The Patient Gardener


It is time to starting thinking about decorating the house for the festive season. Those nice people at Dobies have very kindly sent me an artifical Christmas tree to try out. The box arrived about a week ago and this weekend the boys and I decided to have a look and see what it was like.  It was very simple to assemble, my son reckoned that a 5 year old could put… Read More

We have been getting very festive this weekend in readiness for Christmas.  As my youngest and I were finishing school and work on the 19th, we decided to wait until then to start putting up the decorations.  However, the odd bit of festive cheer, such as the Poinsettia above, had started to creep in. I know some people hate Poinsettias but I quite like them – well for a couple of weeks. … Read More