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Scrubber's Journal

Scrubber's Journal November 2015

Last Post 781 days 17 hours ago

Oh Lord its a whole month!

27 November 2015 15:35:31
'And the shadows lengthen...'

'And the shadows lengthen...'

I have just done an entry only to see it gobbled up by gremlins. Computogremlins. I have also mislaid my camera and my desk  computer is down to its lst 10 Megabytes and screams at me when i start it up. Any way much of my work itself was boring to do and boring to relate. leaves and leaves and leaves....but also compost and compost and compost! The lap top has just broken down but Im going away and leaving it and it may come back----half an hour late It did! Well there was someminor rock shifting and the building of the teenshiest bit of a wall and then a few guerilla raids on Glanbia netted me about ten patio roses (white) and two Bottle brushes which reminded me of the great and good Roofy (I now see they are not that frost hardy!!)and three nice hebes and primroses and winterpansies-noone can say Scruber is proud. And all these have gone in. The patio roses will Cherub assures me look  very natural among the rocks. Actually be prepared for news on that front as Cherub has been having very deep conversations lately with cherub Lute. After one of them Cherub Lute was crying just a tiny bit but didnt want to tell Cherub Cymbals why he was sad. ??????

Then there was a bit of remodelling of Clare's path. Just to emphasise it and the splitting of some enormous corms of cyclamen. Did it last year and it worked verywell so here's hoping. And a bit of levelling and landscaping around what I call the hazel circle even though they are blackthorn! Its really just a question of putting a little more definition into whats already there, lowering clay around immovable rocks to make them more obvious, shifting others for a better vantage, a pot here a pot there, a division here a replacement there and little by little the scrub becomes even more beautiful but never a 'notice how well groomed I am' creation. It has to look as though it was thus for a long long time.And then  the snowdrops and daffs and blueblls and rhodos have a strong pleasing background of trees rocks and varied levels

Today was too wet so I just rammed in nine primroses in the long border and said I'd get garden.ie don and I have!!!!


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