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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

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Sunday 15 May 2011

Blooming hard work!!

It's an age since I last blogged, life and family have taken up most of my time just lately.  This is the last of the birthday cards for April.  I must try and find another theme for this month but these sweet images are so easy to use.

 During April my boss at work asked me  to go to a local wholesale flower nursery and buy plants to fill the display gardens (11 beds in all) as we are have important visitors in June, no pressure then!!  I had a look back at the previous plans and they had taken over 3,000 plants. (Groan! said my back) Pen and paper in hand I duly bought the first lot of bedding plants and with some brilliant help they are all in place.  I've had to go back and get a lot more and I'm off back to work tomorrow (Monday) to get cracking on the rest.  Here's a couple of photos of the garden a couple of weeks ago.  I'm praying for some decent rain to bring them on.  We've been lucky as the rabbits/hares have only nibbled the lobelia, it will be war if they touch the fuchsias.  If the planting works, well then, brilliant! If it doesn't, well then, quite obviously, I didn't have a clue!!  I'll post more pictures as we get the rest in.  My other half fixed me up with a pedometer to measure the distance between where we store the plants away from the rabits and hares and the gardens, I was walking about 5k a day.  It has certainly helped the diet!


Choccy said...

A beautiful card Jennie..
Oh my looks like you have alot on with all those plants !!!
Choccy xx

Highland Handmade said...

Lovely card, love the colours, what did you use for the corner? good luck with the plants! x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Rusty, the corner is from a Spellbinders Christmas set called Fanciful Holiday.

dragonllew said...

great card love that corner

Louise said...

Gorgeous card and such a sweet image too. You've been very busy with all that planting - hope they all thrive!