Posted: 23/04/2012 at 11:33
Absence note in the post!
Grey, wet and cold here today, again! Mind you, the plants are loving it. The Camellias have never looked so good.
Steps: Geoff, 47, wrong. Koala, 42, wrong. Kate, 48, wrong. The answer is of course...39! Really!
Inka, hoovering the freezer?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Mind you, I do defrost the freezer with the hairdryer. Makes it super quick.
Wintersong, nice to hear you joining in. I know what you mean about the noise from neighbour's children. We have decided not to have any, but I was a Nanny for 10 years, and never let my charges encroach on the neighbours by endlessly shouting and screaming. We were driven out of our last house by the screaming kids from next door. The parents just couldn't be bothered. They'd go out, shout at them, make threats about them having to come in if they didn't quieten down, but then do nothing about it. We asked nicely, complained, then ended up rowing about it. Our garden was 140 ft long, their's was 40 ft long. We could still hear them, at the end of our garden, with our ipods on!!! We had to move, and did so.......now, WE HAVE NO NEIGHBOURS!!!!! YAY! A road on 1 side, fields on the other sides, and only horses and sheep anywhere near us. Our nearest neighbours are almost a mile away. Heaven! The garden is 1/3 acre, with apple, pear and plum trees, large lawn, and 3 main beds, in colours; orange & yellow bed, blue and white bed, reds pinks and purples bed. Lots of shrubs, and the usual perennials and bulbs. I love Euphorbias and Hosta's. I have lots of pots on staging on the patio that wraps around the house, and this seems to have cured the problems of rabbits eating everything in pots at ground level. I have to cloche lots of things in the beds though, overnight, or when I'm not there. I love gardening! Your Ceanothus makes mine look like a baby! Lovely pic.