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Recently we’ve coped with cold, grey skies …
… a contrast to some other parts of the UK.

My lawns needed their first cut of the season, and I was mowing in chilly winds …

… but yesterday, for Conker’s 10th birthday, the sun shone brightly, so we had a warm afternoon in the back garden.

Sorry if I’ve missed any of your recent blogs …
I’ve had various problems and challenges here …
I’m trying to perk up now. :o)

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My armandii is bathed in wonderful white buds … producing much more blossom than last year …


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All winter, the Clematis Wisley Cream has been bedecked with bell-shaped flowers. They are holding on determinedly, dancing around, looking lovely …

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Pretty primulas … bright and beautiful …

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Baby rosemary bushes are growing well …

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Pebble garden has fresh colour …

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Every March, on his birthday, Conker likes to check out the raised bed heathers …

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New hellebores … a surprise gift from a kind Goyer …

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Front garden, showing signs of springtime …

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Truffle looking upwards … at what ? …

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… aha … the resident robin, singing for Conker …

… ♪ ♫ ♬ Happy Birthday to You ♪ ♫ ♬

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Bird-watching is very tiring …

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We enjoyed a wonderful time on Conker’s special day :o)

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Hi Terra,

hopefully nothing serious. How bright are colours in your garden! One can hardly believe, that you have had bad weather. I love how much love you give to your dogs. That birthday photo of Conker - isn´t he a delight?

13 Mar, 2014

 

Happy, happy birthday, Conker and you look as youthful as ever.

Hi TT, Conker is really an amazing little dog, you must be so proud of him. Sorry to hear you have experienced some problems and hope things will improve for you. Your beautiful garden and your lovely companions must be a real blessing to you.

13 Mar, 2014

 

Thanks Katarina ...
Everything hopefully improving now.
Another sunny day today, and my gardens are appreciating the warmth very much ... us too !
I took lots of pics of Conker and he posed perfectly for every photo ... both of my dogs pose as soon as they see the camera ... Lol.

Hello Gee ...
5 years since Conker's chemo treatment. I feel very privileged to have owned him all these years.

13 Mar, 2014

 

Lovely day for a birthday and everyone content xxx
I can just see cheeky Truffle peeping there
and beautiful Conker......is that Crocus I hear tweeting :0)

13 Mar, 2014

 

Awww....beautiful.....

13 Mar, 2014

 

I am so glad you are back, I love looking at your garden (and your dogs) x nan

13 Mar, 2014

 

Happy belated birthday to Conker, looks like you had a great day.

13 Mar, 2014

 

Happy Birthday to Conker, he's looking remarkably youthful :)
Your garden is looking great as usual TT, but that Hellebore, is just fabulous.

13 Mar, 2014

 

Thank you Pam, Michaella, Nan, Lijemc and Waddy ...
We had a lovely time ... and the hellebore has settled in well :o)

13 Mar, 2014

 

I can't believe it's five years since Conkers treatment! How wonderful he looks, happy birthday Conker! Love those Hellebores so pretty

13 Mar, 2014

 

My husband and Conker share a birthday. Happy Birthday Concer. My husband was less pleased as it was a very big number, but we had a great day out and the weather was wonderful.

13 Mar, 2014

 

I should have guessed that Conker is a Pisces! Lol! He looks so sensitive, he clearly loves nature and is a kind and empathic dog! I bet he is even left handed...he's definitely creative...look what he's done with the heathers! ;)

Gorgeous hellebore! :))

13 Mar, 2014

 

Give Conker a big birthday hug for me Terra, of course you'll have to give Truffle one as well and Crocus you can chatter to him, don't want him left out, lol.
10yrs old, thats a milestone we never thought possible at one stage, its lovely to see Conker looking a picture of health, especially thinking back to those days of all the journeys and the treatment, gives you faith doesn't it..
Its been lovely here as well, the grounds still a bit soggy but we are getting there, I also had the mower out, therapy session walking that around and then watching the birds searching for the grubs, I hope it stays like that Terra and then you can continue to enjoy your garden with the boys, which as always looks grand......Lovely photo's, your Hellebore is gorgeous....

13 Mar, 2014

 

Thanks Skilla, Linda and Karen ...
Conker is definitely sensitive ... and ambidextrous ...
I can tell by the way he plays his toy piano ;o)

13 Mar, 2014

 

Hi Sue ..
Thank you from Conker, Truffle and Crocus ...
I feel very grateful to have Conker with me ... I do take extra care of him, with his small kibble food, and other precautions, but I'm happy to do those things to keep him healthy and happy. :o)

13 Mar, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Just great to see them all together, Five years where has that gone. will say no more.
B

13 Mar, 2014

 

Your garden looks wonderful love the heathers, happy birthday Conker so glad your still with us to bring a smile to all our faces along with Truffles and Crocus, so I assume you all ate the Birthday cake as I can't see any left :o))

13 Mar, 2014

 

looking good on his birthday as is your garden Terra.
hope you are back on the up! :o)

13 Mar, 2014

 

Happy birthday Conker, looks like you had a lovely day for it

Glad things are getting better for you terra, hope things keep on getting better. Garden is looking beautiful as always.

13 Mar, 2014

 

Lovely day for a lovely boy's birthday, superb photos TT how appropriate that your Robin sang for Conker, so pleased you all had an enjoyable day in your delightful garden - really pretty new Hellebore too :o)

13 Mar, 2014

 

Happy birthday Conker, your garden is looking great. Isn't that pink hellebore gorgeous? Really on my wish list.
Keep smiling TT.

13 Mar, 2014

 

What is the pink hellebore called please? i LOVE it !

14 Mar, 2014

 

Hi TT great blog,hope you are ok now and everything is going well.Happy birthday Conker hope you had a wonderful day:)))))

14 Mar, 2014

 

Hi TT ~ Happy Birthday to Conker! I trust both he and Truffle had a few extra treats to celebrate!? ;o)

14 Mar, 2014

 

I think Conker and Truffle would do well on the Sport
Relief 6.30 Dog Challenge Show, although most of the
contestants are very clever.

14 Mar, 2014

 

Thanks Brian, 3d, Sbg, Sam, Neena, Stera, Mark, Tracey and Diane ...

Conker, Truffle and Crocus were lucky to have extra treats to celebrate ...

Hi Diane ... last year my dogs competed in charity dog show tricks competitions, which included one of the talented dogs from the TV show ... and my dogs both won 1st places against all the dogs in the tricks classes, including the dog from the TV ...

Another stressful day today ... a tale of the Italian hairdresser, the lost-and-found postage stamps and the AA man ... don't ask !!! But we survived it all ... onwards and upwards ;o)

14 Mar, 2014

 

hi Terra another great blog thankyou Take care Tony

14 Mar, 2014

 

Hi Tony ... thank you ..
I hope Rocky is doing well :o)

15 Mar, 2014

 

Lovely pics TT..... happy birthday conker.. :)))

15 Mar, 2014

 

Hi Holly ... Conker says thankssssss :o)))

15 Mar, 2014

 

:)))))))))))))

15 Mar, 2014

 

Teddygirl, have a look at www.farmyardnurseries.co.uk/ they have a whole section on doubles - gorgeous!

15 Mar, 2014

 

Sorry you are having some difficulties TT. Let them be cleared up soonest. Your lovely doggies look so well. Conker is so clever in front of the camera. He is like a model how he knows to arrange himself. Life is so full of glitches that make us feel out of sorts. Then they somehow sort out and we feel more relaxed and less troubled.

15 Mar, 2014

 

Glad you're feeling more perky, Terra, and hopefully all this sunshine will help you to feel better. The days are getting longer too . . . all good, and so much to look forward to!

16 Mar, 2014

 

Just loved the photo of the primula and your gorgeous dog ! It cheered me so much

16 Mar, 2014

 

Thanks Dorjac and Sheila ..
I had some good sleep last night and that always helps everything doesn't it !

Hi Gateshead ...
Glad you like the doggie photos and primulas ...
Thanks for visiting my blog :o)

17 Mar, 2014

 

Happy (belated) birthday Conker! xxx

17 Mar, 2014

 

A week late but I'll add my (belated) wishes for a happy new year ahead for Conker! It seems incredible that 5 years have gone by already! He looks the picture of doggy health! :-))

You garden is precious, TT! I love to see your garden every springtime - it's always so full of good cheer!

Hope your health is improving.

20 Mar, 2014

 

Lovely. Blog t.t... Hope ur well not been on for sme time 😊😅😊

29 Mar, 2014

 

Hi Karen. Conker says thanks. :o)

Thank you, Balcony ...
... for your kind words for Conker and my gardens... I'm still not feeling very well ... hoping to perk up soon ...

Hi Cristina ..
lovely to hear from you..
Let's hope the warmer springtime weather will help me to feel better ! xxx

29 Mar, 2014

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