I now have a better appreciation for why my little son was so distressed when he got bitten by a mahoosive ant (about an inch long).
I was gardening this morning, and picked up a handful of grass and clover I had pulled out. At first I thought something in the weeds must have had a thorn, but the pain quickly intensified, leading me to release my grip and drop the weeds – whereupon I saw the ant attached to my palm.
And yes, I do mean attached.
Seriously, for a while it felt like I’d never play the guitar again. Happily I was aware that beyond pain these ant bites don’t do anything unpleasant – but the pain really is quite unpleasant enough.
Aggressive little sods.
Gardens. A new thing to me – well, nice gardens are, at any rate. Last year our roses were a bit sad, with blackspot, aphids, two plants not blooming at all …
This year I’m more on top of things, and I gave them a good prune, and we fed and sprayed them properly, and now, as spring gets going, the roses are beginning to look good 8)
It’s the weekend, so I’ve been gardening, and can’t resist posting “yet another cherry update”™ :-p
Also, I’ve pulled out a couple of dead things that didn’t survive last summer’s 45 deg C heat, or our recent big winds. In their place I’ve put in a couple of “extremely hardy” plants: a Westingra Glabra:
and an Escallonia x langleyensis:
I know I would be boring the world, if the world were reading, but I simply have to post another progress pic of our weeping cherry planted only a week ago:
It’s really going to look beautiful ^_^
Nice and satisfied 8) I’ve just planted a Weeping Cherry tree in our front garden. It’s got a whole heap of buds on it, so I’m fairly hopeful we might even have some flowers this year. 8)