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Scrubber's Journal

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Early one morning just as the sun.....

19 May 2017 21:44:15
Hawthorn in bloom as beautiful as anything

Hawthorn in bloom as beautiful as anything

was shining as the song has it, The father of a dear young friend died and his funeral was at eleven today. I went out for an hour or so and planted about thirty drumstick primula down in the boggy area so next year there will be a lovely memory of the good man whose funeral was today. I never met him but he seems to have been a wonderful father and family man and he was also a gardener!

Ive noticed that that bottom path has really come together . Ive been doing a lot of little things, clearing rocks, enhancing edges, removing reeds, adding Tetrapanex, and quite suddenly there is a beautiful new area replacing what was just a track across the bottoms. Ill try for a picture tomorrow.

I also noticw that forget me nots are great ground cover. Now they are gone over and can be taken out they leave nice clear areas where they have been. And yet there will be lots of little plants coming on later on. Great little flowers! I notice a lovely Iris coming in some numbers this year. Again a pic tomorrow


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Jackie Jackie 20 May 2017 08:18:02

A sad time but one you will remember with some lovely blooms. It's amazing how plants and flowers bring back memories. My roses out in  the front garden were my mothers who is gone now just 21 years. And still they live on! Your bottoms sound great and I look forward to seeing some pictures. 


Scrubber Scrubber 20 May 2017 21:59:01

Yes jackie I can identify with that. I have plants that my parents gave me-or rather they gave me tokens and I got them!-I still see them as their presents though!


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 20 May 2017 22:31:55

Plants are always a nice way to remember someone that is no longer here. Hawthorns are just fantastic this year all over the country and I just adore the scent. A lovely photo.


Moya Moya 21 May 2017 00:48:11

I have also been admiring the Hawthorns - fabulous flowers and some fields have it around the whole perimetre.

Oh I can't wait to see photos of that lovely new area. Your garden is going from strength to strength.


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