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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Bring It On!

01 March 2010 17:46:05
weeded & mulched

weeded & mulched

The plan for today was to plant the privet hedging that I collected from Pat on the weekend.

I was feeling very whimpy to start with, wrapped up well and even donned a hat as my right ear is giving trouble. Although I really thought I should keep the ear covered, it became impossible and before long the jumper and hat were off!

I planted all 14 bushes. Wow, that hedge is coming on. I then noticed the glorious sunshine. Spring, at last...

Before long I was doing the first weeding and clearing up of the season. It's been a slow start this year for me. I decided to start with an easy job so I tackled the bed with the dry stone wall at the back of the house. I finished it and moved swiftly on to the raised bed to the side of 'Babies Hill'. There was no stopping me now, out came the bark mulch and I mulched the whole area.

And yes, more winter casualties! But, like Krista, I'm not going to dwell on them. I'd rather look forward to the flowering of the Darwinian tulips and the Aubrieta in these beds!


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Jacinta Jacinta 01 March 2010 17:55:58

It was great to muster up all that pent up energy today. Fair play to you. It looks great, as usual.  :)


Keego Keego 01 March 2010 18:15:43

Great day's work Rachel and I bet it feels great - stuck in the office all day envious!!


Periwinkle Periwinkle 01 March 2010 18:16:07

Well done, Rachel. that looks great and there will be no stopping you from here on in! Once you get the taste of the garden..............!!!!!!!!!


Jack17 Jack17 01 March 2010 18:51:11

That was a good week's work piled into one day. Take care of that ear problem before it develops into a serious problem. Sometimes when I have felt 'a bit under the weather' a good day's work in the garden made me feel better. I hope that was your experience today too. God bless the work. 


Gravelgarden Gravelgarden 01 March 2010 20:03:25

geez there was loads done today, thank god its the start of spring and kinda felt like it too, weather wise. roll on those lazy days of summer :)


fran m fran m 01 March 2010 20:26:25

Great day to be out, well done.


Myrtle Myrtle 01 March 2010 20:55:53

If this weather lasts you will have the whole garden in good nick in no time!


HeadGardener HeadGardener 01 March 2010 22:33:43

Rachel I guess it show how important it is to just get out there and start working how motivating it is, today was beautiful and I was putting in a 20m copper beech hedge for a friend, I'm happy too if a little knackered!!


Mairin Mairin 02 March 2010 00:18:33

The mulch bark should keep the weeds down so you will have plenty of free time this summer!!! 


Pat Pat 02 March 2010 13:12:03

Lovely weekend Rachel, great to get out in the garden again, great work, can't wait to see the garden.


unagrant unagrant 02 March 2010 14:47:48

It makes such a difference a little bit of sunshine. 


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