Mum is doing fine and since we were south Dad is also going into the home so we are off shortly to move and empty the house - that is going to be probably sad and happy too as I know that they are both being cared for.
Easter weekend brought the most beautiful weather. So tempting to just plant but past has taught me to be patient. Tonight it is freezing!
I did however, plant out my Wallflower and Sweet William from the Growhouse and also put some summer bulbs in the ground. The earth is so dry had to water in. We have had some rain today so that will help the earth. I also took the chance and have sown some seeds in the growhouse - covered in fleece of course. Will set my tatties to chit this weekend indoors as I like to plant them at the end of April. Spring flowers are very slow this year even with the good weather. I have given the garden a bit of a tidy emptying pots and clearing some dried material away into the compost bin - its full again. I also fed the ground again so hopefully the rain will help with the feeding process. Please to see that my black Hellebore is also flowering.
The following pictures were taken with my small camera. Today I got a new camera - it was a good deal a Fujifinepix SLR so will have to practice a bit in the use of it and remember to sling it around my neck on my walks etc. Saw my first Bumble Bee on Wednesday and heard the Lark on Monday 1 April. The blackbirds are busy feeding in the garden.
Passing Fair Isle
New houses being built up past Hoofields - near to the Shetland Marts
Snowy with his new fleece blanket - a Christmas Present from Canada much appreciated!
Looking from the North Ness across to the Power Station - such a lovely sky
Outside the Shetland Museum
The new flotel for the workmen at Total the new Gas Plant at Sullom Voe.
A duck that lives in the peerie dock
The King George the V Gardens - love the crocuses under the trees.
Only Daffodils in flower in the corner. In 1983 on the 22nd April we had our wedding photos taken in the park with everything in full bloom. I intend to visit and take photos on the same day. It is our 30th wedding anniversary.
A frog in the ditching beside the path at Clickimin Loch - lots of frog spawn
Primroses in my garden
A very bare garden but lots of signs of life
This pot is better - the crocuses are now all blooming.
I am going to attempt a blog on a fortnightly basis and be more consistent buts its difficult when busy in the garden but fingers crossed.
Have a lovely weekend