Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango

Monday, 18 April 2011


Hi all thanks for your comments and concern, and yes I did have a better night's sleep last night, thank heaven I go through phases where I can go for about two weeks and sleep through the night, then BAM! I can spend the next two weeks trying to get by on about four hours a night, the doctor's say it's an age thing, Tosh! they say everything's an age thing when they don't know the answer.
I did try the TV thing Horst but it didn't work as during the night it's usually violent or porno movies that's on and I'm not into that sort of thing, anyhow I can't see it would lull me off to sleep :-) I usually get up and make some hot chocolate and a biscuit, read for a while and it does the trick,-  mostly,
I spent a few hours in the garden yesterday and managed to chop up the Pyracantha that got damaged by the frost, I've got  thorn prickles all over me, but it's gone all bar the main stems, I felt a bit sad about it, as it was a nice specimen. I'll plant a Vibirnum there in it's place. Also trimmed off all the last bracken  leaves also planted out a little veggie garden. At the back I had the lawn replaced by shingle, I made a frame up about 4'x4' with left over kick board from the kitchen, lined it with tarpaulin and filled with compost, I've planted lettuce cucumber, and beetroot, some tomatoes will go in next month, Got the potatoes planted , and some are starting to sprout already. yummy
Eat your heart out Titchfield

Potatoes are grown in plastic laundry baskets lined with black plastic and are housed in the compost bin.

What's left of the Pyracantha

Spiky load of branches from the Pyracantha, I've got to chop them up for transport to the local  amenity centre. another prickly job.

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. You really keep busy Arlene. The chopping of the bush looks to me like it was a major prickly chore.
    I am glad you finally got a good night's sleep.

  2. Least you're keeping up with the yard work, I'm need knee deep trying to tame by jungle.. I've been pruning the trees this morning...

  3. Good to hear you got a good nights sleep Arlene . You are on top of your gardening well done. Love your little polly tunnel hugs Sheila and Wile-e xx

  4. Thanks all, glad to see you here.

  5. I think you need work in outside than typing at the computer. To me if working on the computer my eyes would be go wild open and never wanted go to the bed.
    But if you are watching the TV that put me on to the asleep no problems, even I was interesting in the programs.
    I wish a Happy Easter to you with your family.

  6. It was good to learn in this posting that you did get some decent sleep, Arlene; good for you!

    Your gardening efforts are very impressive; I hope all your prunings and plantings turn out as you wish them to. My own are being thwarted by a spell of miserable, rainy weather...can't last forever, thank the gods of horticulture!!!

    Your laundry basket potato planters are very resourceful! I'm going to try planting some in a couple large plastic garbage cans--my first attempt ever (and thank you for offering a little advice back at my blog--I always welcome stories about other people's experiences with things I'm attempting.

    Thank you for posting another fine essay; I hope to meet Tango and Ruby, too, in the near future!


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