Monday, 18 December 2006

I'd almost forgotten but MONTHS ago when I'd bought a bottle of Ribena there was a contest on it. One of those "look on the back of the label and see if you've won" sort. Well Mick and I had won a blackcurrant bush! I duly sent the form off and with everything going on I'd not thought about it any more. This morning a padded white envelope dropped through the door I thought it must be something I'd sent away for from a catalogue. I opened it and this was inside!

Now it may not look much at the moment but in a few years time I could be making my own blackcurrant cordial. Of course I had to quickly go out and plant it; just a matter of pushing the piece of twig in the ground. Just as well it wasn't too long a job; it was freezing out there! I did take a moment to open our shed-cum-greenhouse. Everything looks OK in there but as an extra precaution I popped some horticultural fleece over all the pots. The weather men are forecasting -5 over the weekend. Think I'd better go and get my flannelette nightie out of the moth balls and give it an airing!!!!

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