Thursday, June 28

The back view is a bit boring

Here's the view from the back of our summerhouse.
It's a bit boring isn't it? The plant on the left is a climbing rose that managed to survive, against all odds, when the base was built and summerhouse erected. This was cut down, almost to the ground, but is making a valiant attempt to regrow.

My plan is to have some sort of trellis erected but not fixed to the summerhouse. No doubt the summerhouse will need painting from time to time so the trellis will have to be removeable.

This means any plants growing up it will have to be either annuals or plants such as the type of clematis that can be cut back to ground level. The back of the summerhouse faces East so gets morning sun. I can feel more browsing coming on.

Oh and don't tell Martyn but I think the pathway leading to the greenhouse will need some adjustment too to make way for a planting pocket!

And just look what a friend bought us as a summerhouse warmimg gift.
We'd been pondering what type of plant we could have in there and just look what we were given. It's just perfect - thanks Hop!

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  1. Yes, definitely a trellis with something gorgeous growing up on it.

    Love the look of the summerhouse. Inside and out. I'm sure the cups of tea a very enjoyable in there. :)

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    1. Cups of coffee for me VG - I am not a typical English woman and don't drink tea.

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  2. The summerhouse is absolutely beautiful! I'm sure you will find the perfect plant for a nice trellis.

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    1. It's always fun searching for plants Robin so if nothing else I'll enjoy the browsing!

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  3. Lovely summerhouse ... It'll look picture perfect when you've trained your climbing rose over it :-)

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    1. The rose has grown a bit since I took the photo WG and is looking extremely healthy to say how it has been treated.

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  4. I do like the idea of herbacious climbers or at least ones that can be cut like that. My fences are currently groaning under the weight of passionfruit vines, jasmine and unidentified other climbing plant all of which are ridiculously vigorous and making a nuisance of themselves.

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    1. We have a fence like that Liz which will receive attention next year. Somethimes though it's only the plants that are keeping the fence upright. The rose seems to have responded to hard pruning so maybe that is a lesson learned. It's far healthier looking now than it has been for years.

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  5. From the back your summerhouse looks like an upmarket dovecote! I expect you will have martins nesting in there too if you're not careful.

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    1. Well it is somewhere where we can bill and coo and Martyn is already nesting in there.

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  6. Lovely summer house...can't wait to see what you decide to plant.

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