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Mad March 2020 !!!!! Its getting pretty in the garden though ....

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As it is with most of us. we are in isolation, only going beyond our front gate for essentials, luckily I’ve always kept my freezer and my store cupboard well stocked…Last week was lovely so my time was spent in the garden, as most of you know that is not a hardship for me….
As my hubby has finally retired completely we can go out more ( As I Thought) so I had decided not to sow lots of seeds this year , was only going to have a couple of cucumber plants and only a few tomato plants, I figured that way I wouldn’t have to rely on someone to come and water the greenhouses, as with all the best laid plans that, as you all know changed, so now I AM sowing seeds as I will need to keep myself occupied…
I cut and strimmed the lawns, was gradually working my way around my beds and borders, I can now see all the new growth, all without getting clogged up with mud, thoroughly enjoying myself, they were T-Shirt Days, so wasn’t working in a jacket, I dislike that immensely, also didn’t have to think that I needed to do my housework first, no-one is allowed to visit us, I was a happy gardener…

Too good to last wasn’t it….
Last Friday it all changed, winter temps came back with a vengeance, grrr !!! I DO NOT… like gardening in a jacket or a hat, I didn’t mind really as I’m in no rush, got all the time in the world at present, however it also brought forth the darn wind which decided to attack our fence, two posts snapped at the bottom, luckily the fence itself is intact, emergency measures were put into place…..

The garden seat is very heavy so we’re hoping it stops the fence swaying and causing it to break……………. How’s that for timing though, we cannot go out to buy new posts, even if we had any spare hidden away, we still cannot fix the fence, we need access to our neighbours garden, also not allowed at present, grrr….hopefully we will get it fixed before next autumn…

It’s not good to have ones fence fall down when one has three nosey and adventurous, furry friends who share ones garden..

The really ironic thing though is below…


We treated ourselves, hubby and daughter collected it two days before we all went into isolation, I have two very disgruntled people here who can only play in the driveway….
Mad March 2020, in more ways than one…..


Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy your gardens folks…..xx

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Hi Lin the garden is looking grand. I can see you put lots of love and dedication into it and you shall be richly rewarded. Be safe and well. ๐Ÿ’™

31 Mar, 2020

 

stunning - especially the pond . certainly a lot changed this year with what we can do :(

31 Mar, 2020

 

A very smart looking garden, well done on all of the work, and here's hoping for better weather for us all again in April! We have 45 mph winds forecast for Thursday so I'm timing every job around that. Take care.

31 Mar, 2020

 

A girl after my own heart Lincs. I don't do housework first either unless I know we are getting visitors.
the motor home made me laugh only because beloved has just about finished the restoration of a Panther 120 motor bike. We were meant to be going out on a run with 20 others at the end of April. best laid plans and all that.
the garden is looking wonderful. To be honest if the neighbours give you permission to go onto their garden to fix the fence it would count as essential maintenance and as long as you don't get close to them it would be fine. [we have a woodworm treatments chap coming tomorrow, that cant wait really: hoping it is confined in just one room, but I have severe doubts.]

31 Mar, 2020

 

Garden is looking great Sue, and I love the โ€˜bronzeโ€™ Acer.

31 Mar, 2020

 

Your garden looks very pretty I to like the Acer. Soda law every thing goes wrong now could nt you get delivery the deliver skips here and as Seaburn girl says you could always ask your neighbours have they a phone.

I love you mobile home if I was well enough I would live in one and tour the country looking at every one elses gardens ๐Ÿ˜€

1 Apr, 2020

 

The garden is looking spectacular. You must have very well behaved furry friends, our wild furry, not quite friends, the rabbits, dig holes in the paths, grass and garden, uproot bulbs and cause mayhem. Our feathered friends the Peacocks sit on plants, shuffle huge feet at the same time and destroy plants coming through. Poor things (the plants) lying dormant all winter, sensing the warmer weather and poking a few shoots up, only to be destroyed by a huge peacock! The peacocks also adore Campanula, and don't get me started on wallflowers and aubretia! I have more or less got the rockery/scree thing finished only to watch the peacock cropping the campanula down to root level, looking at me and giving me the teenage look of 'What'? - before carrying on. The stumpery looks good, from what I can see.

2 Apr, 2020

 

Thankyou Paul, my rewards are the healthy plants and shrubs, you stay safe and keep healthy.

2 Apr, 2020

 

Thankyou Fernever, I do have some changes planned, been on the list for a number of years, unfortunately I will need help, just hoping for some warmer weather to arrive to "hopefully" coax hubby to be that help, he's grumpy at the moment as he hates that he cannot go out and about with his camera's...I might need to threaten to use his electric saw, lol...

2 Apr, 2020

 

Hi Sunny, thankfully wind has moved on from us, its very cold which has stopped me in my tracks, silly weather, we need the warmth to bolster us along don't we....

2 Apr, 2020

 

My hubby is getting grumpier Seaburn, he likes to go out with his camera's, since we had our westie, Harriet, my daughter and I have been all over the country meeting and walking with other westie owners, naturally cancelled for the foreseeable, the motorhome will be perfect as we can make weekend visits to all the various places, can understand the disappointment for both our hubby's, our visits to London for sightseeing and go to a show, are also nogo this year but there is next, staying healthy is what counts....As regards the fence , our neighbours are new, quite friendly which is good but the lady is expecting a new arrival in a few weeks, also my nephew has already said he will come as hubby is very limited with what he can do these days, unless it became an absolute emergency like falling completely we are leaving it for now..
l quite like no-one disturbing me Seaburn and will own up, in the past I have felt annoyance when visitors turn up and I have to stop my gardening, isn't that mean, naturally that does not mean my family, they take me as I am..LOL..

2 Apr, 2020

 

Thanks Sheila, I like them all but that one is my favourite, I'm after a lime green ( cannot think of the name ) I have lost that one, it was only tiny and was in our local nurseries bargain basement so not really surprised...

2 Apr, 2020

 

Hi Threepence, hope all is well with you, no deliveries on offer around here at the moment, our local DIY store closed two nights ago for three weeks, to be reviewed again then, our grandson actually works there so we'll know when they open up, as you say it's sods law, we'll survive.. My hubby would love to do exactly that, not sure about it myself, although I like my holidays I'm always yearning for home if away longer than a week, lol...

2 Apr, 2020

 

Oh Honey you do make me laugh, I love your descriptive writing, I actually picture what you have written, the peacocks especially, my furry friends do get shouted at sometimes..
Pepper the little brown furball was my sisters, we gave her a home last September when Cathy passed away, she has settled well gets on fine with our other two dogs and loves having a bigger garden to explore, however, she is driving me mad at the moment, as you know we have lots of frogs here and they tend to go walkabout, Harriet and Brynner are used to them, although I do have to go to the rescue on occasion, naughty Pepper is literally uprooting huge stones on the raised beds, tipping over troughs and pots and now trying to drag our water features across our patio, she might be small but goodness she has a lot of strength, I am gradually moving things off the patio to stop the frogs hiding under and behind them but obviously not the water features, one is a half barrel and now I have to restore it because of madam ..
I'm really pleased with my stumpery, I have plans to do similar just at the back of the bottom pond, the conifers are all brown and horrible except right at the top....
Soooo !!!!.. I want them down....
We'll never get the stumps out but I'm have worked out that I can use the tall stems to make a palisade fence, therefore still keeping my cubby to hide my bins , the best of the conifers that isn't dying , next to my crazy paving will stay, also the spreading juniper the other side, cover the stumps in earth, compost, anything to build it up, then plant more ferns, easy peasy and good idea don'tcha think.....LOL.

2 Apr, 2020

 

Your garden Looks lovely Sue, sorry about your fences, I hope they don't fall down just yet !
Maybe by the autumn things will have improved a bit and you'll be able to go somewhere in your new van before winter sets in again :)

3 Apr, 2020

 

There is a lime green Acer called Jordan, or Shirasawanum . . . slow-growing if my experience is anything to go by :)

3 Apr, 2020

 

Hello Hywel, we are all hoping to get out somewhere this year but I'm not holding my breath, being realistic I think we're in for the long haul, staying healthy is the main priority isn't it, the fence will get fixed eventually, my nephew is going to help us when we're all allowed out again...
We had planned to decorate the kitchen but that is also on hold, we're not able to buy the stuff we need, our local DIY store, like lots of business's had to close, I will send for some things online but definitely not my paint and suchlike, gives us the perfect excuse Hywel, lol..my grandson works there and he said they are going to review the situation in three weeks, I had a lovely surprise, the staff were given lots of plants, he took loads of trays home and my daughter shared with me Hywel, I had to use my shoehorn but they're all in the garden....
.I hope all is well with you and that like me you are enjoying the garden, we don't have to rush do we Hywel, you take care and stay healthy Hywel, xx

5 Apr, 2020

 

Thankyou Sheilabub I'll know what I'm looking for now....

5 Apr, 2020

 

Thank you Sue, yes I am not too bad and I have been gardening. I've had little chats from a distance with people passing by. I also have lots of things to do in the house but it is all on stop now. xx

6 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely garden Sheila and good to know your sister's dog has settled so well, the frogs may not agree though:-) Spring always lifts spirits and gives us so much to look forward to doesn't it:-)

6 Apr, 2020

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