Monday, 5 October 2020

Gardening.....

OMG girls 3 posts in 3 days........world record........
The weekend has been relaxing and busy at times........no visitors......couldn't go away as we have a heifer down that we are lifting........so it's been quiet....
I have needed some quiet time.....
Yesterday we started some gardening....its been terrible.......lost heaps during the drought that was never going to end.....its broken me......my love of gardening has been severely damaged.......
Finally i felt a little inspired to try and tame the garden......working full time in town now days hasn't helped either and a few times the weeds have gotten away...its amazing what you can fit even even when it's flat out here...but when your gone all day it can't happen....but as I'm trying to bring some control to my life I know I always feel better if the lawns are mown and nice even if the house is a mess.......so it's back to trying to get control.........lots of dead trees and bushes need to be removed.......even just to get that done is a big effort........but cutting back some hedges etc and making them tidier was a good start along with whipper snipping and mowing.........more to whipper snip today and all the dead things to remove still but I feel better already......

For the first time in a long time I caught up in blog reading.......some was skimmed and I didn't comment as much as usual but I got thru it........I just couldn't hit "mark all as read" 
Sunset yesterday.....
beautiful....
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....


23 comments:

  1. I hope the gardening will lift your spirits - hard work I know.

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  2. The gardening bug hits everyone in the spring! I'm getting my gardens ready for winter even though there hasn't been frost yet, the flowers are done and I'm tired of looking at it but I know that next spring I'll be itching to dig in the dirt. So it will take work but getting it all sorted out will be so satisfying!

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  3. It's always nice to have had time to tidy your garden even though I don't have much of a garden as it's just too hard with bore water but do have some nice plants in pots.
    Beautiful sunset.
    And I don't like daylight saving either so pleased we don't have it.

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  4. A great start....once you can see a difference it does motivate you. Ask me how I know.

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  5. Glad you got some catch up time, and I agree that once the garden gets neglected it's rather depressing, but you can't be everywhere, and some things have to wait. It is a very time consuming thing to read, and comment on lots of blogs, and sorry you missed the Zoom afternoon teas. We should do it just for fun sometime!

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  6. I'm loving pottering in the garden too at the moment, no need to have a tidy house as no one can visit anyway lol
    It's good it's made you feel better. Lovely to see your posts and photo of your sunset!

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  7. I’m sure you will get your garden a bit tamed. The grass is always green and tidy, so that is a great start

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  8. I'm glad you had some relaxing time.
    My gardens have gotten away from me the past few years as I have tended to Mom. It is overwhelming to think about all it will need to get it back in shape. But little bits at a time is better than nothing, I tell myself. :) I wish you well with your yardwork.
    That is a beautiful sunset!

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  9. Get those shrubs tidy, Chooky, as we know what likes to hide in there.
    That's why I have none in my garden.
    I need to tidy my garden up too , not in too much of a hurry there as my "snappys" are still blooming. Hope we all get rain soon.
    hugs Ros

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  10. It must be so frustrating for you with the garden, I hooe you can still keep your love for gardening, it js so good when things to survive and flourish. Quiet time is perfect for recharging the batteries.

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  11. good luck with the garden Chooky, it is a constant battle, I feel with you.

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  12. So dispiriting to lose plants to dry weather but it must be great to have grass that needs mowing again! And it is amazing how those weeds/wild flowers persist when all around fails. Dont push yourself too hard and enjoy the doing - and save some time to sew! xx

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  13. The gardening bug has NOT hit here. Tony and I have done a little, but we're good at making excuses to not do things out there too!
    Like you I skim read some blogs and wish there was a faster way to let people know I have visited. Though some do get a few lines! LOL
    Lovely sunset and great that your spirits are lifting.
    When are we zooming again?

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  14. We've spent more time fixing indoors than outside in the garden this summer. After living here for 5 years, we've finally painted the bedrooms. (Everything was white when we moved in, and everything but the bedrooms are still white.)

    Our garden has had to get by by itself this year, as we're thinking of redoing it to better suit us (and not the previous owners). Next summer might see some larger changes in our relatively small garden, the ideas and plans are there - but we'll have to see if they still fit "us" when spring comes. The only thing thriving this summer, were the strawberries..

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  15. The quilting you had done on that piece is wonderful. I do like Baptist fans too. I'm sorry you lost your gardening mojo as it were...droughts are terribly hard to witness and when you are working it eats up the time. But little by little you will get it back just in the tidying you will feel more on top of it. We are getting our gardens ready for winter but enjoying the last of the blooms still and thankful for it. Soon our world will be white.

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  16. Sometimes its really hard to keep up with it all, een when there is no drought, and it feels great to make progress, even small steps.

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  17. Glad to see that you are back blogging. It is time consuming but rewarding. I just finished fixing my blog due to Picasa no longer being available. All of the posts with slide shows no longer had slide shows. Makes for a confusing post. What a trip down memory lane. Take care

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  18. Gardens take a lot of time andi energy so you must have a great sense of achievement now that everything is more orderly. Well done!

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  19. Glad you're feeling better and the gardening has helped. Gorgeous sunset x

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  20. Glad you had a little rest... and got some time outside to garden. Working full time must make it hard to do your hobbies.. and well done with getting caught up on blog reading! xx

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  21. I am trying to catch up on blog reading as well. I know what you mean about going to work and not feeling up to gardening and cleaning when you come home. It is a real thing, but I am thankful to have a good job for financial reasons as well as reasons to keep me busy.

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  22. Always good to give the garden a clean up after all the dry. I hope whats left comes back soon.

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