Well, here, as Spring has just arrived, it seems that by Easter we are going to be in the grip of more bitter cold weather. A strong North wind is going to set in, which usually means that here in North Yorkshire we bear the brunt of it. Still, comfort ourselves that the Inuit would probably find it pleasantly warm here now.
Three hours at the hairdressers this morning having my quarterly perm. A nuisance and some may think a waste of good money. The trouble is that my hair is both very fine and very straight and a perm makes it easy to control.
My herbaceous plants have arrived this morning, beautifully packed and in pots ready for planting. Unfortunately my gardener has not yet been to sort out the bed where they are to be planted. So for the time being they are sitt.ing in their pots in a sheltered position waiting the time when they can get their feet into the soil. For anyone interested, the plants I have bought so far are as follows:
Astrantia Pink Pride.
Astrantia major Shaggy.
Geranium Pink Penny.
Helleborus niger (the Christmas rose)
Helleborus hybridus double pink.
These for the border once the shrubs have been
removed and the ground has been dug and manured.
Also for the rockery so far I have bought an
erigeron, a plant which I love in spite of its very invasive habit.
Now it is time to attack and try to control Marestail.
Time will tell.
Friend S called to take Tess for her afternoon walk. On her return she kindly retuned my television for me as yet again it had wandered away from the station and was just telling me there was no signal.
Then I realised that the central heating had not come on. Investigating I found that there was a fault somewhere in the boiler which was flashing
EA whatever that means. I pressed reset and at last the heating has come back on and all is warm.
If anyone reading this knows what EA stands for could they please let me know? I only had the boiler serviced a fortnight ago and it is not due to be serviced again until February next year.
Tomorrow the first anniversary of my dear farmer's death. I am not looking forward to it, but it has to be got through and a friend is there to help. All shall be well.