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I worked hard today!


It was a sunny day so I got busy in the garden. I made a start on placing plant supports round a few of the more ‘floppy’ ones like the Acanthus and three Veronicas. Then I tidied the back garden which is colour-themed purple, gold and white.

It’s amazing how many tiny weeds are attempting to grow – I gave them short shrift! There were even some brambles pushing up – we thought we’d dug them all up when we made the borders!

At the moment, most of the plants are small – lots of Winter Pansies, Anemone blanda and a few Calendula – but there’s one beautiful purple Iris in bloom. My friend in the village dug up two clumps of hers for me – and they have thrived. The colour is perfect!

I planted Clematis and a white Solanum along the trellis, so that something would be in flower in each season.

This is C.alpina ‘Helsingborg’. When the borders were tidy I turned my attention back to the side garden grass edges. What a mess! I decided to use the edging tool as well as the shears.

This area of the garden has not been dug over properly and has a lot of stones in it. it was hard work with the edger as I kept hitting stones which had to be dug out before I could continue.
It was worth doing, though. It looks a lot tidier.

I had clipped the edges of the curved borders in this part of the garden early this morning before Henry and I went for our walk – so it is beginning to look properly tidied.

I am not looking towards the other end of this area, though – it’s a mess! And I haven’t made much progress in the front garden – I love my garden but it is very big and takes a lot of time! Ah well, there’s always tomorrow – but although I am tired, it was worth the hard work! What shall I do next?

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You have had a busy day Spritz you garden looks lovely and if you are looking for something else to do my edges need some work done if you have some spare time lol

9 Apr, 2008


Looking good.

9 Apr, 2008


a good days work there spritz, garden looks lovely

9 Apr, 2008


Looks So much Better u must be worn out after all that work ??

9 Apr, 2008


Looking great. Lucky you, I have had heavy showers all day so couldn't do anything out there.

9 Apr, 2008


I'm tired, Jacque, but not worn out - got to keep at it, as with a large garden and only me to cope with it, if I don't get out there as often as I can, it would be overwhelming. As you well know, it's very satisfying when you can actually see the results of your hard work! Sounds as if we were lucky with the weather!

9 Apr, 2008


You're an inspiration to many of us, I'm sure, Spritz! Every time I read about your gardening days, I want to get out there and do some "work". What should you do next? Sit down with a cuppa and just admire it all for a while!

9 Apr, 2008


Have to say Im impressed love the colours and the close ups beautiful , thank you for recent advice re- camera got one now but garden a jungle. nice to hear Ken better. How is it you dont know people on this site but feel welcomed ?

9 Apr, 2008


Your hard work is showing and shinning Spritz.

10 Apr, 2008


Looking gorgeous Spritz. Well done you. Just to say I have stolen your planting colour scheme for my border ;o )

10 Apr, 2008

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