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Hoeys's Journal

Hoeys's Journal

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Meanwhile in Happy Place :)

14 June 2015 10:01:41

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Such a differance made a bit of sunshine. In the past week garden just blossomed. My poppies, lupins , roses just about to open... so many colours and so many plants in wrong place.... Gosh story of my gardening life- wrong places for plants wrong colors.... have to replant again and again....

well enjoy your gardening :)

Week ago in Terra Nova :)

14 June 2015 09:54:22

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Well better later then never. I needed one week to recover after visiting Terra Nova... In good way :) It was great day full of surprises on every coner - fairies, goblings and fab plants. Thank you Martin and Deboragh for lovely afternoon and you both are doing briliant job... Martin after visit, i started to notice ferns... see the differance of the shapes and colours.. before they were only green ones....

thank you all gardeners for great chats, smiles... treasure hunts.... looking forward to see you all again.

Oh its Blooming Bloom......

28 May 2015 07:15:15

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Not a morning person..... But I am up and going to Bloom. After missing last year I am very ecited to see new ideas and plants.... Shopping list?? i think i will hunt for primulas as always and poppies..... 

Hope to see some gardener'iers :)

Happy gardening to you all.

Spring colours

19 April 2015 20:25:22

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Happy gardening to you all. I think i am back from my winter sleep and going to do more gardening... Warm weather really brought colours out and I am enjoying it. Daf are great this year, but tulips let me down, i think i gave up on them.... 

Little kick

19 April 2015 20:16:05

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Well just needed some gardeners visit to get me started .. Last thursday Clare and I got lovely time in Kilmacurragh gardens... We talk so much about beauty of these gardens, colours and joy of gardening.. I think i needed to get out and start do more on my own garden, been slow start. Thank you Clare and Greg for great time and little push into gardening again.... And i got my birthday present (well left it in Clares last December) ....to save little seedlings from frost...

I promise....

17 January 2015 21:06:03

Will see you soon

09 January 2015 22:02:34

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well 2 more sleeps... can not wait to see you al again, i know we do meet up during the year in some gardens, but sunday will be special, with so many garden.iers...

My travel to Johnstow will starts tomorrow, that why i can not offer plants for swap... i do not think big boxes filled with plants would be easy to manage on the train... sorry you always welcome to visit me and i will dig half of my garden for you. as i always say you all gardeniers created my garden and filled it with fantastic plants. 

thank you Hazel and your team for organizing. 

 

Bit by bit

13 October 2014 18:58:20

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So much to do so little time before the winter.... 

The new project slowly but surely getting somewhere. it is lots to do, lots to think but the main part of it - water- is in it.. lots of it..... My brother was digging overflow channel already and i think its going to be nice little feature... mini pond in the winter time and flower bed in the summer?

Thank you to all Gardeners for beautiful plants. Fran you visit was really great and not because the car load of plants, great to see my garden trough your eyes....thank you Clare and Joan for a visit few weeks ago... Violetta and friends. I think we do create gardens so other can enjoy it too.

happy gardening to you all

 

Happy gardeners or lets go visit...

21 September 2014 14:21:45

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The weather been so good that i have very little time to spend on the computer.. we all trying to finish the season in the garden or to enjoy the last sunrays....But its always fun to see other gardeners....

Last monday we had fabuluos time in JoanG place. beautiful small garden with fantastic colours even know, front garden we all just to wish to have... So Fran , Clare Joan and i had lovely dinners and a chat.....yes we do not forget our non garden partners too... Thank yuo so much  Joan.

But the week just got better and Joan and Clare came to visit me with the car full of plants. Really don't know how would i do any garden project without your generousity... Every plant big or small just came in the somebodies car boot. thank you so much...and my promise to you all never be shy to ask a plant back from me . I love to share them with garden.iers.... oh bring the Christmas get to gether soon...

Be careful what you wish for...

03 September 2014 18:13:15

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Well a month ago we started our new project....  as you all gardeners know we never stop and always need new space for plants new planting ideas .... new colours...

so we got digging, few garden friends who came to my open day were walking around and thinking i am mad.... yes mad.... after big dig we had no water in the pond for a month , i was thinking about expensive pond linners, praying for rain...and a week ago something happened.... a little spring got stronger and stronger and the level of the water started to rise.... maybe its time to think about overflow pipe....

thank you to all my garden friends for support and beautiful plants...

Thank you

27 July 2014 21:48:27

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Just to say thank you for all the lovely people who visited my Open garden this weekend, lovely neighbours and friends and Garden'iers. Its started early with Rachels visit on thursday, Clares plants on friday and lovely people all weekend. my brother was here just to support me. Fran was first to inspect the place just to make sure i can handle the preasure, after beautiful grasses he gave me i had big smile on my face and no panic at all... Jackie and 2 lovely girls arrived after, follow by Violeta. Forget about the garden we had so much fun chatting and drinking teas and coffees. Clare and Greg pop in after luch. Lovely support from all of yous, lots of beautiful plants and advices...... Simon just love all the chocolates he got....

Sunday was relaxing day with our Liga ,Brian (Jemo), Maria and great friend and help Violeta. We walked around the garden we shared tips and enjoyed every minute we had together. Thank you Maria for scones, yummy. 

Would i do it again?? Its opened for friends any time any season. 

thank you all for lovely words and wishing me luck on this special day.

 

Just gets better

25 July 2014 22:56:47

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well after lovely day i had with Rachel yesterday and when nearly finished planted all the lovely plants she gave me..... i got a phone call from Clare and guess what?? She is sending plants with urgent courier Greg (her hubby) all the way to my place.... OMg its like jungle plants and still not sure how did she managed to fit them in the car....nearly killed me when i had to dig and plant them but made me so happy....

thank you so much Clare and Greg ... and Clare's sister who donated them to me.... 

see this

 

Open garden weekend started early....

24 July 2014 22:27:17

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    It was a lovely day today, not because rained in the morning and the garden looks lushes... i had a very special visit from the garden friend Rachel.. She been visiting us since begining of my garden. She saw little steps  and massive projects and always was great with advices and support....

     Omg when Rachel opened her car boot my jaw hit the ground.... all for me... all beautiful hostas, iris, salvias... big pots little pots. Thank you so much will be great addition to the new part of the garden.. 

   we had walk around the garden and the field and more walks around the garden but i guess i enjoyed the good chat with the cup of tea the most... ralax and easy going... Plant talk and more..

   By the way you are all welcome this weekend.

 

 

4 days left. Open garden 26-27july

22 July 2014 09:19:20

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To finish to do list before i will Open my garden for Garden.iers....well with so many little bits to sort i need to put priorities right.... 

weeding?? nop its now called natural gardening so few weeds will not ruin the day....

grass cut- done .

veg patch- i just wished it will dissapear for a day because its nothing growing this year...

finishing touches around the garden- done. 

Plant few spare plants?- not a great idea with the heat outside.#

pick black currant and make jam for guest...- friday

Oh i just sit and enjoy the garden... got tired already...

hope to see you all

 

Hmmm finished or started...

19 July 2014 10:03:46

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Oh dear I just createded to myself more work..... Heavy machinery moved out but i left with the blank canvas to fill it up with plants , features... where will i start.... Gusss with picking all the stones.... 

sorry can not put more photos want to keep it as surprice for gardening friends next weekend...

happy gardening to you all.

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