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Wasnt it funny the way Mr.Scrubber

18 January 2018 20:59:29

went out to do one thing and ended up doing something completely different' Said cherub cymbals to no one in particular. 'Humph!' from G Nome. 'I dont find it funny or strange. Mr Scrubber is always doing that as far as I can see. 'If you ashk me'interjected Micilin Dee 'I think personally that Mr Scrubber is always open to differnt poshibbitlies and thash in my opinion ish commendable'.

'Well said Cherub Lute, (who had put on a little moss over the christmas) I think he intended to plant the forgetme nots he uprooted yesterday but having read Mr. Dicks last account of pruning roses he attempted to prune one. And that led to the next...

And indeed it did because Scrubber thought he could do the job in half an hour not realising he had a few more roses than he realised and some of the wilder small flowered ones had thrived! He absedmindedly began counting as he snipped and was amazed to hear figures like 78 and 92 snips to be made on single bushes. He has either massacred next years crop of roses or primed his garden for a wonderful display.

Near the roses are planted the agapanthus so kindly given by Paddy and Mary so that border should be a sight next june. I put the nerines out near the gate so Ill see them coming in and going out-me not the nerines of course!

It wasn't as cold as I expected and I was out till half four when a thunderous hail shower put an end to work. maybe tomorrow the forget me nots will  be planted?

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JoanG JoanG 18 January 2018 21:21:43

Well done Mr Scrubber, you were brave to be out at all; very cold here all day. 

Scrubber Scrubber 18 January 2018 21:27:28

Yes Joan like Hazel I doubled up on the socks and coats!

Scrubber Scrubber 18 January 2018 21:27:28

Yes Joan like Hazel I doubled up on the socks and coats!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 January 2018 22:16:28

Brave Mr. Scrubber. Freezing in Dublin today, and yesterday. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 January 2018 22:42:27

Well done, Peter getting out in this cold weather. I have started doing a little everyday, but only an hour or two. Paddy on the other hand seems to be able to do a full day. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 January 2018 23:44:44

Gosh I'm really feeling guilty at not having all my roses pruned by now .... Hey! Wait a minute - last time I looked at my calendar it was JANUARY 18th!!!!!

Get a grip lads! All the books say FEBRUARY for pruing roses LOL

Scrubber Scrubber 19 January 2018 20:28:28

Thank you hazel. The lads have noted it for next year! But sure Mary he's hardy out!Not as cold here Jacinta otherwise...

Dick Dick 20 January 2018 19:44:08

Well Peter you seem to be a man of iron. I did nothing in the garden over the last few days but viewing what Joann Donnelly had to say we will be away with it as the temperature rises to believe it or not a great 12 degrees. I hope to be able to get a lot of pruning done. I have heard it said that if you want your roses pruned, get your worst enemy to do the job. Hazel, in the past, I tended to wait until February. Some people told me to wait until late February and Dermot O'Neill said March. However I took Gerry's advise a few years ago and got at the job in January. It worked and I had good early blooms on the bushes.


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