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Old 16.06.2010, 09:09
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No better free-time is spent for me than sitting in my backyard amongst its beautiful surroundings. Whether big or small, the backyard, balcony or garden when arranged well is a sea of tranquility & a place where one can relax & spend time alone or with friends & family.

My dream is to have a garden with a small stream running through but for now I am happy with my small space I have & considering its size, I have made the most of it I think.

Anyone who especially has a stream in theirs please make me jealous & post up.
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Old 16.06.2010, 09:53
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Re: Backyards Switzerland

I agree - I even have a pond - well technically 2 of them - with frogs (the size of your fist) and loads of Alpine newts.

However, I spent a whole day cutting down the rest of the garden which was over 1m high when we moved in. There is still at least 2 days of clearing work to be done - with more strimming - before I can work out what I am going to do with the place.

On the flip side - we have 2 monsterous red/black current bushes - and a whole load of smaller gooseberry plants.
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I agree - I even have a pond - well technically 2 of them - with frogs (the size of your fist) and loads of Alpine newts.

However, I spent a whole day cutting down the rest of the garden which was over 1m high when we moved in. There is still at least 2 days of clearing work to be done - with more strimming - before I can work out what I am going to do with the place.

On the flip side - we have 2 monsterous red/black current bushes - and a whole load of smaller gooseberry plants.
Any chance of a nice picture, love the fact you have those little frogs & newts.
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Re: Backyards Switzerland

Is this a take on the all-too-famous "Backwards Switzerland" thread?

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Re: Backyards Switzerland

My back garden in Glarnerland:
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Old 16.06.2010, 10:35
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Re: Backyards Switzerland

It looks lovely I have a stream right next to the garden and I love it, but the garden is a heck of a lot of work so that its nice enough to sit in
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Any chance of a nice picture, love the fact you have those little frogs & newts.
The hassle of the house will have me up there on Thursday evening - if the light is good I will try and take some photos of the place (inside and out) so you can get an idea.

The garden is akin to a bomb site at the moment!!
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Re: Backyards Switzerland

Our neighbours "stole" our part of the backyard because they "don't have any balcony" and the other part they gave to a neighbour down the street without even asking It's overrun by these really ugly, fat, yellow worms in the ground... I think they called them Maikäfer or something. Also 30 snails to ever square meter and stinging nettle everywhere. We tried to mow some of that away and they just yelled at us. I had a wonderful confrontation with the stinging nettle last week while collecting firewood. Seems pants are no protection against them.

I guess that's a good way of trying to bring the property value down. We think they want to try and get a good deal and buy the house and land for themselves and ruining it in the mean time.

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No better free-time is spent for me than sitting in my backyard amongst its beautiful surroundings. Whether big or small, the backyard, balcony or garden when arranged well is a sea of tranquility & a place where one can relax & spend time alone or with friends & family.

My dream is to have a garden with a small stream running through but for now I am happy with my small space I have & considering its size, I have made the most of it I think.

Anyone who especially has a stream in theirs please make me jealous & post up.
Hey, you have a beautful backyard ! We do have a piece of the common garden here but it's only grass and a couple of bushes. I always feel that I'm spending way too little time in our garden, but I'm so busy.......... Maybe I should quit the English Forum and spend the time reading outside instead....
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Our neighbours "stole" our part of the backyard because they "don't have any balcony" and the other part they gave to a neighbour down the street without even asking It's overrun by these really ugly, fat, yellow worms in the ground... I think they called them Maikäfer or something. Also 30 snails to ever square meter and stinging nettle everywhere. We tried to mow some of that away and they just yelled at us. I had a wonderful confrontation with the stinging nettle last week while collecting firewood. Seems pants are no protection against them.
Wearing just pants is definitely no good when your garden has nettles, a pair of trousers or jeans would be best
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Is this a take on the all-too-famous "Backwards Switzerland" thread?

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No. Its about Backyards
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Re: Backyards Switzerland

Eventually I have managed to take some photos of our "work in progress" - and upload them to the interweb







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Re: Backyards Switzerland

Not technically a yard. But it is, sort of, my back garden.

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Looking for a little summer house in the Jura & this garden stood out..
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Re: Backyards Switzerland

The view from my backyard
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