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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

Last Post 64 days 17 hours ago

Cold blast

20 December 2009 21:23:58

I was relieved to get off the road last night.  While the road conditions were good, I did hit a terrible shower of sleet on the M50 and feared it would be like that for the rest of the journey home.  Thankfully, it was just one shower. 

I have the glasshouse covered in three layers of horticultural fleece since Friday night.  Apart from making sure that the fleece is still in place, I have left it alone i.e. didn't even open it up slightly.  I have my new rose covered with fleece also.  I hope that doesn't die on me - getting such a cold blast just after planting.  I don't know which is worse - the actual frost or that very cold wind which would skin a cat?

All the Christmas presents are bought so I am going downstairs now to wrap them and perhaps have a drink or two while wrapping.  They could end up wrapped any way!

 


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fran m fran m 20 December 2009 21:32:10

Sounds like a good plan for a night like tonight.


Lìga Lìga 20 December 2009 21:46:53

Have nice time there Maureen,,with all gifts and wraping papper..my still unwrapt,,i can't weit when kids will be in bed.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 20 December 2009 22:22:30

A well deserved drink Mairin.


Rachel Rachel 20 December 2009 23:06:18

Brrr. Hope that drink warms you up. You deserve it after those treacherous roads. Won't be long now...


J.D. J.D. 21 December 2009 06:19:08

Hope you labelled those pressies correctly after that drinkie-poos last night. Ha ha. It would do for hubby to get a little doll, or pram instead of what he put on his list.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 21 December 2009 22:48:41

Your roses will be fine Maureen as this was always the traditional time to plant them bare root anyway. Make sure you dont get the presents mixed up in a haze of alcoholic overindulgence :-)


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