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Moya's Journal

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Can't believe I've been away so long

22 November 2017 21:14:27

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Hazel, you did warn me that retirement was busier than work. How right you were  - I had no idea. I am constantly running after my tail. I am ever hopeful that it will settle down very soon.

Anyhow, news of my garden. I haven't actually had as much time in it as I thought I would have - just a day or an hour here and there. It's looking very soggy and sorry for itself at the moment.

I've made lots of garden friends and we've been around to many of the gardens in the Donegal Garden Trail.

I recently attended a course in the Organic Centre delivered by the no dig expert Charles Dowding which was great and I am continuing to go to Jimi Blake's wonderful plantsperson's course. Oliver Schurmann and Carmel Duignan have given presentations on it which were fab but a real highligh of the course are the other participants. So much experience and skill.

That will do for now. Here are some photos of my garden at the end of October.

I hope you are all well and I will post again very soon.


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LindaB LindaB 23 November 2017 09:00:39

Hi Moya, love those photos, it is really only now that the garden is starting to lose colour and turn winterey!  Love your photos from the end of October, especially the first one!


Jacinta D Jacinta D 23 November 2017 09:22:14

Great to see someone else's Cautleya spicata flowering at the end of October. Welcome back. Good to see you've been keeping busy.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 24 November 2017 00:59:01

Wow! At least most of your "busyness" has been gardening-related! 


Jackie Jackie 24 November 2017 07:36:04

Good to see you again Moya :). Yes life as a retiree is very busy lol. But Im sure you are enjoying every minute of it. How did you ever find the time to work!!  Great photos. Everything is looking a bit drab now but in no time it’ll all pop right back up again. 


TerriShoos TerriShoos 24 November 2017 08:35:48

It's weird but since Alan retired I've been busier than ever.... that can't be right, surely! Lovely to see some great flowering in your garden still. 


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 25 November 2017 13:01:22

Moya, enjoy your gardening course and I know your garden will benifit from all you are learning. Gorgeous photos, but love the Cautleya, a very choice plant.


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