Wednesday, 4 March 2015

On their way home....

Today, DS and DDiL will be on their way home from their honeymoon. They stayed here

The weather has been quite bad with regard to snow and quite scary driving but they did want snow and that is what they got. They couldn't wait to test drive the outdoor hot tub, under the night sky, surrounded by snow! Must have been very cold getting out and back into the bothy:)

However, I shall feel more content (and I'm sure DDiL's mother will as well), once we know they are safely back on local terra ferma. I think their dogs will be glad to see them as well. We never seem to stop worrying about them do we, even though our heads tell our hearts that it doesn't achieve anything (other than worry!).

Hasn't the wind been cold lately? I have had my seed potatoes chitting for nearly a week now, in the conservatory, still they are just sitting there, can't say I blame them. I think I might transfer the perspex covers to the raised bed where they will be growing this year and start warming up the soil a little bit so they don't get such a shock when they are planted.

The cover has been on a bed for several weeks now, warming the soil just a little ready to start sowing lettuces and such like. Once it is removed, I shall replace it with the net covers and fleece.

Gardener's World begins this Friday but the programme I am really waiting for is Beechgrove which begins April 2nd on BBC Scotland or Sunday April 5th on BBC2. You'll need to check out what station BBC Scotland is on as it varies so much.

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  1. we had snow and freezing rain here yesterday. Spring is certainly taking it's time in appearing this year all over the world.

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    1. Although we are due some warmer days the nights will still be cold.

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  2. What a beautiful place for the happy couple to spend their honeymoon. Hot tubs are fabulous when there is snow on the ground, but we found that you do need to wear a hat! I agree about the worrying. K and A are driving to Belgium in August, collecting friends and a hire car ( A wants a left hand drive one for the rest of the trip) then driving on to Hungary to a festival; I will be on pins.

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    1. Does look rather nice doesn't it but I would sooner not have the snow.

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  3. In the province where I live in Canada (British Columbia) we are experiencing a very early spring. The rest of the country is suffering through a horrible winter. I know just what you mean about worrying about our grown kids, event hough it doesn't do a bit of good. And I now have a grandchild who has been thrown into the "worry pot." :-)

    I will check out the Beechgrove show. I have a Slingplayer app connected to my friends' TV in England, so can tune into all the British programs.

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    1. Sounds a good app but hadn't heard of it.

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  4. That does look a beautiful place to stay - thanks for letting us know that Gardeners World is back on the TV this week but like you I think Beechgrove is a far better gardening programme and will look forward to that starting in April - the best thing about G.W. is Nigel the dog! Xx

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    1. I so agree, give me Carol and Nigel and I'm happy.

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  5. You've just reminded me to get my potatoes out to start chitting them. You nevver stop worrying about your children it doesn't matter how old they get. My eldest went to Australia for a year an she'd text to say she was doing a parachute jump or bungee jump. I used to say tell me after not before because I couldn't stop worrying for the next 8 hours waiting to hear from her!

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    1. I don't grow potatoes every year so forget when to start them.

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