Saturday, 17 March 2012

Garden snippets ;-)


There's not an awful lot of colour in the garden at the moment

but at least it's now looking amazingly tidy!

The hedge is cut, a bonfire has been had... and now we're

'cookin' as they say!!

Mr S has worked hard !

Ready and raring to go; planning what to grow; feeling that

enthusiasm return !!

Isn't that great?! ;-)










This is the tree where the Bullfinches 'hang out'

although there was not sign of them yesterday

as we worked outside.







I can't wait to see the Sweet Peas working their way up these!




And around the back...Nich's plot...

ah well, there's all sorts going on and not only that

there's a new blog to read !!




Thursday, 15 March 2012

Gone for ever...;-(



Once upon a time, in our garden, we had the most beautiful rambling wild rose.

It rambled all along the top of OUR hedge and even found its way

up a tree, at the bottom of the garden.

It was a stunning sight.

We...and the rose...lived quietly side by side for many years.

Every year, at around late May/beginning June, we would look forward

to seeing our friend, the rose, appear and start its ramblings along

our very thick, lush hedge.

And then one day, two or three years ago, the destruction police, in the form of some

'village do - gooders', decided to hack the hedge from the other side,

destroying the rose and putting paid to

our little bit of spring pleasure....

that is , hack the hedge without a word to us, without the good manners

to even come and inform us what they were doing, and without the common

decency that one would expect from neighbours.

They even hacked away and thinned the hedge,

so much so that some of our privacy was lost as well.

We were not happy.


On the other side of our hedge is the village hall car park.

I can understand that they might want to trim the hedge

to keep the car park neat and tidy.

(although Mr S always did that, up until then)

I can understand the importance of keeping a village tidy.

What I cannot abide with is the lack of good manners.

Furthermore, they must surely have noticed the beautiful rose every year...you

could not fail to notice it!


Respect, common decency and manners

cost nothing, don't you think?


This week, Mr S has been cutting the hedge down to a more manageable height

in the hope that it will eventually thicken up.

But...

I miss our wild, rambling rose....and our lovely thick hedge...and I now feel

quite disillusioned about the place in which I live.

It's just not the same...and all because of thoughtless people.


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Hippy Birdy!!


Happy Birthday Mr Snippets!

Have a wonderful day!

;-)
xxx