A visit from the ladies!
01 July 2012 14:19:57
'There were two lovely lassies from Wat...'
Scrubber had to be on his very best behaviour last Wednesday as Anne and Noelle were coming on a visit to a very weedy and somewhat disorganised garden. But being Ladies they only saw the good things. Thank you both so much for the plants, strawberries but particularly for your appreciation which left Scrubber looking at his little patch with an even fonder eye.
I think sometimes as gardeners we are inclined to see all that has to be done and not concentrate on what has been and the comments of my lady visitors showed me that there was indeed a good deal to enjoy. Scrubber's main worry was that the photographs would have given a heightened impression of the garden but one of the first remarks was 'The photos are lovely but to see it in reality is far better'. That meant a lot in reassurance. Anne has written a lovely full account in her journal and put up a fine album which made me see the garden in a different way. We had lunch and went on to the Arboretum and met Hazel Lodge who was more than kind and showed us the show garden and gave us a lot of time for someone who was i am sure run off his feet and then I had to part as I was going Waterford bound and as you can read in Anne's they were going on to Dick's where they had a lovely time. Dick ,Ill get to you yet.
The day before ,my friend Jim had helped me collect my new urn and we installed it and filled it with the box that was in the old frost destroyed planter. I replaced it with the urn that used be in the centre of the walnuts and replaced that with the new one. The ladies approved of all the changes.
Got back friday with booty from Glanbia. Five pink geraniums (for which I paid full price! and seven Broom (for which I paid bargain price). I planted the geraniums about the new Urn. and did a lot of strimming in Scrub-wishing I had done so before the visit! On Sat I put in the genistas Im taking three out as theyare too close and Anne guess what-when planting i found another rock which I put with the other two at the top of the slope. Then I planted the lovely purple primula in Marian's bed which I weeded.Noelle the euphorbia is going in next! I cleared around Scrubber (The statue, and then esposed a bit more rock behind him and redid two of the stone steps which really makes a huge difference . Ill try to get photos up in a new album.
So, busy busy busy, but realising how good it is to have one's garden oohed and aahed over by people who know their alliums! Its a nice pat on the back for all the times when things seem just a bit too much. Im only sorry the new improvement s werent in when ye visited. Many thanks Anne and Noelle 'The birthdays of the old require such candles!'