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Michelle finn's Journal

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you know you are getting old when.................

05 September 2015 23:12:27

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when jobs you used to get done really quickly and easily and now it takes you a week to sort out.  the tunnel.......this job used to be done and dusted in one day..............crikey my energy is gone. i paused the finishing of the new area until i clear out the tunnel because i need to have it ready in case the temps dive even more and my tender stuff needs to come in then i can finish this new area and show you what i have done so far. i have bulbs to add to it and then mulch with bark so by the end there should be a good bit of interest in it then for the different seasons.

sorted a load of pots today in the tunnel putting them into piles and clearing them out of the tunnel, just need to sort out and move the table out then i clean it and put down new mypex ( the good stuff)  as the one that is in it is gone very old and worn down and ripped up......thats the plan


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 06 September 2015 06:06:24

I like those three yellows.

Yes, I understand about getting 'old'. I do about 30 minutes work in the garden and then take 30 minutes break. The only way to get things done for now. Hoping my new knee will give me a new lease of life next year.

Michelle finn Michelle finn 06 September 2015 12:56:18

fingers crossed it will jacinta. when i had these pics uploaded it dawned on me i just picked three yellows :) without thinking 

Periwinkle Periwinkle 06 September 2015 18:01:37

What is the third picture, Kitty?

Michelle finn Michelle finn 06 September 2015 19:46:15

dorothy it is evening primrose 

TerriShoos TerriShoos 07 September 2015 08:30:49

Yes, I used to garden for 3 or 4 hours withoput a stop, then go back out for the same time again. Which is probably how I banjaxed my joints!! Now it's an hour tops and the kettle's on again. But take heart - Geoff Hamilton's missus said he had a cuppa every hour, on the hour! 

Michelle finn Michelle finn 07 September 2015 17:11:43

i get frustrated because i just cannot do it anymore. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 07 September 2015 17:49:19

You and me both, Michelle. But you're a lot younger than me. LOL

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 09 September 2015 21:55:55

Wow!  Aren't  we all seeing the glass half empty!  I feel lucky every day that I have  the privilege of a space to call my own!

Periwinkle Periwinkle 09 September 2015 21:59:07

That's the spirit, .Hazel!  I totally agree. Having had a great day with our garden society visiting! 


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