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We’ve had 2 days of thaw – the garden looks alive again.
I took the chance to go out and clear up a wee bit and move my bird feeder, yes seeds are sprouting, those who warned me when I did my blog about my new feeder, please don’t say ‘’we told you so’’….lol! despite me being very vigilant in trying to remove most off what gets dropped around the base.

In my jaunt around the garden – I found the hand fork I lost goodness knows how long ago under the decaying Brunnera foliage. The wide blade wall paper scraper I use for weeding and edging the fiddly bits of the lawn had been dropped under the hedge and a roll of garden wire had wedged itself in between the climbing rose and the trellis it was being tied too!

I’m one of those gardeners who is continually asking myself ‘where did I put this? or where did I put that?’ I’ve even tried buying tools with brightly coloured handles but that didn’t work either. I eventually find them days later or in today’s case, months later.

So are you slapdash or meticulously organised when it comes to your garden tools?

……and yes, I lose my glasses and keys all the time too!!!

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Hi Angie .. I've added this blog to GoYpedia Hand tools ... I'm sure you'll get lots of interesting replies :o)))

16 Dec, 2012

 

Lol Scottish, i used to be a meticulous gardener a place for everything, but when we had kids thiings changed and tools get left and i've no idea where i put my own head some days :-)))

16 Dec, 2012

 

I usually have to buy a new one before the old one pops up out of nowhere.
Surreylad you reminded me of something my mom used to say to me `you`d lose your own head if it weren`t attached to your shoulders``

16 Dec, 2012

 

Its secaturs I lose all the time. I have this horrible habit of laying them down while I fix something then I wander off and forget all about them. OH has rescued several pairs and treated them to some WD40 and some oil to get them working again. Since our cement mixer was pinched I am meticulous about locking up tools which could be used to break in to the house.

16 Dec, 2012

 

I lose everything. OH has painted my trowel handle red, which has helped a lot. I have several pairs of secateurs, all gifts from various friends at one time or another, so I just use another one until the first one turns up again - it always has up to now!

16 Dec, 2012

 

That's just what I do, Steragram! I have a favourite pair of secateurs but I'm constantly 'losing' them, so resort to other less efficient pairs until I eventually find my fave pair again. I even tried tieing them to myself with a length of string, but the constant bumping against my legs annoyed me so I've gone back to the 'lost and found' arrangement!

17 Dec, 2012

 

My favourite trowel has still not turned up! I replaced it with two, so I have more of a chance of finding one when I need it. I'm always losing things - especially my glasses. So annoying! I've got worse as I get older, I'm afraid.

We keep keys in a box, which is more difficult to lose. That seems to work for us. If OH leaves his out, I pop them in the box. :-)

17 Dec, 2012

 

I always lose my trowel !! my bird feeder drops seeds in the woodland part of my garden - adding logs and things up there - so not bothered , will look natural to me. When I dug garden up to change it I did find about 40 bricks !

17 Dec, 2012

 

You are like me lol ... I'm glad I've got company :o) I even lost a cup of tea yesterday ! Found it about 2 hrs later, stone cold lol ...
As for garden tools, I have a few of each, but still can't find them.

17 Dec, 2012

 

I bought some gold ribbon for the christmas cake and can I find it.........any ideas?
I wonder if its in my coat pocket.......

17 Dec, 2012

 

That is very funny Hywel lol

17 Dec, 2012

 

Had a laugh at this one, I`m always losing my hand tools and my secateurs are always running to a completely different place to where I had them, I have a canvas bag and a carrying basket for my tools but still lose them, my family are always buying me new sets, some of which have never been opened yet so its not really a problem, have also unearthed my trowel in my compost bin a couple of times..This time of the year is perect for finding ones lost tools and yes a good squirt of WD40 and next Feb we start all over again, lol,
In the house I have a habit of putting things in safe places never to be found again except by accident, its very annoying actually because hubby does the same thing and then moans at me if I don`t remember where his safe places are.
Hywel my hubby also does that with his cuppas, especially if he`s busy doing something, he then puts it into the microwave to reheat, YUK.......

17 Dec, 2012

 

Yes Sue - Yuk lol ... I don't do that because I've usually made another one before I find the one I lost. Sometimes I don't find it until the next day ! and if I lose it down the garden, it usually gets insects or leaves in it :D

17 Dec, 2012

 

In think of myself as an organised gardener with everything in its place, that is until till I am interrupted by the door bell or the phone and hurry away to answer! to date somewhere in my garden is a hammer, a pair of secateurs and a pair of verifocals one glove and thats what I know about?

17 Dec, 2012

 

Good to know I'm not alone folks :))
It seems that getting distracted is a common cause too.

17 Dec, 2012

 

It's being a 'senior', Kath! :-(

18 Dec, 2012

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Bik
 

Ilost my glasses too ..but I fint them 4 months later hehehe.
and what about looking for a hand tool that you keep in your ....hand?
I DID IT.

18 Dec, 2012

 

Spritz I must have been a senior for more than half my life then and Bik I`ve done that as well.....

18 Dec, 2012

 

Or looked for your glasses when you have them on.....Thats a classic!

18 Dec, 2012

 

Happens all the time. I perch them on my forehead - then look for them! lol.

18 Dec, 2012

 

I am forever losing my favourite trowel and secateurs and don't even mention specs....... 4 pair...and can I find a pair when I need some!!!! Once found the missing binoculars up a tree after all the leaves had fallen (where my son had left them.)

19 Dec, 2012

 

LOL. Were they still usable?

19 Dec, 2012

 

Unfortunately, we keep hunting for missing things which are most likely to be in a box in storage at the moment. :-(( Boo-hoo!

19 Dec, 2012

 

Spritz it must be pretty hellish for you right now - major upheaval is bad enough but at this time of the year you must be tearing your hair out!
On a lighter note - I found a bag of tulip bulbs at the bottom of a bag of Xmas wrapping paper this afternoon. They have all started sprouting - so now in a pot for spring!

19 Dec, 2012

 

That was a bonus. :-)

Yes, it is really, but we're better off than some people. I'm trying to count our blessings - or I'd be in hysterics!

20 Dec, 2012

 

Angie, I'm sorry I missed this earlier. I'm absolutely unreliable in all things, even gardening. Some days I'm meticulous, and others I'm lazy and slap-dash. It's the same in all areas of my life I'm afraid, but I've got used to it now! Jekyl and Hyde Fraser, that's me!

23 Dec, 2012

 

Oh I feel so much better about myself after reading all this! I've let a cup of tea go cold but never lost one so far. Thank you Goy!

28 Dec, 2012

 

Oh Lor', Angie, we must be very similar - we spend as much time searching for keys and glasses and trowels and string and secateurs and mobile 'phones as we do gardening. We found a very cold cup of tea one day just after some snow had melted - it must have been out there, perched on the garden wall for over a week. I hadn't even missed the mug. My OH is an absolute bu***r at losing things, especially keys. He once managed to lose the car keys in the vegetable garden (we think) which was VERY inconvenient. We went to the garage to see if they could cut some more from the spare set, but they couldn't. "Never mind, Signore", said the mechanic, "Come the spring, they should sprout!" Needless to say, we never found them, but since we've recently bought a replacement car, they'll no doubt come to light very shortly. Currently he has no house keys, and we can't find the lawn scarifier. And you thought you were bad!

7 Jan, 2013

 

Forgot to mention that I have lost two wedding rings in the garden - after the second one OH declined to buy me another. (I've very small knuckles so rings won't stay on unless they are too tight)

9 Jan, 2013

 

Oh Stera! That's so sad! I have such horrid hands with big knuckles that I'd have to SAW mine off. My old art teacher once grabbed my teenaged hand and announced to the class "Good, strong ARTISAN hands here!" I can think of kinder compliments. Maybe you'll come across your rings by chance one day when you're weeding.

10 Jan, 2013

 

Borrow a metal detector Steragram. Its surprising what you can find with one of them.

10 Jan, 2013

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