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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Visit day to Belvedere House.

18 July 2009 21:10:04
Fooling the slugs.[hopefully]

Fooling the slugs.[hopefully]

A most enjoyable day was had today in Mullingar when we visited Belvedere House.From 12 to 1 questions and queries were answered  by Gerry Daly.After that was finished a flower swap etc took place.My other Oldcastle friends and i had some lunch before taking a walk around the gardens.

I was delighted to speak to some other garden members for the first time.Sorry that i did not get to approach all my friends in the club.Maybe some other day.

When we returned to home i closed up all in the garden after an early morning opening.Nothing else was done today in the garden. 


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Monkells Monkells 18 July 2009 22:02:11

Was delighted to meet you today.!! Sorry we didn't get a chance to talk later.


Mairin Mairin 18 July 2009 22:42:45

Yes, it was great to meet so many of the contributors. I had never been there before but the road down was very good. Plant swap was great - must confess to not having anything to swap. But coming back in the car, I have been thinking about a possible place to store plants that aren't planted in the garden.


kitty kitty 19 July 2009 00:16:37

john you finally took a day off, you will probably doing double work tomorrow to catch up, you put me to shame with your planned out days, mine are higldy pigildy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


Johnplotman Johnplotman 19 July 2009 10:47:10

I was also delighted also to meet you in person Monica yesterday along with some other friends from the garden club in Mullingar.My other Oldcastle friends and i went out the view the gardens after the meeting and departed shortaly after that.Our first time also to attend.We had nothing for the plant swap.Hope you get to sort out the new storing place for the plants.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 19 July 2009 10:58:49

John good to meet you too but like monkells sorry I did'nt get to chat later on though, maybe next year well get have more time to mingle.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 19 July 2009 11:03:55

A most enjobable day at that to Kitty.Sorry that i did not get to talk to in person yesterday.The plan as you say [thanks] for today after attending church earlier will be to have a quick check on all.With those planned out days that you also mentioned for the garden you would not like to see some of the scribbles,scratches,and drawings on some areas of the paper here.If you say your higidy pigildy then im scribbles and scratches.We are all in the same boat.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 19 July 2009 11:22:12

Good to speak to you also Bill.Sorry i did not bump in to you later in the day.Hopefully in the new year my friends from Oldcastle and i will get to speak in person to you a little longer.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 19 July 2009 12:04:14

It was great Mairin to speak to some of the contribotors in person.We were all delighted from Oldcastle to have attended.


rita d rita d 19 July 2009 13:36:22

you were the first person whose name tag popped up John and it was such a pleasure. Delighted to meet you but did not get enough time to sample your wisdom. Wish I'd had more time with you. You promised to show your mom's marian shrine earlier... is it that time yet?


Johnplotman Johnplotman 19 July 2009 16:51:15

Hello Rita. Hope all is well.When we walked in the door we exchanged greetings with some other members and i mentioned to the ladies that i have not met Rita yet.When we met i was so delighted to talk to you for a while,so delighted.Back to the computers to keep us in touch.My Mums shrine is having the arch prepared for it now and i wont know any more until i hear back.Most of the flowers have been added except some climbing ivy to go around the arch when in place. I will keep you in touch on any further news about it.


Janette Janette 21 July 2009 09:43:08

What a small world John! Now you know where I live, who I am, call up for a cuppa!


Johnplotman Johnplotman 21 July 2009 21:58:15

It is a small world Janette,that is for sure.Some day i will pay a visit and admire the veggie section especially.Some neat work you have on those raised veggie beds.


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