Saturday, April 28, 2012

This is what makes my garden grow . . .

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This morning I got up early to receive a load of horse poo.

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The arrangement is: I mend my cousin’s pants -

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He periodically delivers horse poo for my garden

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Of course, my favourite season is here AUTUMN, when I am often found in the streets, raking up strangers leaves and bagging them up and driving them home to my compost heaps

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It does help grow these wonders

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And they are continually rewarding me with their beauty

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Oh Happy Days

13 comments:

Susan said...

Well Annie, you've made a load of manure look so sweet in a photograph!!
What a great arrangement too :D)
I think I can hear your plants smacking their lips ;D)

Midge said...

You can't underestimate the "power of the poo"!

Muddling Through said...

The poo of chickens is the secret ingredient here, and it works well, too, composted. I have my neighbors well trained to save all their leaves for me. LOL In return - I give them eggs. Good trade.

homeschooled said...

What a lovely garden you have!!

Nikki said...

Well, it certainly works a treat, Annie. Your garden is brim-full of wonderful colour and beauty.

When I lived on the wild west of Ireland, we had a nearby riding school (LOADS of horse poo!). In Autumn there, the whole resting veggie garden was mulched with manure and then completely covered with seaweed. By Spring, the earth was like chocolate cake (with worms in it)..... ahhh... memories. I must show you photos of my garden there some time.

Michelle said...

That is quite the deal you've got going with your cousin!

I love autumn too. It's my favourite season of the year!

Bloom said...

I think of you every Autumn as I see the streets lined with leaves. I remember your 'bag lady' story, walking the streets to rake up the leaves. And I am INSPIRED! Perhaps this Autumn will be the one when I join you and bear the brunt of my children's scorn :) Will keep you in touch! Ros x

picciolo said...

your hard work certainly pays off Annie!
: )

ozjane said...

Oh for the days when I would have bags of manure delivered. I really should investigate again ...however I am having trouble getting things planted after two wet Wednesday mornings....when my handyman comes. Have tulips in the fridge and am trying to resist Tessellaar's end of season specials.Love the quilt also.

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Alice said...

What a great deal - just like in the old days when services and goods were traded and bartered. I'm sure your cousin is pleased to get rid of the manure AND get his pants mended, and you and your plants are delighted with the manure.

You have such beauty both inside your home and outside, and you've created it all

Karen said...

Annie my husband would welcome you here any day to rake and take the leaves from our liquid amber!! We love it but it drives him mad.
You work so hard on your garden, but it's worth int, it always looks amazing.

Karen said...

Annie my husband would welcome you here any day to rake and take the leaves from our liquid amber!! We love it but it drives him mad.
You work so hard on your garden, but it's worth int, it always looks amazing.