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Joann's Journal

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16 May 2016 23:47:47

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The weather has been fab for the last while so tipping away at garden when I get any chance at all. I got a few things planted today, mainly stuff which has been passed on from friends such as Dactylorhiza from Deborah, Rogersia and candleabra primulas from Helen and Tim at Knockpatrick gardens and snowdrops and daffodils from a local lady Mary Murphy. Lots more sitting in pots so hoping to do more over next few days.

I gave in to temptation and sprayed roundup on  the weeds, didn't use any last year but things got way out of control, had to try and get on top of them earlier this year, kids take up most of my time so weeding takes second place, so round up it is.

My first oriental poppy opened over a week ago, same day we got a new puppy, her name was Peggy on the ISPCA site but that is hard to shout over and over when she takes off running back the fields so changed it to Poppy, it rolls off the tongue much easier. She is a dote but a pure lunatic too, full of energy, the kids and other dogs are loving her.


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JoanG JoanG 17 May 2016 00:02:18

Both Poppies looking great, the doggie is a wee dote. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 May 2016 04:21:46

Gorgeous little puppy Poppy.

Jackie Jackie 17 May 2016 06:58:07

Ah Joann what a little cutie and a great name Poppy and I can just picture the scene chasing off into the wind lol and you calling behind her lol. Love the poppy poppy too. Mine are still seedlings. But long for the day they flower. Enjoy the good weather ;) 

fran m fran m 17 May 2016 06:58:37

Hi Joann :)

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 May 2016 07:46:56

Nice to get plants from friends. Good woman to take a dog from the ISPCA, she is adorable.

PeterW PeterW 17 May 2016 20:39:47

Ah two lovely poppies :D None of my poppies open yet but soon hopefully.


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