Monday, 22 December 2014
Christmas is Coming !
So I was going to tell you how I "do" Christmas .....about Advent and how going to our little church of St Michael's here in Mullion was the main thing of it for me ..... but I have been too poorly to go . Yesterday the church was decorated , which is another thing I love to help with usually .... husband being tall comes in very useful to decorate the difficult to reach bits .
I managed to bake the royal birthday cake , but I dont think I,ll decorate it this year .
I was greedy and bought the biggest hyacinth bulb in the box at Groves Nursery Bridport. It was not only large but had four fat baby bulblets attached to it ..so it wouldn't fit in the glass hyacinth vase .So I planted it in a pot instead ...and these are a few bits which dropped off a lovely bright purpley pink Tradescantia which I couldn't resist buying at the farmers market in Helston . .. actually these take very easily by sticking them in a pot of compost..Judy tells me this one likes the light to improve the colour .
In the porch the schlumbergeras are flowering , also bright pink and purple .
I watch my new neighbours doing their garden , I wish I could get out there , but I have got to keep in the warm for the time being ...I have some Arum lilies and the red stemmed Cornus alba Siberica to split up and give them .... I wonder if they,ve seen the pair of Jays and the sweet little Goldcrest birds which have been visiting .
Husband brings in some holly branches and I make a simple Holly wreath . Usually I make three or four to give away to friends .
Michael up the lane gave me a huge cyclamen corm ..cant wait to see which colour the flowers will be .Thankyou Michael : ) He has a beautiful garden packed with lovely things .
.....cards and parcels have been arriving ...and presents which I really shouldn't have opened ! (thankyou Stasher ..so sweet ! x )
Thats all for now , very tired , forgive the spelling mistakes !