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I thought I'd have to give up for a while

13 October 2017 17:51:43
Cant put up latest pictures but Micilin D offered to 'shtand in'

Cant put up latest pictures but Micilin D offered to 'shtand in'

as my laptop is back again in IT Hospital!!!But I resurrected my old lap top and apart from the factthat like meself it takes AGES to get going, it seems to be working. I cant manage the phos on it though.

Well exciting days! Donal did the drain and I flatter myself i was of some help and the following monday I began to fill in the gaping hole left when he  demolished the cumbersome concrete box that wasnt needed at all. This would have left me with a far better terrace but there wasnt  enough in the concrete blocks to fill in the holes. BUT when Scrubber was up at the local garage he noticed a lot of rubble and many rough concrete blocks there. And the owner very kindly allowed me to take as many as I wanted. So the hole was filled in and is solid and can be overlaid with turf!

Now yesterday Scrubber was in Glanbia and he had had his beady eye on some asters for a few weeks and some pieris that were perhaps struggling and so he purchased-to save them the embarrassment of being left on the shelf! Pure altruism!

There was a lineof Juniper skyrocket on that terrace and now that it was extended it could take one more! On the way home from kilkenny I called into Flower power. No sign of Juniper-thuyas in abundance at about 22 euro each. Was at the point of giving up when I saw a clump of Juniper skyrockets  32E 50 each. There was one slightly bedraggled one which was small and needed love. So I carried into the shop and asked Pat what he wanted for this very miserable specimen. He knew what I was up to but graciously let me have it for ten!

I got it home and it fits in beautifully and will be planted tomorrow along with the asters and the Pieris. I may have to shift one tree back to get the alignment right but they are only in, a year or two, so it should shift easily enough. Happy Days. and if I divided the asters into two......

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 October 2017 19:57:44

Glad that you got the old computer up and running again. Still finding bargains in Glanbia. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 14 October 2017 00:15:55

What resourcefulness!

Jackie Jackie 14 October 2017 08:26:11

Ha ha I'm sure Pat know you well!! I love nothing better than buying plants and dividing them up to make more. 

Sorry your new laptop is on the blink, luckily you have the old one. Mine is about  10 years, but it's been upgraded a bit here and there but very reliable!  Much sturdier than the one ones I think ;) 

JoanG JoanG 14 October 2017 20:44:19

I marvel at how you find such bounty like free rubble and concrete blocks just when you need them!  It will all look great, well done. 

fraoch fraoch 15 October 2017 12:44:03

Nothing like a bargain!

Scrubber Scrubber 15 October 2017 14:56:48

No heather ,or two!!! Joan Im always on the look out! Yes Jackie he and I are wise to each other but It was a very decent  price. Hazels it pales into comparison with your! Mary not alone finding but continually watching and stalking and then pouncing!!!!


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