The garden suffered greatly
but would you believe the daffodils popping their heads up
Meals changed to be as healthy as possible, with mainly salads and as little oven cooking as possible.
Some days felt even too hot to think, so out came the hexie flowers
getting quite organised now and don't you love those dinky little clips. I saw these on my friend http://weednstitch.blogspot.com.au/ blog so of course asked where they came from. But they really keep the petals together.
And of course I have been reading err listening, to way too many books. But then I call this education so it doesn't matter :).
But have you read The Art of Racing in the Rain~Gath Stein this is a must read. Plenty of laughs but lots of tissues. For a change of pace I then read Report from Nuremberg~Harold Burson, wrong to say I enjoyed it but a riveting read. Then David Mitchell -Back Story~David Mitchell. David is seen on the TV. British shows such as ...... Would I Lie to You.......... QI ......I love his intensity and sense of humour, and as he actually reads the book its all there. Then for another change of pace I sorted out my dear friend author Phryne Fisher and her mysteries by Kerry Greenwood. I must admit I did go a bit stir crazy so to speak reading 4 in a row. I am now back to something a tad more serious The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory. Being a pommie born Aussie I love English History.
But March, so far has been beautiful and both The Scot and I have been out in the garden.
I nearly gave The Scot a heart attack when I asked for A Ladies Weight Chain Saw. He shudders when he sees me exiting the garden shed with the secateurs in my hand. But no I am not getting one.
But I did manage with the small saw and secateurs
If you compare this with the previous photo you can see how much better it looks. I have been watching closely which plants survive the heat best and I am mainly going with Australian Natives and PLENTY of mulch.
Oh and talking about pruning,
This is The Story of The Scot's beloved Grapefruit Tree,
Fed it, and it started to shoot again Yesterday he had weeded around it and I caught him taking his photo. That grapefruit tree has a charmed life for sure.
But he still can't eat the grapefruit.