Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Wednesday

Today's garden happy . . .

Going . . .

This was after ten minutes of tugging and pulling and tearing bits out.

Going . . .

All out, phew.  Now to pull off some living roots - there are a few.

Small wonder the mint was so unhappy, just look at that solid mass of dead roots.

Gone!

The brown bin smells wonderfully delicious and underneath that new soil (from the compost bin) are the roots I pulled off.  

Fingers crossed.





I chose an easier pot - that original ceramic pot is lovely and is one of the first pots I bought after having the garden remodelled but not a sensible shape for mint really.  Now I have it for something else - perhaps to hold a better shaped plastic one.
Remember those cuttings I took of Dad's fuchsias - well, they seem to be sending out some rootlets so maybe, if I can find an inner pot to fit, that's where one of them can go.  That would work nicely.


Good morning, one and all.  Guess what!  It's warm and dry and the sun is coming out.  A bit of rain would be great for the garden but I'm not complaining.

After a really good Groove session yesterday, I rushed home, freshened up, changed, had breakfast and set off for Hyde Hall.  The car park was pretty full but it didn't feel all that crowded and I got a table in the top restaurant without any trouble.
I took quite a lot of photos and some video clips and I will see if I can turn them into something to put on YouTube today.
Here's just a few photos.

 






As you saw at the top, I managed to sort out the mint after a fair old tussle so now I wait to see if the roots send up new, fresh mint.  If not, it's easy to get hold of, but my guess is that it will be OK.  I hope so; that mint originally came from Mum and Dad's garden.

Things re Dad's house front hotted up late afternoon.  There was an email from the solicitor asking why we hadn't signed something, sent over by email last week.  Well, it wasn't - neither John nor I could find anything anywhere in our mail boxes so someone goofed their end.
Anyway, this was quite important as we're so close to exchanging and then completing.
So John and I exchanged several emails to check we had the same understanding about what we have to do, John phoned them, and then we both signed our bit - fortunately it didn't have to be on the same sheet of paper - and I posted mine off yesterday evening first class.  John's going to send his bit by recorded delivery or whatever it's called nowadays as he lives more rurally.  Fingers crossed as they have to be there by Friday.

This morning, I'm feeling quite weary after several active days on the trot (by the end of the day, my step counter was at nearly 18,000), so I will probably stay close to home and do some housework, some gardening, some menu planning and quite a lot of chilling.  It's personal training in the afternoon so that will be my bit of activity for the day.

Have a great day yourself and be good!  :-)  xx

16 comments:

  1. What a tussle you must have had with the mint . Hope it grows well for you. The photos from Hyde Hall are fabulous what a beautiful place.
    Hope all goes well with the impending sale of your Dad's house and no more hiccups .Think you deserve a relaxing day today you've been really busy lately what with training swimming etc. Have an enjoyable day

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    1. It was a tussle but worth it, I think. Maybe it is something I should do now and again, maybe every five years or so, just to freshen the soil and make sure it's not too pot bound.
      I'm looking forward to today being a bit lazier. It feels 'right', if you know what I mean.
      xx

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  2. Beautiful photos of the gardens and I'm glad you got the mint out without that lovely pot breaking

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    1. Me too - I'd have been gutted to damage it in any way.
      I do love Hyde Hall.
      xx

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  3. That pot is really pretty isn't it. It would have been such a shame if it had broken.

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    1. I love it very much. It would have been a shame, yes. xx

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  4. Wow, that's some root ball! You're lucky to have that beautiful Hyde Hall so close. xx

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    1. I know. It is a favourite place and I really ought to go more often, I think. I keep saying that, don't I?
      Yup, it really was a mega one! xx

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  5. You did well to remove the mint without breaking the pot. Well done.
    I love your pics from Hyde Hall, especially the waterlilies.
    I hope the signed forms arrive on time and the rest of the house sale goes smoothly. xx

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    1. Thank you.
      The water lilies are going to be stunning in a few weeks.
      Did I see you at the nutrition class just now? Good, wasn't it? xx

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    2. Yes, I thought that was you. Claudia comes up with some excellent suggestions and I particularly enjoyed this one. I will be freezing some grapes and also making some banana ice cream.

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    3. Frozen grapes are, indeed, lovely and banana icecream is so delicious and a great way of using up bananas that are just a bit too soft.
      It was really good, wasn't it? xx

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  6. hi! I put your blog in my blog list (https://sintrabloguecintia.blogspot.com/)

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  7. Those pots are notoriously difficult to get things out of we had two huge ones at the front door of our Welsh house that I tussled with every year. Fingers crossed that the house sale all goes through this week, then you'll both be able to relax.

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    1. It really was a struggle but I got there, eventually. Now to look for the plantlets to emerge. :-)

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