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Love summer!

Postby Katherine » Aug 08, 2012 11:58 pm

It just doesnt get any better does it? Some of you may remember or know I tore an old cedar hedge that was eating our pool up, and took a busted up driveway out, and put in a raised brick terrace with a bali-inspired fence. This is how its looking today, two summers later.

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Re: Love summer!

Postby Dumbo » Aug 09, 2012 4:54 am

Now that is a fence of perfection. Excellent look.
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Re: Love summer!

Postby Smitty » Aug 09, 2012 4:57 am

beautiful Kat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Love summer!

Postby Ron Evers » Aug 09, 2012 7:13 am

Lovely Kat.
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Re: Love summer!

Postby bluebird » Aug 09, 2012 7:38 am

Looks great Kat! Like your design idea inspired from world travels.
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Re: Love summer!

Postby kelly_m » Aug 09, 2012 10:25 am

Oh wow!! it really has grown up!! Lovely!!

BTW...what is that green stuff on the ground???? :shock:
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Re: Love summer!

Postby Katherine » Aug 09, 2012 11:26 am

Thank you, so much you guys!

Im not showing the part that still looks a bit bare... ha ha. I got the price quote for the retaining wall to shore up the pool, $ 35,700, to START, and that is just not going to happen. So I am trying to come up with a design for a deck off the living room, a lap pool, a koi pond and a sloping garden leading down to the river "garden", which is horrifically choked with weeds again at the moment. A few contractors have told me that would be cheaper than trying to save this enormous 80 000 litre hole thats got shifting sand walls under it and we can see daylight through the concrete on the cliff face now. Nobody swims in it but me and the grand kids now.

Changes.

Here are some of the things I have growing in this semicircular bed. Its really the only full on sun bed I have. I love it!

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Re: Love summer!

Postby Grannygardener » Aug 09, 2012 12:51 pm

Gorgeous!! Like a picture out of a magazine. Don't envy you having to decide what to do about your pool though. Edie
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Re: Love summer!

Postby bluewillow » Aug 11, 2012 6:46 pm

Stunnine! and the flowers and shrubs. You have come a long way. Congrats Kat!
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Re: Love summer!

Postby Dumbo » Aug 11, 2012 9:06 pm

The white one... Is that what they call "Crazy Daisy"?
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