Oh brrrr too cold for me to go out today as max is forecas to be 3 degrees. It is 2 already so perhaps they are wrong and we may hit 5. Otherwise the recycling will have to be missed this week! Rotten as i have stuffed to overflowing the green wheeliebin. Not due to warm up a bit till Monday. I hope it is over 6 on St. Valentine's Day as I am supposed to be going out to dinner and the theatre.
I did an hour's gardening outside then decided my hands were feeling too cold to carry on. But my bargain £2 of daffodils are giving a lovely splash of yellow to my kitchen.
Frost again this morning and only 7 degrees max forecast but it will be even colder tomorrow and zero through the night so no chance of discarding my bedsocks yet. If it stays bright dry and sun shines i may get some more done in the garden later.
Sunny morning so i got some more bamboo cut before the rain came. It was quite mid working though and the primulas are arriving in many colours now not just yellow so looks more springlike.Forecast for the end of the week is not so good though.
Warmer this morning at 5 degrees and the sun is out and temperature forecast of 9 which suits me fine for gardening. Just as long as we escape the heavy showers also in the forecast!
Awww two lovely email pics from my friend today - a Dutchman's Pipe in bloom at the Botanic Garden and Iris reticulate "Harmony" in bloom in his garden.
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Frost gone now so I cut down some more bamboo. I should have that terrace cleared for the spring then I will cheer it up with pots of tulips and daffs.It was a bit cold on the hands and feet but the rest of my body was lovely and warm and I am sure all that stretching and bending out in the fresh air and natural light is good for you in the winter.
I refreshed my laptop as it was running very slow. It took an hour to do it! But like new again. Colder this morning with white frost everywhere but dry and not forecast to rain till the evening so I should get out in the garden and some jobs done and blow away the cobwebs accumulated while waiting for the computer. I think IT would drive me mad if I did not have a garden to escape to!
A lot of cricks in the neck there Flumpy! but they are lovely. TY.
Got a lot done in the garden and took pics. my snowdrops are very promiscuous and have offspring all over the garden now The £10 bulb of Galanthus elwesii "Colossus" must have been a favourite with the bees as their are giants head and shoulders above the others all over the place. What a stud! One of these days I will spend a few hours searching for a new variety among my many thousands of plants now. The variety called " Trym" was found in a garden in Westbury on Trym just a mile from me. So I live in snowdrop country (or in my case "city")