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Sunday, 19 June 2016

"The gooseberries and the Ivy"

After a good nights sleep I woke up - yep - with another headache. However by 9:30 it had passed so I set to. I didn't want another day to drift by.  First up was some more Tuesday night blocks - I know, they seem never ending. We only have two more weeks before we break for summer - and start a new project in September. So between now and September I gave 5 blocks to finish, 40 blocks to quilt and then 49 to put into a quilt and bind - not much then!  I wouldn't mind but I am hampered by Daisy who keeps popping her head through for attention whilst I am sewing!

 Anyway I managed 4 ( yes there are still5 to finish - I didn't count today's efforts) whilst I caught up with The Archers.

By now the sun was shining so I ventured into a forgotten spot in the garden. Next to the conservatory is a store cupboard but it's hardly used, blocks the windows and allows the ivy to go mad.  Not only that but stinging nettles bars the way - time for action!

 The weeds were pulled, the garden waste bin filled, the storage bin emptied and moved, the ladders came out and the ivy pulled - all under Daisy and Miilie's watchful eyes.  If I couldn't pull the ivy then the stem has been cut so there will be die back.  By the time I finished I realised how much space I had - - particularly with the rotation of the bin.

I am going to leave it for a few days and then do a final tidy - before cleaning out the bin. The idea is to move as many tools as possible from the decrepit shed -with a view to buying a new shed later in the year - trust me, it won't survive another winter!

Whilst I was out in the garden I took the opportunity to mow the lawn and noticed that the gooseberries were  starting to fall off. I only have one bush, which Dad planted for me - an apt time to publicly wish him Happy Farhers day- and there seems to be too many gooseberries for the bush.

For Fathers Day I sent dad this plaque - it's in the style of the blue plaques put on famous people's houses. You may recall that he is a Leicester City fan and so this seemed apt - he was thrilled!

2 comments:

  1. Well done on your sewing and gardening!!!! Very impressed with your gooseberries! I love them (NOT)!!!!!! We have several bushes in the garden and they all grow very well.!!!
    Dad loves his plaque(sp?) It now adorns the front wall over the porch. Xxxx

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  2. What a fab idea for a pressie!! Clever you! Well done on the sort out round the back as well...have been looking at buying one of those storage units ourselves funnily enough, for a dark corner of the garden that nothing ever grows on...one can never have too much storage...especially when the car is in the garage!

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