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Our gardens needed winter work ~

the trees and leaves were blowing.

We’d trained with dumb-bells ‘clean and jerk’

so now we could get going


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We’d checked the lawns. We’d clarified

which parts required some raking.

We dug, we swept, we scarified.

We worked till we were aching !


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The afternoon was crisp and dry

but daylight hours were dimming

So … mower cutters set up high,

we gave the grass a trimming.


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The leaves descended, red and gold.

Our buckets came in handy.

And, just in case we felt the cold,

Saint Bernard brought us brandy.


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The sun is setting in the sky.

The forecast ~ snow and rain.

So, cheerio ~ we’ll say goodbye ~

Until we meet again.

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looking really nice Terra, good to see Conker and Truffles again :-)

27 Oct, 2012

 

Amazing Blogs!!! It's so unbelievable helpers, Very Funny Terra ,Love your dogs :-)))

27 Oct, 2012

 

Hello Conker and Truffles :-0))) Nice to see you again ! Hugs and Kisses to both of you:-))))))))

27 Oct, 2012

 

Love your blogs, and your assistants of course.

27 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you Surreylad, Junna and Lizzie...
Conker and Truffle send hugs :o)))

27 Oct, 2012

 

TEAM TERRA does it again :))
I'll tell you this Terra - they certainly would be in need of a 'wee dram' if they were up here - it's brass monkeys up here!!!!!
Your blog reminded me that my lawn really needs another cut - but I'd rather wait just in case the snow comes!
I rather like that heuchera/fern area - it all looks really healthy.
Is that a new sedum - I think I bought a similar one a few weeks ago - is it Autumn Charm?

27 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks, Angie ..
Conker mowed the lawns rather high, so I'll probably mow them again next week. ;o)
Truffle looks a bit tipsy after his wee dram.. Lol.
I'm pleased with the heuchera/fern area. In the summer it is Gromit's Gravel Garden.
The sedum is Frosty Morn. It doesn't spread very quickly, but has lovely variegated leaves and pretty pink flowers :o)

27 Oct, 2012

 

What a super Blog and what lovely assistants you have! Any chance of hiring them out? I do a good line in doggie chews...

27 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Waddy ..
Thank you.
My canine assistants are always eager to do garden work for brandy-flavoured chew sticks ;o)

27 Oct, 2012

 

I haven't managed to log on to GoY very much during the past two or three months - Pleased to say Team Terra are on top form and never fail to bring a smile to my face! I don't know how you do it Terratoonie... Well done :o)))

27 Oct, 2012

 

Hello Tracey ..
Recently, I've not been on GoY very much myself.
This is my first blog for quite a while.
Thanks for your kind comments. :o)))

27 Oct, 2012

 

How lovely to see the boys again so busy and happy, the garden looks well for all their hard work xxx

27 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Pam ...
thanks very much. xxx
Conker and Truffle had fun and games posing for the pictures... so enthusiastic... Lol.

27 Oct, 2012

 

Conker sits there all calm and Truffle looks ready for ' the off'...... :0)

27 Oct, 2012

 

Truffle's speciality is the 'action shots' ;o)

27 Oct, 2012

 

Brandy-favoured?...I think your assistants have expensive tastes lol.

27 Oct, 2012

 

Lol. purely medicinal ;o)

27 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Snoop ...
Conker and Truffle send hugs to your trio of dogs :o)

27 Oct, 2012

 

That was a lovely blog TT :o)

27 Oct, 2012

 

Hello Hywel ... thank you :o)

27 Oct, 2012

 

Aww, they are just gorgeous! I need some assistants like them :)

27 Oct, 2012

 

glad to see the team working together again. been lucky enough to get my man team working this weekend too. been like a demolition derby turning our drive and patio into a car park. happy days..:-)

27 Oct, 2012

 

Nice blog,and lovely to see the boys again ..:o)

27 Oct, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It's good to see your boys earning their keep TT and what a brilliant job they are doing to , they both look very handsome :o))

27 Oct, 2012

 

I enjoyed the photos and loved the poem to go with them.

27 Oct, 2012

 

Well you handsome hardworking boys you really deserved your brandy nip!! TT is so lucky to have you on her team, brilliant blog as ever TT do feel free to treat yourself with a medicinal brandy from St Bernard after all it has been chilly today despite the sunshine :o)

27 Oct, 2012

 

I was wondering yesterday where they were. Must be telepathic.

28 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Gem, Sandra, Bloomer, Amy, Wildrose, Neena and Diane ...
It's good to know that after I've turned so many clocks back from British Summer Time, St. Bernard will be around to revive me with the brandy. ;o)

28 Oct, 2012

 

Same here.although my body clock stayed the same !:o(

28 Oct, 2012

 

Excellent blog TT. Pleased to see the 'boys' helping!!lol

28 Oct, 2012

 

Dont stay away too long will you?
Great blog, the boys are brilliant.
Hope you all keep warm and cosy this winter. x

28 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Terra so good to see you and Your Boys weaving their magic in your garden, loved the blog upto your usual high standards;0)

28 Oct, 2012

 

Great blog. I just love your little helpers! My two cats just turn their noses up and walk away from any requests to work! lol

28 Oct, 2012

 

Loved your blog Terra and its nice to see you back in full swing again, so to speak! Where would you be without your helpers!

28 Oct, 2012

 

another brilliant Blog terra,

29 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you, Sheilar, Grandmage, Carole, Lijemc, Rose, and Yorks ...
I'm very lucky with my helpers :o)

29 Oct, 2012

 

How lovely! Made me smile as usual. I haven't forgotten your sedum terra....pot is set out ready for splitting :) x

29 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Karen .. I've waited on the sedum swap till you've settled back home after your travels :o) x

29 Oct, 2012

 

Yes, good thinking! :)

29 Oct, 2012

 

:o)))

29 Oct, 2012

 

I could have done with their help today Terra, I had long grass and lots of leaves to clear, my helpers are not good at those tasks, with their big feet they make muddy patches, lol.
Smashing blog and pics Terra, I`ve just noticed how much taller Truffle is than Conker...LOL...

29 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Sue ... Thanks ..
Yes, my dogs being different shapes and heights, means that some items of gardening equipment are better size for one and some for the other! You can see that Truffle has quite a long spade for his digging... ;o) Lol.

29 Oct, 2012

 

What a grand job Conker and Truffles have done I d be so proud of them both love the variety of different colours with the heuchera

30 Oct, 2012

 

Lovely heartwarming blog Terra, good to see Truffle take his duties seriously. Is he on a full wage now he's all grown up and respobsible? I'm very behind with the garden this year and Rosie and Meg just lack the skills of your boys:-)

30 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you Sixpence and Bornagain...
The colours of the heuchera leaves are fascinating, aren't they.
Yes, Truffle is getting more adept with his garden tools ;o)
I'm sure Rosie and Meg would like to have their own toy lawn-mowers ! :o)

30 Oct, 2012

 

Lovely blog , my cat oversees my gardening but alas he is not hands on.

30 Oct, 2012

 

I have to say..seeing all the work your crew is doing about wore me out! I have seen many leaves falling here in Newport News, VA..USA as Hurricane Sandy just came over and caused me to have to change my flight plans back to Wales! Now I am flying out with the leaves on Nov.1 This Friday...instead of today...I can still hear the wind in the treetops outside my window this morning..I would love to be able to see such a crew here .. They are both looking so wonderful Terra...much love and pets and scritches to your fur crew...and to you! :o) ~Cat

30 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Denise ..
Thank you .. :o)
Sounds like, in your garden, your cat does a lot of watching and observing ... a very important supervisory feline rĂ´le ;o)

30 Oct, 2012

 

He certainly thinks so TT.

30 Oct, 2012

 

Lol. Drc...

Hi Catfinch ...
Nice to hear from you.
I was wondering whether Hurricane Sandy would cause you to change your flight plans. I hope you have a peaceful trip to Wales.

I have a good friend in Maryland, so I've been watching the storm paths closely to see which way Sandy was heading once she reached land ...

Stay safe. Thinking of everyone affected by Sandy.

Thanks for your lovely comments and sending hugs from all of us. xxx

30 Oct, 2012

 

Maryland is a very short way to the north of where I am..I was just up there about 3 weeks ago to go to the Greyhounds Reach the Beach festival at Dewey Beach Delaware...I have been watching the news about the area..Sandy's landfall was there and the Wild Ponies on Chincoteague Island close to there have been on my mind as well.....We have been lucky to keep our power here..Hope they have done OK up there..things are much calmer this morning.

30 Oct, 2012

 

Fingers crossed for the people, pets and wildlife ...

30 Oct, 2012

 

:o))) They certainly are.

30 Oct, 2012

 

Wonderful - liked the pictures very much

30 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you :o)))

30 Oct, 2012

 

Another great blog of your helpers "helping" you to clean up the garden! It's great to see how well they pose for their photos! (Can you do the same for grandkids? Ours won't stay still long enough for a digital photo!)

I loved that Sedum at the end of your blog! Would be great for my balcony by the sound of it!

The roses against such a lovely blue sky really stand out, they're really lovely!

30 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Balcony ... Thanks.
Sounds like you have very lively grandchildren ;o)
The sedum is called Frosty Morn and is my favourite.

31 Oct, 2012

 

Simply Brilliant!

31 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you Cannahave1 :o)))

1 Nov, 2012

 

Another lovely blog TT, nice to see you are getting plenty of help from your well trained (and extremely handsome) assistants ;O))))))xx

1 Nov, 2012

 

Ps What is the name of the lovely Sedum in the last pic please TT?

1 Nov, 2012

 

Hi Annie. Thank you :o) xxx

The sedum is Frosty Morn .. my favourite ...
It has pretty pale pink flowers and variegated leaves.

It doesn't grow very fast, but I managed to send a small piece to Karen this week, with root and a flower attached ! (I hope it survived !)

Would you like a piece ? Next year perhaps ?

1 Nov, 2012

 

Oh yes please :o))

1 Nov, 2012

 

:o))) You might change your mind if we hear that Karen's piece arrived in a sad state .. Lol. ;o)

1 Nov, 2012

 

;O))))x

1 Nov, 2012

 

You are the mistress of the greatest blogs Terra..Poetry, Plot and Pictures=Pure Pleasure!
The boys are looking so good and your garden is still looking amazing..Straight into my Favs..\0/x

1 Nov, 2012

 

Hello Flori ..
For you to praise my poetry is a great honour ... truly ... thanks so much :o)))
Boys send special hugs for Raff \0/ x

1 Nov, 2012

 

I love your humour and your wonderful blogs my friend, you bring a lot of pleasure to a lot of people by sharing your creative talent on Goy..Your boys are a joy to see, and Raff sends lots of tailwags to you all..\0/x

1 Nov, 2012

 

Thank you Flori .. Good to know that Raff is wagging well :o) x

1 Nov, 2012

 

Well done team. You did well/ Lovely blog as usual.

2 Nov, 2012

 

Hi Cinders ..
Team Terra says thank you ... :o))) x

2 Nov, 2012

 

aww busy lads you have there Terra, they do you proud helping like this, well done :o)) xx

2 Nov, 2012

 

Thanks Sandra ..
My canine helpers are very useful in the garden ;o) xx

2 Nov, 2012

 

sure are Terra, you can send them to Blackpool for a holiday if you like lol xxx

2 Nov, 2012

 

Very inspiring for this time of the year TT.....if Conker and Truffles can set up the garden for winter....so can I. Trouble is that, every time I resolve to go and finish garden jobs off......it rains.

3 Nov, 2012

 

Lol. Sandra xxx

Thanks Dorjac ... I hope you get some sunny weather for your winter garden tasks :o)

3 Nov, 2012

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