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Progress ...

05 September 2017 22:32:13
Toad Lily

Toad Lily

...is often one step forward, two steps back!

The Patio project is a real example of that. Some days the work seems to be proceeding at a snails pace, even though its all hands on deck and everyone is working really hard despite rain and storm!

Each day brings its own problems to solve whether it is how steps are going to be constructed or more recently the paving slabs that arrived were not what I expected!

But problems are made to be solved and the replacement slabs should arrive in a day or so ..... so my stress levels have gone way down today!

There is an incredible amount of stuff being moved in wheelbarrows, and the cement mixer is busy too!

I brought home a sample of the new slabs and we were testing it out just outside the back door and poor Puss came along and sat on it, obviously deciding that this is his new home!!! I put his food on it and he was very happy with that small bit of security in a very uncertain world!

My active participation in the project mainly consists of long discussions with the people doing the real work, and removing plants out of the way of the project! I had to lift a lovely Michaelmas Daisy just coming into flower - It has divided itself into 5 plants in the process but I'm not optimistic that they will survive the trauma!

I also did a small bit of levelling out a new path. Apart from that, the Hanging Basket and the pots I planted up for the Open Day continue to demand daily watering but they do bring a bit of cheer to me as I wade through the building site! 

And this delightful litte flower in the photo "Toad Lily"  came out today just to remind me that the GARDEN is what its all about LOL

Thanks to my daughter Ciara who brought it to me from Holland last year!

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Scrubber Scrubber 05 September 2017 23:46:52

Hazel as always I am mystified by your industry. You are very wise to involve Puss in the enterprise as otherwise she might turn her back and sulk. I am sure those five plants will survive. Cant wait to see the finished result!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 06 September 2017 07:50:50

Oooh, exciting times for you and Puss, Hazel. You won't know yourself when it's been completed.

Jackie Jackie 06 September 2017 08:42:29

You know this part is the worst and soon you will be outside admiring it all and posting photos too. I do hope you  have before and after. Nothing better than looking back on all this trauma and then smiling at it when it's done ;). That's a lovely Toad lily 

fraoch fraoch 06 September 2017 21:19:38

It's amazing what plants survive, so hopefully yours will be fine. Good luck with the project!


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