All of a sudden we’ve had a few pleasant days and dare I say even warm days. So the time has been spent in the garden still clearing weeds, planting new plants and getting the vegetable plot in order. Sadly, the scaffold planks that we used 8 years ago to make raised beds have now had it and we need to replace the rotten timbers. This will have to wait until next year when Jim’s knee is totally mended.
The moorhen chicks are still growing stronger and bigger.
The Canada Geese parents are very vigilant and keep a sharp eye on their growing goslings. However, there was a panic the other morning when the parents were agitated and calling for their young who seemed to have all disappeared. We looked everywhere but could see no sign of them or a fox! Suddenly the parents took off and flew over into the next field and within twenty minutes they walked with their goslings back into our field. We do not know what happened to separate them all but hopefully it won’t happen again.
On a visit into Carmarthen to order a pair of prescription sunglasses for me we called into Origin http://www.origincarmarthen.co.uk/ to see all their amazing art and craft, followed by a visit to The Greenspace Gallery on King Street, where we enjoyed a great coffee and scone.
Dorothy Morris , the artist, had been to Malawi to see the batik painters and brought back some of their work which was on display. 20% of the sale money will be given back to the workers by Dorothy.
Later in the week we called into Llandovery to do some shopping and enjoyed a lovely coffee and cake at The Old Printing Office http://www.theoldprintingoffice.co.uk/ only after we’d finished did we discover they had a delightful outside garden with chairs and tables to sit in – so next time we’ll be outside!
Whilst we were in town we sneaked in to see the newly refurbished The Bear .
The Bear used to be just a pub but now it’s a place to eat, drink, shop and sleep and it looks amazing!
Yesterday with the weather set dry but very cold I set off with pals from the Gardening Club to visit Picton Castle about an hour and a half drive away.
The colours of all the azaleas and plants were beautiful with breathtaking vistas wherever you looked.
After a tasty coffee and an absolutely delicious slice of yummy rhubard cake , followed by a crumbling fresh scone with jam and cream, we returned to the coach, laden with plants and returned home tired but happy!
To complete a lovely day Rufus and Holly had a play in the garden
and Holly showed off her new drinking bowl!