Sunday, 21 March 2010

The Good and The Bad about Spring

The good are the spring bulbs which are now shooting up in our pots and in the garden due to the warm weather.
The bad thing about spring is the infestation of cluster flies - they are everywhere. The sleepy flies were pouring through our roof void hatch into the spare bedroom - Husband dampened their spirits with a smoke bomb. This caused another problem - some of the dying flies in their effort to get out of the smoky atmosphere fell into the downlighter wells in the two bathrooms. Our morning and evening ablutions are somewhat darkened by a mass of flies in the lights! Help is at hand - a local odd-job man is coming around to unscrew the lights and also to crawl through the roof void and cover the lights with pots. We find unscrewing the lights rather a task - my knees are too wobbly to stand on chairs or ladders, especially in the bath and shower and Husband has no head for heights, even three inches off the ground!!!



8 comments:

Carol said...

Your flowers look fab but the flies sound horrible...hope you manage to get that problem sorted soon.

C x

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It is lovely to see the spring flowers blooming at last - yours are pretty. Sorry about the flies - hope it gets sorted soon.

~Kim~ said...

YOu have some great colors for spring, but am sorry that they have been accompanied by the flies--That's the worst thing about the warmer temps--Hope you can get rid of them easy enough, and I also hope that you're feeling better from your visit to the dentist! TAKE CARE of yourself!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

However vital a link in the food chain cluster flies are , one always wishes they could go and be important somewhere else .
But your bulbs are beautiful .... I think we can almost say goodbye to this winter's snowbound house arrest !

Mickle in NZ said...

Ooo, bad luck about the flies, hope the handybloke fixes it all for you. The crocuses look gorgeous, do sit back and look and enjoy their vibrant beauty.

mountainear said...

Hurrah for spring flowers - they really lift the spirits after winter's long haul.

We are plagued with cluster flies too - and have been all winter. I can't believe there are any left in given the minimal space they live in and numbers we have swatted and sprayed. Please shout out if you find a solution.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Award for you over at mine!

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