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Sorry it's been so long


Hi everyone, hope you are all well.

Today when I was looking at my lavender, thinking, I really must prune it, it made me think of this group as it was this group who gave me the idea of planting in this very dry, sunny bed. Made me come on the site and look through my old photos of my garden and realised just how far it and I have come. This group ignited my now passion for gardening. Sorry not been on, life just seems to get in the way and since my stroke 18 months ago, things take so much longer to do. I still have mobility issues but in the garden I can forget them.

Thought I would do a few update photos just to show how far it has come from the Horsetail, blackthorn, and every other weed, overgrown garden it was lol.

The last photo shows my lastest purchase. It’s a Musella Lasiocarpa, Chinese dwarf banana. I recently found a local to me nursery that specialises in unusual plants and couldn’t resist lol.
Anyway, thank you once again for igniting the gardener in me 😁

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What a beautiful garden and house!everything looks lush and so healthy and colourful.You’ve done a marvellous job.

5 Aug, 2022


Thank you Gerardine for your kind words 😀

5 Aug, 2022


I really enjoyed the trip round your garden, it was a delight. Super planting and placing. Welcome back!
Oh, and fab canines!

6 Aug, 2022


Hello Jen, so lovely to see you back on GoY again! Your garden is looking amazing. I hope you, the family and your business are all doing well ... :o))

6 Aug, 2022


Thank you Anget, it's been a leaning curve the whole time and still is 😁.
They are my garden helper/hinderance lol.

6 Aug, 2022


Hi Shirley, I hope you and family are well. We are plodding along lol. Just over a year ago, our daughter decided after all the worry from the last couple of years, that she didn't want to be self employed any more and left our business which has made more work for Tim and me. My stroke didn't help as at the beginning I still had trouble thinking straight and even walking straight lol. I still have left side weakness but it could have been worse. They found I have a heart problem which is what caused the stroke at only 53 but im getting there. Garden has helped so much. Been sort of my physio lol. X

6 Aug, 2022


Wow,Jen,your garden is a credit to you, it's so beautiful,and pleased you have decided to come back to Goy.So sorry to hear you had a stroke,but my goodness,how far you have come,in being able to tend your garden,along with your two lovely 'Helpers' .
I'm sure with your determination and positive outlook,,which you seem to have lots of, your mobility will improve no end,and I hope to see more of it over the coming months.. take care.x

6 Aug, 2022


Hi, all looks amazing Jen sorry to hear you had a stroke, good to hear you are well and enjoying your garden, I spotted alstroe Indian Summer there by your banana, I would like to have a go at growing one too :-))

6 Aug, 2022


Jen, sending you a PM ... :o)

7 Aug, 2022

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