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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Keith, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. moss-maniac

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    Parts of ours are a mess but with the warmer weather coming every thing will be clean and tide before next winter then it starts over again.

    Its called the Joys of Gardening.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thanks Evelyn, the garden in my new home isn't very much to look at, it's still a typical developers garden; a large oblong of grass and a load of shrubs chucked in a narrow bed at the bottom, with no thought to size or growth rate.
    I'd intended to move them a long time ago, but they have grown enormously since. We're going to have to get a landscaping company in to move the larger shrubs around and widen the boarders so we can plant some perennials.
     
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    We went to a big garden centre today we are getting three Maples (photos tomorrow) nine big bails of Sugar Cane for garden mulch pus bags of potting soil delivered tomorrow.
    Good weather expected Sat and Sun equals a big garden day, not only the trees also several pots of plants to be planted.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Sounds like you're going for a major project, it'd be good to see some pics of before and after Keith.
     
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    The trees and potting soil arrived early today BUT not before I fell of the garden retaining wall. I did not pass out but I was drifting in and out for a good 30 min. I cut my finger (small cut) as usual blood every where, I tried to protect my head as I was very close to another low brick wall by doing that I landed very heavily on my shoulder now its very sore and uncomfortable possibly badly bruised. This will slow me down this weekend for sure.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Crikey Keith, that's not good, another fall is the last thing you need :(
    You need to look after yourself, and not only but also, we all missed you last time.
    If at all possible I'd take it easy this weekend, or at least much easier :)
     
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    I have been given very strong orders slow down by me well this week end any way. No heavy lifting or digging big holes to plant trees. Little holes for seedlings only.

    Very lucky this time I must have fallen the correct way plus no strong pain killers.

    Checked out by Dr today no major damage.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    That's good news Keith, taking it easy for now is definitely a good idea...I'm sure you'll be able to dig and lift again soon enough :)
     
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    The Physiotherapist laid it on the line this morning. I have bruised a Shoulder bone, the muscles around the Shoulder damaged but nothing serious. I have a few simple exercises to do twice a day. Nothing broken.

    One very lucky Keith considering the area and height I fell.

    Allowed to do light and easy gardening left hand only.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Good...no more Parkour for a while ;)
     
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    Oh what a bummer Keith -
    you really take what you can... :(

    I am very glad to hear, at least nothing is broken (y)
    Get well soon!
     
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    It all good now but still a little sore more inconvenient than any thing else.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    A big change to our back grass weedy once lawn.
    I decided to take it all out and lay the Exposed Aggregate. A lot of money this is how it all started and is now finished.
    PICT0005.
    Spreading it all out its not just a top coating its in the concrete mix
    PICT0011.
    All laid now the expansion joints are being cut.
    PICT0014.
    After the top surface is treated (Sugar and water) its high powered hosed off a finishing lacquer is spread over and let dry.
    PICT0023.
    PICT0028.

    All finished edging painted. Edging Petunia seedlings planted. Sugar cane mulch added.
    Today I bought more Petunia to fill in a few gaps.

    Flowering photos to follow.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Looking good Keith and with the essential whirligig dryer in place as well :)
     
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    That is the good old "Hills Hoist" closes line it is an Icon of our history they never break down that one is 40+ yld.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Blimey, I want one...I've lost count of how many we've been through over the years.
     
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    The massive problem today is they stopped making those strong high quality lines years ago. Today's are no where as strong and the line is not more than plastic coated cord. Even the frame work is just light pressed metal.
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    Many young one had fun on them.

    Its called $$$$ and progress.
     
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    These bulbs arrived today. Must be getting old I had completely forgotten I had pre ordered them months ago
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    10 Jonquil Erlicheer
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    50 Jonquil Mixed
    aJonquil_Geranium_15_FM.
    25 Jonquil Geranium
    All will be mass planted where ever I can find a gap in the front garden.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    What a wonderful surprise Keith :clap:

    I love them all also very much - my favorite is Geranium, but unfortunately it is not really hardy here in Bavaria.

    Nothing to see from narcissus in my garden yet... but snowdrops. helleborus, first primulas and winter aconites.
     
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