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Jackie's Journal

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Spring Cleaning.

12 March 2017 09:06:24

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There has been a lot happening over the past few months that meant I didn't get the time I wanted to spend in the garden. Plus the body and back at times said 'NOT A HOPE MRS!!' And I did listen for a change!! 

But Friday it was a nice day and I had a bit of time so I decided to tidy up my circular beds which really needed attention........not to mention the rest of the borders!! 

Anyway.....I managed to do a bit of weeding and then planted up some plants I had 'in waiting' ......very patient plants lol......and added some well needed compost.  Then sat back with a cuppa and just smiled. Lots of new growth appearing again which is great. Can't wait to see it in all its glory soon. 

Delighted with what I got done, slowly but surely, is my new motto!! 

Lots and lots more to do in the rest of the borders but I am just going to try to do a small area at a time. Some days I look out and think, oh my goodness how will I get all that done but then when I was out in it, it wasn't as daunting as I first thought! 

Today looks like it's going to be nice, so I have a bit of time before the grandchildren and the rest of the family arrive to celebrate Jimmys birthday ;) 

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday  whatever you do  


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 12 March 2017 09:19:11

Jackie, the circular beds are looking great and the mulch sets of the plants so well. Enjoy Jimmy's party today and wish him all the best from us.

Geranimojess Geranimojess 12 March 2017 11:12:36

Looks like you earned that Cuppa'...nothing beats sitting back and looking over your efforts...better than TV any time...well done Kid...

Jacinta D Jacinta D 12 March 2017 19:40:56

Happy Birthday, Jimmy.

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 12 March 2017 20:44:23

Well done Jackie ... it is after all meant to be a pleasure not a chore ! 

Scrubber Scrubber 12 March 2017 21:30:38

Jackie you said 'some days.' For me its every day. Like your good self I need to pace meself so I too just attempt one thing at a time! Theres a slope I want to convert to and edge!!!!

PeterW PeterW 12 March 2017 21:35:21

Looking great Jackie and it's early days yet  you will be on top of it before you know it

fraoch fraoch 12 March 2017 21:58:08

Little and often is definitely the thing for me. Your garden looks terrific, Jackie.

Jackie Jackie 13 March 2017 07:55:25

Thank you all for those lovely comments. They do mean so much when others appreciate what you have done. Jimmy had a great day and spoiled rotten as usual lol 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 13 March 2017 08:28:44

I'm amazed at all these sensible comments about pacing oneself etc. Don't you all get carried away when there's " just one bit more" and you carry on ignoring the long-suffering back???? lol

Jackie Jackie 13 March 2017 08:39:09

Emmmm yes lol..........I suppose it's sounds good on paper but reality is a different ball game lol 

Geranimojess Geranimojess 13 March 2017 10:13:11

Spot on Hazel...I'm not happy unless I've earned that Back Pain and as an Old Codger it's my right to gripe about it afterwards..............


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