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By peet


After a couple of weeks, I thought it was time to add another entry. It’s been a strange fortnight. I had a couple of interviews, but neither worked out – I suspect deep down I was hoping not to get the jobs, so that I could concentrate on gardening…

I’ve been working at a house about 25 miles away, which has about an area of land devoted to paddocks for alpacas. Strange creatures, but quite endearing. I’ve been clearing the paddocks of the winter harvest of sticks, leaves, pine cones and acorns; the alpacas love to roll on the ground, and end up looking like mobile compost heaps if the ground isn’t cleared. The next job is to clear a triangle of land which is completely clogged with brambles, bracken, nettles, thistles and foxgloves. Unfortunately, the foxgloves are poisonous to the alpacas, so they have to go. This is a bit heart-breaking as they would look fantastic in the summer, but I’ll salvage a few of the bigger plants.

At home, carrots and leeks are in the ground, and broad beans, peas and sweetcorn are happily sprouting in the conservatory, ready for transplanting next month. Outside, the ground has been transformed, with the crocuses and snowdrops dying back to be replaced with daffodils, of several varieties. Self-sown lupins are sprouting up in clumps everywhere. It’s a time of optimism.

I’ll add a few photos shortly.

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Sorry to hear your interviews were not successful - but like you said you can devote your time to the garden.

23 Mar, 2009


Sorry about the intrviews, hope you get better luck next time.

23 Mar, 2009


Aw, sorry about the job front, commiserations. Still, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining...... Keep up the good work with gardening, it is spring coming, def. a time for optimism!

23 Mar, 2009


As everyone else says, hope things turn out better next time. Your garden will be looking fantastic! That will give you pleasure and a sense of satisfaction... XX

23 Mar, 2009


Thanks for all your kind words. Silver linings abound.

25 Mar, 2009


Sorry about the interviews Peet. Still, as they say, there is a reason for everything. You didn't get those ones as there is something else better coming along.
In the meantime....lots of lovely time in the garden. :o)

26 Mar, 2009

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