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Another Obelisk has landed!

19 April 2017 20:30:38

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Before it did I managed to get down to that path edge. There was a huge reed growing over the main stone. I went at it with an axe and it just folded! I was quite surprised and wondered if I went at more things, people, taxes with an axe would I clear them as easily!. The main stone the one at the end, caused me no grief but the one beside it was awkward. easy to dislodge but difficult to reinstate. The secret was little by little and no straining. Funnily enough the muddy ground below yielded up quite a few nice small rocks- I had no idea they were there- also the top of an unbudgeable! I just cleared the clay from the top and left it. Had some nice wildish looking primulas and I put them in and today I transplanted a few dogwoods which should look well in Spring next year.

Yesterday as I laboured at the new edge of the bottom path I got a text to say the new obelisk was ready. I had asked ian to make me a sort of columnar obelisk that would fit a narrow border. When I saw it I was delighted. Exactly what I requested and he capped it with a spearpoint from an old railing he had. I spent a happy two hours painting it today. It began to rain when I was halfway through it so it was fun trying to get the half painted obelisk into the garage without mucking it or me!

I took a photograph or two so you could see it. Hope you like it as much as I do.Sorry have tried twice to upload and it wont work.Ill try one more time.

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 19 April 2017 20:54:44

You have been busy and the retaining wall looks great. A fantastic obelisk and looks great painted. I gave my day giving the garage door a second coat of paint, but no rain here. I did manage to plant out my sweet peas this evening.

Scrubber Scrubber 19 April 2017 21:08:49

Thank you mary. My sweet pea are not up yet. scarcely surprising since I havent sown them yet. But they will look nice maybe on the obelisks!!!

fraoch fraoch 19 April 2017 22:27:56

The obelisk looks great. Will be lovely with the sweet pea, so get sowing!!

Jackie Jackie 20 April 2017 07:07:00

Love the obelisk and those rocks look great. I notice Lidl had Sweet Pea seedlings yesterday for €1.49 if you wanted some 'in a hurry' ;) 

Miserable, wet day here yesterday, so nothing done! 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 April 2017 07:50:22

That obelisk looks to be a great height. 

Scrubber Scrubber 20 April 2017 19:35:19

About seven to eight feet jacinta from the ground. Thanks jackie that would really suit me. Ill try them. Sure thing heather.


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