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I survived.


By ducky


Well the open gardens day last monday went very well, (I have left my camera somewhere, so when I find it I will upload the before and after photos). I really just wanted to say thankyou to everyone who gave me the encouragement to keep going – it was rather a push to the post but we felt satisfied by the result and had a lot of positive comments.

I finally got the new deck garden planted on the Friday and barked up on the Saturday, grass cut and edged on the Saturday afternoon. The deck finished painting on the Sunday and final few winter bedding plants in finishing at 1.30pm on the monday (gardens opened at 2pm!)

A few areas needed re-doing several times over as the Chickens kept on escaping – the sight of all the freshly turned soil and bark mulch sent them into a frenzy of worm hunting, scratching, digging and general destruction! But once kept in by the addition of several strands of fishing line on top of their fence – they became quite an attraction in themselves.

The weather was kind – overcast with occasional breaks for sunshine, but no rain and warm enough not to need a coat, so there were crouds of people about – I lost count after the 200 mark.

I closed at 6.45 (a bit early!) but it gave me chance to catch up with my family at the village duck races – and my duck no 67 came first in race 3!!!

The garden is now quite nice and tidy – just ready for me to plant my bulbs and the other ‘hidden’ plants that will hopefully bring the scheme together for next year – however ‘something’ is making a mess by excavating timber out of my willow tree; there are wood chips all over and a hole appearing in the end of a branch 8’ up – I havnt seen or heard anything yetany ideas?

This weekend is the horticultural show – another good village afternoon out!

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Phew!.....Well done Ducky, that was a great rush for you but you made it.....just! I've been wonering how it went. 200 people is a huge number and must have made it well worth the effort. Please don't be too long with the photos.
Had a chuckle visualising your chickens messing it all up!!

4 Sep, 2009


Well done Ducky, It was worth all that work - 200 garden visitors is a very impressive total

4 Sep, 2009


Well done Ducky...good effort eh? Glad you had good weather & so many folk turned up.

4 Sep, 2009


Nicely done, finishing with 30 minutes to spare. Now thats what I call planning. :~)))

5 Sep, 2009


Planning???- the duck race and a BBQ with a bottle of wine were calling!

PS - I will get the photos up soon and for anyone interested the day in total raised over £2000 for the church

22 Sep, 2009


Well done that's a really good boost for church funds and a great day out for the whole village by the sounds of it. It will be lovely to see the pics. Are there any of the duck races?

22 Sep, 2009

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