Forum home Plants

the "mysterious "door in my garden

berardeberarde Posts: 135
Well the door was rotten and unusable, but I didn't really need it and would cost a lot to replace, so I planned to paint it white, but then thought I would have a go at painting some trompe l'oeil panels. The family thought it looked so good that it was then crying out for a handle (a lovely rat tail one ) and a knocker and well a lamp would look good and why not a window mirror? with the light on at night it is hard to believe there's years of accumulated junk behind. So something utility has turned into a real feature; I'm rather proud of it. I wouldn't mind something to grow up and round the window; ivy would I think be too rampant and there isn't a lot of space, so any suggestions? 

I noticed Monty has a door in the garden with a gothic appearance, some great hinges, and I have got space at the end of the garage...umm



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,213
    Brilliant  :)
    Clematis every time for me in that site  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,817
    Very smart.  Clems for me every time too but I would leave that mirror alone and let it speak for itself without getting cluttered and hidden.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    The mirror is perfect.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,960
    Lovely. Clematis cirrhosa. Evergreen with flowers late winter. Very delicate and can be pruned back if needed.
  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,660
    You are talented!!
  • TenNTenN Posts: 122
    Brilliant, gardening loves a bit of theatre.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,213
    The alpina varieties would do well there - especially if it's a bit drier with all the other planting. They cope with all kinds of weather too. Tough as old boots. 
    The macropetalas are also excellent in a similar situation. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,412
    Wow I love that door, I'm not sure I have the skill but I will unashamedly try to steal that idea myself I have a wall that needs something to dress it up 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,162
    Just caught up with this, love it !
    If only l could persuade my OH to do something similar. 
    Agree about the mirror  :)
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 495
    Truly magnificent, well done!
Sign In or Register to comment.