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…

Lockdown 3 – Week 10

A friend sent me this cartoon, which I gather was in a Waitrose magazine. It seems to sum up life at the moment for those of us who don’t work….. Well, I haven’t done much else this week – although 2 of my walks were to the supermarket, two were with a friend (who is…