Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Taking precautions and in my garden

I needed to go to the post office today to post a parcel and withdraw some cash. Our window cleaner came a couple of days ago and we hadn't seen him  since March. He explained he was diabetic and had been self isolating and if we were happy for him to clean the windows then he was happy to resume his duties, so I put his cash into an envelope and all seems well and my windows are sparkling.


My face masks arrived in the post yesterday and are a huge improvement on my makeshift one as my specs don't steam up in these medical grade masks. I bought them from the diabetes online shop if anyone needs to buy one. I'm not diabetic but my husband is and we both need to be very careful when going out on our essential journeys. We will have to shield at home for many months to come once my treatment starts.

I called to buy a couple of plants while I was out, people in Wales are allowed to visit garden centres.  I have to say the plants on sale looked badly in need of water so I stood the two I bought in a bowl and gave them a good drink once I returned home. I do love fuchsias and this one caught my eye.


I have two fuchsias in my mole garden already, a red one and a pink one.



For those who don't know why I have a mole garden it's because my son works underground. He told me yesterday that many of his colleagues are either off work sick, self isolating or shielding and a former colleague of his has passed away from the virus. Take no chances my dear friends.

My other purchase is a red star cordyline plant


My climbing roses are looking lovely and hubby's yellow rose is catching up but does not look like the yellow rose on it's label but no matter, it's tinged with red and looks beautiful.



10 comments:

  1. Your new fuchsia looks very pretty it's a lovely colour - and your moles look very happy on their garden.

    After a few dull days it's glorious here now, I've just got back from another very long walk with Poppie in the Jumbles area and it's amazing how low the water level has gone now since my previous walk just over two weeks ago - I actually walked into the bottom of the usually flooded quarry :)

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    1. I do like the two tone fuchsias and that one is pretty. My moles are happy as they're overground on my garden :) It's been beautiful today, so hot. I'm not surprised water levels are low, we'll be having a hose pipe ban next thing you know.

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  2. "Face masks from China failed to meet proper standards..."

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canada-says-one-million-face-masks-from-china-failed-to-meet-proper/

    For some reason, I can not make a click-able link. Funnnnnnyyyy.....

    Anyway, not all face masks, from China, can be trusted. But China is now doing a "OH NO, it's not our fault" press campaign.

    Now to see if this will comment...

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    1. I didn't know some face masks from China were substandard. That's shocking news and these masks I bought were made in China. I will search for the article you are pointing out to me. Thank you for letting me know. Very worrying.

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  3. Sorry to be passing on possible bad news.... But you both NEED full protection. And not all masks, from China, can be fully trusted.

    Don't know if you know, this has been an ongoing news story. Don't know how much information, your news, is giving you.

    Gentle hugs...

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    1. It looks like my husband and I will be shielding at home for many months to come. It makes me wonder if life will be worth living! We certainly expected to be safe with medical grade masks bought from a reputable source. I really appreciate your warning and I will make enquiries, thank you.

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  4. Those flowers are lovely, Eileen. I still haven't done anything about either making or buying a mask, but I feel like I should, just in case. X

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    1. I do think as some people are so lax about the social distancing rules we should at least try to protect ourselves from them. I've just been to a different garden centre to buy some more plants before we have to to start shielding, then we may have months of not leaving the house. I want to be able to enjoy my garden x

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  5. Your fuchsia is really lovely. It looks like a standard or a half standard, will you plant it in the garden or grow it in a pot? I have a standard rose which I grow in a pot. The garden centres have opened up here again too but I haven't been yet.

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    1. I've put the fuchsia in a pot for now. We have two patio standard roses in tubs but they haven't flowered yet unlike our climbing roses. I went to our local garden centre yesterday and bought some more plants as I want to get the garden sorted before I start chemo in about ten days time. The place was quiet and they were very good with social distancing measures in place.

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