- I am a keen gardener with a small plot in which I grow vegetables as well as flowers. I try to be wildlife friendly and have a small pond
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Yesterday at 16:13
At last! The sun has been shining all day and I even opened up the greenhouse for a couple of hours. It was very misty this morning early on as I accompanied OH to the docs to have his stitches out. The mist soon dispelled though to give us this beautiful day here in Cheshire.
2 days ago at 12:23
Grey and drizzly yet again in Cheshire though still warm for January. I would much prefer bright and frosty but we have to put up with whatever comes our way. OH bought me some daffodils this morning so they will certainly cheer me up.
13 Jan 2017 12:13
Lovely photos posted, sorry to hear about your woes Palaisglide. Hope your family are soon better. The sunshine should cheer everyone up anyway. If Winter comes can Spring be far behind.? (Quote from Shelley )
13 Jan 2017 08:01
Snow arrived here in Cheshire last night though I am still waiting to see the landscape in daylight. It takes so long for the mornings to get lighter in January doesn't it. I do feel for the commuters in this weather and hope my grown up offspring get to work safely.
12 Jan 2017 07:12
There is a yellow warning of snow here in the North West, possibly arriving at lunchtime. I am glad that this is not a warning of yellow snow! Take care everyone when out and about.
11 Jan 2017 16:32
Sorry I mistyped your name Clarington,I didn't get any sleep last night so I'm not too efficient today. Glenys would you like some of our cloudy skies? It sounds like it is very hot in South Africa.We could certainly use some of your sunshine here in January UK.
11 Jan 2017 15:37
Clearington, stay safe. It seems that you have it bad up there in Yorkshire. It is a bit wild here in Cheshire and the sycamore tree opposite our house has shed all its seeds. I expect I will find seedlings sprouting up everywhere in the spring.
09 Jan 2017 09:23
Another dreary day here in Cheshire. There is snow forcast for later on in the week and that will brighten things up a bit although it does bring its own problems. Soon my Helebores and snowdrops will make an appearance and they will cheer us all up. My friend in Cornwall tells me that her early daffofils are beginning to appear.
07 Jan 2017 15:23
Thank you for your kind thoughts Lizzie. My other half is doing very well and getting out of doing the washing up!
Misty, drizzly and warm here in Cheshire. Hope tomorrow is brighter and we can have a nice walk.
07 Jan 2017 11:55
I think you are right Dove. He does seem to play a low key part in the programme but is very encouraging.Like you I enjoyed the programme immensely and it was cheering to see all those lovely flowers and greenery in dreary January.
07 Jan 2017 07:15
Watched Monty Don on TV last night and really enjoyed the programme. Lovely as it was to see him I am not sure what the role of Monty is in reconstructing the gardens but it was good to see him anyway.
06 Jan 2017 14:04
Drizzly and dull here in Cheshire but have just returned after a three hour wait for OH in hospital so just glad to be home. He was having a little op on his hand to remove a patch of suspect skin and I was able to drive him home. Mustn't grumble about the hanging around we have to do as we are lucky to get the health care we do and free too.
05 Jan 2017 18:21
It's been a lovely day here in Cheshire with all the countryside frosted and glistening. I had to make a hole in the ice on the pond to help keep the fish and hibernating frogs alive. I don't expect you have frosts where you are Guernsey, my friend in Cornwall quite misses the Northern frosts! Get well soon Dove.
31 Dec 2016 13:47
Thank you for asking Logan, I am feeling a lot better though I am being very careful to avoid that area in my mouth. The only problem being that I am losing so many teeth these days I'll be on baby food soon! The dentist advised me that looking at the x-Ray I will need a root filling in the one next to the extracted one so I'd better start saving up. I really can't afford to lose another tooth.
Lovely part of the country Malvern. My son lives in Droitwich and we go walking there sometimes.
30 Dec 2016 16:42
Swimming is my favourite sport. I go at least twice a week and find that no matter what is wrong with me, I feel better after a swim work out. It is next to gardening on my list of best things to do. Also on my list of good things is walking,preferably along a canal towpath.
28 Dec 2016 15:32
Thank you Clarice and Logan. Clarice I do hope you don't get any pain with that chipped tooth.I would brave the dentist before things can get any worse. My dentist was lovely and reassuring this morning.
Really,our gnashers are a nuisance to us from the day we are born. Logan, as regards alcohol, I am boringly sensible with that poison but perhaps one whisky might improve things later on!
28 Dec 2016 13:14
Thanks so much Pansy and Dove. I feel better already! Yes Pansy I am sure I can find some 'medicine' somewhere! Better wait til this evening though as as I still feel a little spaced out.
28 Dec 2016 12:19
After a painful Boxing Day I got to see my dentist as an emergency today and have just had an extraction. In need of sympathy as the anaesthetic is now wearing off
Happy and Heathy New Year everyone!
27 Dec 2016 14:10
Calm and sunny in Cheshire too. Glad things have improved for you Joyce up in the north. You definitely had the worst of it when Barbara came to call.
25 Dec 2016 08:13
Happy Christmas to all my new friends! I hope you all have s great time