Feeling More Positive.

Well after the last rant I had here things are looking a little more positive but it will be a week or so before I can say for sure what’s happening with my niece and the holiday.

Last night I went outside with the dog and spent a little time in the garden. It was a pleasant evening, clear sky, reasonably warm for the time of year and there were no sounds of traffic close by. Whilst the dog snuffled around in the long grass I walked around and looked into the pond we made last summer. There was some frog spawn, so soon we’ll have tadpoles and then froglets, which is great news. There were lots of birds singing but the loudest was a blackbird sitting in the top of the old oak tree. It was obviously having a singing contest with the other blackbirds round about, or maybe it was a conversation? Whatever it was it was great to listen too.

I’ve missed being out in the garden but the weather has been awful all winter and the ground has been waterlogged for much of the time. Yesterday we changed the clocks and now it’s officially British Summertime…more rain for us then ;-) At least there will be more daylight in the evenings to get outside and do something if the weather is nice. The grass needs cutting, the flower borders desperately need weeding and there’s a shrub that has to be moved…that’s just the start of it. There’s a veg plot to dig over and potatoes, peas, onions, carrots and tomatoes to plant. The greenhouse needs cleaning out and more tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and chilli plants can go in there. Normally by now I would have many trays of seedlings growing but this year I decided to just buy small plants at the garden centre, it saves so much time. Pricking out seedlings as they grow is time consuming and it can get boring too. A lot of the plants in the border just outside the front window are perennial, they come up every year without fail and we get a great display of geraniums, plumbago, bleeding heart, and other stuff whose names I forget right now. I like to plant things that attract the butterflies and the bees and I’ll be looking for more plants like that at the garden centre.

Well for now I’ll leave on a good note and say that I have my new glasses now, it’s been 4 years since I last had new ones and my eyes had gotten worse. So with stronger lenses and fancy new frames and I can see properly again :-)