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So much going on....

10 May 2017 21:14:52

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Well Scrubber has been quite busy lately. He got his last two obelisks and also the iron bowl he spotted in the iron works attached to a slab of metal. Ian the owner said he could have it so he asked Ian to remove the slab bit and mount the bowl on a stand. Ian did this and the result is very beautiful. Scrubber thought about leaving it in its rusted state but eventually ended up painting it a dull gold and he thinks it works beautifully. So then the Obelisks are in order and he got some sweet pea plants lately and he had some clematis so it looks like they will be clothed soon enough. It gave him HUGE pleasure to see an obelisk in a very prestigious store in wexford selling a wispy coat hanger strength obelisk-rusted- for 38.50! Now the ones Scrubber has cost about a third more but they will see scrubber out! He is going to allow the bowl to fill with rainwater rather than plant it. And as it is it has a lovely resonant gong sound if struck gently-which has given Scrubber and idea for a gong-watch this space.

As if that wasn’t enough last evening as scrubber stood contemplating a large -very- boulder and wondering if it would look better eight feet away, he saw a large cat come slowly up the path towards him. Then he realised ‘That’s no cat’. It was a large and fearless mink with a whitish head and beautiful full brown black coat. It had no fear and after staring at Scrubber for a few seconds it came on and went past him about twelve feet away and disappeared into the hedge-all done quite measuredly without any fear. It was such a thrill to see a wild creature so at home in my garden!

But back to the boulder. Scrubber had two free hours yesterday and the boulder had exercised his thoughts quite a bit over the past few weeks as it was in the middle of Lady gardeners path and sort of spoiled the sweep of grass there. Now if it were eight feet further up would it enhance the sweep of grass or did it serve a better purpose marking the end of the slab path????? Luckily there was a big wind last night and do you know what! It blew the stone al lthe way up to the new position and once there Scrubber realised it was perfectly placed!!! I might add that the winds in the Scrub can be very strong at times! That’s my story and Im sticking to it!

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 10 May 2017 22:19:14

Wow, you were so lucky to have a mink as a garden visitor. Hope he doesn't do any damage.

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 10 May 2017 22:43:40

The Obelisk looks gorgeous .......jealous twinge!!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 10 May 2017 23:32:12

Interesting times in the Scrub. A great price for those obelisks.

Jackie Jackie 11 May 2017 08:00:04

Ha ha of course you are NOT GUILTY. ;). I love your obelisk too and look for arc to seeing your gold bowl. The scrub is as magical as ever. 

accsean accsean 11 May 2017 09:34:12

Morning Scrubber, your R.blue peter flowers are lovely. My A.luteum is about a week from flowering, there is a long, very impressive spread of it in Glenstal abbey up the road from me and the scent is divine. Your obelisk is great.

I know Mink get such bad press but there is something majestic about a wild animal being at home in your garden. To have had that encounter would have made my week.

As for the rolling stone, all I'll say is that strange things happen in the dead of night.

Scrubber Scrubber 11 May 2017 22:39:00

Evening Sean! Yes 'majestic' is a good word. It made mine! 'Guilt' jackie is a variable! Magical as always indeed.Yes Mary-very well worth it and I have a few more schemes!Elizabeth you couldnt have a jealous twinge -it was probably a joint strain! He is not a resident Jacinta-just passing through!


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