Wednesday, 22 March 2006

Wednesday Musings.

The Head Gardener Break time already!

 

Afternoon, this morning the head gardener and I got busy out in the garden with a few chores that we wanted to get done before we go away next week. Stuart pruned the Buddleia and the Lavatera and I managed to tidy some of the pots up . The birds have stopped coming to the table already so I swept up some of the husks that had accumulated during the bad weather, what a mess it makes but if I have it on the patio we have all manner of things growing through the spaces in the summer at least on the grass the mower takes care of all that. We have been out and about the last couple of days we were at St Andrews on Monday and Perth yesterday so it is nice to have the day at home today.  It was a bit cold out in the garden this morning but it was great to get started.  The grass has not started to grow yet which I think is unusual but am not sure, I think we notice more with being at home now. Kirsty was bleating all morning when we were working it sounded so funny its usually a barking dog somewhere. Just as I sit here at the keyboard the snow has just come on again this is an unbelievable winter even for us up here in Scotland.  If it stays as cold as this I will get a wish I have had for many years to see the highlands in winter. When you come down the hill into Perth you can see for miles and we saw yesterday there is substantial snow on the Grampian Mountains so by the time we get north to the  Cairngorms it should be something special.  So be ready for a lot of snowy photographs when we get back. Well I'm off now to see about getting the cases down from the loft I think I should pack plenty of thick jumpers and thermals if the temperature is going to stay as low as it is today. Hope you all have a nice day Love

                                 

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8 comments:

haileen2003 said...

Oh! Joan, after reading this....made me want to go up to Scotland again, It's our sort of area Grampian Mountains/Cairngorms...It is said the coldest March for years by the way~
Aileen....X

jeadie05 said...

Who is the head gardner ?is that Stuart?,I would like a buddleia ,they attract the butterflies dont they ?Be careful up that loft lol .........Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Joan glad you have made a start to the garden ~ there is always so much to do when Winter is nearly over ~ Nice you have been out for a couple of days ~ Kirsty is still with your neighbour ~ you will miss her bleating when she leaves ~ I think you will need to pack lots of warm clothing as the temperatures are so low ~ and hope you see the the highlands in Winter and have your wish granted ~ Ally

msecz said...

It's a good idea to get a little of the garden cleaned up before you go... then when you get back you will be all set for some nice Spring weather.... glad you are getting to see that snow but I hope we don't see any more.... it has been known to snow here in the beginning of May some years though. hope not this year.

mllevl said...

Looks like Xmas here...lovely Xmas card look with snow laden trees and bushes and house lights refecting in the gloom.  Maybe Santa will come in the night!!  Eve

jmoqueen said...

Is that Stuart in the photo?   Nice to see him :-)  Sounds like you had a busy day in the garden!  I bet it was funny hearing Kirsty bleating.  

paul177600 said...

Hi, thankyou for taking the time to read my blog, I hope you have a great time in the Cairngorms, we were there a couple of years ago and the place is beautiful. Kirsty is so cute. Kerry@ http://journals.aol.co.uk/paul177600/lifeasithappens2

jacksj989 said...

My family and I hope you both have a lovely holiday.  

John.