Monthly Archive: November 2016
Another editor’s pick on BBC Weatherwatchers for Glenn.
Another bargain from Lidl. This plant makes me smile. An amazing achievement as my heart is sad and heavy. I am trying to count my blessings but I am missing Adam so much. I need to focus on his children as we are getting nearer to Christmas and it will be so difficult for them.
I have always found something to love about all of the seasons but today I found myself wishing away the Winter. SInce Adam died I have been keeping myself sane by trying to bring the garden back after years of neglect. It’s had to be step by step and there have been a few steps forward and quite a few back but I have persevered. I have grown things from seed and bought bulbs and roses and new containers. This week we have had torrential rain yet again and the pots have become waterlogged. The possibility of lowering temperatures means that a lot of my precious plants are at risk. Therefore my desire for the speedy arrival of Spring. To know that the bulbs are sitting in the wet and the roses,that have shown such good growth since planting, are at risk is very daunting.
After the garden flooded as a result of heavy rainfall in June when I lost a lot of seedlings and young plants we then had a burst water main under the garden. The garden then became an excavation site and we were surrounded by water outside but had no water supply inside. Last week we had a burst water tank in the airing cupboard and then more torrential rain outside.
Update Wednesday 23rd November …..plumber here putting in a new cold water tank…rain stopped….feeling more positive….maybe it’s not the winter I’m wishing away……just the excess water. On a positive note the old water tank will make a great carrot bin down the allotment…. After all it already has good drainage holes.
Great Tit and Sycamore seeds. These seeds are Poisonous to us but food for the birds. Luckily for the wild life this seems to be a good year for berries, nuts and seeds.
Quite unlike any other variety, Viola Sororia Freckles bears violet, speckled flowers from spring through to summer. The blooms are carried above neat clumps of heart shaped foliage. This Violet will self-seed freely. Perfect for growing in containers or rockeries.
These tough little plants will seed themselves anywhere. They’re strong like Adam was strong and they will be growing all over the garden along with lots of other Violas next year and every year in memory of my brave boy.
Beautiful shot of the moon this weekend. The Moon will be at its closest, 356,509km away, at 11:21 this morning, Monday 14th November and won’t be this close again until 2034.
I was spoiled for choice for my weather photographs this morning. Well done to the Ravensitch walkers.