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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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On A Break

18 May 2011 20:33:21
Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'

Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba'

I took the day off and didn't do a tap, finding the least excuse to do non-gardening things.

Hubby stepped into the breach and did loads in the ex-rose garden - lifting membrane, shifting bark and digging up the polyanthus roses (a big job I started in early spring but abandoned after only managing to dig two up).

Then he mowed the edges with the new lawn mower.

It's great. I can see the second path now and marked it out with string.

I will get the next load of sods off tomorrow.


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fran m fran m 18 May 2011 20:47:41

We all need days like that, much easier when the is another body there to help.


Myrtle Myrtle 18 May 2011 20:53:06

Well done to hubby and I'm sure you will do your share tomorrow!


Jacinta Jacinta 18 May 2011 20:53:47

A day re-charging the batteries is probably just what you need. We all know taking a 'day off' with you is not a regular occurence. So I hope you enjoyed watching Hubby do some work.


Monkells Monkells 18 May 2011 21:01:02

love that Camassia!!!


MartinB MartinB 18 May 2011 21:10:34

It's May. Not a month for gardeners to take a day off. Don't let it happen again :-)


Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 18 May 2011 21:42:09

Love that Camassia.


Lìga Lìga 18 May 2011 22:18:13

Rachel,,day off,,wow:))))Well done to Norman!!!

  Beautiful Camassia!!!


Moya Moya 18 May 2011 22:29:30

Camassia Alba - Lovely!!

Good to take a day off especially if the work is still progressing!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 18 May 2011 22:55:45

Somedays it's hard to get going but with hubby at the helm lots done, the Camassia Alba  is really beautiful


Rachel Rachel 18 May 2011 23:48:19

Hopefully I'll be back on track tomorrow.

I do like the white Camassia. Four more to come. It's a shame it's so much later than the blue though. 


sallysarah sallysarah 19 May 2011 07:53:05

My blue one hasn't flowered yet and no signs of buds coming through the foliage.  The white one is lovely.  We all get this lazy day from time to time.  Must look at journals to find out about your new lawn mower...................


Rachel Rachel 21 May 2011 10:32:12

Sally, I was so surprised when last at Jimi Blake's to see that his Camassia was also not yet in flower.


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