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Have I really had a holiday !

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Before the holiday, things to do: 1. Cut both lawns, 2. weed every border, including the allotment. 3. deadhead the roses. 4. water anything that needs it, including all pots and any baskets that are still flowering. 5 clean house top to bottom.5 make sure every veg. that needs freezing is done. 6 . Empty and clean the fridge. Back from the holiday and things to do: 1.Apparently the tail end of a hurricane hit Britain so, arrived home Tuesday night,and on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,Saturday there was beech nuts , branches and cones to clear up..


2.Cut both lawns. 3.Weed every border, including the allotment.4. Deadhead the roses. 5. Water anything that needs it ( especially after returning home to a heatwave) 6. Shop and fill up the fridge again, but clean it again first ( as, silly old me shut the fridge door causing mildew inside).Still it was nice to come back and not have to light the fire and to see my favourite rose Bonica plus others still flowering,(4th flush which is unusual).


Rudbeckias still flowering their heads off.


Osteospermums and begonias


trailing begonias.


and this is a Philadelhus which has decided to flower again. So is this holiday worth all this work? YES,IT IS!

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glad you enjoyed your holiday ~ you certainly deserved one ~ and now i hope you are planning for the next one ~ not in hurricane or heatwave season!!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Glad you had a great holiday Rose and pleased to know I am not the only madwoman who cleans her house top to bottome before going away..love coming home to a clean house!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Oh I don't know Stickie, as long as the hurricane is somewhere else but the heatwave is where we are. I think Karensusan our house is always cleanest when we are holidaying.Thanks both of you for your comments and I had only just finished writing it , and didn't expect such a quick response.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Yes holidays are worth it Rose, I always need a holiday to get over having one, lol.
Your photo`s look lovely...

3 Oct, 2011

 

Flip! Rose! You said that you had a lot to clear up, I didn't realise you had that much! I'm sure you feel like another holiday to get over all that work! Still, it's all done now, and I'm sure it looks great! It must have been lovely to come home to your beloved Bonica still blooming it's heart out! Lovely pic of you and your lovely Hubby...what on earth are you eating!! Lol! ;0) lovely to have you back Rose!x

3 Oct, 2011

 

It's always worth going on holiday. I clean the house from top to bottom as well before I go on holiday as I like coming home to a clean house. Your flowers are blooming lovely!!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely pictures Rose, glad you enjoyed yourselves. Always the same when you get back the garden has to be knocked back into shape. There are leaves all over mine at the moment, but not going to clear them up until they have finished falling, it is such a big task and I can be at it for weeks if I start now. One of the downfalls of having an 80 acre wood alongside the garden. I will pick some up with the mower and that will have to be it - I did buy a blower/sucker for the leaves but it is so heavy I can only manage to use it the once in the year. lol. another waste of money. It was supposed to have a wheel on the nozzle and it didn't so I just have to lugg it around and hope my back doesn't give out. Your garden is still full of flowers, mine is suffering because of the lack of rain yet again this year. Hoping for a drop of the wet stuff this week sometime. Make sure you find time to sit out while it is still so warm, enjoy. xx B

3 Oct, 2011

 

Great blog Rose! I think we can all relate in some way :)
Love the pics and your flowers are still looking beautiful!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Lincs lass and Sheilar,i think most of us are exactly the same about cleaning the house before we go away.As hubby says it must be a woman thing! Elizabeth,my friend, I didn't have a clue what that large concoction was when they brought it to the table, but when the top came off ,all it revealed was a special chicken dish (which was very nice ,by the way).At the hotel when we ate there ,a casserole dish was put on a plate covered in tin foil and was set alight!Frightened me to death,and when we tried to blow it out ,it burned even more. The manager of the hotel thought it was very funny, because if we had left it ,it would have just gone out on its own. Thanks olive, and I thought we got alot of leaves! I have a lawn hoover and that too doesn't have wheels ,so most of the time we sweep it up,every day.Maybe I should take a leaf (lol) out of your book and wait until they have all shed their leaves. Thanks Lil for your kind comments.

4 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Rose, enjoyed your blog made me laugh the things we think we need to do before we go away I do those things and also always have to put bleach down the toilets just as I am leaving. Your garden is looking lovely and looks like you had a lovely time away.

4 Oct, 2011

 

I do exactly the same Nana d.Glad you enjoyed my blog and thanks for your comments.

4 Oct, 2011

 

Your garden looks lovely. You've worked hard on it.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday :o)

5 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Rose ou seem to have had a lovely holiday and interesting food!!! Its a great feeling to return to a clean house and tidy garden.Doesn't last for long ,though!!! Enjoyed your photos.

5 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Hywel and Meadowland , we really enjoy our holidays in Turkey. The people are so friendly and accomodating there.Back into the swing of things now.

6 Oct, 2011

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