BACK HOME IN WALES...
We’re back after our lovely little holiday. It was good to see our friends and experience a change of scene and not least of course, indulge in a little retail therapy. The landscape in Buckinghamshire is so different to that of Wales, it is very flat and therefore we’ve been enjoying magnificent sunsets in ‘big skies’,
What a change there has been in the temperature, its suddenly gone from those warm balmy autumn days we’ve been blessed with for so long to heavy frosts. The night skies have been stunning though, with millions of stars sparkling in the inky blackness and the moon has shone big and bright.
Work in the garden has been our priority during the last couple of days, despite greenhouse tomatoes still fruiting, we’ve reluctantly pulled them up to make space for our frost tender plants & shrubs and luckily, we’ve just about managed to save them all. Needless to say, tomatoes will be featuring on our menu for a day or so.
We noticed whilst away that there is much evidence of Christmas already in the shops, particularly in a garden centre we visited. Oh! I did love the garden centre though, packed with such an assortment of shrubs and winter bedding and all that wonderful gardening stuff. I bought an evergreen clematis - ‘Armandii’. Our friends have one and I was so impressed with it. My decision now is where to plant it, you see, I have a few places in mind which would suit it very nicely, so until I decide it sits in its pot.
Here are a few of the Christmassy scenes at the garden centre and Oh! if you hadn’t guessed, that’s me in the Halloween party mask.
Swim buddies. . . . . . . . - An unusual pair at the swimming hole - the Brown Thrasher and the Eastern Bluebird. Neither one appeared bothered by the other - don't you love it whe...
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