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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Plants Out Of Waiting.

24 February 2011 23:48:43
Plants Out Of Waiting.

Plants Out Of Waiting.

Managed to get a short time in the garden before teaching first job was to pot up the spring bulbs so now the little Iris no longer stands alone and it has been placed on the steps at the back door. Took a few more photos and notice more tulip buds nearly ready to open, swept down the steps from the terrace as I plan to position some pots on them. Planted out the Hollyhocks, aconitum and purissima tulips where one group of artichokes had been With luck if the weather is favourable a few more plants will come out of waiting although there will be more moving into that area as I still have to lift plants out of the east bed to eradicate the lysmachia. Today was definitely a good day to be alive and able to get out in the fresh air watching the documentary on Stuart Mangan make me realise how lucky we are. David our son in the army was on a challenge on the Wicklow Way yesterday and today 70Km must have been breath taking although he wasn't giving anyone time to take in the view which paid off as they won by 50minutes lots of sore bodies although David isn't feeling any aches or pains the joys of being young.


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Jacinta Jacinta 25 February 2011 06:50:21

Wow, what a missed opportunity with a camera. I'm sure the view was absolutely stunning.

Sounds like you are well ahead of the posse in the garden this year AGAIN, Geraldine.


fran m fran m 25 February 2011 07:32:56

Well done to David, I have done the Wicklow Way myself, several times, but over a much longer time and lots of time for photos.


Clara Clara 25 February 2011 08:37:19

Lovely for David even if he did not get any photos it is so beautiful and have also done the Wicklow way , you are doing so much your garden will be better this year.


Lìga Lìga 25 February 2011 08:59:39

Your tulips in buds?!Wow!Good news:)!


Myrtle Myrtle 25 February 2011 09:21:23

Well done David! And well done you! Your garden is well prepared for a great display.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 25 February 2011 11:40:09

Geraldine well done to David I have aches and pains from digging in the garden yesterday, if I'd done 70km I think I'd be on life support in the hospital :-)


Cloncaw Cloncaw 25 February 2011 13:18:25

Thanks everyone another good day here again so hopefully few more plants will move out of waiting visit to Lidl disappointing no dahlia but did pick up two colours of gladioli. David arrived home this morning he looked a bit stiff but the idea of 70km in that time carrying a back pack doesn't bear thinking about but if he sets his mind to something then nothing will stop him problem is he's inclined to blow hot and cold on things keep telling him to look at the bigger picture in his future life outside the army as he's only coming 24.


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