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June 23, 2014


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The wall is FABULOUS!! Don't paint it. I love the exposed brick, rustic look and seems to appropriate to your surroundings.

Bernadette Mignone

Gah! Do NOT paint the wall! It's beautiful and authentic and is perfect just the way it is. Looks charming!


I'd paint it blue, especially if it's the wall that you see from the house, it'll just make everything seem bright and cheery - although you might find that the painting gets a bit addictive!


I love your wall just the way it is! Americans actually their paint walls to imitate the weathered look you have quite naturally. Isn't that crazy?

Jan Bruneau

Please don't paint it. It has so much character. Old world charm. Bright flowers & greenery cascading down would be beautiful. Once you paint, you are committed.


I would leave the wall alone! It makes such a wonderful backdrop for your flowers or any other bursts of color you'd want to put there!


I had some nasty looking rendered walls in my garden and I painted them terracotta - you can do a sort of ancient Roman effect quite easily by putting the paint on and leaving it a bit patchy. The old wall is actually quite nice xx

Patricia McNeill

absolutely with your colors


Dear Lucy!
First of all thanks a lot for visiting me on my blog. I was so so so very happy about that!
It's so sweet that Little B wants to grow plants from seeds, I wish you all the best for it and hopefully he will get a real Hugh pumpkin! I only have a small balcony but I there are plenty of plants, you would love that spread of colours and I'm sure that would be a creative Flash for you :-) And we both share that Geranium love! I truely do even if they are said in Germany to be the typical plants for the elder ones. I don't care about that, I just love them and they can take the summersun at noon :-)
Well then, to be honest, I would not paint the wall but I would try to have some plants grwoing up there. I'm curious how you will decide.
Well for now I wish you a happy Weekend!

Tsering Cole

What ever you do will be amazing I'm sure but I would go with blue ,I jussi love you're blog by the way been following you for years ,first time for me to post a comment though ,you cheer me up thank you .....

Jane Thompson

Soft blue would be a lovely foil for all your pretty pots. Pumpkins are such exciting things for children to grow, hope yours are successful; as for the Mammoth bit, they are pretty big, but I think that depends on the growing conditions and if you're growing in a pot they might not get as big as those, say, grown on top of a compost heap. You might need to start feeding it after a while though. Have a great weekend.
Jane x

Donna Small

Don't paint....I love it

Carolyn Jackson

Pleased you planted the Lobelia, I cut mine back when it dried off and now even though it is winter it has perked up and there are more lovely little blue flowers. It seems to self seed also which really like. Carolyn NZ

Sue Kerkin

I would leave the wall as is, it is lovely and rustic…..hope the weather stays nice and warm for you (and the plants)


How about putting some netting up and have vines grow to cover it....I think it looks beautiful just the way it is.


I love the look of it like it is. Your flowers add the color. It looks so natural, comfortable, and unassuming!

Ana Inés

Lucy, I think the wall is wonderful the way it is. if you paint it, it'll lose the magic effect it has on your beautiful flowers.


Leave the wall! It's perfectly rustic!

Lindsey Toms

Your yard is beautiful, I like the wall as it is :)


Hi Lucy! Love the garden! How about bamboo screening? It's not expensive, looks fab & you could always take it down if you miss your wall! X


I think a lovely Lucy-coloured ripple mosaic! I can visualise it - gorgeous! And don't worry about remembering to water, your little man will remind you!


I would paint it pale blue, think white might look a bit stark, and it will feel so much fresher in your little garden

Ada Bea

Oh I'm all for slapping on a bit of paint and it will brighten it up until you can do more! A raised stone bed will look great.....off to read more posts, I've been away too long! :) x


Dear Lucy! I was reading your blog the other day, the one about you buying the plants, my husband was in the room and I said to him, I wish Lucy would paint that wall!!! Please do, it will make a huge difference and then you will have wished you had done it sooner!! A blue would be good, remember it could reflect the light so not too bright unless you want to of course!


A soft blue with butterflies on it and a bit of grass. You could plant tomatoes in a raised bed there.

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