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Scrubber should really mind his own business!

08 September 2017 19:46:44

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No its not that the scrub denizens are in open rebellions, its Scrubber ruefully acknowledging that he should stick to what he intends to do, For example there were three things on the list today a) finish long border as far as the steps b) start clearing the rockery and c) edge the lower lawn border and remove the overabundant forget me nots----all originally from two handfuls from my dad's garden.Now taking over!

Well He began on the border and got about a metre done then noticed such a lot of brown withered foliage and branches in the conifers behind the border, 'Hmmm might just trim those and clear it out. Not realising what a job that was going to be! Hours later with prickles of conifer in my hair, down my back, up my sleeves,,, Filled the tarpaulin and dumped in the bottoms but on the way back a large rock in a big rough wall in the scrub caught my eye. 'Hmnn! I think I could replace that by turning it around. Up for the crowbar, Some moved easily some didnt and some slipped out and had to be placed back,

It didnt help that there were two HUGE heavy showers. But before I knew it ,it was evening and I had to go in, And the rockery and the lower lawn border???Need you ask. They are on the list for tomorrow! That is if I stick to the business!

The photos are not great sorry! The ploughshare picture should be one turn more.The name on it is P Byrne Graig, The river has a lot of churned up mud in it.



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fraoch fraoch 08 September 2017 20:11:46

I think we all get distracted from what we set out to do, no fun otherwise! The obelisks are settling in nicely and that ploughshare is interesting.

Scrubber Scrubber 08 September 2017 20:20:20

Dont know whether it was FUN Heather!!!! In the shower I was still shedding! The ploughshare looks better as it really is-standing upright.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 September 2017 22:12:04

Pardon my 'city' ignorance, Peter. But could you tell me what a ploughshare is?

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 08 September 2017 22:19:49

The obelisks are gorgeous, fitting in so well. I noticed that you were not distracted when moving  rocks. Very light showers here today and nice and sunny.

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 09 September 2017 10:23:24

Smiling here.  Has any gardener ever headed out with a list of jobs to do and actually stuck to it?  Hands up who has?

Anyway you did a load of work so well done you.


Moya Moya 10 September 2017 22:55:07

Yes, as Elizabeth says you got lots done - who cares about the list. The obelisks are looking great!

It was horrible weather here today - not a day to get much gardening done.

Scrubber Scrubber 11 September 2017 18:13:50

Sorry to hear you had such nasty weather Moya, We have been lucky here so far.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 September 2017 00:10:55

The real thing about those obelisks is that they look as if they have always been there!


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