Congratulations to @Sheal - A new HOME OWNER with a GARDEN!

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    alp

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    [​IMG]Many, many congratulations to you, @Sheal !
    A Home Owner with a garden!
     
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    @Sheal Congratulations on your new home and garden.:)(y)I know what it's like when you can't get into the garden.
     
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    Sheal

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    Thank you Alp! :)

    I moved 300 miles north to the Highlands of Scotland a year ago and rented a property without a garden for that time while looking to buy my new home. After a slow search I moved into my new home just two weeks ago and at the moment it still feels like a dream come true!

    Pictures to follow, but for my own internet privacy there are no full shots of my bungalow. The gardens, with the exception of the trees are pretty much a blank canvass, so from a garden-less person untiI now - I have some work to do starting with some alterations around the drive area.

    The back garden facing south-east.
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    The view at the back. I'm looking forward to seeing the trees in autumn colour.
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    Front garden.
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    Thanks Logan. :)

    You're so right, I've been going slowly stir crazy! :D
     
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    Beautiful place Sheal. I can see it now, gardens wall to wall.
     
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    Magnificent Sheal......enjoy it :)
     
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    Thank you Chuck and Verdun. :)

    If only the weather would cheer up! I need to give my new mower it's first trip around the lawns. :D
     
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    Your wait was worth it--that's a lovely spot! Please keep us posted with your improvements, and photos of your new gardens. Congratulations on coming home!
     
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    Oh, very nice.. Where were you before please, if you don't mind my asking. 300 miles ?? Lovely views. If it doesn't snow in winter so badly, I would love to live next to you.. Look at the views .. all those trees and fresh air .. You can relax in your back garden.. Bliss!

    A place to call home, Sheal!
     
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    Thanks again Alp. :)

    I was born and reared in Essex but before moving here to Scotland I lived on the Isle of Man for 24 years. The island is 300 miles north of Essex and 300 miles south of the Highlands.

    With climate change there's very little snow here now apart from on the really high ground. There's also no midges to worry about on the eastern side of Scotland, probably because it's dryer than the west coast.

    I'm now living my dream, I love Scotland and it's history. You too could make it happen. :)

    I don't think the view will ever cease to amaze me. I sit on the back doorstep now and again and just take it all in.
     
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    Congratulations @Sheal your new location is spectacular. You can exhale now and relax:) So happy to hear your news.
     
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    Oh, crumbs, Essex?? Huh!? I had to google where Isle of Man is.. No midges.. Amazing..

    You've chosen the right spot then! So nice to see trees and views far away. Here, we have nothing but exhaust fumes. I literally can't open the west facing window because of the exhaust fumes and all the cars go up to the little shop and tankers to the petrol station up the road. Then there are long vehicles delivering to T, A, and Co... Not to mention the lab next door.. I so envy you.

    The aspect of your garden is so useful as well. So happy for you for living your dream, Sheal!
     
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    @Sheal it's a great garden. You'll have fun making it your own.:)
     
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    Thank you everyone for your kind words, they're much appreciated.(y) :)
     
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    wow lovely (y) Views all the way to the mountains & only just about to rooftops:)
     
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    Don't we just want to have views like these here in Essex?!
     
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    Beautiful views. love them. good breathing room. I love open country sides.
     
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    @Sheal Perfect place! It looks very appealing! Calm green place! :)
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS, SHEAL!!! (y) :D Beautiful views!


    Have you made any "I know what's going there..." decisions yet? :) :LOL:
     
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    Thank you again everyone, your kind comments are much appreciated. :)

    No, not yet @MaryMary. The question at the moment is what's going. :) A couple of trees will be removed and others tidied up. I will be making alterations to both ends of the drive at some point and the bamboo, next to the oil tank in the last picture will be dug out. In amongst the bamboo is a stunted lilac and a couple of other plants. Why they were planted like that I haven't a clue. :rolleyes: I'm not sure yet whether I will re-plant the bamboo, I'm not keen on them.
     
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