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Archive for April, 2014

Big Improvements

Ahhh. A toasty propane fire on the deck. Costco special. The quest is now on to design a nice box to hold and display it to advantage. Preferably with coasters or cupholders built in…

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Cosy propane firepit on the deck at Keats View

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Until now, we had a five dollar Ikea shoe rack by the front door at the cottage, but now we have a twenty dollar Ikea (Portis) shoe rack that ties in nicely with the air-tight fireplace and the metal framework of the new console table.  A nice little upgrade. We will use the old  rack for kindling this weekend.

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Five dollar shoe rack

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Twenty dollar shoe rack

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So satisfying to pick one sad corner of the garden and do some spring cleaning.
That’s what I did last Friday while waiting for the honey wagon to come and pump out the septic tank.

Before

Before

and After

and After

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I can never remember -exactly- what blooms when. So I will be posting pictures once a month for future reference and so I can choose and position new perennials to best advantage in future. 

Peiris

Peiris

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Lenten Rose. (Hellebore)

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Bluebells and primrose

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Pig's Ear

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Heather

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Trillium

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Rhododendron

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Mystery plant from my neighbour Elaine

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Sweet olive tree just one sunny day away from bloom.

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