The April Showers …

Throughout March, and into April, we have recognised and shared awareness – together, hopefully, with some acceptance = of the conditions of Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy and Autism. Each one, we have first hand experience of and what it takes to support somebody with a complex mix of these and other disabilities. Through supporting our son, weContinue reading “The April Showers …”

A Gardener’s Diary – 2nd March …

March already! The weather does not seem to think so and is continually exposing us to freezing winds, significant rainfall, oh yes, and the odd day of sunshine. Even snow. The lawns have spent seemingly weeks under inches of rainwater. Continually falling on sodden ground and slow to drain away. There are however, reassuring signsContinue reading “A Gardener’s Diary – 2nd March …”

Wintery Showers …

No one in their right mind should be outdoors gardening when the weather is like it is. Temperatures down to no more than +2C and a northerly wind adding to the chill factor. Sunshine suddenly sweeping across the garden, followed by heavy hail showers and freezing rain. Just enough time to walk swiftly around ourContinue reading “Wintery Showers …”

A Gardener’s Diary – 3rd Feb

Cold, wet, windy. My five minutes in the garden today was all too brief. I’ll do ten minutes tomorrow I tell myself. Sitting indoors with a hot mug of tea, and watching the early stages of the Winter Olympics on TV, Curling and Ice Hockey, I’m wracked with guilt that I could and indeed should,Continue reading “A Gardener’s Diary – 3rd Feb”

A Gardener’s Diary – 1st Feb

It’s my own fault. Who in their right mind would try and rake up leaves as the wind blows? The sun was shining this morning. The temperature is a balmy +11C and significantly higher than it has been of late. My enthusiasm to get out into the garden made me overlook some basic’s such asContinue reading “A Gardener’s Diary – 1st Feb”

A Gardener’s Diary – 31st Jan

A gardener’s diary can be started on any day. The garden evolves throughout the year and any day would be a good starting point. The last day of January works for me given a break in the cold, frosty weather. The sun is shining though the ground remains cold and hard. Dare I suggest thatContinue reading “A Gardener’s Diary – 31st Jan”