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We're you at it in the 70's?!



  • B3B3 Posts: 26,954
    Yes. Rockeries were a thing. And standard roses just standing there with nothing underneath them.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,070
    We bought our first house in 1973. I hadn't a clue about gardening. Mother-in-Law came to stay, she was a skilled gardener. We walked up the street and she named all the bedding plants in the front gardens. We went and bought my favourites and - yes, I did plant a row of alternating blue lobelia and white alyssum.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,997
    crazy paving, conifers and heathers, dahlias and standard roses, gnomes, bedding plants, pampas grass and a rockery.

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • FireFire Posts: 18,019
    B3 said:
    Yes. Rockeries were a thing. And standard roses just standing there with nothing underneath them.

    Yes, but aged five they were a thing of perfumed wonder.
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,954
    My advice to you is don't have a 70s garden. Gardening as we know it was in its infancy. Think of  the  taste of a four year old.  don't wear loon pants. Eat a proper prawn cocktail or cheese and pineapple on sticks. They are actually quite nice. I've never tried A fondue, but maybe it's good. A proper chicken Kiev is delicious but deadly.
    Some 70s  fashion was quite tasteful, but it's never going to make it to the internet.  Much of it was abysmal.  Why spoil a good story with the truth?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,260
    Leylandii hedges were new and wonderful...  

    Indoors, we decorated our living room with something called Fibron.  It came in a cardboard tub, and you decanted the "stuff" - short acrylic fibres, in a number of colours (we chose old gold, trendy at the time) - into a bucket, adding adhesive and water.  When it was mixed you just bunged it on the wall.  Hubby discovered you could throw it, from a distance... great fun.  Well, we were young and stupid...  
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,954
    And woodchip. It covered the bumps and cracks and had an interesting texturr😒
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BrodiePBrodieP Posts: 21
    I've had a real giggle reading through all the posts - thanks so much for your input and experience....what a laugh. I guess hindsight is always 20-20 😆
    There are some things we're genuinely going to take from the posts so far and that would fit straight in, especially in a spot we have close to the house.... crazy paving, that blue furniture (I'm on the hunt already) and we've got a ton of spare pots and some raised planters that we'll fill (come time) with some of the suggestions.
    Absolutely top stuff - made my evening 😁👏🏻👍🏻
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,954
    You don't need to find blue furniture, just blue paint. Don't put it on your fence in case you change your mind😏
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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