Where I left off
10 February 2017 20:34:44
Well, during December and January, a bit of November and a bit of February, while there were problems in communication, I had been in dublin with my sister for Christmas about a week, the at once January came, I sowed tome tomato (Alicante) seed and then proceeded to prune the roses. There would be about 100+ as bush roses. The cuttings were all taken to a point and the Dutch hoe took over. The weeds and moss were taken away and the three rose beds are much neater now. About the end of January, the tomato plants had the true leaves and most of the were potted up. My sister in Castlebar sent me more tomato seeds, Crystal, Choc Cherry, Marz & Marzand. They were sown late in January.
The first few days of February were mild but then the cold wind came to us from the continent so very little outdoor gardening was carried out. Due to the fact that for most of the winter, the weather was mild, snowdrops, crocuses and even daffodils have bloomed. While it has been cold during the past week it has been dry and from Monday next there will be a rise in temperature DV. I regret not getting to Johnstown but I don't drive distances like that now. I was in Beaumont Hospital on wednesday, to and from the same day by train, between Carlow and Dublin and got the Botox injections around the eyes. I drove into the town centre this evening without the goggles.