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Wounded Wing

20 May 2011 19:36:47

I suddenly realised today that I hadn't posted anything for a long time.Main problem has been that I tripped over a box in the house on the 18th January  and dislocated my shoulder which was excruciatingly painful. This has turned into a frozen shoulder so I am still having physio and doing exercises. I haven't driven since this happened.

Naturally it has slowed up gardening work but it is amazing the weeding you can do with one hand. Fortunately I am right handed. I instruct Jeffrey about what needs moved or lifted.

Our cherry trees were magnificant this year and the lilac is in full bloom at the moment. I lost a lot of plants during the winter. In fact my bay tree which is almost 40ft high is totally brown. There are a few green shoots in the centre but I don't know if it will regenrate.. I have been busy seed sowing in the greenhouse and have cosmos and cornflowers coming up. Edelweis which I grew from seed two years ago have actually flowered this year. The primroses have done well and I had masses of bluebells (native ones) which are just going over. Amazingly enough a fuchsia in the ground has survived and is starting to grow again. We had a wonderful display of daffodils this year. Any planted in pots just rotted but the tulips fared better.

All the fuchsias which were in pots in the greenhouse all died but it gives me an excuse to buy more.

One of the beds we cleared last year is just about ready for planting. We planted 2 raised beds of strawberries last year and there is a mass of flowers on them. Heres hoping we get to them before the birds do.

I have been told it takes nine months to a year for frozen shoulders to come right so I have a little way to go yet. Will do a smuch as I can in the garden.

 I have a new notebook computer so hopefully I will be able to get some photographs posted at last.

If anyone is up North you will always be welcome to come and see the arden. Bye for now, Hilary


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Ashlawn Ashlawn 20 May 2011 20:18:12

Hi, Hilary Ashlawn here in Wexford, sorry to hear about your shoulder.

Your garden sounds a lot like mine. I'd say your bay tree will come back in time. I have a lantren tree which also got a terrible battering, I cut off the weithered branches and only left the new shoots and it looks like it's growing very well, obiously there were no lanterns on it this year(there were thousands last year) but hopefully it will flower next spring unless we get another terrible frost next winter. I'm hoping to get some pictures of my garden up soon.

Glassmanden Glassmanden 20 May 2011 22:05:25

Hello Hiary. Denis from Kerry   hope your shoulder heals soon, best of luck with gardening

Cloncaw Cloncaw 20 May 2011 22:18:34

Nice to hear from you again Hilary must be really frustrating not being fully independant. Lots of plants suffered over the winter I'm glad that I'm not the only one who lost all their fuschias I had mine in the tunnel haven't decided whether to replace them or not.

sallysarah sallysarah 21 May 2011 10:00:20

i can't believe how all my fuschias came through last winter including cuttings I had taken which I overwintered in lean-to greenhouse.   What a shame Geraldine  & Hilary that you both lost all your fuschias. 


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