A Burst Of Winter Sun

I have been feeling a little bored, stuck indoors for a week, but this morning has been such a gloriously sunny one  with that watery but bright blue quality to the sky that I couldn't resist a brief walk around the garden.

The thermometer showed 7C but it felt colder than that. 

A little fresh air has certainly perked me up.




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  1. How lovely to move somewhere that you have mature trees in the surroundings. We inherited a garden with a few shrubs, some stuff in pots, and rhododendrons in need of a haircut. Your garden looks lovely and it will be nice to see what grows this year. What are the newly-planted young trees in the front of the photo?

    I have added to mine already - lots of roses and a long herbaceous border which is going to be enlarged this summer.

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    1. The new, young trees are fruit trees according to the previous owner, although we are not sure yet if they are apple or pear. Spring should reveal all!
      P has just been digging out a long row of rose bushes that were planted along our boundary. I like roses but there were far too many. We have kept a couple but want to plant some evergreen shrubs there for more shelter and privacy from the houses behind us.

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  2. It does look wintery - and watery as you say - with all the bare trees. Those pines are full of character though.

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    1. They do add a little touch of interest to the garden don't they.

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  3. Blue skies and green, green grass certainly should help lift your mood. Easy to imagine how lovely it will all be in spring and summer--it looks pretty good for winter.

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    1. I am looking forward to seeing it in flower later on.

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  4. I wandered off to have a look at your climate. I never realized how remarkably stable your temperatures are, without the wild fluctuations that we have here. It was -6f here yesterday. In the summer we will reach the nineties. Your garden looked so lush but the rain explains it. You live in a beautiful part of the world.

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    1. Thanks Debby. Yes we are pretty stable generally but sometimes I wish for a little more warmth!

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  5. Glad you got out for some fresh air. It does look lovely there.
    We have bright sun but very, very cold so I will spend the day inside.
    Glad you are behaving and taking the time you need to heal! Stay safe!

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    1. I am a very good girl who always does as she is told!

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  6. Lady of the Manor surveys her estate..."I say Mellors. Isn't that knobweed growing by the nipplewort?"
    "Aye milady. 'Tis indeed!"

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    1. It grows well with the abundance of feculence we receive from Yorkshire, thank you kind sir.

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    2. You have taught me a new word. Thank you.

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  7. Bored? Why not do some maths revision.

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    1. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..........

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    2. Newton is said to have invented calculus during the Great Plague. Imagine what you could come up with, JayCee! All this time on your hands...

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    3. Oh Debby I struggle to remember my name these days!

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    4. Well...he also died a virgin, so there's that.

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  8. Thank goodness for the garden. Hope the recovery is progressing as it should

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    1. Thanks Linda. Doing well so far and looking forward to having the stitches out next week.

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  9. The trees give depth to the block don’t they - summer will see you walking the boundary glass in hand planning this that and the other.
    And you’ll have your own little apple/pear orchard soon, could cider or even ‘babycham perry’ production be on the horizon??

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  10. It doesn't look as cold as I guess it felt.

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    1. It looked almost tropical but felt Arctic.

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  11. I don't mind this weather, at least we've had very little rain. I recently bought a new long Barbour, and haven't been able to christen it.

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  12. Lovely photos, and glad it was nice enough to take a stroll outdoors. Inherited gardens are always interesting aren't they - you never know what will pop up in the borders.
    Apart from one house, we always had new houses and started our gardens from scratch, so no surprises. The only house we had which was older, had an enormous rose garden, which was originally planted with the most beautiful traditional roses. Unfortunately the whole area had been left to it's own devices for some years and we had to use drastic means (a chain saw!) to fight our way through. Only to find that most of the bushes had returned to briars.

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    1. We have always lived in older houses with established gardens so have not had the experience of starting from scratch. I wouldn't know where to start!

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  13. Not only is your new home lovely but you also have a beautiful new garden …… good move JayCee ! Hope alls going well with your recovery. XXXX

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    1. Thanks Jackie. Progressing well and looking forward to getting out and about...if this good weather holds. XXX

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  14. Lovely photos. I would be collecting those leaves next Autumn and composting them.

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    1. It shouldn't be too difficult to collect them. They all seem to end up in a big pile in our porch overnight.

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  15. Quite frankly I can only cope with being indoors for 24 hours at the most! In fact on the rare occasion I don't leave the house for 24 hours I view it as a treat. Getting outside into the fresh air is known to have health benefits so hope you continue to do so. Just imagine if you didn't have a garden! Yours looks fab, by the way.
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Vronni. Enforced confinement is not good!

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  16. Nothing like getting outside to revive you both mentally and physically. And it doesn't cost a penny to do it!

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