Meanwhile flowering things nearer the house are doing well.
And the pansies have lovely big "faces" in the planter with the cheerfulness daffs looking good too.
I have lost a bit of weight recently, half a stone, but having caught a few episodes of the Hairy Bikers diet programme (repeated on Food channel) I have been thinking about trying to get another half stone off. They were talking about weight round the middle and being apple shaped. I have never understood this term so Googled it and found out the definition.
You take your waist measurement and divide it by your hip measurement. Example 34" waist divided by 37" hips (not my measurements!) gives you 0.9. Anything above 0.8 is "apple" for women (and 0.95 for men) and dangerous for all those potential medical reasons you hear about. Mine is definitely 0.9. So I am going to do more exercise as recommended on the Hairy Bikers - more cycling apparently is the best thing. That is when the wind dies down - round here it is flat coastal, so you often struggle to keep straight if its windy! I went out and repainted a wooden farm gate at the side of our field, instead of gardening today (too cold out in the open fields) so at least not sitting round. Also stuck to salad for lunch and cut down the roast potatoes at tea time.