Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Getting into the groove
For the first time in about five years I have managed to weed the whole of the 'woodland bed', which I mentioned in my previous post. Weeding that bed is extremely hard work. It is on a slope and contained millions of very small weeds. It has taken me two months of one to two hour stints to completely weed it and now I need to start again in the area where I began. It is like painting the Forth Bridge. My aim is to get more perennial plants and/or shrubs into it, to prevent the weeds from growing. I have now turned my attention to the rockery, which is another difficult bed to weed as it is also on a slope. When I am not working on the rockery I am in the greenhouse, which is bulging with plants - mainly seedlings and plants that need to be protected from frost. So that is where I am when the weather is fine and for when it is not good enough to be outside we have started to work on the one remaining room that we have not decorated. It is actually back to renovating as this bedroom requires more than decorating and will have a post of its' own. I know that it will be a slow job, but we shall be occupied whatever the weather does. I am never idle. I just wish that there were more hours in the day and more days in the week.
Posted by cheshire wife at 18:50
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Warm and wet weather always makes everything, including the weeds, grow at alarming rates it is as much as one can do to keep one's head above it all!!
Nevertheless, we hope that you are seeing the results of your labours and, as you say, it is amazing how the days fly by.
I sympathise with the weeding problem!
As soon as the rains started here every weed in creation raised its head!
Though there are compensations....finding seedlings of plants I want among the dross, although this means potting them up on the balcony where they take the place of last year's potted up seedlings which in turn go out into the garden...
Much sympathy with the weeding, particularly the rockery. My parents had one of those at the front of our old house. Fortunately, they filled it with juniper — which didn't take too much care. The back rockery and garden were full of annuals and some perennials, which meant for ceaseless attention.
Planing for the week, and making a list — such joy. However, my brain is more forgettery than memory, so I need a list — a "Too Due" list. The writing of which usually (almost) frightens me to death.
Peace and joy in Cheshire.
You do not have to tell me. retirement leaves not one spare second to do all the things that you planned on doing. Having a man around the house 24/7 is quite another thing as well.
Our weather is foul, I want to get out in the garden but it is wet, cold and windy. The garden is waterlogged and the passage in the house is full of all my seedlings ready to go out - if it ever warms up again!!! Diane
I dream of retirement.
I'm glad the list is in your head, you can conveniently forget the odd item. I gave up worrying long ago. Created a wildlife patch which meant no gardening in that area (it is out of sight). I began to think it was dormant until the rains came. You were right, retirement is busier. Make sure you enjoy it.
Hubby's ex colleagues keep asking him if he's got to the bottom of the 'to do' list he made when he retired 7 years ago - the answer is no because there's always something to add to it. LOL
I've been retired for not quite a year and I haven't done much at all. Life just seems to flitter by. I can blame the illnesses for the bad delay in all my plans but now I should get cracking!
Good for you to really go at it.
Nuts in May
I'm exhausted just reading about all that you're doing. It's totally understandable that blogging takes a back seat. Real life trumps all.
Oh for more hours in the day!
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