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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Apr 7, 2013 10:01 AM CST
I've started a new thread for this so that the chat thread doesn't get filled up with pictures. I've been a bit snap happy the last day or two!

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My pot/gravel bed finished, I'll never lay patio's for a living, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Especially as I've never tried anything like this before! The only thing I'm not keen on is the willow edging to stop the whole thing falling into next doors garden. I'd love to put a fence up but that would block most of the afternoon sun from the garden, so best leave it as it is.

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Semps in pots

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Pot of calcareum that I bought yesterday. When I split the pot I could see that all those chicks came from just one hen - amazing!

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Here she is after splitting, with just one layer of chicks around her. In the gap at the back are two very tiny chicks that don't showon the photo Lovey dubby

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My new hester


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New arach.

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After some consideration and measuring I've decided to leave the tin tubs alone for the time being, and make my rock garden in this quarter circle, maybe I could expand it next year though!

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A quick route around in the bit of the garden that I don't admit to knowing that belongs to me, resulted in a good haul of stones to start off with
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Name: Patty
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Patty
Apr 7, 2013 11:45 AM CST
Kate I LOVE your pot/gravel bed! WOW! It really looks nice with the pots. And your new planting bed will be great... The beds hold so many more semps than pots! Hurray!
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Apr 7, 2013 12:03 PM CST
Thanks Patty! It'll look better when the plants look more like plants than sticks and bits of dead grass lol
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springcolor
Apr 7, 2013 12:04 PM CST
That new bed is going to be nice. Love the pots and all your plants look so healthy!! Green Grin!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 7, 2013 1:00 PM CST

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Hurray! Kate I just love your gravel bed, so much eye appeal with the pots arranged so neatly. And when the willow fence starts deteriorating maybe you can replace it with more of the cement edging pieces?

Lawn is over rated, love what you will be doing with the quarter circle. Lovey dubby
I noticed that the area is sloped. Hmmm, maybe it could be terraced and planted with more semps. Hurray! Big Grin
The stones are wonderful, and will really add to beauty of the bed. Thumbs up
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Apr 7, 2013 1:15 PM CST
Thanks Spring.

Lynn, Yes, more cement edging is a good idea. The new bit will be a semp bed, but I wouldn't know where to begin with terracing it. Do you know of any good tutorials?
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 7, 2013 1:44 PM CST

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You can do a semi terracing using the stones to hold areas of earth/gravel in pockets. Kind of like these examples.
http://wildgingerfarm.com/BermRockGarden.htm
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 1:49 PM CST
Nice pics! Semps would look great up and down those steps on the side. Are they already there? I can't see them well on this phone.
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Apr 7, 2013 1:50 PM CST
Thanks Lynn! Great pictures,some real inspiration I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Apr 7, 2013 1:54 PM CST
There are no semps on the steps Clint, and asthey are shared with our upstairs neighbour it's probably not a wise idea. Let's just say she's not thrilled about my latest gardening exploits..... Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 1:55 PM CST
I didn't mean on the steps where you walk. Rolling on the floor laughing I meant the side where the dirt is.
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Apr 7, 2013 2:12 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I'm going to dig all that up and plant it with semps nodding
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 7, 2013 3:05 PM CST

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Hurray! nodding
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 7, 2013 5:09 PM CST
Kate I love your "Garden gnome" in the backround of first photo! How cute is she! Thumbs up Hilarious! The bed looks very nice, you could add more pots into it...did you see that silent movie of the person with all the pots in semps - something to aspire too!! Blinking I know I'm working on it! Hilarious!
I love the brick with cement of those steps, adding the rock garden there will look very nice with that as a backdrop! How exciting and inspiring! Hurray!
I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 7, 2013 5:17 PM CST

Such a fun place to start a Semp bed. A bit challenging too but I know it will look wonderful when you
get it all filled in. Some nice stones to hold the dirt in place will be a big help and give some shade to tiny semps too.

I too love your gnome. I had to go back through the pics to see if I missed something when I read Greg's post.
But there she was on the fence. ... was she thinking of doing a runner?? Hilarious!






Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 7, 2013 5:22 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Marilyn that last part cracked me up, I was reading along minding my own business then I read that and busted out laughing! Scared the poor dog! Hurray! Sticking tongue out
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 7, 2013 5:25 PM CST


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Doncha think?

Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 5:42 PM CST
I agree with Greg. That may be the cutest garden statue I have ever seen. It looks just like a little girl.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 7, 2013 5:47 PM CST
Thumbs up Wonder how long Kate makes her stay there - "wait that one's blurry" Blinking
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 7, 2013 7:26 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Okay, you guys had me going there for a minute. I didn't see any garden gnome. Then it dawned on my that you all were talking about the adorable little girl. Lovey dubby

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