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15 avril 2012 7 15 /04 /avril /2012 20:03

Dear readers,

 

Chers lecteurs,

 

You may have noticed in my previous post that the area around my garden was quite messy.

 

I live in what we call a "hamlet" of six old houses whose gardens are all entangled in one an other... None of our gardens are square like those of the modern houses that are on the other side of the road.

 

The side garden alone has four different neighbours!

 

I wanted to change the back wire fence this year, but it turns out there's a bit of a neighbour problem with it as nobody knows whose it is really.

 

Cette année, j'aurai voulu changer la clôture du fond, mais il se trouve qu'il y a un petit problème de limite de propriété à cet endroit-là. Rien de grave, sauf que je me retrouve à garder ça pour un moment...

 

It's really no big deal, except that I'm left with this...

 

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En fait, je m'y étais habitué... Jusqu'à ce jour où j'avais enfin planté tous mes fraisiers, où j'admirais mon oeuvre... Et, là, le petit portillon faisait vraiment tâche.

 

I didn't like it, but I was used to it... Until one day last week, after planting my strawberry plants, I couldn't stand it anymore. I picked up some leftover white paint. And two coats later...

 

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Oh, and please have a look at the blue sky... For some reason, the weatherman on TV keeps saying every evening that tomorrow will be a rainy day in Brittany, but the sky decides otherwise.

 

C'est déjà mieux, non? Jetez un coup d'oeil à ce beau ciel bleu qu'on a en ce moment.

 

It's better isn't it? Still, I thought something was missing. If only I knew how to do wonderful signs as the ones I see in some creative blogs I read.

 

Sigh.

 

Then, bing! Idea popping in my head.

 

J'ai récupéré une des nombreuses planches qui était posée en guise de bordure dans le jardin.

 

The previous owner of the house had used planks as borders in the garden. They had just put them there...

 

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So it was quite useless and ugly... But it got upgraded to useless and pretty!

 

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Can you see it?

 

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Here it is up close...

 

Et voilà!

 

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Just in case you're lost, it means "the Orchard"...

 

I have a small idea in my head so that the tall post would look like it's here for a purpose...

 

J'ai encore un petit projet pour ce poteau qui a l'air un peu bête pour l'instant...

 

 

Magali, from her "verger" xxx

 

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colibri 18/04/2012 10:42

Bravo, Magali, c'est une très bonne idée. Moi aussi, en Bretagne, dans mes pentys à restaurer, je me heurte souvent à ce genre de petit souci esthétique de limite de propriété (grillage, mur en
parpaings...). J'ai un blog spécial "avant, après" qui n'est pas ouvert au public, mais quelquefois c'est gratifiant quand on voit le résultat, comme chez vous ! Je commence à publier quelques
billets sur "belles, sauvages et plus" sur le sujet, notamment en matière de jardinage pour rester dans le sujet ! Bonne continuation !
Colibri

Helen 17/04/2012 10:16

Brilliant!! Well done. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog,
Love Helen xx

Mandi McClure 16/04/2012 11:49

I love how the gate turned out. And the sign... PERFECT. Everything is coming together nicely.

littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 16/04/2012 20:57



Thank you. It means so much to have nice feedbacks, since I'm working on my own in the garden...



Mam 16/04/2012 08:35

Et si tu te reconvertissais dans la peinture ? Tu as de l'avenir, c'est sûr ! En tout cas, c'est bien plus mignon !

littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 16/04/2012 20:49



Merci... Enfin, là, ce n'est pas du grand art, mais ça a un aspect plus sympathique... Tu verras... un de ces jours!



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