Born in and lately returned to Yorkshire from Scotland, pining for Italy, I knit socks but prefer to wear flip flops
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Who'd have predicted that we'd go to Italy for two weeks while Scotland had record breaking hot weather, we'd come home and it would snow again. I was worried that my bulbs would be finished by the time I got back not that they'd be battered down under snow. We are feeling the chill after two weeks of sunshine, breakfast on the terrace and the first flip flop session of the year and also exhausted from the work.
We have a very busy time, Mr FF and his brother took down the four large lime trees that were blocking the view, shading our lawn and starting to damage the retaining wall. The wood is now split into logs and neatly stacked in the garden, though I'm told lime is not a great burner. We managed to identify some replacement trees in the local garden centre, Crepe Myrtle that have a very attractive bark and lovely flowers in summer, they should be a big improvement and hopefully we can keep them under control. We'll plant them later in the year.
The garden in Italy came on in leaps and bounds over the two weeks, buds opening, flowers appearing and despite the tree felling there is still plenty of foliage around the house.
It was a glorious time and I did quite a bit of gardening when I wasn't busy chasing round the plaster dust from last years work.
I did imagine I'd be busy this week in my Scottish garden but apparently not, lets hope things improve for Easter.