Sunday, 19 September 2010

Winter garden clear up and a ready meal!

I have started the winter clear up of the garden by sorting out the patio pots.
All the pelagoniums and fuscias are potted up ready to go into the green house for the winter and some in the conservatory.
I left the  hanging basket as it is still blooming beautifully albeit set on a bucket.
Mike cut the grass, weeded and sorted the raised salad bed and our herb patch.
We spent a good four hours out there yesterday and it shows, so I am pleased with our efforts.
It was a real autumn day and the sun was quite warm, there was that lovely autumny scent in the air too.
I want to freeze the parsley this year so we'll have some fresh in winter soups.

We finished just as the rain started and then had our Tesco's Indian meal which was delicious!
Just served it out of the containers, bombay potatoes. chicken tikka masala,  chicken korma,with pilau rice and naan bread... some thing I love! It was so nice to have a ready meal after working so hard and no pans to wash!

Not quite the diet but it's a one off!!
Today, Sunday, its dreary and wet, and definitely cooler. Autumn has really arrived. I do hope we don't have another winter like last year I just couldn't face all that snow again, I hardly went out when it was around, as since having my knee op I am terrified of falling over, although I did once, but in the house and my knee was fine, but I worry all the time.
I have had a lot of hip pain and had a Dr appointment just before we went away two weeks ago and he diagnosed bursitis and gave me a cortison injection. It wasn't too bad and the anti-inflatory tabs have helped so I walked a fair bit on holiday pain free!
Today I think a relaxing day and I need to make some cards, which I am looking forward to... hope all you lot are having a happy crafty day too!


amelia said...

You have been busy and that Indian food sounds wonderful. Where we live in northern Ontario no one eats or cooks Indian so when we get to Toronto, which isn't often, the first thing we do is head to the Indian buffet!!

I had bursectomy's on both hips last year, where they go in and remove the bursa. Really good results especially since I've had bursitis for about twenty years. I couldn't sleep or walk much. I can now!!

Elisa said...

lovely pics of your garden,I agree a ready meal is just the ticket after a hard days work. Glad you are feeling better

Valerie said...

I don't think I have ever eaten Indian food. I love seeing all of your plants. It is cool here in the mornings but still hot in the afternoons. I am ready for fall weather. I hope you feel better soon. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it.

Lesleyanne said...

Your garden must be looking lovely after four hours work. Your dinner was well deserved.

Carolyn NC said...

Patio looks lovely and so does the meal!

Julie said...

A ready meal is the perfect way to end a day working hard in the garden.

I'm hoping the winter isn't so bad either!

Karan said...

Bursitis is horrible - had it in my knee & it was so painful I could barely walk. Thankfully have only had minor flare ups since... & regular acupuncture sessions seem to be keeping things nicely under control now. :0)
One day I will have a garden as fabulous as yours. :0)