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Scrubber's Journal

Scrubber's Journal

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Woke this morning to a pounding

14 April 2017 17:22:35

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sound outside. No Trump had not bombed the Scrub. My long awaited fence was being put in. Nothing at all fancy. Big strong poles and sheep wire topped with barbed wire, I will replace the old hedge in front of it in Autumn with whitethorn so it only has to keep out the cattle. But it was great to have it done.

Yesterday I went over and collected the second obelisk, I have asked Ian to make me another in a different shape for a long narrow border and if it works out ill get three more, It has been suggested that Scrubber is running away with himself but if its too much they will find a home in the scrub!

Bought tray of buxus having made sure that each section had four! little plantlets, Divided them up with sharp knife and had thus 24 box plants to finish edging path. Also got in plants with unpronouncable name- somethingfil peltata, lady gardener was able to sing it off no bother last Sunday, They came courtesy of Paddy and Mary and are perfect for boggy area. I divided up a big astilbe as well.

This year I have got so much pleasure out of all the new plants in the bog area and yesterday I noticed some lily of the valley-youd never guess where they came from as well!!! Its been an exciting Spring so far and were only half way through April.

I had bought some grass seed and got a new wire rake yesterday-when buying gold paint to tip the obellisks! It was only 8.95! so I scarified some areas where the grass was thin and lo I have rain this evening...Lubberly!

The matching obelisks are difficult to see in the second pic but that shows that they blend in well!!!


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 April 2017 18:36:30

The garden around the house is looking gorgeous. Pity the fence man putting in the fence into your rocky ground. The obelisk is looking great placed over the seat. 

An easier name for those Podyphyllum peltata and nicer is May Apple. 

Happy Easter to all the family.


Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 April 2017 18:46:19

Lovely photos, Scrubberly. :) Have a lovely Easter.

Mary, thanks for that. I haven't heard them being called May Apple before.


Jackie Jackie 14 April 2017 19:51:22

You lucky man, I bet you are so pleased this evening. Great photos

Happy Easter to you all!


fran m fran m 14 April 2017 21:15:29

You earned a wee tipple after a day like that, cheers ;)


JoanG JoanG 14 April 2017 21:48:19

Wow, you are getting lots done in the garden Peter.  Your obelisks look so well, I'm not surprised you're planning to get more and great to have someone who can make them to order for you. 


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 April 2017 22:09:46

The Obelisks are real classy! Love ALL the photos! Enjoy Easter and don't work too hard in the garden!


Moya Moya 14 April 2017 23:10:04

Wow, wow, wow - you have surpassed yourself!! Obelisks are just gorgeous and the other photos are too. Love the steps and the crab apple.


Scrubber Scrubber 15 April 2017 00:17:12

God bless you mary. Ill learn the long one just to show off! Moya thanks so much glad you liked them. Hazel if you say classy I know they are fine!Yes Joan and he is open to suggestions re height ornament etc. Fran what is a wee tipple? Unfortunately we have no small glasses here hic! Yes Jackie. Very pleased but not I repeat not SMUG! Thanks Jacinta yes May Apple is easier on the ear!


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