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Scrubber's Journal

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Boring but necessary.

06 November 2017 20:27:15
This was the only one i had!

This was the only one i had!

All Scrubber is doing at present is raking and piling leaves and putting them into the tarpaulin which is then lugged down to the bottom of the Scrub. same old same old. But today was dry and the leaves were quite crisp and light so even though it was monotonous there's now a huge pile of beech leaves that will turn into lovely compost. And snowdrops cant be too far away. I saw little tips of snowdrops and daffodils when I cleared deep drifts of leaves and there's definitely one white hellebore is well into bud. There was also a rock-there always is- but Scrubber decided to leave it until he had more help. You see I do listen! My laptop has given up the ghost so cant do new photos. Pity because the ozakasuki is a blaze of scarlet.NOW I cant even get up my old photos. Please bear with me.

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 07 November 2017 08:37:25

I did notice snowdrops as well when clearing the flower beds during the week. Just that time of year for collecting leaves. Horribel job. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 07 November 2017 19:15:59

Clearing beds and leaves is more than I'm getting done right now. And I need to give the grass at least one more cut this coming weekend so I can let the snowdrops come up unhindered. Then there will be a ban on the lawnmower until after they have flowered. 


fraoch fraoch 07 November 2017 19:27:00

Yes, it's great to see the bulbs poking up.

JoanG JoanG 07 November 2017 21:01:55

All that lovely leafmould will be worth the hard hauling Peter.  I have to go down the road in search of leaves for bagging, as there are not enough in the garden.  Heaven knows what the neighbours think of me! 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 08 November 2017 15:27:34

Those little bulbs peeping through are a real sign of hope! My Helebore Niger has been flowering for weeks - very confused plant!


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