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Oh happy day!

11 September 2017 18:41:46

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Scrubber was a happy bunny today! He had one major job to do today and got it done just before the rain came. I had intended cleaning the area before the old farm wall in the scrub. It would have involved removing a load of Ivy and raking and clearing the 'path' beside it. Its where I put in the new gate recently and I hope to get a photo.

It all went very nicely and the ivy came off easily, Then there was one fairly big rock that I had never tried to move before. It jutted out from the back wall. Out came the crowbar and the large boulder couldnt have moved more easily. A little here a bit there and it slid into place perfectly. On the top of the wall there was a good covering of fine black clay. The ivy had covered it and it was weed free.

There were three large tarpaulins full of ivy and leaves and debris. The small stones went back into the wall and once it was all raked there was a transformation!

Its weird, Cherub Lute in action perhaps. But there are areas in the gardenthat just seem to be in waiting, And then their time comes and one idea leads to another-in this case, the new gate then a little planting around it, then changing one big stone , then another, the very large one today, the nice clay on top of thewall they all add up! I wonder whats the next area there quietly waiting its turn. Has Cherub Lute perhaps a secret and long list? I like the idea of them waiting quietly until their turn comes and they say 'Yes, It's time. We are ready'

Then I came in as it was raining and looking through the window I saw a minor miracle. A rose that had long since vanished sent out a long new shoot and there at the top a beautiful pink red rose, This was thefirst rose I had ever planted in my garden so I was so glad to welcome it back! Havent its name but its scented and has a lovely form,

So happy day indeed.


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 11 September 2017 19:33:59

A year already, Peter. She had lovely Anenome japonica growing in her garden, must pass down Philip Street to see if they are still there. The path to the gate is looking great. We were in Inistioge to day looking at colchicums and got no rain, the showers must have been very localised.

Dick Dick 11 September 2017 20:32:25

A good way, Peter, to remember your mother RIP.

fraoch fraoch 11 September 2017 21:23:48

A lovely idea to remember your mother with flowers.

You were lucky to get all that done before the rain and it's looking great.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 11 September 2017 21:27:56

What a beautiful wreath, Peter. I'm certain your dear mother loves it.

JoanG JoanG 11 September 2017 22:18:02

A lovely tribute to your dear mother RIP.  You did well to get your jobs done, it showered all day here; must be Cherub Lute at work indeed. 

Moya Moya 11 September 2017 22:52:18

The photos of that area are lovely. You are doing wonderful things in the garden but of course you have help from some amazing sources!!

Lovely floral tribute to your Mum.

Scrubber Scrubber 12 September 2017 00:15:58

I answered all but stupidly forgot to send! yes Mary. Dad was actually the gardener. he got the anemones from the Mercy nuns and geound elder with them! Both of which I inherited! Thank you Dick. mam had a very long life.She died at 95. Thank you heather for the compliment and yes I was very lucky. Glad you approve jacinta. I hope she does. Thank you too Joan. Cherub Lute does indeed go into overdrive attimes. Glad you like them Moya. Yes amazin'! Glad you like the flowers as well.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 September 2017 00:08:07

That wall is truly wonderful! Cherub Lute is deinitely earning his keep these days. I wonder does he go wandering like his mentor? My head is buzzing with ideas for "tweaks" and such like to lots of places in the garden at the moment. Or maybe it's little Cliona's Fairy whispering in my ear .....

Scrubber Scrubber 15 September 2017 22:57:20

Thank you Hazel. I hadnt noticed that Cherub Lute goes wandering but he wasnt or isnt as experienced as Cherub who could easily keep a lot of projects going at the one time! I do know Cherub was very fond of you and your garden so maybe... but I certainly would not discount Cliona's Fairy.


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