Sunday 26 February 2012

My son’s kitten is growing

Hi everybody, just a short post tonight, with some photos I took last Sunday when I visited my son. I have been busy in my garden every day since Thursday as the weather has been sunny and great. And even better, the nice weather will stay at least the week, with warmer weather, possibly 18 degrees towards the middle of the week :-)

Saturday 25 February 2012

It’s spring in my garden

It has been a lovely weather the last few days in London, Thursday I had 18 degrees in my garden! It felt like a nice spring day and I spent the whole afternoon working in my rather neglected garden. It has been too cold for too many weeks to do much at all and finally, finally we got warmer weather.

Thursday 23 February 2012

The blog-in-a-book is finished!

After a rather short gestation, helped by numerous cups of coffee and more chocolate than my hips actually can tolerate and with the aid of many long evenings and nights my baby, sorry my book number 5 is finally born. The delivery was short and relatively pain free, although my Internet connection was groaning in pain due to the relatively large birth weight, but I finally got the ‘Upload Completed’ and I could sigh a big relief. Book number five is here.

Monday 20 February 2012

Another of my Garden Books

It is Garden Book Review again over at Roses and Other Gardening Joys. This meme was started in January and attracted 16 bloggers last month, who posted reviews of “any book about gardening, gardens, or books that has a garden influence in it.”

Sunday 19 February 2012

Terrariums, my first attempt

It’s been cold for weeks, then we had a few days with milder weather, just to tease us into thinking spring would be arriving, but this week-end we were back to freezing cold weather again. This weather means my garden doesn’t get much attention, but inspired by several articles and posts about terrariums I decided to make one myself. This past week I have been collecting together everything I needed to make one, as I didn’t have much of it in house.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

February bloomers

I can’t believe it’s 10 days since I last made a posting on my blog, but there you go, between days in bed with migraine and achy joints, and…let me see, no less than 6 hospital appointments – writing on my blog has not really come high enough on the priority list. But I thought I would make an effort today, as it is Garden Blogger Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens every 15th of the month, and as we already have 15th February I would like to participate this month too.

Sunday 5 February 2012

Snow in London!

It shouldn’t come as such a surprise that it has snowed in London overnight, after all, Britain is placed in the northern hemisphere, and for the rest of the world it is only natural that it’s winter here during the winter – but not so for the Britons. Every time it snows here in London, it comes as a huge surprise, people are stuck in cars overnight, lots of unnecessary accidents happens and there are huge delays on roads, airports, rail and other public services – if they are open at all. Schools get closed, because teachers can’t get to work, and if they can get to work they won’t allow the children into school for health and safety reasons – the children could fall over in the snow you know…..

Friday 3 February 2012

Plantaholic’s season

Oooops, I did it again! I have been putting aside money for a while to buy plants, now in the winter, when they are cheap and on sale, and a few days ago I sat down on the Internet and put in my orders. But I just can’t seem to restrict myself, there are so many plants I would like to have! So I ended up ordering more plants than I had intended – again. Not a problem in terms of my garden, after the complete overhaul last year I have room for quite a few new plants, no, this is more a problem for my bank account I guess….although I must admit all the plants I have ordered are really good choices for my garden, they are really good offers and plants I have researched and wanted for a long time. I can sacrifice a lot of other things for some new plants for my garden, which I will have to do this spring I suppose :-)