I have to share what has become a revelation for me this week. After refencing an area in a clients garden, and building a rather neat and tidy pregola and trellis fence, she asked me to paint all the timber in Rondeals Fencelife paint in Black Oak! A Black Pergola whatever next. But I have to say I take it all back..it looks very striking and gives the garden a contemporary feel. Once it is fully planted the black timber will really act as a spoil to the plants. Particularly the climbing roses we want to grow up the Pergola posts. Matt below loves painting!!
Archive for January, 2012
Faced with a garden in January and how to approach it, its not surprising so many of us simply close the back door and promise ourselves we attempt something in March! But we miss a trick if we don’t use this precious time before the growing season kicks off. More time spent now on garden housekeeping, the less time will be wasted on it later on, when you can do the fun stuff!
First up…cut down and remove every plant you don’t like and be rid of it. There are always some that seem to survive year to year and yet have no function or pleasure to them. This makes space for your new plants which will keep the garden evolving. read more tomorrow..Jon