New Bonsai Garden

The topography of the surrounding area is that we can get high winds. However behind the screening is a twenty ft drop covered by olive trees, so this acts as a natural wind break, it is also fixed to a fence. The screening is more of an asthectic and to stop local goats being nosey!!! This area of the garden was chose specifically for its full and semi shade exposure. More pictures to follow as we progress.

I think gravel between benches is a good idea. It allows you to damp down in the summer and pots are less likely to crack if they get blown off.

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Wow that’s an amazing spot for a bonsai garden.

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Man, this is such an epic spot for a garden. Trying to turn down the envy but it’s hard. Looking great so far.

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Wow. Simply wow. I can not wait to see the finished garden. Beautiful place.

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image image work continues. Benches installed. It’s a slow process. But we’re starting to get somewhere now

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Link to a walk around the garden. Still lots too do and everything done by my own hand.
Bonsai area just containing a few trees. My main trees still to be brought down to the garden from the courtyard.

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Like the benches, what ate they made from… is it a long tile or plastic cladding. Looks great.

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It’s a long terracota tile used in construction here. They don’t rot, the sun can be super extreme here. I chose to use them for there longevity and small cost.

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Just moved into a new house this past week. I have a blank slate to work with for my new garden. I am planning a mostly traditional Japanese strolling garden with my benches blended in. The garden will encompass about a 1/4 acre of the 4 we bought. There is also a small pond that is both spring and stream fed. Gets a little more shade than I was use to but it will be a ease to create a new place from step one.

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the garden slowly starting to take shape.

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I just made a collage ‘before and after’ in my head looking at first picture of your garden at the top of this tread and the last one posted … wow and well done @Nicknjh23 :+1:

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Absolutely stunning!

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Love your garden and location. I imagine you get quite a bit of wind coming up there?

You would be suprised how little we get. But we do get some now and then however we have never sustained any damage as of yet, fingers crossed it remains that way. Thank you for the kind remarks.

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A link to some pictures of the paddock garden we have been creating for just over a year. It’s been hard work and the environment here in Spain can be super hot making working in the garden through the summer quite challenging. Can’t wait for spring and the new growth to start again. I’ll update again after the winter.

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What an amazing journey, and a very impressive job well done.
Your hard work is helping to inspire my own garden plans for the new year.
Thank you for that Nick. Keep it up.

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Thanks. We still have more to do. Slowly slowly.

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The garden looking great as we head into early Spring here in Spain.

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