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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Worried

30 May 2011 18:17:44
another iris

another iris

Right, I'm really worried about my husband! He is an unstoppable force in the garden at the moment.

Today, after digging a good stretch of the new beds, he then mowed all the grass edges and shovelled mulch for me. This is after all the back-breaking clipping yesterday! I don't know what he's on but let him not give it up!

I finished planting up the ex-Tropical border, edged it with the half-mooner, watered the bejaysus put of it and mulched. One job finished.


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Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 30 May 2011 18:26:48

Any chance you would spare him for a couple of days????


Jacinta Jacinta 30 May 2011 18:55:49

Now I do love that iris. Which one, Rachel.


TinaJ TinaJ 30 May 2011 19:11:59

Ill swap with you if you want, mines very good with a digger! lovely iris


fran m fran m 30 May 2011 20:57:56

Whatever it is that he is on, can I have some for you know who...........


Rachel Rachel 30 May 2011 21:10:12

No swaps I'm afraid, folks. I could get used to this.

Jacinta, I don't have a label for this iris. I bought it at the French National Iris Collection in 2008 and this is the first time it has flowered.


feverfew feverfew 30 May 2011 21:31:39

hi rachael, was looking over your journal for the past few days. what a lot achieved you must be thrilled with yourselves. food for the soul.


andyf7 andyf7 30 May 2011 21:59:17

another iris, but a little bit special really with that beautiful coloration, maybe hubby was inspired by it!


Moya Moya 30 May 2011 23:09:38

If you find out what's he's on, let me know, could feed it to my fella.


Hosta Hosta 31 May 2011 00:06:18

Well done to you both, getting loads done.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 31 May 2011 00:33:52

What's he trying to get in  the "Good Books" for? Love the colour of that iris


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 31 May 2011 12:20:43

So whatever he is on, you must be having too! You are getting lots done at the moment, all pretty back-breaking stuff. The job I most hate is edging with the half-moon!


Lìga Lìga 02 June 2011 23:47:59

Don't say a word,,,enjoy :)))

  Nice iris!!!


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