It’s my SIL’s birthday today, I think she’s 76 but not sure, but I sent a card in with their Christmas card and a short letter. I didn’t bother with a newsletter to anyone this year as our year, like everyone else, hasn’t exactly been one full of cheer or good news.
The day is lovely and sunny, so we hope to walk up into town shortly to get some tinsel and extra trimmings. We have a wonderful selection of over 30 Christmas cards, and so far no duplications! Most have been put through the door by friends and neighbours which has been really nice.
Hubby wants to get out in the garden and move the four conifers that are in the junk patch.
This was it in April, so pretty bare, but we grew some good spuds here so are hoping to put the beans there next year. We had the grand total of 6 beans off 6 plants, and those 6 were a second and third planting as the first lot simply didn’t show so much as a tip!
Our idea is to divide the garden up and have a definite veg patch at the bottom where the greenhouse is and flowers and a lawned area directly behind the house. We read that there was a Maggie rose and looked it up, making enquiries at the local garden centre and also a couple of nurseries. It would appear that such a rose is not available here in the UK, but there are a selection of remembrance roses, so we will go with one of those.
Our red rose (above) is In Loving Memory and was given to us by some boating friends who visited us shortly after my Mum died. We want to get two rambling roses to go either side of the trellis currently supporting our clematis.
The original metal archway (left) collapsed so Hubby built a new one out of wood and we’d hoped that we’d saved the plants as there seemed to be no damage to the stems. Now we’re not so sure as it looks pretty ‘black’ so may well have died. We’ll leave it for now though just in case it’s in dormancy until Spring.
Other than that, no plans for the day, so we can plod at our own pace. Lunch today is pasty, beans, tatty cake for Hubby and I’ll have wedges. His digestion is not quite up to those yet, but we are doing quite well in the variety of things he can have now.