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A year of GoY :o) GOLDEN TROWEL DAY !

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Anniversary day today ~
I’ve been a GoY member for a whole year !
My Golden Trowel day ! :o)

The photo shows Truffle my Smooth Fox Terrier with bargain plants ~

Penstemon and Eryngium ~

bought in aid of Sue Ryder Care at a recent charity dog show.

I’ve not grown Eryngium before.
Will the leaves disappear over winter ?
Any more advice on it please ?

… and, as the picture shows, far too much clover in my lawns….
any tips please on getting my lawn back to grass again ? Thanks.

I’ve enjoyed meeting so many GoY members over the past 12 months :o)

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That's a mischievious looking little face !!!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Aw, Truffle looks like a lot of fun and very cute! x

14 Aug, 2009

 

congrats TT on your yr anniv xx

14 Aug, 2009

 

Oh I like Truffle...what a cute expression Terra! I hope I'm still here in a year's time...it's been a pleasure meeting you too.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Fluff ~ I've enjoyed meeting you....
21st June 2010 will be a special day :o)
Thanks, Irish... xx

Louise and Jools ~
Truffle can be cute and mischievous at the same time ! Lol.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Congrats TT, I hope you get a gold watch for long service achievements. Lol

14 Aug, 2009

 

Hey Honey Many Happy returns - Eryngium that fella I know - it disappears in winter and comes back in spring in the shape of what looks like lettuce leaves with a little patience it comes to it’s own in September – that said my fella did not appear last year but is going great this year !!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Ian and Carol ~
I've just realised you also joined on the same date as Fluff !
wow ~ 21st June 2010 certainly will be a big party !!!

GoY Gold Watches sound a great idea....
.... or should we receive GoY Golden Trowels instead ? Lol.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks, Angie for the advice...
I'm very good at losing dormant plants over winter, but I'll look out for lettuce leaf type shoots next spring... :o)

14 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Terra - Happy Anniversary to you. Lovely bargains! I've given up on clover in my grass, it's green all year round and the bees and hoverflies love the flowers so I now leave it alone. I also figure it must fertilise the grass by fixing nitrogen.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Wagger..... thank you...
My lawn is becoming almost all clover and no grass !
Maybe there's no easy answer....

14 Aug, 2009

 

Congratulations TT! Sorry we don't have any golden trowels.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks, Ajay.....
Maybe when GoY has been in existence over 25 years, you'll give us all golden walking sticks to potter around our gardens. Lol.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Ah TT, don't forget this is our second time round on GoY. I can't remember the date of my first appearence? Mind you I can't remember the date of my wedding either ! ! ! :~(((

14 Aug, 2009

 

Typical Ian Congratulatons Terratoonie time soon flys by, I wonder who was the first on GoY Truffles looks as though he s saying never mind them come play hope Conker is still doing fine too.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Ian ~
You can celebrate two GoY anniversaries. :o)

Thanks, Morgana ~
Conker doing well thank you.
Truffle wanted to eat the plants so I took the photo quickly. Lol.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Congrats TT!! lovely pic of Truffle what a cheeky face!!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Happy anniversary TT !!
It's only a year but I feel as if I've always known you :o)

Good luck with the new plants. Let us know how they get on.

14 Aug, 2009

 

lol Terratoonie did he get any.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Happy Anniversary from me too TT. I have not been a member for very long, but I already feel part of a huge, happy family ;))

14 Aug, 2009

 

Happy Anniversary TT,you've made such a large contribution in just a short time .I thought you had been on longer than that ! Truffle is a little beauty and I'm sure as good as gold lol

14 Aug, 2009

 

Truffle didn't eat the plants. Lol.

Thanks Skilla... Truffle is as cheeky as he looks. Lol.

Hellooooooo Hywel....
...yes, I feel I've know you a lot longer than a year...
....in a good way. Lol. :o)

I've just been watching Gardeners' World and the featured gardens had lots of Eryngium plants...

My Penstemon is currently nameless, but the stall holder told me it is lilac-coloured with a white throat.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Oooh, my comments getting out of sequence here !

I'm sure, alphabetically, Amblealice and Aster should be sooner... Lol.

Thanks for your good wishes. Yes, GoY is a wonderful global family :o)

Truffle can be good as gold.... and he can be naughty....:o)

14 Aug, 2009

 

Hey, Fireballjools just changed avatar pic !
Look at the new one.... some kind of pebble person...

14 Aug, 2009

 

Happy anniversary, TT when i get clover in my lawn i just feed the lawn with any weed and feed, and i dont get any clover or weeds in my lawn, do it about once a month.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks, Clarice...
Do you used the weed and feed which you dilute in a watering can ?

14 Aug, 2009

 

Yes TT, this last lot im using is asda's and its doing the job ok.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks, Clarice. xxx

14 Aug, 2009

 

~happy Anniversary TT ~just had a look and mine was at the end of July~

14 Aug, 2009

 

happy annerversary Terra, its been a blast knowing you, infact its great knowing everyone here on GOY, one big happy family :o))) hi truffle you look so cute x

14 Aug, 2009

 

Happy aniversary Terra we seem to have been good friends alot longer its amaziing to think back a year ago and realise that i didnt have the privelage to know you or all the other wonderful friends I have met through Goy, I think my 1 year anniverasry is the 28th August so just a little behind you! Truffle is looking great so healthy and full of life and character!

14 Aug, 2009

 

my sons birthday PP, he will be 17 :o)

14 Aug, 2009

 

Happy Anniversary Terra and gosh Truffle has grown, I thought you had been on a lot longer than that,my anniversary is in October and I for one would be lost without Goy now and all the people I,m getting to know and lovely gardens to visit,pleased Conker is doing well,as to the clover, I now have it back with a veangence in my top lawn this summer and I,m wondering if its in the bird seed because its where I kept putting food down through last winter for the blackbirds .........

14 Aug, 2009

 

Happy Anniversary Terra :)) And thanks for making me so welcome when I joined GoY.
Love to you, Conker and Truffle,
Di & Winnie xx

14 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Arlene ~
So, your anniversary was 29th July.... and you, too, didn't receive a Golden Trowel from Ajay? I reckon before we both qualify, we must stay on GoY for at least another 24 years ....Lol.

15 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Sandra and Pansypotter ~
I'm so pleased to have met you as GoY friends. I think Golden Trowel Day for Pansypotter might be 25th August... according to your avatar pic....
and Happy Birthday to San's son for 28th August.
Conker and Truffle say hi to Angelina and Polly. :o)

15 Aug, 2009

 

Hello Lincslass ~
So, your Golden Trowel Day is in October..... not so very far away... I've learnt such a great amount from GoY ........ almost without realising it. ...
... and, yes, Truffle has grown !

Regarding the clover, lots of blackbirds frequent my lawns, and I wonder if there might be clover seeds in their droppings where they hop about looking for worms ?

Hello Di and Winnie ~
You are a wonderful asset to GoY with your beautiful garden :o) And thank you for being there for me when Conker's illness was undiagnosed.... xxx

15 Aug, 2009

 

Yes thanks, everyone, my Shetland Sheepdog, Conker is doing well on his chemotherapy treatments...
There are two months left of the charity dog show season... August and September.... and Conker is now fit enough to go along and enjoy these, even though he is obviously limited with which classes he can enter...

We've already attended several of these shows, which means Conker is back doing what he likes best...
... and it's good for Truffle too... he recently won first prize in the class for Happiest Dog.... Lol...

So if I'm a little less on GoY over the next couple of months, you'll know it is the charity dog shows taking my time.... Probably I'll still manage to look in on GoY every day...

The next charity dog show season doesn't start up till about May 2010, and, although Conker is doing well on his chemo, realistically he might not be alive to enjoy those, so you can understand why we're making the most of every dog show over coming weeks...

Conker's World Wide Wagging blog will continue, giving reports on his weekly journeys to the vet clinic, where treatment should continue till around the end of October.

And in October, I'll hope to make a blog about the August and September dog shows. Quite a number of these events sell plants for charity, so I should have plenty to report. :o)

15 Aug, 2009

 

Congratulations on your year with GOY

15 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks, Lynne ~

Were you one of the first members to join GoY ?
At least two Golden Trowels already ! Lol.

15 Aug, 2009

 

~it has been a pleasure to spend a year chatting TT~long may we continue!

15 Aug, 2009

 

Agree Arlene ~
and even better with the new GoY feature where we can see the private message to which we are replying ! :o) xxx

15 Aug, 2009

 

Happy Anniversary TT.........

15 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Congratulations TT .... I thought I was new on the block but you came after me .. I thought you had been here much longer ... perhaps it,s because of all the extra work you put in keeping us all happy ... LOL... xx

15 Aug, 2009

 

Thankssssssssssss Holly :o)

15 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Amy ~
What a kind thing to say :o)
You achieved your Golden Trowel back on 17th April....... Lol... xxx

15 Aug, 2009

 

Hi TT, happy anniversary.

15 Aug, 2009

 

thanx Terra for the birthday wishes for my son joe x

15 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Phil.... Thanks....
26 April 2010 will be significant...Lol.... :o)

Sandra....
I've just realised you joined GoY on April FIRST...Lol.

15 Aug, 2009

 

lol i know, what a date to join hey he he , well if the cap fit! as they say :o)

15 Aug, 2009

 

Sandra ...
I wonder if you are the only 1st April member. Lol.

15 Aug, 2009

 

maybe, thats spooky lol im steering clear on that date well least till midday he he

15 Aug, 2009

 

Lol. :o)

15 Aug, 2009

 

Aw...Truffle....he has such a happy face and very mischeivous looking...Lol! Congratulations TT...I don't know how I would fill my evenings without GoY!! I've really enjoyed my year on here and meeting everyone....many more to come!!

15 Aug, 2009

 

Truffle is a real beauty........Happy anniversary Tt...Janey is right..what did we do before GOY???

15 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Janey ~
Truffle gets more mischievous every day.... !

Yes, GoY changes our lives, doesn't it ! You joined just a few weeks before me...
as you say, many more years to come !

16 Aug, 2009

 

Hello Motinot ~
Thanks for your good wishes...
... your Golden Trowel is due in October. Lol. :o)

16 Aug, 2009

 

I did TT......and this last year has flown by....I was feeling a bit out on a limb coming back to England and the different way of life, and we miss the cafe culture, but GoY is the next best thing, catching up with everyone every day....:o)

16 Aug, 2009

 

Congratulations TT and happy annyversary..keep up the good work..
lovely pic of Truffle
xx

16 Aug, 2009

 

Happy Anniversary TT,
Yes I know I'm late AGAIN. You've had answers on the Eryngium. Feed and weed may get rid of the clover but with your 4 legged friends around I would suggest hand weeding LOL. would suit the problem better.
Glad to hear Conker is able to take part in some shows, Truffle looks very pert.
Sending love to all,
Bob.

16 Aug, 2009

 

Happy anniversary Tt, Truffle must be just about fully grown now and such a lovely boy:-) Hope you all enjoy the shows, and congratulations to Truffle, there's no better class to win than the happiest dog :-)))

16 Aug, 2009

 

Janey, that's great that GoY has helped you adjust to the 'culture shock' of being back in Britain :o)
Deida.... your Golden Trowel Day is TOMORROW. !!! xxx
Congrats !

17 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Bob.... you are another August Golden Trowel member ! Congratulations !

Thanks for the lawn advice. Conker and Truffle are using my back grass quite a lot at this time of year, but I can keep them away from selected areas in the autumn.

Yes, we're having fun packing in some charity dog show before the season ends. xxx

Hello Bornagain ~
Yes, it is wonderful to be back at the shows... Truffle is fully grown now and enjoying his days out :o)

17 Aug, 2009

 

Oh Terra, as usual, I am behind with my comments :o(
Sorry I missed your 1st Anniversary, thanks also for welcoming me to GoY, I've only been here a short while but I feel as if I have known you, Conker, Truffle and Crocus for much much longer than that! I am so glad you are all doing so well now, cheeky Truffle LOL.Hugs to you you all.

Pamxxx

17 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Pam ~
Yes, feel I've known you longer than just a few weeks...Conker is feeling well enough to enter some dog shows during August and September, so for those months, I maybe won't be quite so much on GoY....... so I might be the one apologising for being late with comments. Lol. xxx

17 Aug, 2009

 

Thank you TT.and many more

17 Aug, 2009

 

Happy Anniversary TT. You were one of the first to reply when I joined GOY. It was much appreciated.

18 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Rbtkew ~
Your blogs and photos are a great asset to GoY :o)

18 Aug, 2009

 

What a Difference a Year Makes, eh?

Where does time go?

Loved last Christmas with you guys, looking forward to this Festive Period ! :-)

20 Aug, 2009

 

~I don't know but it definitely goes!I don't want Christmas yet ~we haven't had Summer! or was that it in May?

20 Aug, 2009

 

Think it was, Arlene! So much for the return to a heatwave summer! :-(

20 Aug, 2009

 

~thing is it hasn't been cold~quite warm really but wet,wet, wet!

20 Aug, 2009

 

Christmas in Scotland ?
Heatwave in Wales ?
Have I missed something ? ;o)

21 Aug, 2009

 

Belated anniversary greetings from me too - sorry I missed this blog.

Truffle is an adorable beauty and I bet he knows it too!!

25 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Terry ~
Thanks.... and Truffle also says thankyou. :o)

25 Aug, 2009

 

happy anniversary for then TT, just toured your blogs and you do a fine job here lots to see and read thank you!

27 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for visiting my blogs and photos, Indy, much appreciated, and for your kind comments :o)

27 Aug, 2009

 

Yr Welcome, thank you!

27 Aug, 2009

 

Is the Sea Holly Eryngium Planum Tt? If so, it will probably keep a lot of it's leaves. And you think it's a bargain now, but wait till year after next when you have all the freebie self seeds(prolific).
Oh, and Happy (belated)GOY anniversary for 14th!!!!(he he)

31 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Paul ~
thanks for your Golden Trowel wishes.. :o)
Yes, the Sea Holly is Eryngium Planum... it is just a very small plant in a pot right now... any more advice on what I should do with it, please ?

2 Sep, 2009

 

So sorry I missed your Golden Trowel Day!!
Happy belated anniversary!!
Mxxx

2 Sep, 2009

 

Many thanks, Madperth xxx

2 Sep, 2009

 

You can plant it in the garden now if you wish! Protect new shoots from slugs/snails(particularly in spring) They even grow well in my heavy clay but probably prefer lighter soil.

2 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks...
Lots of problems with slugs and snails here invading from next door where I think my neighbour has the Official Slug and Snail Breeding Farm... Lol...

... so I'd better keep it in a pot till much bigger... :o(

2 Sep, 2009

 

Happy Nacho Golden Trowel Day. Sorry I missed your happy day, don't feel bad though, I never remember birthdays either.

3 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks, Weeds...
Nice to hear from you.x

3 Sep, 2009

 

My golden trowel day is coming up! the 20th of this month..thanks for the reminder..lol..and happy goy birthday TT..so glad we were born! lol..what a joy that we get to share our time here on earth together in this way...goy joy..it is sweet! xxx's ~Cat

3 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Cat...
I well remember ~ soon after you joined GoY ~ being so impressed by your fascinating blogs...
such as your Poem of Hope... xxx :o)

3 Sep, 2009

mad
Mad
 

A belated congratulations on your Golden Trowel anniversary Terratoonie, and thank you. I love your pictures. Lovely garden.I wonder how long it takes to become a Veteran GoY-er.

10 Sep, 2009

 

Veteran Goyer...good question, Mad...
...in my first year on GoY, I've clocked up about 25,000 comments... Lol.

Thanks for the Golden Trowel good wishes. x

10 Sep, 2009

 

And I had forgotten it TT...thank you for reminding me..here it is again..as I have need of it so much these days once again..as do all of us..and especially the tail wags part applies..my love..xxx~Cat

Hope

It hovers in dark corners
before the lights are turned on,
it shakes sleep from its eyes
and drops from mushroom gills,
it explodes in the starry heads
of dandelions turned sages,
it sticks to the wings of green angels
that sail from the tops of maples.

It sprouts in each occluded eye
of the many-eyed potato,
it lives in each earthworm segment
surviving cruelty,
it is the motion that runs the tail of a dog,
it is the mouth that inflates the lungs
of the child that has just been born.

It is the singular gift
we cannot destroy in ourselves,
the argument that refutes death,
the genius that invents the future,
all we know of God.

It is the serum which makes us swear
not to betray one another;
it is in this poem, trying to speak.

~ Lisel Mueller ~

10 Sep, 2009

 

Cat - thanks. xxx

10 Sep, 2009

 

Cat and TT, this is also my favorite Mueller poem. I printed it out that other time and still keep it.

10 Sep, 2009

 

Mueller is a wonderful poet and a gift to us all.

10 Sep, 2009

 

I just copied it and sent it to my daughter in law. Thanks for reprinting it.

10 Sep, 2009

 

Oh dear - I am the last one! Sorry - I just can't keep up....Anyway, it doesn't seem like a year since your arrival - that's because its an extra month, now! LOL.

17 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks, Spritz, for celebrating my Golden Trowel and a twelfth..Lol.

17 Sep, 2009

 

Lol. I can't work mine out.....Just a loooonnnngggg time. :-))

17 Sep, 2009

 

Two and a quarter Golden Trowels...Lol. :o)

17 Sep, 2009

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