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Elizabeth7's Journal December 2013

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The Lake District

31 December 2013 13:07:53

Happy Christmas

25 December 2013 11:40:13

Garden highlights 2013

19 December 2013 17:46:57

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Like everybody there are lots of them.

But  the main event would have to be my open day for the Hospice.  I had worked very hard to have the garden looking well, then a glorious sunny day and lots of generous visitors who ensured the Hospice did very well!  How wonderful that doing something I love can give pleasure and be beneficial to others.

I came to love the hot area that was developed, and being developed, over the past two years. The plants are doing so well and there is a great view from that area.

Then to see the Barnhaven double primroses open ...as has been said they are so pretty.

But a huge smile , really enormous , when I actually was able to see what Bruno meant when saying his Monarda spread all over the place. Could not believe my eyes when I noticed little plantlets spreading out from Mother plant!  Monarda had been a challenge to me for years.

And very high on my list of course meeting so many iers at Johnstown last January.

 

 

 

Garden revival, if not seen yet don't read!!!

13 December 2013 20:11:32

Clematis armandii

09 December 2013 20:14:55
Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

This is the one growing on my shed. Photo taken 3 years ago. It now covers the entire shed and is about 3ft high on the top!!

Is he mad??????

09 December 2013 19:54:56

Another project ? Never !

04 December 2013 22:14:30

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Oh no there were no more projects going to be done; a lot of work already this year so time for a rest.. BUT.....there is  a long grass bank which is the boundary line and this is opposite my hot beds which are doing very well and give me much pleasure. Also there is a lovely view of the water from the top of this bank. So though I had vowed it was too much to take on , a project is now in progress.!!  I decided that steps up the bank with a seat at the top would be great. Then put membrane over the grass for the Winter and plant Phormiums, and Jungley type plants there  in the Spring. Only snag was having got help to dig out the steps and get working on them today I realised I would be crossing the boundary, seen as a stake in one of the pictures, if a bench was to go there. I need 2 1/2  by 9 feet of my neighbours land. So I have taken pictures to show him and ask if I may use it.  Boundaries are so important I want to make sure it is ok to go ahead.  One photo shows looking down the path with hot bed on left, then the top of the bank and finally the stage to which the steps have reached looking down. We are going to cement the surfaces and put gravel  on while the cement is wet.

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