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Hoping that everyone has a rewarding and restful Easter break - I intend to get out in the garden as much as the weather will allow - still lots of tasks to get through in readiness for the growing season. 

Happy gardening!


  1. ... and a vey Happy Easter to you too. I hope, like you, to get a lot of gardening done, but also really hope it rains.

  2. And a very Happy Easter to you as well, Elaine!


  3. Happy Easter! I hope to be out in the garden over most of the weekend as well!

  4. Happy Easter Elaine - hope you manage to get your gardening done. Like you, I recently met up with a school friend who I hadnt seen for 34 years and she was always so very gorgeous and glamorous at school - and sickeningly still was! Like you said - it was very nerve wracking! xxxx

  5. Thanks, and you too! Flighty xx

  6. Happy Easter Elaine! I hope to be out in the garden a good part of the day too! The sun shines and the temperatures suit - hurrah!

  7. Have a great Easter too, lets hope the weather is kind to us (although a little over night rain would be quite welcome here too!)

  8. Lovely vintage Easter card Elaine - have a lovely weekend and enjoy your garden x

  9. Happy Easter, Elaine. I hope you've wrapped up warm in the garden this weekend, and you might need your wellies tomorrow.


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