Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Welcome home

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.


  1. Welcome home! Hope you didn't pack away your winter woollies before you left!!

  2. Good to hear that you had a very busy and productive visit here when we had all that sun. Flip flop weather indeed! It got to the point where I was walking barefoot out on the terrace!

  3. It must be such a disappointment to come back to snow, especially at this time of year. I hope you can get back to the flip flops soon.

    Happy Easter!

  4. You would have been able to wear flip flops last week, it was so warm. Shame it didn't last for your return home, but at least the snow's away and gardening is hopefully on the cards this weekend!

  5. I don't know what's worst, seeing those poor trees felled or those beautiful bulbs under all that late snow!! It seems like you're well acquainted with good ole Murphy's Law! Hopefully it's all melted by now.