Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Smooth with the rough
The weather has been divine here lately. A little bit chilly at times but to have several days of sunshine has been very nice indeed.
Sunday, the majority of the day was spent in the garden. Both front & back gardens have been weeded. The lawn needs edging in the front & a few plants to go in. That will be sorted for this year, until the bulbs are ready to buy & plant that is.
Mike removed a red currant bush & two gooseberry bushes with a little help from this little chap.
He likes to help where he can!!
Part of the reason for removing the bushes is to give us more space for a larger pond & to cut down on the amount of work needed on those particular fruit bushes. Both are infected each year by gooseberry sawfly & it was getting too much to take care of them. We have a very good PYO farm in the next village so I can still get a few tubs for jam & fools.
Rob very sadly had to attend a funeral today of an old university friend. Something you would naturally expect if you were in your seventies. Rob is 22 in eight weeks his friend was the same age. I really felt for my little boy this evening when he returned home in his black suit & tie. Another life lesson learnt I expect but a sad one all the same, they were still in uni together this time last year.
In nine weeks time we are taking Rob back to his old uni. In eleven weeks time he will be flying many many thousands of miles away to start his fancy pants job at the new university campus. All in all it's been a roller-coaster year for him.
Take care all. xx