Monday, 23 November 2015

On the mend

Feeling more human again - less snuffly, and enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine yesterday.

Ang's chrysanthemum plant is looking a little rough around the edges and in need of a tidy-up but hey, it is still alive and that is an achievement when I am taking care of a plant!  A bright spot on a north facing windowsill.

The beans are rattling in their pods on the wigwam in the garden but just look at the gorgeous blueness of the skies we had here yesterday - cold and crisp, yes, but glorious!

A reminder of the cycle of life - a few feathers on the mat evidenced the cat having had a spot of something earlier - something quite small by the size of the feathers....we do feed her really!

Leaves on the grass - pretty colours but also the testament to the development of the estate over the last ten years, as there were no trees or shrubs here when we arrived since it was all so new.  Now that we are more established, people's trees are sharing their leaves over the fences, and my bottom lawn is covered in next-door-at-the-bottom-of-the-garden's willow leaves.

And the raspberry canes are thinning out and shedding their leaves too after a quite prolific summer and autumn if anyone can tell me how to keep them in the allotted bed, I'd be chuffed as they are growing everywhere, including in the pathways!


Dc said...

Glad you are feeling better. Raspberries are a nuisance aren't they. We resorted to growing ours in big tubs but even then, they managed to escape eventually!

Lyssa Medana said...

Glad you are feeling better. Take care of yourself - I saw your area had quite a battering with the weather! Sybil xxxx

Sue in Suffolk said...

The first raspberries we ever grew was here and we let the row walk across the fruit cage until they wore themselves out! Now I'm ruthless, everything outside the row is cut off under ground level and tops tipped at 5 foot-ish.
It's good to hear you are feeling better

Bless said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Raspberries! Yum! I haven't tried growing them here (So. Calif.) Must ask around and see if I can grow them here.

veeknits19 said...

So glad you are feeling better, Vee x

SusanM said...

Glad you feel better. I've had a rotten flu like cold too so I can sympathise. Our snow is thawing and the sun is out. Raspberries are about the only thing I can get to grow in my garden. We did have strawberries but the blackbirds and the dogs ate them all! x