Tuesday, February 24, 2009Spring is on the way
In my last blog which seem ages ago I mentioned how the which hazel had come into flower and the smell was wonderful well this is a photo of the tree. The photo was taken in the morning but it is still looks like night, it was so dull and over cast. The weather is warmer and the mornings and evenings are much lighter, even the mornings I get up extra early to go swimming are lighter. Today in the shop I didn't have to wear my scarf and waist coat things can only get better. Spring has come to the shop, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths pussy willow catkins and broom are making lovely bouquets. There seems to be a lot of births since the new year and they have been nearly all boys, it lovely doing baby arrangements. Equally there have been a lot of funerals which can be a lot of work. A lot of people opt for donations not flowers and although not good for business I think its a good idea. Robert and I are having the week of from the 1st of March so this week at work it all go to get ready for mothering Sunday.
Working full time, a good active church life, keeping house, swimming 4 times a week my own garden you would think I had enough to do. But our old neighbour who moved last November got in touch with me to see if I would like to have a go in his new garden where they have moved to. When I say new garden its very old and neglected and over grown, but I could only see what I could do with it so said yes. Its an old rectory and a bit run down but the new owners are restoring it very tastefully. There is to much for me to do and some big trees to saw down so there is a man in the village who help around the ground and other duties. I made a start Monday forgot the camera whats new, and after 5hours could see a difference. I have started with the boarders ether side of the front porch. One side is full of chines lanterns I got two bags full of their roots, the other side border is full of butter cups both have got to come out, a long job. I enjoyed finding plants when I raked away inches of rotting leaves and dead foliage. I'm aching a bit today but felt better after a swim. I hope I can do the job quick enough for the owners once a week may not get the job fast enough.
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