Sunday, July 01, 2007

A weekend gardening project

This weekend we were able to finish another of our gardening project at our weekend cottage. This is a rose arbour we bought from our local garden center. We were able to find a person who gave us small railway sleepers since they were renovating their own garden. We dug up part of the grass again and placed the sleepers after which we bolted the arbour to them. We changed the line of the planting areas we created on each corner of the terrace to go up to the sleepers which gives us a bit more space. We planted a wisteria on the left hand side of the arbour and plan to plant a clematis on the other. I did not want the type of clematis they have at the moment so we will wait until they get their next shipment in which the owner said will be in about six weeks time.

It is fun to slowly watch this garden transform over the last three summers. Each year, we find new things we want to do. Our next project is a very major one as we will take out a row of conifers between our garden and the next cottages driveway and put in a fencing. These conifers have been planted so far in from the border of our garden that we have well over a meter of space behind them with nothing being done to it. We will be able to create a very wide flower border there and I am going to have great fun in planning what I want to use for it.

7 comments:

Espresso Girlie said...

This is beautiful! I have a white one that I am hoping to get in our yard next year and I envision clematis on ours too. I am not certain what color, but I have time to think about it. What colors are you choosing? I love hearing about and seeing your garden.

~ Janice ~ said...

Oh it's so pretty!! I love wisteria and hope to plant one soon myself. I can just imagine how wonderful it is going to look climbing all over your arbor! Thank you for sharing your lovely projects!

Nancy said...

Really pretty Heidi! I like the birdhouse in the background too. How exciting to see your garden grow.

Nancy

Ragged Roses said...

How wonderful to find space to have a lovely wide flower bed!!! Wisteria and clematis over an arbour sounds idyllic. You really seem to enjoy your garden. Thanks for your lovely comments.
Kim x

Lynda said...

Your new arbour is lovely, Heidi! I can't wait to see it covered in wisteria and clematis ... maybe a year or so away but it's going to be gorgeous! You've got your work cut out for you removing those conifers. Gardens are constantly changing and evolving! ♥

"Early Bird" said...

This is one gardening lesson I'm learning, that they take time to develope and really look good...it's not going to happen in an instant is it? :(
I've always loved arbors and just know yours will look great!
:)

diane said...

Love the arbor and I want one in our yard, too. We have high winds sometimes, so must anchor it. Your garden is going to be such a vision once everything roots and blooms!