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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:53

I'm in the final stages of drawing up my garden plan : its not good to think I spent less time designing parts of Heathrow terminal roofs than is going into this garden!

The chicken people are getting back to me soon regarding whether my suggested layout is large enough  as his lordship uttered those fatal words "what would you like for your birthday" so I quickly got in with a hen run before he could suggest a winch or rescue kit for the truck or other handy toy (We won't point out that I brought the coop last birthday!)

Trouble is I'm having a tulip crisis! I have worked out how to move the strawberry bed, I am happy with my daffodil and snow drop corners, muscari is being pushed toward the right direction everywhere it pops up, my herbs are organised and my lavender path in progress... my tulips? Homeless! I am going to have to invest in considerably more pots at this rate.


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:04

I was going to go to the garden centre on my way home for some essential items but as I was in my partners car it somehow didn't seem to know the way?! I'm sure my wallet is grateful (it contains more emergency dog poo bags than money)  

Partner is away on site work and since his car a) has fuel in it which is more than can be said for mine b) blocks my little truck in, c) I mentioned free fuel right? It seemed silly to shuffle the driveway around for the sake of getting out in my truck)

Tomorrow I will try and trick it into heading to the garden centre by telling it to aim for Halfords. That should do it!


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:51

Morning all. Back to reality with an early start bump to get his lordship to the train stationGosgsh was that holiday welcome! 


Posted: 10/04/2015 at 08:08

Morning all. 

Have to confess I think I got heat stroke yesterday. 


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:33

Have a quiet day today Dove!

Hmm, I may need to rethink my plans and travel down to Verduns side of the country and go in the riot van instead: somewhat smaller than the fire engine and traffic wardens struggle to get to the windscreen to put tickets on it when you put the shieldS down. Traffic always seems lighter when you drive it too...

A day off at long last! His lordship has left quite the to do list (as well as my own jobs) but does involve a trip to Doncaster to collect some items so maybe my satnav will strike lucky and find a garden centre between here and there. We can hope! My bay tree got thrown around in the high winds and is now sat in a compost bag pending a new pot looking very sorry for itself.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 19:23
Verdun - if there's lots of tourists around will I struggle to park my fire engine? I'm not sure about the naked bit: up here we're practically sewn into our vests.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 07:29

Morning all! Last day at work before a much needed time off. It looks like my plans for education at the museum will be going national so I'd best buy a new note pad to get all these ideas down! All subject to that dreaded funding of course but I've high hopes.

Does mean the garden wont get much attention though for a while. I might be taking an aloe avera to work to sit on my desk in the hope of seeing "green". Low allergy and being a good burns cure at least slightly appropriate. 

So Verdun. What's Cornwall like? Will I need a passport?


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:38

*yawns* only two more long days til the holidays! 



Posted: 06/04/2015 at 07:52

Gloriously sunny here today, so I'm back off to work and ever hopeful we'll have plenty of people in for our final day of our special 1940s weekend. 

I hope the garden centres are full of bargains! 


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 17:58

(I know we're very late in pruning but it's taken since September for me to feel well enough to even consider it: we might go for a light maintaining prune now to prevent things from worsening and harsh prune next winter.)

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