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19 September 2017 19:51:46
The edge is now lined with logs and theres the rhodos inside them

The edge is now lined with logs and theres the rhodos inside them


Oh dear and things were going so well! I had edged the newish path with logs and hammered in supporting pegs and it looked fine; I had done great work in clearing the long border and had finished about two thirds of it. I had planted eight dwarf Rhododendrons in the area beside the new path ‘Via Felicia’ and an odd hellebore that had self seeded. All going well until a branch caught my eye and I thought I could lop that easily and some more and I did all that as well. While standing on the wall to do same I noticed the rock I was on was wobbly. ‘That could be dangerous’ I sensibly thought and began to stabilise it-luckily wearing heavy leather gloves. The blessed rock slipped and landed on my finger. No bones broken but damage done. Ill spare the details. Put it under a tap and held it there for a while. Into house and Anna got me lint and bandage and rang Doc who was unavailable. We decided to leave it so and its not causing me grief except I was going to start swimming in Enniscorthy tonight and had to put it off and will probably be out of garden action for a few days. Lucky I had so much done and luckier that I was wearing my big gloves. And luckiest of all I was BEING CAREFUL. It wasn’t as if I were trying to shift a boulder with the crowbar. It was a simple accident.

Otherwise all is well and although not floriferous, the garden is looking better than it has done for a long time, the new circle around the tree in the lower lawn makes a big difference and I was going to get going on digging the veg beds this week so that winter frosts could work their magic on them.

Ive managed to get som crocii and some fritillary bulbs-snakeshead and will get them in soon. Meanwhile Ill read all your journals and enjoy other peoples gardens instead of doing my own. And as you see I can type despite the well bandaged middle finger!

By the way the picture is of the path before I edged it. Ill put up a new one showing the improved version as soon as I can!

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TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 19 September 2017 21:56:25

You will keep trying to improve on perfection! There is nothing wrong with that lovely path!

JoanG JoanG 19 September 2017 22:50:24

Oh dear, the hazards of gardening.  I do hope the injury is no worse than you think and you'll be back to safe rock moving in no time. 

Jackie Jackie 20 September 2017 08:22:40

Oooops!! Thankfully nothing broken. I agree with Hazel, that path is lovely. Take care ;)

fraoch fraoch 20 September 2017 10:29:05

You poor thing. Mind yourself and don't try to get back to gardening too soon.

Scrubber Scrubber 20 September 2017 19:53:48

But Hazel you are always improving everything in YOUR garden! And succeeding!!! No Joan its fine tonight and will be ok in a few days. I always do Jackie despite my mishaps! Oh Heather I wallowed in your kind sympathy!


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