31 January 2010 21:02:36
What shall I do????
Went to Aldi on Thursday to get some wine!!! Came home with Ornamental Quince, Spiraea Vanhoutte, Mahonia aquifolium, Hedgehog rose (Rosa rugosa) and my favourite from when I was a child Philadelphus Virginal (Mock Orange) - We had one in our front garden and the smell brings back so many happy memories!!! Now the problem is - what shall I do with them. Can't plant them in the garden - frozen solid. Have them all in the shed at the moment. Still in their packs. Is this ok to hold them like this. Think it may be too warm for them in the house????? They all seem to be healthy so far !! Hope they are all ok!!! If it is Spring tomorrow (which there seems to be some debate about!!) I don't fancy our chances yet!
11 January 2010 11:56:16
How do you solve a problem like........
To quote the nuns in "The Sound of Music" - We have a problem and I have no idea how to go about solving it!!! Meet "Porridge", our big fat bully. He is patrolling our garden and fighting with and frightening off all the other birds from the food we have been putting out. We have spent days watching him. I thought I would solve the problem by putting out several different feeders in different areas of the garden. That didn't work either. Instead of marching up and down the handrail of the deck, he spends his time flying from one station to the other as soon as he sees anything else trying to feed.
So what do I do???
10 January 2010 09:44:20
This is for all my gardening friends who are not addicted to Facebook. LOL. Yesterday we went to have a look at Lough Ramor - an 800 hectares natural lake - near Virginia - (about a 10 minute drive away). It is the first time in over 60 years that the lake has frozen. It was the most spectacular sight!!! Hard to believe!!! I am really glad I got the opportunity to see it. Never thought I would ever see anything like this in Ireland.
I have put up some photos in Jan 2010 album.
Stay safe everyone!!
07 January 2010 23:19:13
I dont know about you but I am happy
with the snow!! My garden is looking beautiful!!You cant see all the work that needs to be done nor where the dog has dug it up from running after the birds while it was flooded. It's just pretty as a picture!! Ha ha
I have been making feasts for the birds. The poor things - I feel so sorry for them. We have been chopping up apples with dried fruit with prunes and figs. They seem to love it. It is going fast!!!
Apart from that - nothing else to report except maybe -I got two extra days off work because of the snow. Don't you just love school!!!! Best days of your life LOL
01 January 2010 13:27:09
"Bare branches of each tree
on this chilly January morn
look so cold so forlorn.
Gray skies dip ever so low
left from yesterday's dusting of snow.
Yet in the heart of each tree
waiting for each who wait to see
new life as warm sun and breeze will blow,
like magic, unlock springs sap to flow,
buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow."
Happy New Year!!