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Look what we built this weekend!

Postby countrychic » Sep 17, 2012 1:59 pm

Turned a sloping hill on the edge of the garden into a walkway. Grass was impossible to mow here without falling off the mower sideways, lol. So I ripped the grass out, and levelled the ground in tiered steps towards the fence. Hubby and I built the Pergola over 2 weekends. Laid down a walkway with planks we had lying around and mulched in between the gaps. Planted two pear trees along the fence (for the kids) and a couple of Dutchmens Pipe to grow up and over pergola. There are grapes growing on the fence, I might train them up too.
What do you think?
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby B_BQ » Sep 17, 2012 3:10 pm

Wow! Nice job!
I love the view along the walkway through the pergola. The kids will love it.
Dutchman's Pipe? I personally am not enamoured with it, but this is quite a big area so they should look OK. If you could train the grape vine to intermingle that would be great.
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby Eeyore » Sep 17, 2012 3:22 pm

Ditto Brenda's WOW! Very nice job indeed! It looks great!
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby countrychic » Sep 17, 2012 3:49 pm

I haven't seen a Dutchmens Pipe in bloom in real life. But these are its flowers from google. Could be very cool!
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby Dumbo » Sep 17, 2012 3:56 pm

Very nice look. Well done.

Personally, I would get rid of all the weeds and funny ugly bushes and grow grapes all along & up that thing. ;)
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby countrychic » Sep 17, 2012 4:08 pm

Dumbo wrote:I would get rid of all the weeds and funny ugly bushes and grow grapes all along & up that thing. ;)


What weeds? where? I have back ache to prove there are no weeds in my garden! And ugly bushes? where? Better not be those expensive plants I just put in! :x lol
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby Dumbo » Sep 17, 2012 4:26 pm

countrychic wrote:ugly bushes? where? Better not be those expensive plants I just put in!

You say tomato, I say ugly bush.

I think your husband would agree with you buying a wine press and pulling all that ugliness out. :p
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby countrychic » Sep 17, 2012 4:38 pm

Kindly circle where these ugly bushes are so I can at least defend myself and my poor plants. I see nothing.
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby Dumbo » Sep 17, 2012 6:50 pm

I removed the ugly parts and filled them in with grapes for you.
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Re: Look what we built this weekend!

Postby kelly_m » Sep 17, 2012 8:49 pm

Ignoring Marc.....

WOW!!!!

i love the rustic look!!!
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