám velkou a jsem takový její otrok. Už jsem hodně slevila z toho, že musí být dokonale upravená. Na to mi prostě síly nestačí. Stejně mi ale přináší radost a hrozně nerada bych ji opustila. Jak ty říkáš - budovat něco dvacet let, to stojí člověka také kus srdce. Ale vy si to tam upravujete s láskou, tak i ten kousek zahrádky bude za čas ráj. Tak hodně příjemných chvil v zahrádce!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It's lovely to visit your garden now Radka and see the transformation - you've both been very busy.
I like the sound of the two clematis along the back fence - I need to plant a couple of them next Spring. I wonder which ones you chose?
The flower in your last photo is beautiful - can you tell me the name of it please?
How lovely to have a summerhouse in your back garden, I can imagine you will spend a lot of time out there!

katherine said...

Love your cute little summer house! Would love one here but with our summers I would need to have air con fitted lol. You have done lots to your garden and I can almost imagine it 1 year on. It will be beautiful with the shrubs and trees along with the clematis along the supports too.

Die Nähmeise said...

Dear Radka,
it's nice to see how your garden grows and flourishes.
enjoy the summertime !

Vera Holmgren said...

You have a very beautiful garden Radka! And, as usual, I'm very much admireing your wonderful photos.

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