Tuesday, August 12

E is for Enterprising.

We have had a few rainy days so I used the opportunity to do some pottering in the greenhouse. A couple of plant offers were a crime not to miss so I was excited to plant up my purchases. However - being the enthusiastic list maker/organiser I am - the plants were labelled accordingly,for approaching planting plans. Sadly - being the blonde that I am one label was positioned in such a way the writing faded in the sun! I can however identify the plants by some research, ie checking the invoice, Echinacea Primadonna 'Rosea' was the plant, together with catmint, salvia and phlox.



I have been browsing some seed catalogues too and will sit down and make a detailed plan of the various ideas and thoughts I have for the garden - but whilst the weather is okay I will continue working outside. I have been working on the dry stone wall -


Here is a before and after....just a small preview! The hens use this wall to get into the field next door to our drive - hence the chippings being flicked onto the drive. I have counted about 20 alpine plants which I have planted into the wall - plenty room for some more, infact I bought another 4 today! Rude not to!

Needless to say once the gals detected I was weeding they came along to help!




Looking back on just one week I can see my EFFORTS are paying off, or should that be our efforts, myself and the gals....egg production is up too!

E, for Enterprising, ABC Wednesday.

30 comments:

  1. Good show, Denise! You're very organized, I must say. Even Lorne (who loves gardening and is always puttering around) hasn't organized his pots so well. Have a great week,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  2. You have done a great job! I love those old walls being covered with flowers and moss-grown.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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    1. Yes |Moss is a little environment all on it's own!

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  3. Always a pleasure to read you; thanx for sharing.

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  4. May we reap the fruits of our efforts, Denise :)
    Being enterprising helps! I love the word as it shows a lot of promise & positivity! Nice pics.

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  5. I wish I could be half organized like that!
    Sure sign of success!

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  6. awwwwwwwwwww I would love to see you and The Ladies all together weeding the garden. They look extremely busy.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Watch this space! We will see what we can arrange AP.

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  7. thanks for sharing your enterprising gals too!

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  8. Your stone wall looks so pretty and rustic, with the hens giving a special touch!

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  9. I would love some girls to come and help me when I am pottering in the garden!
    xxx

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  10. i love to have free range chickens.

    frankly my dear

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  11. Great job! Your seedlings look so pretty and healthy. I also like your hens!

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  12. Now this is why I want chickens. Company in the garden. Eggs a bonus.

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  13. I love it when efforts pay off. I have so much weeding that needs to be done. Love your chickens...
    Your stone wall is cool!

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  14. A busy week in your garden - glad you have the gals to help out :)
    Your wall is looking good!
    Cheers,
    Susan

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  15. All the best with your all your productions. http://lauriekazmierczak.com/eights/

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  16. Inspiring garden pictures. Hope you succeed in managing the potted beauties. loved the lovely hens and the rooster.

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  17. A few nice juicy worms do wonders for a few extra eggs!

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  18. The wall looks beautiful, and as always, your chickens are delightful. I love watching the progress of this, thank you!

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  19. Good you're getting help from the girls...... as long as they don't eat the alpines!
    The wall is looking lovely so they obviously don't!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  20. That is more successful plant labelling than Husband's I can assure you!

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  21. What a fun project! Now, I want to do something like that. But, then I'm enthusiastic more in my dreams than in my doing. Still, I never know. I could do a small something with bricks and have plants grow out of them.
    Take 25 to Hollister
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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