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Grass cut

16 February 2012 17:53:23
No electricity here all day today, the ESB are working on upgrading the lines in the area. A great time to get out in the garden and start the work that needs to be done. First job was to change the oil in the lawn mower and then start using it. I got all the grass cut and then gave the mower a real good cleaning, so I'm pleased with that. I then started to weed in around the shrubs and got a fair bit done. Now that I've started I hope to carry on every day for a few hours untill its back to looking good again.
Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 February 2012 19:17:33

Well, Helloooooo, Noel. I thought that maybe you had emigrated to warmer climes. Good to hear that you got out and did a bit. Lucky you getting the grass cut. I'll bet the place looks really neat now.

CathCronin CathCronin 16 February 2012 21:48:05

It is great satisfaction when you get a job that's been waiting to be done, Done :)

Today was a lovely day to be out and about! 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 17 February 2012 00:14:13

Would you like to come and cut my grass too - since you have your hand in .....

Slug eaters (I hope)

14 February 2012 11:17:49
Just returned home from a long break away and found new friends in the garden doing a great job for me. The first thing I thought of was dinner but then I thought, no let them have dinner and maybe later on in the spring when their job is done I will go back to my first thoughts.
Hoeys Hoeys 14 February 2012 14:05:09

cute, but for slug control you will need few ducks...

Big Noel Big Noel 14 February 2012 14:59:22

Thanks Hoeys, back to my first thoughts. Must make room in the freezer!!!!

Happy Christmas

15 December 2011 20:44:52
A very happy Christmas to everyone on garden.ie
Jacinta D Jacinta D 15 December 2011 21:20:17

Ha! Noel, please don't tell us you are sending festive greetings from Fuertaventura?

Happy Christmas to you and family. 

Big Noel Big Noel 15 December 2011 21:34:11

Yea Jacinta still here. Spent a lot of the year over here, should be going home in Febuary and staying home (I think). I have been on the site from time to time checking up on everyone. Going out for night cap now.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 15 December 2011 21:35:49

Jesus, Noel, if you don't get your arse back here soon you won't recognize your lovely garden and pond.......

Enjoy, you lucky divil. 

Noelfitz Noelfitz 15 December 2011 21:41:59

Great to hear from you in  cold and bleak Hibernia.

I  suppose I should sign myself as,

Little Noel.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 December 2011 21:57:40

Noel, I have a son who loves visiting Fuertaventura to go sufing and has had many happy times there. Have a great time over the Christmas. Mary

Big Noel Big Noel 16 December 2011 11:40:52

Hi Gracedieu lass, yea the surfing over here is heaven for all the lads and lassies that are in to it. They spend the whole day out there enjoying themselfs. Wonderfull to watch. For me the only surfing I do is on the net. O to be young again.

Noelfitz, there is 3 Noels over here, there is old Noel he is a year older than me, big Noel (17 stone in old money) and little Noel an army man from Drogheda very fit lad but not to little. Our three birthday are this month and we all celebrate on the one night, great craic.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 December 2011 16:43:44

Very apt name for you, Noel. For whatever day it lands, have a very Happy Birthday. My guess is Christmas Day.

NoelleP NoelleP 16 December 2011 19:04:32

Happy Christmas and Happy Christmas Birthday to all the Noel's, Noelle's and (Christmas) Carol's on the site.  Enjoy your special day this month.



Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 December 2011 19:06:16

And not forgetting the Jacinta's too. :)

Big Noel Big Noel 16 December 2011 19:35:47

Thank you for the birthday wishes they seem to be coming around very fast for the last few years. A very happy birthday to you NoelleP as well. My sister Nuala is also a December baby so a happy birthday to all Nualas as well.

O I forgot Jacinta!!!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 December 2011 19:42:17


Noelfitz Noelfitz 16 December 2011 19:42:23

I hope | am included in the birthday wishes for the Noels, as I also was born in December.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 December 2011 19:43:04

So whose are we celebrating first?

NoelleP NoelleP 16 December 2011 20:22:44

Well mine isn't till 30th.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 December 2011 20:28:55

And Bruno is 31st.

Big Noel Big Noel 16 December 2011 20:31:15

Mine is the 29th, but the party starts this Sunday.

This internet I'm using keeps droping on me, I might have to go out for a little drink. The party could start tonight. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 December 2011 20:48:08

That's ok, Noel. So long as tonights party doesn't last until 29th!!!!!!!

Almost there

16 February 2011 11:50:35
The countdown is on, only a few days left in sunny Fuerteventura. Going home on Saturday and reading the journals I am way behind on the gardening front. It's going to be a shock to the body returning home after being out here for 11 weeks in lovely weather. It's 11.45 now and 21degrees outside and gets up to 25 degrees in the afternoon, it's not going to be easy settling back in when I go home. I am looking forward to starting my gardening year though.
aspade aspade 16 February 2011 12:16:36

I,ve hibernated too... and for much too long but not in lovely sunny clime..  I am so looking forward to the season ahead in the garden... So much doom and gloom about and not a trace of it in the garden.   Get a spade in my hand and I am so happy.   I planted peas beans in my garden in October.   no sign of them so I am going to dig and see if they have been ravaged by the frosts.. sprouting potatoes at moment, my spinach survived the cold winter and my onions too.   Tough little guys... Enjoy your return to the green isle. Aspade

LNolan LNolan 16 February 2011 12:17:38

Make sure you're well warpped up when you get back. We had a sharp frost here last night. I'm sure you won't be too long catching up.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 16 February 2011 14:18:53

Your garden will be delighted to see you return enjoy your last few days of sun sun and more sun, lovely day here today touch of spring.

fran m fran m 16 February 2011 15:29:13

Don't know if I should say welcome back or not, temps here are a little lower ;-))

Clara Clara 16 February 2011 18:50:38

Oh enjoy the heat while you are there and bring some home with you, PLEASE.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 February 2011 18:52:30

Ah sure, Noel, at THIS stage, you might as well stay out there until May at least!!!!!!!!dvsvkzjdiojvsasalxz.x,m20IFOPJXS\WQ@;S'\PSCM,AMO97979**&-+U=d=&

Big Noel Big Noel 16 February 2011 20:14:31

Thank you all for your comments, yes I have been kept up to date on the weather back home and I'm sure it will take a few days to get used to it. Yes Jacinta I would like to stay until May but I have to go home to vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!! joke. If I stayed would you go down and cut the grass for me on your day off?

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 February 2011 20:15:49

Ha ha of course. But I don't come cheap!

Big Noel Big Noel 16 February 2011 20:23:45

Thanks Jacinta your sooooooooo gooooooooooood

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 February 2011 20:24:55

Ha ha just enjoy the rest of your holiday, and come back to us nice and refreshed!

Hello from sunny fuerteventura

20 January 2011 21:12:34
Still away in Fuerteventura in lovely sunshine. I look in from time to time to see what's happening. Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and new year. I will be home in Feb to start my gardening for the coming year.
Hosta Hosta 20 January 2011 21:14:26

Lucky you, enjoy :) 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 January 2011 21:21:27

:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(


TrishaP TrishaP 20 January 2011 21:24:05

Wish you were here (and I was there!!)  Blooming freezing here.  Roll on Spring.

chilipepper chilipepper 20 January 2011 21:25:11

Good man Noel enjoy.......

fran m fran m 20 January 2011 21:34:49


Clara Clara 20 January 2011 22:10:25

Bring home plenty of seeds and sun please.

Rachel Rachel 20 January 2011 22:24:34

Lucky you.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 20 January 2011 22:31:02

Lucky you enjoy the remainder of your break


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