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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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New Plans in the Dark

13 March 2011 23:48:49
New Plans in the Dark

New Plans in the Dark

This evening I started waffling on to hubby about how pleased I am with the seed growing this year. I pricked out  Primula florindae and Angelica today and potted them on and I have loads.

Hubby was asking where I was going to put all these hundreds of new hardy perennial plants.

I mentioned how last year's Tropical Border will receive permanent planting this year and also the two beds with wallflowers and tulips that he dug for me last autumn.  But I mentioned that the ex-rose bed area will be reformed. He insisted on going out, with the torch, in the dark to take a look at what I was talking about.

I showed him where the new path would run, where the roses had to come out and where the existing bed would merge with the new. My plans were greeted with great enthusiasm and I might be hopeful of some digging help there.


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chilipepper chilipepper 13 March 2011 23:50:50

That's what you call good timing Rachel!


J.D. J.D. 14 March 2011 06:21:48

Hee hee nice work on Hubby, Rachel.


Lìga Lìga 14 March 2011 07:00:16

I did same with my Angelicas too yesterday Rachel(thanks for seeds!),not a hundreds but a lots.

  Wish you both good luck with all plans in the night:))

Is it rain what can see in picture?


fran m fran m 14 March 2011 08:16:02

:-))


Myrtle Myrtle 14 March 2011 13:01:39

Is he still in the dark on who is going to do the work:)


Hoeys Hoeys 14 March 2011 14:26:13

looks like you are going to be so busy,... and your hubby. good luck and enjoy it..


Rachel Rachel 14 March 2011 15:23:46

Ha ha. Let see what will come of it!

Liga, no idea what's in the photo. It's not mine. With the Angelica, the parent is 'Vicar's Mead' but the seed doesn't come true. If it is going to be red, it should show red stems already so it's best to favour those. I only had one red-stemmed one among all of mine though : (


Keego Keego 14 March 2011 21:56:20

But what will happen when he sees the light!!


Rachel Rachel 17 March 2011 17:17:24

Ha ha


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