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It's already the middle of February and this is the first post on my blog for 2010!

What with recovering from an operation in September (all heavy duties in the garden off limits), constantly tired with working my day job, and our five week trip to Australia with Christmas inbetween, my garden at present is no Eden, be sure of that!

To put to rights, I've made a start in buying these lovely primroses after a quick visit to a local Wyevale garden centre yesterday. They are now planted up, and should do a very good job of brightening up a dull space around the front.

I had just enough time to pick up a large Tubtrug, half price at £3.99. They come in really useful for all sorts of jobs around the garden. For mixing compost, carrying water, cutting and deadheading, potting up, as planters, the list of uses is endless.

Failing miserably to make a swift exit before doing any more damage to my purse, I spotted and consequently bought a pair of woollen Thinsulate gloves, also half price at £2.99. I do find wearing gloves in the garden restrictive but these are fingerless, and today they came in really handy for keeping my hands all toasty and warm.



Rosezilla (Tracie Walker) said...

Hello, Louise, so good to see you back! Sounds like a whirlwind for you lately. I loved seeing your comment over at my place. I've flagged a little too on my blogging pace, due to writing for a place called Associated Content, and illness in the family. I'm trying to keep it going tho, because I don't want to lose touch with all my bloggy friends. Your primroses are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those look like double primroses -- very pretty. Hope you are recovering well from surgery and travel.

Sal said...

Gorgeous Primroses!
I'm off to our local Wyevale garden centre, Jack's Patch, on Thursday. Last year I was given some gift vouchers and I did not get around to spending them so I'm really looking forward to seeing what's on offer!
Hope you are ok now ;-)

Glo said...

Great to see you, Louise :) A super idea to cheer up your garden with those lovely blooms. You've certainly had a busy time and I hope by the time spring arrives, you'll be fit as a fiddle :) Thanks for coming by my blog, too.

Selfsewn said...

Hello Louise
Happy New Year! LOL

Glad to see you back, looking forward to reading your blog this year!

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back! I reckon that most peoples gardens and plots are looking pretty dire at present due to the long, cold winter.
Roll on a nice dry, warm spring! Flighty xx

life in red shoes said...

Like a ray of sunshine on a dreary day!

Amanda and Tim said...

Sorry to hear you've not been able to get in the garden - I hope you have recovered well from your operation?

What beautiful primroses... perfect for Spring!

Suburbia said...

Happy New Year! Wondered where you were!

Glad all is well

Such cheerful flowers :)

elaine said...

Tubtrug luv. Hope all is well now Louise. xox