More Plants….

I have managed to get the orchid I had for Christmas to flower again. I am very pleased about that! Also picked my first beans and mangetout – and there are more coming… In addition I “harvested” my potatoes. These have been growing in a bag and the tops got very big and floppy so…

Wildlife!

In my garden some of the “wildlife” is very unwelcome. The slugs or snails have been eating my petunias and salvia. Then the squirrels have been eating the flower buds of a rose and the clematis. I have yet to have any flowers that have managed to come out on either. On the other hand,…

Garden notes 2

Everything is very slow in the garden this year as it has been so cold. A friend and I went to “Baskets and Blooms” at the end of April and bought plants. I got a saxifrage, a forsythia and some bedding plants. The saxifrage was put in almost immediately. The forsythia went in quite quickly…

Steps out of lockdown – 3

It seems I can now go to visit people in their houses and give hugs – but I haven’t done either, yet. Also allowed to meet 30 people outside – not done that either. The Coffee Shop has opened again – though for limited hours – and I am volunteering there on a Wednesday. I…

On one walk….

A friend and I were going for a walk, down to the Nadder. We saw: what we think was an egret and as we watched it it caught a fish; two swans come in to land on the river, then three more came in next to them and finally, after they had waited a bit,…

Garden Notes

The clematis armandii is in full flower and doing well this year. I think it does better the more I prune it. The rhubarb is also doing well, but I do keep watering it – every day in fact. I have had one lot. It is now ready for me to pick some more. As…

Steps out of lockdown – 2

Booked a seat and went to church. Booked the gym and went there – hard work, couldn’t do much….. Went to the library and chose a book myself! Went shopping. I could have got most of the things which I bought earlier, I think, and the clothes shop and Lakeland which I went into didn’t…

Steps out of lockdown – 1

So what were all the things I had in my diary this week as we took some steps out of lockdown? Monday was usual shopping and delivering some food then I went to visit a friend and we sat on the bench outside her flats and caught up! I had coffee and gave her the…

Lockdown 3 – Week 12

Have I found some more interesting or challenging things to do? Well…. I asked for two books from the library – biography this time. It is always interesting to see what they select for me and these look quite interesting and are about “ordinary” people, not celebrities, as I asked. Then I started a new…

Lockdown 3 – Week 11

This week I have: been to the supermarket , twice; completed the census; made progress with the jigsaw; made phone calls, written texts and done housegroup by phone; read my book – a birthday present from a friend; done some more puzzles; been for walks – 2 with the usual friend, some by myself and…