25 January 2023

Christmas Tomatoes. (Month One).

 If you remember, just before Christmas I did a sowing of Tomato seeds, well as promised here is a monthly follow up picture so you can track their progress. I got quite a lot of the seeds to germinate but just chose to bring on six, one of which has since died. But thats okay as I only really need a couple of plants.

15 January 2023

DIY Paneling Job

Today Fallon and I made a start on some wall paneling on the back wall of the conservatory. Neither of us are DIY experts or even close to one but we decided to have a go, also the weather was a bit rubbish outside so at least it was something constructive to do indoors.

10 January 2023

Back to work.

Today is my first day back at work after the Christmas break. It felt strange going back after three weeks away but I guess I will soon get back in to things.

The most important job of the new year is going to be finding a new head gardener and getting them settled in to the job which all takes time and Spring is on its way, things need to be sorted before then.

On entering the greenhouse I could see that a rat has been making itself at home there as a lot of the small pots were knocked over. Unfortunately this situation had been noted and reported some weeks before Christmas but clearly nothing has been done about it. I say that this is unfortunate because it seems that losing two head gardeners in six months has taught them nothing. It becomes frustrating and a little pointless when you are trying to achieve something and the people you are doing it for show little interest.

Rats at work in the greenhouse.

7 January 2023

Timothy - Michael's Shoe Tree.

 A couple of entries past I showed a picture of the discarded christmas trees, in fact the picture below. Welllll! The head gardener went and had one of his brainwaves, take a look at the second picture to reveal all.

Timothy - Michael showing off his brill idea. Apparently he got fed up of tripping over badly parked shoes and boots when herding his toys so he went and invented a shoe tree. I have it in the garage and it is proving to be very useful. There is even a place on the top to hang my hat.

5 January 2023

This Mornings Sunrise.

During this mornings walk we enjoyed quite a nice sunrise from across the river. The picture was taken at 8.26 am. 

Back To The Future.

 Yesterday we took down all the Christmas trees and decorations and gave the place a tidy up. I think the official time for doing so is Friday but Vicki is busy towards the end of the week so we thought it would be good to get tidy for the weekend. As the trees were starting to lose their needle quite badly we cut the branches off were they stud and bagged them up and it worked well and saved messing up the whole house dragging the trees through it.