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  •  dry enough here (Th) for us to hurt ourselves w (5+ / 0-)
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    broths, luckylizard, Noddy, FloridaSNMOM, weck

    garden project, 8-)! but we pretty much got it done!

    In the SE corner of the back yard, we have a privacy fence, a 12-15" deep edge-bed, filled on the south side of the angle with sweet woodruff, an 18-24" gravel path, and the raised bed in that corner. the 2x4 edge of the woodruff bed had rotted out, and we have intrusion issues with small dogs, cats, raccoons & possums digging under the fence (cedar) to get in... the possums like the "rivers" of ferns, woodruff & gravel for their tar-like deposits; the raccoons like to fish in the pond, for our skeeter-larvae-eaters; the cats like the soft dirt in the garden beds to do their business in!

    so we also dug in treated 2x6 directly under the fence boards. then filled in with all the dirt and woodruff that got carved out to get the boards in.

    also found a very close-by sunken place in the east path, where roots of a VERY former landscrape tree had rotted out over 20+ years. much scrounging of dirt from other places in the yard, fill in and tamp in the maze of hollows where roots had rotted out, and fill and fill and fill! then new landscape cloth and rake the gravel back onto. and that one is pretty much taken care of.

    just before the rain returns, hoorah!

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 11:23:41 PM PDT

    •  Yay for almost being done (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, chimene

      In gardening, you are never truly done. Only almost.

      I am hauling up my wading pool gardens, and turning my yard into a "showcase" so it will sell.  I will plant gerbera daisies and marigolds for the summer months and prune back the roses and Carolina Jessamine and forsythias, and mark where the bulbs are.  I may take the irises, daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and lilies with me. I will be taking up some of the wild violets that dot my yard, too. I'll store them (ie grow them) at my daughter's until I settle somewhere, and then move them to my new place.

      You can take your gardens with you!

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      by Noddy on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:40:46 AM PDT

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      •  not so much, sigh, if you're trying to cross a (1+ / 0-)
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        border. so I guess I won't be taking any of my mom's daffodils. oh well, they weren't anything particular. I have some other narcissus from her place too, but I think my nose is getting old, 8-) as they don't seem to smell much anymore.

        the daphne and neighbor's lilacs, and our silly pink, one-shot clematis, and the primroses & roses DO get through, though.

        I don't think I'd want to take my thug-violets even if I could, though! they mostly don't have much scent, and they WOULD take over the world if they could. strangely, my french miniature strawberries also appear to be trying to take over the world and THAT I don't mind at all! they're the only strawberries I find at all interesting. (teach me to put them in the compost 15 years ago!)

        "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

        by chimene on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:02:39 PM PDT

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