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Funny that!

13 March 2017 22:45:22
Just a little spot of blue!

Just a little spot of blue!

Yesterday i was walking along the wood path and looked down on the one below, Katies path! It is bordered by three or four larger rocks and then smaller ones. There is a slight slope down into the boggy area. I think I distinctly heard a whisper but Cherub Lute said he wasn't in the vicinity. It sounded like him though and he has been so instrumental in creating the Bottoms, maybe it was just one of his many thoughts lingering in the air. 'If you levelled out that tiny slope it might make the edging rocks more imortant and then the tree might stand out more and the steps might be more pronounced...just a suggestion..' so Scrubber was down digging out soft black peaty soil and raking it and levelling and it did look well or at least better. Funny how a little thing just works. The path is better, the edge is better, the link to the boggy bit is better.

Then back to real work-trying to root out all the debris under the prickly ivy smothered base of the berberis , The border will be all the better for it but its dirty tangly work. I also had earlier trimmed the stipa gigantea-with a scissors! so I also had to tease out all that hay!!

I have a lot of plants to get in but have to get the border weeded first. So I was glad I took the time off earlier to follow that mysterious suggestion! Will put up the photographs of the work tomorrow night.


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JoanG JoanG 13 March 2017 22:55:18

Another productive day, Peter, and great to have a whispering Cherub for inspiration!


Scrubber Scrubber 13 March 2017 22:58:38

Oh Joan where would I be without him and of course previously Cherub himself. Many thanks.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 March 2017 06:56:08

Great to come on 'soft black peaty soil'. I wish I could find some of that for a little project I am planting up. 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 March 2017 07:42:28

It all sounds great, Peter.


Jackie Jackie 14 March 2017 07:59:35

I love how you speak about your garden. It has such mystery about it and you uncovering rocks here and there and I'm sure many other hidden treasures. And it comes across just how much you love it too. :) 


fraoch fraoch 14 March 2017 13:38:16

As usual you have done a huge amount. I don't envy you working round Berberis, it scratches you when you least expect it, like when you think you've finished and start to stand up!


PeterW PeterW 14 March 2017 21:56:36

Sounds like the mysterious suggestion was worth it.


Scrubber Scrubber 15 March 2017 00:39:09

Yes Peter it was! Heather berberis is a right b....... (beautiful? bold? belligerent?,,,) Jackie the real mystery is how there's always something else to engage one's full attention. Will those Cherubs ever give up? Thank you a lovely compliment. But Jacinta is it all sounds and little substance? Mary when one puts a foot wrong and the soft black peaty soil turns into a schlurping wet boghole and overflows the welly its not quite as inviting!Looking forward to viewing the new scheme.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 16 March 2017 22:06:11

Isn't it awful how those mundane tasks prevent us from doing the bit we REALLY enjoy!


Scrubber Scrubber 17 March 2017 21:04:34

'Zactly Hazel but when they are done one feels so SMUG!


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