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CABIN FEVER

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Suffering from Cabin Fever ?

Want to scream just like a Diva ?

Weather blowing up a gale ?

Garden full of freezing hail ?

Fear not ~ there’s an antidote

Grab your car, or bike or boat

Find a Garden Centre ~ quick

Lovely plants will do the trick

Go back home, the clouds are clearing

Pretty rainbows soon appearing

Flowers bloom in every border

Blossom on your Exochorda

Garden shrubs will look divine

Heucheras will gleam and shine

Everywhere your garden beaming

Alpines glowing, pebbles gleaming

Clear blue skies are sure to please

Prunus dancing in the breeze

So, I wish you sunny weather ~

Busy bees on every heather :o)

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Lol TT what a brilliant blog to cheer up this miserable day.Fantastic pictures.Brilliant:))))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Mark, J and J ...
Keep warm and safe :o)))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Very inspiring TT. I see you are trapped in doors, being creative, as the longed for rain pours its bounty on the earth. The rain still poureth here in Essex. It started at 7am. Why not at night I ask? I love Wallis and Grommet on the mobike and sidecar, preparing to stock up at the GC. Wonder what they will buy?

25 Apr, 2012

 

That's cheered me up TT (still freezing cold though)
I'm starting to hope that the magic seeds you sent me will grow into an Ark ;O)))))))))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Dorjac ... Thank you ...
Yes, the ground needs the rain. I went to a Garden Centre yesterday and was lucky the weather stayed dry and sunny ... Am now safely indoors watching the downpours ! Wallace and Gromit are shopping for Wensleydale cheese ;o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Hello Annie .. Thanks for visiting ..
Yes, icy cold here too ...
... Ark seeds ~ now there's a great idea ;o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely blog and pics,Terra...same here..lots of rain and windy..but at least we were told to expect it..doesn't make it any better for knowing though...and it was lovely here yesterday..at least we didn't get the Hailstones...love that Heuchera,and the Bee..:o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

I agree with Mark! :)))

25 Apr, 2012

 

yet another excellent blog .. keep them coming!
raining here too, but not windy yet .. ive just been out taking a few snaps to add to my page ..
love the heuchera .. hope mine looks as good this year :)

25 Apr, 2012

 

arrh what a lovely blog, certainly cheered me up:-)) nice photos of your garden too;-)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thankyou, TT. Been imprisoned by the rain for a fortnight, and have already taken your cure of hitting the GCs and that works, not only for buying new plants but having tea and scones looking out at the rain!

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely blog again TT:
Brightened up my day.
Plants are looking beautiful. Love the Pansies with their little faces.:o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Great blog, TT. I am stuck indoors waiting for a parcel to arrive. I need an airing, even if the rain is pouring and the wind howling but Millie is relieved. She still hasn't got out of bed. That heuchera is very attractive, do you know the name?

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely blog as always Terratoonie. I went to the garden centre earlier couldn't get anything though as Tyrese wouldnt get out of the car, think he's coming down with something. Let's hope this weather improves soon so we can all get back out in our gardens :-)

25 Apr, 2012

 

another brilliant blog Terra, I don't know how you do it, no hail here by very very windy and pouring with rain,

25 Apr, 2012

 

Just wonderful TT. we sure have been thrown some weathers to try us all, havent we? Lovely pics and great blog as usual.Long may your exorchorda bloom !! Lol

25 Apr, 2012

 

Yes pouring down here too - but the Acers are loving it - Brilliant blog and pictures really cheery for a wet day - I have been in the green house this am - potting a few things on and setting some more seeds - Bye for now - Marigold

25 Apr, 2012

 

A very welcome blog Terra, lovely pics and captions, it was grand to get out yesterday but OH BOY!! we are going through it today and apparently its hanging around for a few days.
Wallace and Gromit need the boat I`m afraid, those are very pretty pansies and your Heuchera is gorgeous, I have one that does well in my garden, had it a few years but only one of my new ones has made it through the winter, fingers xx it looks as good as yours in a while....

25 Apr, 2012

 

Aww thanks for that, Terra :) It's been raining all day and Benji wants his walk - so do I for that matter! Maybe a trip to the garden centre would make us both happy :)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks everyone for such lovely comments ..

Answering ...
The pansies and violas have sprung up all over the place this springtime .. from ones which seeded last year ...

Gee ... The Heuchera is "Electra" .. it seems to like the rain !

Jessica ... I hope Tyrese feels better soon ...

Yorks .. it's very windy here now !

Grandmage ... This week my exochorda is blossoming beautifully .. which is useful because I needed something to rhyme with "border". LOL.

Lincs .. keep paddling up there ! ;o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Terratoonie :-)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Brilliant blog Terra...It really cheered me up on this gloomy wet day...:>)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely pictures. I'm almost tempted to get my wellies out and walk to the nursery to see what might tempt me. It has rained here ever since I got my new mower!

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks, TT, I hope to get to the Kent Garden Show at the end of May and they always have several stalls specialising on heucheras there. I am compiling a wish list :)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks for the comments...

Glad this cheered you, Moti, on a very wet day !

Hi Gee. I hope all your wishes come true :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely blog to make us smile, Terra. And your Exochorda is obviously very happy!

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Sheila ..
Exochorda blooming very well this year.
I've taken lots of photos of it. :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Brilliant blog Terra, just what we all need on a rainy gloomy day to lift our spirits. I always enjoy your rhymes. - Cabin fever just about sums up my mood at the moment. The good news is the water butts have arrived at last - so its bound to stop now ...lol

25 Apr, 2012

 

lol...poppylover...you think just like me!! Daft! I always say that all I have to do to get rain is hang out my laundry!! TT...that fairly cheered me up, but I got the feeling you were 'cut off in your prime' somehow....I expected more to follow after the bees! Since it ended so abruptly, I will now have to go back to looking at the wind and rain :( Still, I could always go back to the top and read it again!.....

25 Apr, 2012

 

Great blog, TT :)

Same weather here...cabin fever does indeed sum it up, Poppy. I will take your advice and head for the GC tomorrow - then line all my purchases up and admire them from indoors until the rain stops!

25 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Poppy, Karen and Karen .. Glad you like this ...

Karensusan .. Thanks ..
I could have written a longer poem .. I have lots more photos ..
but I worry about boring readers with too long a blog. LOL.

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely blog as always, you always make me smile when i read your blogs.

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Carol.. nice to think of you smiling :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

:)))))

25 Apr, 2012

 

I just love your blogs Terra , they are so light hearted and cheerful on a dull horrible day like this one. Love your poetry. One gifted lady.

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Rose ... lovely comments ...
With this blog, the title idea came first, and then everything else.. Lol.

25 Apr, 2012

 

lovely Terra pretty pictures - love how you got the gravel and pebbles that nice too

25 Apr, 2012

 

Every cloud as a silver lining its certainly true in your garden Terra feel much happier after reading and viewing your blog!;0)

25 Apr, 2012

 

TT thank you for such a lovely blog I am soooo frustrated with the weather and not being able to get out in the garden and my lawn is now like a quagmire but your blog cheered me up:)))

25 Apr, 2012

 

I hope your weather is continuing to improve TT, but your garden looks lovely whatever the weather :o)) x

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Paul ...
The pebble garden turned out better than I had imagined. Lol.

Hi Carole ... Thank you. Glad this blog makes you happy :o)

Hello Debbie ... I guess your lovely outdoor mosaics are getting a thorough soaking. Pleased you enjoyed this blog. :o)

Thank you, Hywel ... Sunshine and showers here now ...
certainly making the garden grow ! :o)) x

25 Apr, 2012

 

Just fab! lOVE YOUR BLOGS AND POETRY :)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Terra great blog - made me smile :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lots of wet and windy weather

Windmill going 'hell for leather'

Still its stops the heron calling

Fish for his dinner...would be appalling

So I'm sitting.........busy knitting

Watching mrs blackbird feeding

Pulling worms....rain not heeding

Cannot put it off much longer

Tho the rain is getting stronger

Need more coal to build the fire

Lest the rain will get much higher

Annie,s ark we will be needing

(I just hope.? She,ll cope with feeding!!

Thankyou Terra for bringing the sunshine. xxx

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Pixi ...
That's a really lovely comment :o) x

Hi Olive ..
Glad you like this and it made you smile :o)

Well Pam ... what can I say ?
You replied the poet's way ...
Good luck with your knitted hat ..
Someone will be pleased with that ;o) x

25 Apr, 2012

 

great blog, 110% entertaining, quality..love the Exochorda

25 Apr, 2012

 

Well I just hope it fits.....
Or I guess
It will be
In bits!

Thanks for cheering up a rainy day xxx

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Guy ..
The Exochorda gets better every year.

25 Apr, 2012

 

There is always a rainbow with you TT....better than a pot of gold (almost) :))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you, Pim ..
What a lovely comment to make :o)))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Did you see the wonderful rainbow this evening? Really glowing . . . and then it doubled :))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Didn't see a rainbow this evening, but there have been some double rainbows on recent evenings. Lovely to see aren't they ! :o)))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely blog TT, you are so clever & all done on your own! Are Truffle & Conker on holiday or just hiding in their baskets from this horrible weather???

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Willinilli ..
My pets were busy with their toys when I wrote this blog.
They'll be back another time :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Yay! Way to go TT - brilliant blog! :D x

25 Apr, 2012

 

That was really original, Terra - photos and accompanying poetry :) Like it so much!

25 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Pita ..
Thank you ...
I had fun with the rhyming. Lol. :o) x

Thanks Kat ... glad you like this blog !

25 Apr, 2012

 

What can I say, you`ve come up trumps again putting our feelings into rhyme.

25 Apr, 2012

 

GREAT as usual, loved it all, our Exowhatsit is rubbish one miserable flower, moved it because it only had 4 flowers last year, and this is how it repays me......what does it need, help me TT!!

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely TT, all feeling a bit damp at the moment certainly cheered us all up.

25 Apr, 2012

 

Excellent blog TT and brilliant pics

25 Apr, 2012

 

Brilliant blog, pictures and poetry simply loved it TT :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks everyone for your kind comments :o)

Dotty ... I've had the Exochorda macrantha "The Bride" for several years now .. It has always blossomed well. It's growing up against a fence. Maybe that helps it.

26 Apr, 2012

 

TT never get bored of your blogs as they always cheer us up on another wet gloomy day .

Yes as Karen says as soon as you see to laundry rain comes on.

Its tipping down again .

And water butts overflowing.

As we do say you really still can go out in the rain if you are wearing the right clothing which I have done for days all waterproof gear.

But past fun now need sunshine fix.

26 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Scotkat ..
Thanks for the encouragement :o)

I can imagine you wrapped up in your wellies and mac, clocking up the miles... no wonder you're ready for some sunshine !

26 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks for this blog Terratoonie. I have been really suffering with the cabin fever too and this has really cheered me up.

26 Apr, 2012

 

Hello Lijemc ..
Sorry to hear you have Cabin Fever ... looks like the weather might be a bit better next week... I guess your cats don't like all this wind and rain !

26 Apr, 2012

 

Superb blog TT, love it!! Just the job to cheer us up in this wet and gloomy April...Lovely pics too very poetic.. :)))

26 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Beverley .. glad you like the blog :o)

26 Apr, 2012

 

Hello Terratoonie,

Let's hope the weather improves. The cats are also suffering from a bit of cabin fever as well! they are either racing around indoors or sitting at the window watching the rain but not wanting to go out!

27 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Lijemc ..
Yes, the dogs and cats are missing their sunbathing in the gardens !

27 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely cheering blog Terra and great poem too. It seems to be time to build an arc here, almost nonstop rain. It's quite funny really, just as garden centres and gardening magazines are extolling the virtues of drought tolerant plants...we get this. Next editions will be extolling the virtues of bog plants:-)

27 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Bornagain ...
Yes, rivers overflowing now !
Glad you like my blog :o)

27 Apr, 2012

 

Brilliant as always Terra!

27 Apr, 2012

 

LOL That was good to read T. I missed my flowering cherry, just come back from cornwall, where it rained everyday, and all the flowers have been blown off. and its still raining. and soggy and the doggies wont go out. x

28 Apr, 2012

 

great blog Terra though iv only just got it on my page, a bit late, anyway im here and so enjoyed it, lovely pics to, nice new plants, weather a bit freeky at the moment :o))

29 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Lil, Patricia and Sandra ..

We still have cabin fever here. Hoping for sunnier weather tomorrow ! :o)

29 Apr, 2012

 

Hurray at 2pm it has stopped raining in Essex after about 72 hours.

29 Apr, 2012

 

Goodeee ... get ready with your sunglasses ;o)

29 Apr, 2012

 

It is pouring with rain blowing a gale and freezing cold here in Newcastle,and it is driving me cracker's not been able to get out in the garden, if it continue's like this do you think we will be planting our bedding plant's out in August?

29 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Mavis ... with that early hot weather only a few weeks ago, it proves how quickly the temperatures can change, so maybe we'll get some warm sunshine soon ... fingers crossed :o)

29 Apr, 2012

 

Hello TT
What a beautiful blog and with some lovely comments.
Been wet hear most of last week and this week end was the icing on the cake. More like monsoon rain accompanied with hurricane winds last night and when I looked out of my windows this morning it was so nice to see that neighbors from afar had shared their rubbish from their paper recycling bins. Being downwind my front garden is more like the net from a trawler. Rubbish all cleared now .
Nothing else to it, I logged onto GOU and seeing CABIN FEVER it reminded me of being stuck indoors. Then I read your blog. Cheers one up knowing there are happy people out there . Thank you TT . P.S. Your poetry not too bad either....

29 Apr, 2012

 

Downwind troubles for Tommyshortlegs ?
Neighbours ! ... Pin down your trash with clothes pegs !!!

Glad that the rubbish is now all clear.
Hoping those monsoons will disappear

Thank you, Tommy ... such kind words
Love your photos of little birds :o) x

29 Apr, 2012

 

Today on Monday a beautiful blue sky day, a sunny 20 degrees on the patio thermometer. No harm done in this garden, and everything well watered......cheers.

30 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Dorjac ..
Yes, sunny here too .. and I did lots of work outside :o)

30 Apr, 2012

 

I'm not a poet and definitely know it.
But you are ! Your a star 🌟👀
👃
💋
👏

1 May, 2012

 

It was lovely here yesterday Terra, gardening was priority, good job I mowed the lawns as the rain came back last night with a vengeance, I do feel for the people who are watching the floodwaters get ever closer and count myself lucky in that respect. I saw on the telly the weatherman predicts a cold May but a hot summer to follow, not holding my breath on that, lol...

1 May, 2012

 

Thanks Dordor ... :o)

Hi Sue ...
Yes flooding in many parts of the UK.
Luckily I'm on a hill !
Well done on mowing your lawns ... I was up ladders, clearing some of my gutters, full of wet, black moss !

1 May, 2012

 

Gosh Terra I hope you had someone there to hold the ladder..

1 May, 2012

 

I only cleaned the lower gutters ... I don't like heights so I wait for a friend to visit and we do the higher gutters as teamwork ! :o)

1 May, 2012

 

You have cheered me up now with such happy words and beautiful pictures!

xx Thanks

5 May, 2012

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