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Hello All, I have been a bit quiet lately as I have been very unwell. I have popped onto GoY a few times and added comments, but haven’t felt up to blogging until now.
This morning as the sun was shining – it took me a while to recognise it! – we haven’t had sun for ages, anyway I ventured into the garden with hubby there to fetch and carry. Equipped with my oxygen cylinder in it’s trolley, I first of all did a wee inspection. Then after pointing to each individual plant, hubby cut down what needed cutting. Then on my kneeler I did some weeding and tickling about. Got hubby to dig a nice big geranium plant up and I split it and transplanted the parts. It had become virtually hidden under a hebe. As our soil is so light and dry, it is very easy to work.
I was thrilled to see that two hydrangea plants I’d got him to transplant last year have got signs of life, so after watering copiously, we put a very thick mulch of completely well rotted manure on and around them.
There are some nice fat hyacinths coming up. The winter aconites look lovely and the leaves of Autumn Crocus (can’t remember proper name) are well up. Rhubarb is sprouting well.
No sign at all of any frog activity. Oh dear I hope they have survived.
That little bit of garden activity has made me feel much better.
By the way I have enjoyed reading your blogs, including the ones I didn’t comment on. Come on Spring, we’re waiting.

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glad you are feeling better, sunshine works wonders doesn't it? Have had a look in my pond today and the water is churning with frogs doing what frogs do at this time of year!!! so there is hope yet its the first time i've seen them, late this year due to weather.

18 Mar, 2010

 

Hello Mad so sorry you havn't been well.Get a bit of fresh air it will do you the world of good.with the better weather a bit of light gardening is better than nothing, so take your time. your hubby sounds a gem.:o))

18 Mar, 2010

 

Hope health improving every day Mad. It has been so nice to see the sun, and even sit outside without 3 jackets on to prevent hyperthermia lol! Oh for a proper summer this year, it is well overdue :o( Really nice blog x

18 Mar, 2010

 

Sorry to hear you've been unwell. It's nice you were able to get some fresh air and that it helped you feel better.

18 Mar, 2010

 

sunshine and fresh air with a bit of grubbing about in the soil is better than any tonic--- and dipping into Goy---:0)

18 Mar, 2010

 

Sorry to hear you havent been well Mad, Im sure your activity in the garden as boosted your spirits and also your garden, sounds as though your plants are all starting to waken up, hope the sun keeps shining for you;0)

18 Mar, 2010

 

Glad you feel a bit better Mad,a little sunshine always helps :-))))

18 Mar, 2010

 

Pleased to know your feeling a little stronger. Sunshine and gardening are the best tonic ever. Just don't over do it!! Nice to hear from you :0)

18 Mar, 2010

 

Glad you are feeling a bit better :-)))

18 Mar, 2010

 

sorry to hear you were not well mad,but glad you are feeling better now,..:o))

18 Mar, 2010

 

Hi there Mad, thought you'd been a bit quiet ! So glad to hear you managed to venture outdoors, it's such a boost to be able to , made you feel a bit better I'm sure. Could I swap your light and dry soil for my Sussex clay please, please, please. : 0 ) )

18 Mar, 2010

 

"The answer lies in the soil" as Percy Thrower used to say, looks like we all agree that the road to recovery is in the soil. Get better soon and three cheers for your assistant !

18 Mar, 2010

 

Good for you for getting out there and making a start, Mad. Best wishes for your speedy recovery, and congrats to your able gardening partner. Hope the sunshine continues for you!

18 Mar, 2010

 

Pleased you are feeling a bit better the sun always helps.

19 Mar, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Thanks so much all. Megan, I wouldn't mind swapping soil when we are short of rain, its hopeless.
I'm not sure whether or not to pass on your nice comments about helper hubby. He usually annhililates anything he touches, and has size 11 shoes, so things get broken or squashed. Oh well, maybe your praise may help. The main thing is he's a willing work-horse.

19 Mar, 2010

 

Lovely to hear from you Mad, us Goyers do notice when one is absent and you were missed.........This winter has been a bit of a B-----R but we have rallied.lol, I bet your time out in the garden has done you a power of good and hubby sounds a right trooper especially if he obeyed your instructions, I know about mens feet and the garden, they just do not go in the right places if said partner is not a gardening fan do they ? Mind you saying that mine doesn`t argue about what goes on out there so that`s a plus.....lol...
Hopefully you will pick up even more now the weather is on the up and we`ll see you getting out more....Take care ,Sue......

19 Mar, 2010

 

Sorry you not been well but hope your feeling better take care of yourself...

20 Mar, 2010

 

Sorry to hear you have not been too good, hope you are feeling better now, good to get out in the garden thank goodness the temperature is getting into double figures.

21 Mar, 2010

 

Nice to hear you are picking up now Mad, I hope the breathing gets easier as the weather warms up.

23 Mar, 2010

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