Saturday, April 29, 2006

Thank you for your lovely messages

Just a short note to thank you all for your lovely messages, they are really cheering me up.

I am dosed up to the nines with extra extra strong painkillers 25 in all now - but they just make me feel sick - still its a bit of a destraction from the pain LOL

OH wants to put his arm around me to give me a hug to make me feel better - then stops himself as he realises that it is like an electic shock to my skin if he touches me. - What a waste of all this affection - I am putting all the hugs and cuddles in a 'bank' so that I have plenty when this calms down.

I realised that I must be poorly when I couldn't eat my two squares of dark chocolate last night and he had to eat one for me. I am also keeping a note of that too, so that I can pig out when I am fit! LOL

It is a lovely sunny day here, the little banties are feasting on the fresh greens I picked last night - and no shrieks from Freckles. She did when I opened the back door then went quiet when I ignored her and went into the garage to get their Sorrel and spinach - do you think that my new strategy is working?

Didn't feel up to getting attacked by Dilly Dilly so will keep an eye out for when she comes out and will go and collect the egg then. I am thinking of making a nest in a hedge like I did when I first got them - but haven't got the energy yet.

I have spent the morning working on a birthday present from my lovely eldest grand daughter - but can't say anything about it or put photos up as she apparently reads this. So you will have to wait until after Monday when she gets to see it first. Only fair after all.

I am going to sow some leeks seeds in a pot - as I am getting gardening withdrawal symptons.

My smashing other half is making sausages and mash for lunch - my home made sausages -remember the fun and games I had making them? And our own onions - he is good at cooking that.

A really short posting today but I haven't a lot of energy.



Just a picture of my woodland garden taken earlier this week, so you can see how everything is starting to grow, and a couple of other photos.


The Euphorbia got hit by frost but it is still floweing its little heart out. Close up they are creamy white tubular bells - like a small version of blue bells.

Hope to be back tomorrow - enjoy the wonderful weather while it lasts - we are due rain here - which I need to get those carrot seeds germinating up the lottie.


In this photo you can seem my willow arch on the left.

The arch I made myself out of willow sticks which I pushed into the ground either side and tied with strips of willow at the top. The interwoven little odds and ends of willow sticks and cornus sticks male a pattern on the sides, and now that it has taken root and is growing, any long growing twigs I now weave in and out of the sides which will eventually be solid.

This is it's third summer. It looks wonderful later on when it gets into full leaf and grows a wonderful hairstyle at the top. I give it a crew cut a few times over the summer - sometimes a flat top - like and GI's hair cut, and sometimes a curved one, depending on how I feel. Even a Mohican hair cut.

I trim it in autumn when I has lost its leaves, and off it goes again in the spring.

I am quite proud of it really, and it was my own idea and design and when I first put it in it was a bit feeble looking and fragile. But now that it has taken root is is really sturdy, but looks dainty, and when we get really strong winds it moves about and looks lovely and I know that it will never fall down.

The birds absolutely love it - especially when the little branches grow and they sit up there swaying and bouncing on the in the wind. It cost me about £1 for the tall bits of willow and the side sticks were just bits off hedgerows and from my garden. So much cheaper than a bought one, doesn't need treating, won't rot, and it is turning into a nice focal point.



Once again - it gives me such a lovely glow to read all your messages.

5 comments:

  1. chris8:47 pm

    A pair of those fingerless cycling gloves would help if dilly is nipping very hard. She would be nipping glove then,not skin.
    We used to have budgies whan I was young and they can nip pretty hard,I expect chooks have much stronger beaks than budgies.

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  2. So sorry to hear about the shingles. Here's your chance to just enjoy sitting in these beautiful gardens you have created and watching the chickens! Hope you will be feeling better soon.

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  3. drugest told me to eat saltine crackers when i took my pain pill, maybe that will help. stop stomach upset lovely pictures of your yard. try to rest as much as you can. if i remember after 2 weeks i began to mend. but i was sick for 2 months so don't give up. i sleept a lot course they gave me codine and that makes me sleepy. be of good cheer it will pass.

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  4. Lovely photos of your garden!
    In the last photo, there's a raised bed with a arch, is it soley the plant you have bursting into leaf, or is it growing on some kind of support? I ask because it looks good and maybe will do something in my next garden like it.

    Patsy's tip about the crakers is a good one, maybe try organic rough or smooth oatcakes, Nairns do mini oatcakes which would probably suit you better?

    Rest and recouperate gal!

    Sandie

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  5. Hi Sandie

    I have been eating dried bread and dried cream crackers to help stave off the sickness - will get OH to see if he can get some organic oatcakes thanks for that tip

    The arch I made myself out of willow sticks which I pushed into the ground either side and tied with trips of willow at the top. The interwove little odds and ends of willow sticks and cornus sticks.

    This is it's third summer. I looks wonderful later on when it gets into full leaf and grows a wonderful hairstyle at the top. I give it a crew cut a few times over the summer - sometimes a flat top - like and GI's hair cut, and sometimes a curved one, depending on how I feel. Even a Mohican hair cut.

    I trim it in autumn when I has lost its leaves, and off it goes again in the spring.

    I am quite proud of it really, and it was my own idea and design and when I first put it in it was a bit feeble looking and fragile. But now that it has taken root is is really sturdy, but looks dainty, and when we get really strong winds it moves about and looks lovely and I know that it will never fall down.

    Think I will add this to the photo.

    Thanks again for your lovely comment and contiuned support.

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