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Scrubber's Journal

Scrubber's Journal

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And the rain it raineth every day-well today anywa

12 May 2017 23:04:49

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What a day of continual soft yet determined rain! I must say Scrubber was very pleased to see it even if it stopped his projected garden work. But just before it got too heavy Scrubber went down into the scrub and managed to rake some bald bits on the lowest path and scattered lots of grass seed. Actually one of the places that was renewed was the area around the rock that moved in the night (last journal). Apparently the ground was quite disturbed by the moving rock so yesterday Scrubber spread a bit of compost there and hopefully the rain will have settled the seed in.

He then started to put in some drumstick primulas that he had got in Glanbia but the rain came down and put an end to that.

The garage was in such a mess so seeing he was in his working gear Scrubber got stuck in and by seven o clock there was an improvement. Some of the time was taken up with sorting through piles of labels and seed packets-all out of date! How many plants Scrubber has killed down through the years!!!But it is satisfying to see the successful ones and the amount of pleasure a few euros expenditure can bring.

So many things promising to break into flower soon. There’s still one shy rhododendron waiting to come out. It looks a bit like ponticum but hasn.t its bad habit of spreading madly.

Im really looking forward to Plant Fair on Sunday as Mount Congreve always is a delight. I shall only look as Scrubber sort of lost the run of himself last week in Glanbia. He had got a beautiful Clematis and then spotted some small clematis which were very reasonable so he got three of them. Then the following day Scrubber in a moment of weakness went back in and got some more!! Greed or seizing the moment???? So if you see him coming out from the rare plant fair with a very tiny bag that’s the reason. ‘When Temptation comes near me make me strong against it’ as dear Sister Josephine drilled into us long ago!


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Jackie Jackie 12 May 2017 23:54:09

I like to call it 'seizung the moment' and my goodness I've done way too much seizing too lol. But that's the joy of it all. You could be doing worse I'm sure!! Sounds like you had a great day and very industrious too. I'm sure you will have a great day at the plant fair 'just looking' although who knows maybe you might be tempted a little!?? Either way have a great day ;) 


JoanG JoanG 13 May 2017 00:08:16

Now that's a classy bowl and stand; well done, great job!  I'm not taking any bets on you coming out of Mount Congreve with only a tiny bag.  Enjoy it and tell us what you bring home. 


accsean accsean 13 May 2017 10:18:29

Good work, Scrubber and what good is temptation if we don't give in the odd time. It stops us getting ahead of ourselves.


Scrubber Scrubber 14 May 2017 23:50:09

Oh Jackie I was tempted and I fell-down-deeply! Joan you also were so right! Wait for my next journal!!! Sean after today's expenditures your words are indeed balsm to the soul! No danger of Scrubber getting ahead of himself-its all he can do to keep up!


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 May 2017 12:25:08

The rain was very welcome, but it could go away now and take the wind with it. I love the bowl, looks very well. 

Paddy and John have just arrived home from Glanbia, but no clematis for me, just barley for the hens. 

I hope you bought all around you yesterday in Mount Congreve.


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