I did half an hour in the garden but then it started to rain and it is icy cold rain so I came in. My email from my friend of the tiny garden showed his new tiny shed. The old one had 91 snails behind it!!! He has also fixed up his spotlight on his hippeastrum so the neighbours can enjoy it as they pass at night.
Warmer this morning at 3 degrees already but rain forecast for about 2pm so will try to get some gardening done late morning. GWRS I ordered my seed potatoes and banana shallots yesterday online. I will saving my egg boxes from now on for chitting! I dust and vacuum to dance music and dance while I work! I tend to do the same up and down the garden when the spring arrives and I am not wearing so much outer clothing to keep me warm which can be a hindrance. I suspect it is a hangover from the war years and "whistle while you work!"Or perhaps from early radio and "It's being so cheerful that keeps me going"! Whatever. it works.
Beautiful sunny day but too cold for me to venture out so sent off for my seed order so not feeling the day has been a waste altogether! Rain forecast for tomorrow too.
Oh gosh we are not so lucky wth the weather as you are GWRS - coldest day of the winter at -3 degrees this morning and only forecast to reach +3 in the late afternoon so no gardening for me today but it is twelth night so will gather up the Xmas cards and get out the duster. Dusting to dance music should warm me up.
Oh my goodness Flumpy. You will be the smartest gardener around in those boots! Electricians gone after filling eight pages of forms. They tested everything and nothing to worry about. He said three lights all going at once was just a coincidence. It was very mild so while the lights and power were off in the house I took myself out on my terraces and took some pictures to show you how I am getting on. Still lots to do but getting some help at the weekend.
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Much milder this morning, already 6 degrees and forecast is for 8 but the electrician and his mate should be here all day so no gardening will be possible. Frosty again tomorrow and only 3 degrees then rain forecast for Friday. Ah well there is always the conservatory. I could switch on the propagator and start off some vegetable seeds.
I managed to get out in the garden after lunch as the temp soared to 6 degrees in the sunshine so used my new very sharp secateurs on some bamboo and started filling the green wheeliebin which was emptied this morning. There is so much to do I feel cheated if I have not been able to make even a small dent in the work. See-saw temperatures this week so I will have to be adaptable with my time.
The bss has just called - electrician cannot come today as no labourer has turned up for work after the holiday and he is needed as some of the jobs require climbing a ladder. So hopefully he will come tomorrow instead. Perhaps it will be warmer then. It is still very hard frost so no going outside for me today.
My goodness such a hard frost this morning. Still only 0 degrees, Electrician expected soon.
My friend sent me pics of his hippeastrum "Terra Cotta Star" which has just started to bloom.