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Birthday weekend

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It’s my Birthday today and I’ve had a great birthday weekend. We went to two garden centres and my lovely hubby Tim bought me a bag of compost, some new secateurs a packet of seeds ’ Geranium ‘Moulin Rouge’ and 2 Photinia Red Robins. Fab! He also bought me a yummy birthday cake!
On Friday my boss gave me a double cassette set of Alan Titchmarsh, reading ‘Trowel & Error’ – one of his books I bought last year and haven’t got round to reading yet, then my workpals surprised me with a massive bag full of purple things – purple is my favourite colour – in the bag (amongst other things) I had a purple watering can, purple bubble bath, purple sponge, purple wine glasses, purple toiletries, purple everything! But the biggest surprise was having 3 seed potatoes placed on my desk – a gift from one of the chaps I work with who’s also into gardening. He’d bought a bag of ‘Rocket’ seed potatoes and had shared them with another gardening work buddy, he had 3 left over and gave them to me to try out. Everyone who came to visit me on Friday was asking why I had 3 potatoes sitting on my desk! I then went into great detail on how to grow them – a few strange looks later, they wandered off, no doubt thinking I had gone completely bonkers! Not sure if I managed to convert any of them to gardening, but I’ll just keep on trying!
When my mum phoned to give her birthday greetings I just couldn’t help myself and started asking her about her garden…My step-dad made some raised beds last week and they’ve got some seeds on the go already (I think I prompted them to sow them after talking rather enthusiastically about gardening. I said I had a few seeds left over and will send them in the post to try. I’ve said she should become a member on GoY so I can see photographic evidence of developments! Watch this space….
All in all, I have had a fab birthday-gardening weekend!

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So Good 2 hear uv had so much Fun GreenF :) Dont u just love Birthdays all those Presies&Surprises LOVELY :)X

22 Feb, 2009

 

What a lovely birthday weekend you have had Greenfingers.No wonder you are happy tonight Lovely !

22 Feb, 2009

Ams
Ams
 

Happy Birthday your purpleness.

22 Feb, 2009

 

Happy birthday GF it's great when everyone knows what makes you tick.Sounds like a lovely day you've had :0)

22 Feb, 2009

 

Many happy returns GF.
It sounds like you have had a great day.

22 Feb, 2009

 

Happy Birthday Greenfingers. I've got some Rocket potatoes I'm going to try in big pots. Where are you going to plant yours ?

22 Feb, 2009

 

Happy Birthday Greenfingers..............What a lovely weekend you have had...................

22 Feb, 2009

 

Happy Birthday Greenfingers,...Thats a lovely selection of gifts you,ve received all that purple, very Royal I must say......

22 Feb, 2009

 

A Very Happy Birthday, Dear!

So glad to see that you, at least, haven't "gone to seed".

Hope the potatoes do,howvever, and that any seeds you sow this year come up Trumps! - X

22 Feb, 2009

 

A Happy one indeed. Sounds like you enjoyed it. Let's hope all the rest are as good or better! : ) I really like the purple themed gifts, how cute!

23 Feb, 2009

 

Happy Birthday Fingers. Sounds like you had a fabulous day. All those perfect prezzies. :o)

23 Feb, 2009

 

Happy Birthday Greenfingers and you share it with Lord and Lady Baden Powell ( long gone of course, but still celebrated around the world by all guides and scouts, wearing the little snowdrops on their uniforms ). You are not only being spoiled but you also had a fabulous day. That cake to top it off, lucky girl!

23 Feb, 2009

 

What a lovely birthday! Glad you had so much enjoyment.

23 Feb, 2009

 

Thanks Jacque, BB, Ams, Aster, Grenville, Blodyn, Milky, Lincslass, David, Wohlibuli, Gilli and Marguerite! A slice of birthday cake is on its' way to you all! I really had a fab purple birthday. Blod - I'll be planting the spuds in a specially prepared bed, the same area we grew some Charlottes - they were great so I hope the Rocket are just as successfull. Lincslass - you may call me Her Royal Purple Princess - it sounds very lah-de-dah! LoL.
David - I haven't quite gone to seed yet, although being on the other side of 40 now ( so the rumours say), feels a little wierd at the moment. I've told everyone I'm 29 but not sure they believe me!
Marguerite, Baden Powell and the Scout movement actually started just a few miles from where we live - on Brownsea Island. When we had our boat we used to go around the island, dropping the anchor and dangling a fishing line in - of course I caught the most fish - a couple of them were eaten by our cats when we bought them home!
Thanks again for all your good wishes - here's to another year of happy gardening for all x x

23 Feb, 2009

 

Happy birthday.
Purple is good :o)

23 Feb, 2009

 

~Happy birthday~I love Amethysts for their deep purple colour!
I am also thinking of potatoes in pots!

23 Feb, 2009

 

Happy birthday, Greenfingers.
Purple is also my fav colour, love the idea of getting a bag of purple goodies. How thoughtful! My birthday is this week, there are a lot of us celebrating at the moment!

23 Feb, 2009

 

Happy birthday for yesterday

23 Feb, 2009

 

belated birthday greeting oh purpleness!! my daughters favourite colour!

23 Feb, 2009

 

Happy belated Birthday.
Lots of good gifts make it more bareable!

23 Feb, 2009

 

happy belated birthday. I like colour themed days too.
enjoy the plants. have you got allium 'purple sensation'? It is stunning and surely one for you.

23 Feb, 2009

 

Thanks Seaburngirl. No I haven't got one of those....yet.....I'll look out for one.....or two....

24 Feb, 2009

 

parkers and van meuwen sell them and its not too late to plant them in the garden. I have them coming up in pots at the mo.

24 Feb, 2009

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