Monday July 31st

Written by  on July 31, 2006

Talking about garden competitions takes me back some time ago now,when it was suggested that we enter for the Aberdeen in bloom competition. Well although we were very keen gardeners it would never have occurred to us to take it so far, nor at the time would we have considered ourselves experienced enough to participate. So if any of you have been thinking of doing this, go for it you will find that it is great fun, and very


you see people stop to admire your work. Well when I say your work, it is not entirely true, for it has all been handed to us by mother nature. None of it would be possible without the sunshine and the rain, the flowers although tampered about a bit by mankind, only slightly changes what already was there. When I find people saying your garden is beautiful, I very often agree, not because of my inflated ego, for well do I know where it comes from. So go on, with a bit of luck on our side, we may well see you next year.

Sunday July 30th

Written by  on July 30, 2006

Going over the top with the maintenance of the front garden at the moment, which is quite normal at this time of year. Expecting the judges sometime next week, which is the usual time that they make their appearance. Occasionally they try to catch you out by arriving either one week early or maybe later than usual. As a rule they pop a note through your letterbox the week beforehand confirming that your garden has been accepted for the competition. No such note has arrived this year, I hope they got our application, if not I know someone who will be even more disappointed than me. I will let you know the outcome anyway. Taking loads of pictures at the moment, I will update the picture gallery sometime in September. Have a look at the front garden, just took this photo thirty minutes ago, feel reasonably confident. Mind you even if we did not go in for competitions we would still maintain the garden front and back to the very same standard, (hold on is that a blade of grass a whole centimetre longer than the rest).