Saturday, 16 May 2020

OXYGEN and BIJOU GARDEN.


The time has come for Tom to have a bit of help with his breathing.
He has been gradually getting worse but the oxygen he needed was not available to him until his levels fell to a certain number. 
Well now they are low enough and next Wednesday we have the Oxygen machine coming and on Thursday the nurse will come to tell him how to use it.
I'm sure that this will give him a new lease of life as he will be able to take a small container out and it will make walking a lot easier for him.
Also he will feel a lot better in himself.


Meanwhile, the Bijou Garden is bouncing back once again.
The Honeysuckle on each side of the stairs is truly magnificent this year.
The overall look is still a bit green but there are lots of rose buds just waiting to burst and the old faithful 'Blue Angel' Clematis is also starting to get buds.
When I can get to the garden centre I will be buying the usual Bizzy Lizzies, they go on all through the Summer and are great value.
I'll show again later in the year when there is more colour but isn't it wonderful how everything just springs back each year?

28 comments:

  1. Amazing how the garden springs to life. I hope the oxygen will do wonders for Tom.

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  2. It's lovely to see old friends bursting into life each Spring, I moved three years ago and I really miss my garden the roses were so beautiful and out of all the cuttings I took only two survived. The garden I have now is lovely but has poor soil so I have to grow most things in pots. I hope the oxygen is a big help to Tom, have a great week end. x

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  3. It's amazing how oxygen has been compressed into small bottles to allow travel etc. I love seeing what people do with small gardens..

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  4. I hope Tom starts to feel better soon.
    What a pretty garden. Will look lovely when everything is all in flower x

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  5. The honeysuckles look glorious, mine is only just starting to flower. You're lucky to have a private garden as I assume you live in a flat? How does Tom cope with the stairs? I hope the portable oxygen gives him a lot more mobility (and you some peace of mind). xx

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  6. my dad was trotting about with his mobile oxygen in a backpack for years , though when he was at home Nana Sylve used to stand on the tubes to win an argument ..lol

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  7. The oxygen should make getting around much easier for Tom. My Mom uses it and it's a great help. It's especially helpful at night when she's sleeping.

    Your garden is lovely! So much beauty in a small space. It must be a joy to sit out there in an evening and relax among the plants.

    Take care and stay safe!

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  8. So glad to hear that Tom will be getting the oxygen. They have come a long way from lugging around big tanks to a small portable machine that can be easily carried.
    Your garden looks amazing. What a peaceful relaxing spot that is

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  9. Lovely garden. It's great to sit out and enjoy the plants and sunshine.

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  10. You get so much out of such a smallish place. Quiet, secluded, your own little paradise, what more could you want!

    Is Tom able to use the stairs or do you have a lower entrance?

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    1. That is our back entrance. We have a front entrance and a stairlift. Also a stairlift up to the bedrooms. I didn't like them at first but must admit to using them myself on occasion. lol

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  11. Glad to hear that Tom will get the oxygen he needs. Your bijou garden is delightful and pretty.x

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  12. Praying that the oxygen will be of tremendous help to Tom. Your back little garden is adorable!!! Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

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  13. It's beautiful! A little spot of Heaven.

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  14. I'm so glad Tom will be getting the oxygen he needs. I'm sure it will make him feel so much better. Oxygen is so vital to every aspect of life and how the body functions. Tom having more oxygen will make YOUR life easier too, Briony, won't it. Your pictures are wonderful!! Love, Andrea xoxo

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  15. I hope the oxygen helps Tom enjoy his days. I love your garden. What is a Dizzy Lizzie?

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  16. I hope all goes well with the oxygen. It sounds as though it will make a big difference and help Tom a lot. Your garden is looking lovely. Any outside space is a bonus at the moment, isn't it?
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  17. What a lovely inviting garden - so pretty and compact. Hope Tom perks up with the oxygen.

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  18. The honeysuckle is so pretty. Arilx

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  19. What a wonderful and beautiful spot! Is it out back? I would sit there with a book and never leave. And it must smell so good as well. I am so glad Tom is getting the oxygen, but sorry that he has gotten bad enough to need it.

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  20. I hope the oxygen helps Tom feel better. Your garden is looking great! I love the honeysuckle. We have some of that too!

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  21. I do love your little garden. It is amazing what you have done in a small space. Look forward to seeing it later in the year. Good that Tom is finally able to get the oxygen he needs.

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  22. Hugs to you both.
    What a pretty garden you have.

    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

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  23. Glad to hear that Tom will be able to get out and about with a little tank of oxygen. It must be very frustrating struggling to breath. That little garden will be so pretty in a week or two won't it. It looks quaint and charming already but once summer colour hits it I bet it is stunning

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  24. I have a friend who recently got oxygen at home its made such a big difference to her life. I hope it works well for Tom too.

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    1. Thanks Julie, it's been very hard recently, Tom has been so short of breath but he had to get down to a certain level before they could offer him oxygen, really hope it will improve both of our lives.

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  25. Seems cruel to have to deteriorate before one can get the necessary treatment, doesn't it . . . but I hope that now Tom will have some significant relief for his breathing. It must be very hard to sit by and have to watch him struggle, so as you say it will be a relief for you as well. Best wishes, and I'm glad spring is here and your lovely garden will bring you joy :) Don't you love the things that come back year after year with little fuss or work?!

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  26. Right now I am dealing with Jingles having breathing problems because of issues with her heart and kidneys and lungs. It pains me to watch and listen to her struggle, so I can only imagine all that you two have been going through. I'm glad to know that Tom will be getting oxygen and certainly hope it will help him to feel so much better. Take care.

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