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...not always about digging weeds!

25 October 2017 23:59:16

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So the shredding was completed today and I now have a great supply of stuff to mulch with - if I get round to clearing some borders LOL

Then the leaves were removed to make some more delicious leafmould!

I'm so happy seeing that area so much tidier now - next step requires a chainsaw and that isn't one of my skills! We'll have a big "carve up" over the next few weeks and I'll have timber for about a year!

But before that final solution I may find a use for some of that timber! Much of the decking wasn't rotten so can easily be reused ....I'm day-dreaming again!

I was so happy coming to the end of the shredding that I celebrated by taking a stroll round the garden concentrating on the things looking good rather than the things battered by the storms!

Cornus Kousa 'Winter Dream' is starting to sing its Autumn song.

Mahonia 'Charity' is bursting into flower!

So things are slowly getting back to normal ..... 

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 October 2017 05:47:54

Love the Cornus, Hazel. That was some area that the decking took over. Nice to see that now it's permanent with the paving slabs.

Must inspect my Mahonia 'Winter Sun'. t's usually a little bit later than 'Charity', but who knows. :)

Jackie Jackie 26 October 2017 07:35:58

Great to have all that sorted now for the Winter and next year too by the looks of it. Grleaf job Hazel. Now step away from any chainsaws lol. That’s definitely a job for the experts. It’s nice to daydream and take time out to look around. I’m hoping to get a chance to clear up a bit today, garden looking a bit bedraggled, but grandchildren come first!! But today I have a little time to do my daydreaming. Great photos. 

fraoch fraoch 26 October 2017 07:43:15

You've done fantastic work, Hazel. Lovely photos.

LindaB LindaB 26 October 2017 12:11:07

You are a trugeon worker, you must be as fit as a fiddle, gorgeous Cornus!

JoanG JoanG 26 October 2017 19:36:28

Good job Hazel, the area by your house looks pristine again.  Your photos have just made me peer out into the darkness and, yes, I can see flowers coming on my Mahonia 'Charity' too.  Seems early, but then everything in the garden has come early this year. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 26 October 2017 19:43:28

Thanks everyone! Yes, Joan, lot of things early but also lots of things still hanging on! I noticed a flower on one of my Geraniums today although its really an early summer one!

MargieD MargieD 27 October 2017 16:16:40

Hazel, I had the same thoughts with my redundant decking. I'm in the process of making up some long box flower beds with them.  Also used some of it to hide underneath a Lleyandi hedge, it is so much cleaner looking now with no gaps.

Good luck with yours. Your garden is a full time job. Its looking fab!

Scrubber Scrubber 28 October 2017 22:48:00

It must be nice to have the new patio and the debris from  improvements out of the way. Sometimes i think Ill NEVER start on a new plan as it entails so much effort but then the bug bites and Im hooked-thats a real mixed metaphor!!!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 October 2017 09:16:35

You have been so busy over the last number of weeks with the work in the garden that you deserve a stroll around to admire what is looking good. Great colour in the Cornus and every gardener should grow some variety of Mahonia, both for their beautifully scent flowers and their exotic looking foliage.

Michele Maria Michele Maria 30 October 2017 14:17:18

That Winter Dream is very eye catching. Well done on the big tity up.


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