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goldie1

By goldie1

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Not really a gardening fan for many years, I found that once the children had flown the coop and my other half was thinking that the grass was greener elsewhere….
Suddenly the garden became my responsibility……At the time I could do nothing about it as I was a 24/7 carer for my mum who had been bedridden for 9 of the 11 years I cared for her………..She passed away in 2000 and I then started to lead a life of debauchery…….. :0) Catching up on so many things I had missed out on as a very young mum, and in general having a thoroughly good time……..
But at some point you have to start to act responsibly again….(what a pity )
So now in my 60’s I plan to tackle the garden………..bring it back to its former glory.
If possible………….
Last year I lost two tree’s my Coxes Pippin and my Victoria Plum….they both had rot in their trunks and had become unstable……….The Cox had not been good for a number of years, but the Plum was still fruiting prolifically although it looked really sick………….
My garden is made up of mainly shrubs, a lot of which I don’t know the names of
but my pride and joy is my Acer ‘pix to follow when I can get a clear day’ and I have three hollies two Hybrids and one Traditional……………
I would love to gravel the back garden and just have pots but leaving an area of soil and grass for Pooch-face to grub around in. Trouble is I live on a hill and it would take so much soil to level it……………
My constant companion is my rather spoiled Jack Russell ‘Jilly’ and her sometimes side kick ‘Shadow’ my elder sons black lab…………….
More to follow…………….
When I said more to follow I was hoping it would be positive news, unfortunately the results of my MRI scan weren’t good and I have to see a Spinal Surgeon and here was me thinking I would be able to put my garden to rights now I am not in as much pain…….Oh well c’est la vie …
And also was hoping that August was going to be as forecast, a fine month, But its precipitating down here as bad as ever :0(

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Comments

 

Jilly looks a cutey Goldie...looking up as if butter wouldn't melt!!

Good luck with your garden...& don't give up on acting unresponsibly once in a while!

26 Jul, 2009

 

You can still act unresponsibly and garden you know (i do LOL) looking forward to more pics, nice to meet you!

26 Jul, 2009

 

Have a good browse around Goy Goldie and you`ll probably get loads of ideas,good luck with it and have fun............

26 Jul, 2009

 

I agree with Fluff and Sewingkilla.....go for it and have fun. Look forward to your acer pics...

26 Jul, 2009

 

Hey Goldie a big welcome to Goy from me - you've come to the right site where lots of are good at acting unresponsibly : ) Hi to Jilly too

26 Jul, 2009

 

Thank you Angie, for your welcome, I certainly will feel at home then. :o)

26 Jul, 2009

 

I would say "Jilly" is the boss Goldie,she`s a cutie enjoy your gardening!!:~)))

26 Jul, 2009

 

She is so Mobee, getting a bit long in the tooth now at 13 but still bright eyed and bushy tailed.

26 Jul, 2009

 

why do you have to stop being 'irresponsible' i was hoping when i get to the other side of retirement i could stop acting responsible.....:o)

enjoy the gardening and you will soon find lots of friends on GoY to keep you busy.

26 Jul, 2009

 

I find shrubs easy to look after.
I don't think I'd know when I reached the point to act responsibly. Maybe I've gone past it without knowing. lol

26 Jul, 2009

 

So right S.girl. I spent so many years being responsible for one person or another. Now it's just me and my garden - and Sophie of course.
Like you Goldie I only really began gardening seriously in my 60's - and what a great time I'm having. If I feel like digging up the entire lawn, well I can.
Jilly looks lovely.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Hi Goldie! Welcome from me. too! It's a good age - we can misbehave if we want to, choose what we do each day (Usually) and not live by the clock! How good is that? lol.

28 Jul, 2009

 

it's wonderful Spitz, do what you want when you want, trouble is I'm inclined to put off til tomorrow what I really should do today...........:0)

28 Jul, 2009

 

Welcome to the forum Goldie 1. You'll find lots of inspirational ideas here and nice folk to chat to.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Thank you Keithsmum :>)

31 Jul, 2009

 

I do, too - but it doesn't matter, does it? lol.

31 Jul, 2009

 

certainly doesn't Henry, in fact best times of our lives ;0)

1 Aug, 2009

 

Just catching up with your blogs, Goldie. I wonder if you know the poem by Jenny Jospeh 'When I am old I shall wear purple'. I've got it hanging on my wall so that I don't get too staid and respectable :)

2 Aug, 2009

 

I like that poem, Gee! I agree with the sentiments, too...

Goldie, please stick to 'Spritz'...Henry is my dog, and he's so clever that he thinks you're talking to him! LOL.

2 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Gee, yes I do know the poem and Like spritz I also love the sentiment in it..............:0)

3 Aug, 2009

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