Monday, December 3, 2012

Long time, no blog

Oops. Far too long between posts, I am sorry! I haven't forgotten my little gardening blog, but things have been a bit mad around here recently. Not least of which, my D was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. Turns out his exhaustion was not solely due to overwork as I had thought, but had a real chemical/hormonal cause. He's probably had it for years. The solution was to locate the dodgy parathyroid gland (most people have four and they are usually behind the thyroid gland) and then remove the bugger. He's got the all clear now and is just left with a rather dramatic scar across his throat.
Anyway, we are getting back to normal programming now, so I'll leave you with a gratuitous photo of my boy and babe in the middle - literally - of our latest gardening construction project, which I'm calling 'Wall 2.' It's a rather imposing retaining wall we are plodding along building so that there is no longer a risk of stepping out of the laundry door and falling down a meter drop into the driveway. This wall will become an enclosed sort-of teardrop shape, and then this gardener will be putting loads of plants into it. Of course!