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19/06/2013 at 21:36

I've just had stroll round in the fading light. It's fabulous out there. Possibly the first evening that's been warm, dry and still. The blackbirds serenaded me, I can still hear them now. Bats are stirring and chatting in the roof. 

Certain plants are really standing out, the white sweet rockets and foxgloves were shining.  Island Sunset iris as well, the colour more saturated in the low light. 

If I hadn't seem the weather forecast I would think summer was here at last

19/06/2013 at 21:38

Sounds lovely. My drive home was lovely. So annoed its going to pour down on my day off

19/06/2013 at 21:40

that's not fair Dhc. But the forecast has been wrong so often lately maybe it won't be much.

19/06/2013 at 21:40

Daisy you're not having much luckweatherwise- you need to change your working days! 

19/06/2013 at 21:42

retirement makes it worthwhile being old 

19/06/2013 at 21:44

Haha so true nutcutlet - I'm counting down to mine, only 20 years to go!!

19/06/2013 at 21:50

I had a midlife crisis about 20 years before I retired, I'd been working for years and years and I'd stil got years and years to work. Thought I'd never stand it but I did. 

19/06/2013 at 22:15

I retired as i moved to the New Forest and my new garden, which was 0.8 acres of blank canvas... lots of fun and pleasure over the years and I now am the owner of thousands of plastic pots, my legacy to the world.

19/06/2013 at 22:44

Love walking round the garden in the evening - and first thing in the morning too.  Perfect way to start and end a day.

19/06/2013 at 22:51

Daisy, it might be 20yrs now but retirment age keeps creeping up, who knows when we'll retire. In the mean time I'm thinking a shorter working week to fit in all the gardening  

20/06/2013 at 04:14

Just got my notice today to tell me I will retire when I am 66. I can't remember stuff now, so I probably won't be able to remember by name by then.

20/06/2013 at 17:43

If I go for an evening walk it's going to turn into a recce patrol, noting locations of giant hogweeds.

20/06/2013 at 18:45

What are you going to do when you find them CN?

20/06/2013 at 18:47

The rain...now gone.....gives the garden a clean, glistening look ESP now sun is making an effort.  Today I planted orange  echinaceas behind a coleus......I know, I know, it's an annual,but the colour with orange, red yellow in it looks right there.....next to a blue agastache with a foreground of thymus silver Posie alongside a purple euphorbia.  The rain makes it all so fresh

20/06/2013 at 18:50

I'm just waiting for it to stop raining so I can  go and water the seedlings I potted on earlier and havn't watered in yet.

20/06/2013 at 18:51

Sounds beautiful nutyes it really is a lovely time especially when all the elements come together

Part time work is great, I'm calling it my early semi retirement I feel completly different by reducing my hours and it has given me the time and freedom  to get on with the important things in life

 

 

 

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