Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Just in time

Well, the turf has been laid, we have planted two trees and I have dug half the garden bed.  There are two creepers and some shrubs planted in it as well as some quick growing annuals to give us some colour till the shrubs take over.

We ran out of time before we went to Bundaberg to dig the rest of the garden and Bill had a carpal tunnel release just before we went away so he couldn't use the chain saw.  The calliandra was supposed to go when we returned, but Bill came back with a very heavy cold.  Then look what happened - this flower came out.  I think it deserves to stay if it can flower so soon after the terrible treatment it has had over the last couple of months.  I am very frustrated though, I want to dig the rest of the garden to sort it all out.........but I have now been warned off doing anything heavy as I have been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia that has a loop of small intestine caught in it.  I want to go to Brisbane to a Textile Festival at the end of June and I refuse to be unable to walk and cart stuff around there.  I have postponed surgery till early July and now I can't get out into the garden in the gorgeous weather we have been having for the last few days. Grrrrrrr..................
This is only a short post, Bill is watching the first State of Origin football match and I don't like football so I am off downstairs to watch a recording of Foyle's War which I recorded while we were away.  Catch you later


  1. Oh how frustrating. But dont do anything silly.
    The garden is looking so much better any way.

  2. Sorry to hear about you hernia. I am glad that you are going to be able to enjoy the Textile Festival though. What a survivor the calliandra is.

  3. Sorry to hear about the health issues. Do hope that is sorted soon. Calliandra definitely needs a second chance, it's beautiful.

    Take care, and YAY FOR THE MAROONS. Sorry, I'm a passionate Queenslander where football is concerned.

  4. We like Foyle's War too Robin. Take care of yourself and enjoy the textile show. Hope the surgery goes well for you. Your garden is looking beautiful so soon after that awful storm.

  5. Hi Robin, I'm new to our blog. It's good to meet a fellow Australian from further up the coast and one who tells her story.


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