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TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

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The day after .....

11 July 2017 01:52:33

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Yesterday was my Open Day. I'd like to start with a huge "Thank you" to the people who travelled from Clare and from Dublin to visit my garden and more importantly to support the Laois Hospice.

We don't have a final figure yet as some people who couldn't come on the day are kindly coming up with donations as I write. When the final figure is counted I'll post the results.

Once again Brendan managed his magic so I had a lovely day for the event. It was hot in the sunshine and still very warm when the sun went in! The rain stayed away until 5 pm so if I do this again I will deinitely finish at 5 rather than 6 pm

Of course, i was far too busy talking to visitors to take any photos so instead I took some today when the garden has settled back into its usual tranquility!

I was really touched by all the lovely compliments the garden got - one lady was complimenting me on how weed-free the garden is ..... while I was quite distracted by a very large dandelion just behind her LOL

Thank you Jackie for the plants you brought - I hope the Pelargonium survives my rather hit-and-miss approach to plants that need over-wintering in the greenhouse!

And thank you to Elizabeth (Liztai) for the white campanula! 

The Plant Sales area made a significant contribution to the funds raised and I really appreciate Elizabeth's work in this area. It was very poignant that her beloved husband Tony who did a fantastic job last time directing people arriving at the gate was no longer with us. We really missed him and i would like to dedicate the success of yesterday to his memory.

The pictures are:

1. Down by the pond this morning just dringing in the peace

2. This lovely Grass was given to me by Nuala (AitAileann) when we visited her a couple of years ago

3. This Alstromeria Selina was given to me by a kind .ier but my database needs their name please!


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 11 July 2017 08:04:01

Aw Hazel, that sounds like everyone had a wonderful time, as one would expect from your garden. Dedicating the day to Tony seems just right and fitting. I'm sure he was looking down from above with pride and joy. 

You constantly put an awful lot of hard graft into your garden so I'm not surprised there were complements flying around. And your hard work isn't just coming up to an Open Day. It's consistent through-out the year. I'm so happy for you that it went well.


Jackie Jackie 11 July 2017 09:02:24

Hazel it was a really lovely day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Met up with some lovely people once again and made some more friends too. I will put up a journal but unfortunately I have no photos as my phone died a death enroute and rendered it useless!!! I'm just so annoyed with that. But everyone knows how fantastic your garden is anyway. Well done on its huge success again this year. I'm already looking forward to the next one. !!


accsean accsean 11 July 2017 11:00:25

Well done, Hazel and to all who helped you.


Mary B Mary B 11 July 2017 13:49:23

Hazel I'm so glad your day went so well, your garden looks wonderful as always :)


Scrubber Scrubber 12 July 2017 00:38:40

Well done. I am so pleased that all went well and you do indeed deserve to be ' dringing in thepeace' I presume thats a combination if drinking and ringing? I shall try practising that in my garden. It sounds lovely.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 12 July 2017 01:33:16

Well spotted Peter! Now I can't correct it or your comment will make no sense LOL


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