Thursday, 28 February 2019

There is definitely something in the air


Hi there everyone πŸ˜€

This last few days have been very strange for February ... in more ways than one. We’ve had three or four days in a row that have felt like summer ... warm temperatures, clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine.


Personally I seem to have become a bit dizty ... I have dropped my mobile phone and broken the screen and had to have it replaced twice in two days ... I know, crazy... in my defence this has never happened before in all the time I’ve had a mobile phone. I am now the proud owner of a smart new phone case complete with diamonds ...





As if that wasn’t enough, I bought myself a pair of flat boots ... I found out last week that heels are no longer an option for me as I just can’t walk in them any more ... anyway I got home and tried them on and I’d bought two different sizes!! So had to make a quick return trip to get a pair that matched. Whether or not I will be having a mass clear out of shoes remains to be seen.



On a more positive note we collected our first Freecycle acquisition yesterday ...

In addition to my madness there are plenty of signs of spring starting to make themselves known around the garden. First to put in an appearance as always are the hellebores ...
The primulas that we bought at a knock down price last spring have made their way into the borders and are giving us a fabulous show ...
... along with the snowdrops and the miniature daffs ...
We planted a load of iris and anemone bulbs around the potted fruit trees in the autumn and the irises have been lovely, though they are all but finished now ...
We are now just starting to see the anemones come into bloom ...
According to the packaging the irises and anemones should have seen us with flowers through till about June, but the weather and warm temperatures have obviously brought get them all out early.

The weather has certainly spurred us on to get out back and get a few more days of hard work under our belts in the garden.

We’ve done quite well so far this year. We had a couple of sessions out there very early on in the month where we replaced three out of four fence panels that we had waiting to go in ... along with gravel boards. We were quite proud we’d managed to fit them ourselves, though the last one is going to be a bit trickier.

We’ve done a bit of jet washing and a bit of painting ...
... and that tatty old trellis ...
... well, it's had a bit of a tart up and we've been able to make good use of it ...
It looks fab on the shed and will help try and keep the montana clematis tamed when it starts to sprout back, following a very severe short back and sides.

You will also notice that the Flying Scotsman has found a home ... as has The Yorkshireman ...
... after making their long trip up from Tintagel ...
It’s not just the last few days that have been unusually bright. We had a lovely day out at Clumber Park earlier in the month too ...

My 'hello spring' embroidery hoop has been waiting patiently to be finished off ready for displaying come March so I think that finishing that off may well be next on the agenda ...
... and I've just received all of the bits I need to get cracking on another spring baby blanket ...
There may be more wintry weather forecast around the corner but I think we are well and ready for spring to get into swing.

But first ... it's dad's birthday today, so we are taking him and mum out for a pancake lunch at our favourite creperie ... 

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