Posted: 03/04/2014 at 08:53
Oh, Thank you so much ,garden jeannie. Your neighbour must be very grateful for your thoughtful help. I am sure she would love some magnolia perfume in the house . Lots of flowers do float so do try it. It is certainly worth it for the flowers that hang their heads to ptotect their pollen from the weather like hellebores. You can then appreciate their nectar guidelines and the beauty of their stamens. I have sent in an application to the team who do the Britains Best Gardens series but have not heard anything yet. They must have hundreds apply but i thought my celebrations for being fifty years tending the same garden would tie in with Alan's fifty years as a gardener. It would be lovely for all my friends to see what I talk a great deal about on the telly. I know how much time looking after children takes. i had seven and still remember as i tend my gardenwhat the children got up to in it. They had a three tiered tree house, a museum with the treasures they had dug up all labled- some of the bones had marvelous Latinised dinosaur names,made "Puddings " out of the blackberries and wild strawberries, made dens and shops and houses and camped under the Bramley. They had a small football pitch and a badminton net and tennis net, swings from tyres on ropes, aerial descents from the biggest trees and masses of flowers the girls would pick for decoratng their bedrooms when they had had a big cleanout. They also had to put up with me dishing them up large helpings of broccoli etc and boasted tht only us and the queen could have veg as fresh as this! Ahh, the memories. But back to the present as rain is forecast for this afternoon in Bristol. It is quite dull now but the pollution seems to have dispersed a bit so I may get some work done outside today. Yesterday was quite impossible.