Monday, 20 June 2016

What not to do!

Attempting to tie in an unruly Clematis,  with my slippers on I may add, I slipped and fell on my backside!  Of course I couldn't fall backwards could I?  No I had to land my butt right bang smack top of a group of perennials and crush them to oblivion. 

The only thing hurt was my pride. Thankfully no one else was there to have a laugh  at my expense.  They will all recover but a trip to the GC will be in order at some point this week for some annuals to fill the gaps.  Oops! 

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  1. Oh Angie June has not been your month so far has it? I think that we've all been out in the garden in unsuitable footwear at some point. It could have still happened if you had been wearing hob nail boots. At least there's no serious damage done, you have the perfect excuse to indulge in some plant retail therapy and then you can put the whole experience behind you :)

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  2. Too late for the warning, Angie. Been flat out on a number of occasions but usually when digging out a deep rooted plant. I've had a few injuries too. Good to hear you had a soft landing. I can easily imagine how silly you felt. Yes, you must be bummed you've got to make a GC visit ;-)

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  3. Aha Angie this is a good excuse to go to the gardencenter, but I'm glad you were not injured. I'm rather unsteady and have been flat out several times, and I'm afraid not only in the garden. All my knee, hip and shin troubles are the result of old injuries, sigh.....

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  4. I know the feeling. I have ended up rolling about on the plot and just hoped no-one was watching.

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  5. Oh we all do take some tumbles, in our garden, now and then. So, your pride should not be hurt :-). And, glad that you didn't get hurt much. The perennials might recover if their root system is alive. But, why not buy plants? We don't need any excuses not to buy plants :-D.

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  6. I'm glad you weren't badly hurt, Angie. I bet the plants will come back just fine given a little time.

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  7. So glad neither you or the plants were seriously hurt, we've all done it unfortunately. Enjoy your therapy!

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  8. As long as you are OK, the plants will come back...
    Amanda xx

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  9. A trip to the garden center is a good salve for the soul. I once had a low table suddenly collapse under me while I was perched on the edge.

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  10. Oh ouch! Hope you don't get too sore! The capacity of plants (and humans) to come back after such indignities is wonderful, isn't it? But otally agree a trip to the GC is in order... :)

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  11. Thankfully your garden is nice and tidy or you could of landed on stinging nettles! I hope you are ok.

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  12. As I get older (not saying that you are:-)) I find I am less nimble and can guarantee, as careful as I am, I will always tread on the plant I didn't think was behind me.

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  13. I want to say that I'm glad that you were not hurt, Angie. This fall could break something, we're not children. And the good idea is to go to Garden center. Sure you will find many interesting things there.

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  14. Perfect excuse to treat yourself!
    I am glad you weren’t hurt though, but in terms of ruining plants I guess we all been there although as I usually do my gardening sitting down on a stool, I haven’t had a fall - it’s usually my size 8 EEE wide wellies that I plant down somewhere not really appropriate that causes similar accidents in my garden! Let us know what you are getting, you could always just plop in a pot there with something nice for now, while things grow back.

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  15. Oh you poor thing. The garden is a dangerous place for people and plants. It seems the plants came off worse on this occasion. What a chore having to go and choose some replacement plants! It will probably require visits to several nurseries. Looking forward to seeing what you buy.

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  16. Oh Angie, I hope you are ok now, how easy it happens when we think we are being careful, an excuse to get something new me thinks :)

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  17. Angie girl you aren't the only one that has done that trick .. it is a wonder I get through a few days without bruises to body or pride ? LOL ... hope you are OK and finally over that terrible bug !
    Any excuse to buy more plants is a good thing !! LOL

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  18. I must use this method to get Mr C to take me to garden centres. I'm running out of reasons to buy plants. Genius idea...pure genius. Permission to copy your idea requested.

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  19. Angie! L'importante è che tu non ti sia fatta male! Però che avventura! Le piante ricresceranno poi l'anno prossimo ma tu ti ricorderai sempre di quella clematide ogni volta che la guarderai :D

    Un saluto e buon gardening!

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