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Aching but happy!


By Gee19


It has been a beautiful day. I had several jobs that needed doing in the garden but first I took Chloe for a walk to the woods. I wanted to see the bluebells and didn’t know if Chloe would make it that far but, bless her, she did. It took us about 50 minutes (it’s only round the corner and up the road but Chloe takes her time!) but…..

…it was well worth it, the bluebells looked beautiful and the smell was equally good.

On the way back, I saw a clump of white ‘blue bells’ but when I spotted the ladybird I forgot to take a photo of the flowers!

Thinking that it was better to ‘let sleeping ducks lie’ we crept passed the pond!

But we did say hello to the fish.

A little later, while Chloe slept, my lovely son-in-law took me to the local garden centre to buy some potting compost. I also still had some garden vouchers (from Christmas and Mothers Day) so looked at the clematis there.

I couldn’t decide between Montana Rubens and Clematis Early Sensation, an evergreen, so I bought both! Early Sensation is already planted in the back garden but I will have to wait to plant the Montana until I get some wires fixed. Lovely son-in-law has agreed to help again.

I then secured the little fence and trellis that hides the dustbin. This had been broken when my neighbours fence was flapping about. Now it’s fixed and the ivy is much more under control and I don’t have to hold the trellis up with my elbow while I put rubbish in the bin!

The rest of the morning was spent digging out a dead shrub in the front garden (that made me puff!) It was a flowering current that started to send out little leaf buds before the last lot of cold weather and then just died. I thought that I might find some signs of life as I cut it back but it was beyond hope. I found a buddlea had seeded itself in one of my pots so I have transplanted that into the empty space. I like free plants!

Lots of others plants are doing well. The bugle is lovely just now…

And there are signs of blossom on my favourite pyracantha.

The two little lavendar cuttings I took last year are now doing well

This spider was not impressed when I lifted the pot up that he was living under.

The terrible trio had their first full day in the garden and enjoyed the dandelions that I picked on the way back from the woods.

A very happy and satisfying day!

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Thank you for sharing. Beautiful pictures and bluebells.

23 Apr, 2009


Love this Blog Gee it was like reading a Fairy Tale your so lucky 2 live near such a Gorgeous Wood :) Thanx 4 shareing your wondeful day :)

23 Apr, 2009


Thanks for this lovely blog Gee. Your local bluebell wood is beautiful and you seem to be getting your garden all nicely sorted. I bet your tortoises enjoyed their day out in the sunshine.
All in all a good day.

23 Apr, 2009


Smashing blog, love the tortoises.

23 Apr, 2009


Great blog as always, Gee.
Well done Chloe on completing the walk :o)

23 Apr, 2009


|Your bluebells are so much further out than ours and you don't have the obnoxious garlic that we have everywhere
~lucky you!

23 Apr, 2009


Our bluebells are just coming out, hope to see a lot this weekend when we set off for a walk.

23 Apr, 2009


Lovely photos esp the bluebells. I used to live near a bluebell wood. It was beutiful .

23 Apr, 2009


What a lovely walk you had! Thanks for the lovely blog, good to see what everyone is up to!

23 Apr, 2009


Lovely blog Gee....the bluebell photos are wonderful,and great to see the tortoises tucking in !

27 Apr, 2009


An excelent blog! What a great combination of scenery, plants and wildlife. Absolutely amazing!

28 Apr, 2009

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