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TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

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Been a bit busy

28 February 2017 21:50:06

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I have a HelpX girl with me at the moment and she is proving inspirational!  We collected her on the way home from our visit to Scrubber and she was eager to get started early next morning. It is truly amazing how much more has got done with two pair of hands instead of one! Several borders weeded and mulched, the Willow Arbour trimmed and the shredding up to date and the grass has had its first cut!

I've even started doing the annual job on the path behind the Rhus Walk. Here I hit a bit of a downer - my enthusiastic helpers last year were so diligent in raking this path that they managed to move the edging stones about 6 inches off the weedblock! Sorting it out is proving to be a tedious and time-consuming task but Emily is there, offering to start at the other end to shorten the task for me! Such a great helper!

My most exciting moment this week was when I found that the Helebore seedlings I had planted at the Rock Garden have turned out to be seedlings of the lovely dark one I have in the Woodland area Helleborus Hybrid 'Harvington Shades of the night'. These are the first seedlings from this plant to flower and I'm thrilled with them!

Hoping to get that darned path finished tomorrow - weather permitting of course!


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 March 2017 07:29:55

That's brilliant having the extra help, Hazel. Borders are looking lovely.


fran m fran m 01 March 2017 07:39:07

Looking as good as ever Hazel ;)


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 March 2017 08:31:21

That Cornus reall stands out. Hope you both get the path done without too much trouble. Very windy weather forecast for the south today with snow in the midlands. March seems to be coming like a lion.


Jackie Jackie 01 March 2017 11:38:19

All looking great Hazel and aren't you blessed with your helper too. 

Mary a gorgeous morning here. Sunny and barely a breeze. Just back  from my walk. Hope it picks up down South. 


Keego Keego 01 March 2017 13:10:34

Great work Hazel and so good to have extra help, what a lovely surprise with those lovely dark hellebore seedlings.


Dick Dick 01 March 2017 14:11:36

Great work there Hazel. The weather is quite good here, dry and calm. 


DeclanfromTipp DeclanfromTipp 01 March 2017 16:38:59

Almost a summer like display Hazel . Inspirational .


JoanG JoanG 01 March 2017 19:02:19

You are well organised as usual, Hazel, getting a helper for the garden; the results look brilliant!  Got my little patch of grass cut this morning too and glad I did as the rain is chucking down now. 


LindaB LindaB 01 March 2017 20:07:34

The colours there are gorgeoous Hazel.


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