February 10, 2009

Playhouse Envy

Question: How long will it take to get from a playhouse like this:
To a playhouse like this:Answer: Way too long. This would be my ultimate goal and hopefully we can have ours done by the time I have grandchildren. At least it's started though, right?

4 comments:

Pam said...

Sweet-talk Bruce into coming to stay for a month. I bet that you can start your vines growing really soon. The picket fence really adds, doesn't it? The "look" isn't that far away!

Country French Antiques said...

I would say you are off to a good start!
Just a little more love and viola!

Acorn Cottage said...

I'm ready to move in! They are beyond cute. I'll have to put that on my "honey-do" list for the year 2037!

MarmiteToasty said...

Hi, I stumbled across your blob via The Late Bloomer (Elizabeth).... I love the idea of the covered play house.... you could have it completely covered within 2 summers if you plant.....

RUSSIAN VINE (Fallopia balschuanicum, F. aubertii) (Mile-a-Minute Vine).

Very fast growing twining climber for any aspect, and very useful for climbing in unsightly wire fences or up trees. In summer it produces masses of panicles of whitish flowers which are 10 to 18 inches (25 to 45cm) long, and these cover the framework of branches. In autumn, they age to pink and finally brown. The light green foliage assumes good autumn colouring of yellow and bronze. Height up to 40ft (12m).

believe me it really does grow that fast, and whilst its growing you can also grow jasmines or honeysuckles up it as it grows for added colour and smells, obviously the last 2 are slower growing but Russian vine goes crazy and has pretty little white flowers.....

I KNOW this grows fast cos we covered a shed with it a few years ago....

x