Back in touch with the World Wide Web I mean! We suddenly had the plug pulled on us by Talk Talk on 27th November after they told us that we had approached another provider. Not true we said, we have not been in touch with any other provider, doesn’t matter they said, we are cutting you off. It didn’t matter what we said, they just wouldn’t listen and cut us off.
We were then told they would reconnect us on 13th December, we checked with the engineer, they hadn’t received any notification and said it would be the 15th.
I don’t know how many phone calls later, the undergardener was speaking to supposedly the chap in charge of Talk Talk, He told us we couldn’t be reconnected as now there was a fault with British Telecom, it would now be 24th December! Too late to wish you all a Happy Christmas as we were away visiting our daughter and family for Christmas.
Cyclamen coum on the front drive.
All the photos for this post were taken on either Christmas Eve or this morning.
Iris unguicularis on the front drive.
Winter Jasmine by the front door.
Snowdrop Mrs McNamara by the front door.
Winter flowering heather by the dead oak.
Mahonia Charity by the dead oak.
Vibernum bodnantense Dawn
I wonder if these flowers will survive the frost we had last night.
Most of the roses have been cut back now, but Iceberg is still struggling on.
Also Bonica must be cut back soon.
Chaenomeles by the back door.
Just about showing colour is Hamamelis mollis in the woodland.
Sarcococca also in the woodland.
Cyclamen coum in the woodland, this doesn’t spread anything like as much as C. hederifolium.
Snowdrop Farringdon double, but who has been chewing my label?
Snowdrop Anglesey Abbey, this is an all white one, no inner markings.
Garrya elliptica in the corner of the back garden.
From a distance, I didn’t think the flowers had opened, but on looking closer, I found that lots had.
It is good to be back home once again and in touch with you all, I missed you and it’s going to take me forever to sort out all my e.mails. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and a better internet connection for us!