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crazy tired in the coconut

As I was opening a bag of compost at the weekend, the plastic gave way a little too fast and a spray of compost jetted forcefully into my face. The bit in my eye annoyed the eye a bit; and it might be that, or it might be just that I'm getting older and can't shrug off the physical effort as well as I used to, or that I opted (and was able - yay!) to give blood yesterday, but I am tired. Tired in my bones and my head and on the stairs and in my bed. The weather continues beautiful. My sweet peas are sprouting in the shadowy recesses of the frostproof growhouse. The robins are all shouting on the tow-path. Spring is coming. And yet I am tired. Well. Best walk through it.

twiglets hedgers triumphant
frost on the river giant sale

Twigs in situ and team hedge triumphant (above); the glittering tow-path and dinosaurs want you to drink more wine (below).

Oh - we're doing a quick frugal trip to London this Saturday, which will probably involve an evening meal at the Penderel Oak/Cittie of Yorke (undecided), if anyone is a) around and b) fancies meeting up! Plans, I have them. Sort of.

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motodraconis
22nd Jan, 2014 07:09 (UTC)
Spring is coming...
I am impatiently waiting for some bulb action! Some green sprouting have appeared, other areas that should be sprouting seem ominously bare. No flowers yet - bah!
cleanskies
22nd Jan, 2014 07:36 (UTC)
Re: Spring is coming...
It's way too early for anything but a wee bit of green sprouting I'm afraid. You want something this early, you need to get snowdrops
motodraconis
22nd Jan, 2014 08:51 (UTC)
Re: Spring is coming...
If the other bulbs come up well and thrive, I might consider snowdrops, I planted loads one year in Kidlington and not a single one came up, (everything else did) so I've got it into my head that they're delicate.
cleanskies
23rd Jan, 2014 08:07 (UTC)
I reckon they are bit delicate
and buying them in the green (although the approved traditional method) is a bit flakey and can produce zero results like that - you should be able to find dried bulb packs in your local Poundstore in autumn/winter, then when only three come up you can be pleasantly surprised not annoyed
shermarama
22nd Jan, 2014 14:53 (UTC)
Proto-hedge, though!
cleanskies
23rd Jan, 2014 08:08 (UTC)
The last one I did took about four years to fill out. This one has better groundwater though, so may be faster.
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