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After seven long hours today

28 October 2017 22:35:17
Lord Buddha with hailstones last january

Lord Buddha with hailstones last january

Scrubber is quite exhausted. My good friend Jim cam over to help me clear the dead trees after the storm. Its easy enough to cut them down but the amount of twigs boughs leaves pine needles----that's the hard job. Also making the decision to cut or not to cut-there are a few now big gaps. But by six we had the place a bit back in order though it will take me many days more.

The other day i cleared the path down to the scrub and that cleaned up very well. And I also managed to add six to eight inches in height to a giant boulder by sloping in the ground towards it. So I was happy with that.I also put in four hellebores in Eileen's flowerbed and four dwarf salvias in the long border. I do seem to have put in a lot of plants for next year.

The guelder roses I put in were a success and the leaves are a colourful pink! Next year I hope to have lots more of the lovely red berries.

Glad tomorrow is Sunday. I shall just take a walk around the cleaned up areas and relax. Sorry I cant put up new pictures. the autumn colours are stunning but my 'new' laptop is banjaxed and this old one is not up to it so I can only put up old ones.

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Jackie Jackie 29 October 2017 08:35:53

It sounds like you got lots done and I'm sure it's looking amazing. Today you have an extra hour to rest and relax. Looks like a nice day too. So go and enjoy that beautiful garden :) 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 October 2017 08:56:21

You have the whole winter to clear away all the debris after the storm. We did not have too much damage, but were without power until last Saturday(21st). A lot of damage from trees falling on to the road and for a few days we were unable to get into town. The first of the snowdrops are up and should be flowering before Christmas. Hope you saw Gardener's World on Friday as they had a feature on snowdrops.

fraoch fraoch 29 October 2017 09:47:17

Have a good relax today, you definitely deserve it. Sorry to hear you had so much damage from the storms, but take it easy clearing it away,, you don't want to damage yourself!

Dick Dick 29 October 2017 12:37:38

A time when you have plenty of work in cleaning up. Quite a lot of leaves lying around the place, plenty of work to do and I know that you will have the place spick and span before long.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 29 October 2017 19:52:46

Yes, its definitely the small branches and leaves that take most time to sort! I can;t get down some of my paths for leaves but they will have to wait for a bit!

Scrubber Scrubber 01 November 2017 22:08:50

Know the feeling Hazel!!! Oh Dick you have such faith in me! Of course not heather. Did I ever? Good Lord Mary. Hope the fridge was full! So many trees on your road of course.I only now seethe power cut bit. Hope the fridge wasnt too full!!!! Amazing Jackie? strange-unusual, different, a bit nekid!


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