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Off Again

Yay, at least for me anyway.

I think Ian is a bit disappointed.  Back in the fall!

This was taken at a J24 regatta in Barbados, I think it looks a bit like a painting.

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On My Way

By the time you read this I will be on my way back to Canada, once again leaving Ian behind for 6 weeks.

Fun for me, getting to enjoy my friends, family and yay, my garden. Not fun for Ian who still has to work, oh well, someone has to do it…

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Here comes the Sun

Here comes the sun, and I say, It’s all right.

Yes, it is true, I am on my way back to Barbados. Unlike the spring, I actually look forward to heading to Barbados for the winter. My garden is all tucked up, and winter is on its way.

Yes, here comes the sun!

lyrics by The Beatles

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Two Gardens, Two Countrys, One Gardener

Not that I really have two gardens, although I do have a terrace, and a balcony, and lots of pots, that counts as a garden, doesn’t it? And I am certainly in two countries, and do not have any help in the garden, (except the lawn cutting, and I only do that as I know the bylaw officer would be around if I didn’t).

Sometimes I feel stretched very thin, it would be a lot easier if my large garden was where I was most of the year, and my smaller pot garden put up with me for the other 12 weeks, but it is not to be.

Instead I come home to this,

Yikes, hard to see all my freshly applied gravel

twice a year, and spend 4-6 weeks on my hands and knees weeding. It certainly looks great when I go back to this,

where I lounge around by the pool, tee hee, and then come back to this,


Now, I have even more pots as I have added a lot of herbs.

I am tired just thinking about it.

How about you? Any other two garden gardeners out there? Any gardening in two different countries like me?

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Bye Bye Barbados

No, no, not for good.

But even though it seems like I just arrived back in Barbados from Canada (wait, I did, June 10th), I am heading back to Canada again for a couple of months.

What will I find when I get there? Did all my newly accquired plants die in the drought? I can’t wait to find out…

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Home again, Home again…

Jiggety jig.

So what does that mean anyway? I know it is a Mother Goose nursery rhyme, funny how they stick in your head all these years, too bad more important stuff doesn’t.

But for the really important stuff, I am going home again, yay! I can’t wait to see how my garden is, did I miss all the new bulbs I planted last September flowering? What about the paint job we had in the front hall, how does that look? Oh, and of course, my family and friends, lol.

Again, since I have no internet, not sure how often I will be able to post, or read your blogs, but I will be thinking of you.

And back to Barbados in June!

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I’m going home…

Not for good, don’t get excited, but my next visit to Kilbourne Grove is about to start.

Of course, I am very excited. I did not expect to be visiting this early in the year, thought it would be mid September till end of October, but Ian has a conference at work, so our trip has been moved forward.

This might put a bit of a damper on my bulb planting. Since spring is the time I see the most ‘stuff’ in bloom, and bulbs are my fav plant category, I had planned to plant another couple of thousand, tee hee. But, the mail order companies that I usually purchase from cannot guarantee getting them to me in time, so that plan has changed. But I am going to purchase ‘off the shelf’, just not as many as it will be pricier, and the selection not as good. Hopefully next year, I will be at KG in October and the bulb binge will continue. The good, (very good) news is I shall get to see some flowers blooming, looking forward to that, not to mention the weeding…

I might be able to visit the library and write a post occasionally, otherwise I shall return in October, with all the news…

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