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Dear Diary


By mandym


Have now planted pots and hanging baskets, purchased wisteria and ‘built’ new rockery in back garden. Have decided to buy new table and chairs for side patio, but husband says no (we’re on a budget and I have already spent more than the national debt on new plants), however will buy new furniture with secret credit card and tell husband were cheap from ebay – win/win situation I think!! Have turned utility room into greenhouse now growing tomatoes, chives, basil and parsley from seed. Am hopping mad, window cleaners have just told husband what a fantastic job HE is making of gardens, husband said thank you and went to work laughing, must find new window cleaners!! Started to paint back fence but had to stop because of hail stones, think I will go and forage in GC for nice things for garden. Husband is praying enforced gardeners leave is over soon, hopefully before we are bankrupted, serves him right for taking undeserved praise!!

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Enjoy! you have done wonders.

30 Apr, 2010


It all looks good.

30 Apr, 2010


That is lovely,Mandy, YOU have done very well...:o)))

30 Apr, 2010


very nice.

30 Apr, 2010


looking good .Mandy love the idea of the screening on your fence panels!!:~)))

30 Apr, 2010


Thanks all, the side patio was an area that my husband used to keep bricks and his cement mixer (he's a builder), I commandered it and turned it into the patio you see now over the last two weeks. It's south facing so gets a lot of sun and is a lovely place to sit and have a coffee, especially now I've put the sceening up.

1 May, 2010


this blog made me partner is always taking undeserved praise for MY front garden when people walk past. x

3 May, 2010


Men!! (lol)

4 May, 2010


well looks good

21 Jun, 2010


Thanks Doddy

22 Jun, 2010


I really like your's it looking after this bad winter? I have rocks (my daughter got them for me from freecycle) and will do much the same as you've done so appreciated your photo :)

Your fencing looks really pretty too (is pretty the right word? lol)....anyhow, I like it very much.

1 Mar, 2011

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