Teds have ways of being busy, even when they look as though they are resting. Ripple was sitting on the Pads garden bench, watching and ear-wigging, as a little group of Ted gardeners were discussing what to do.
“There is no hurry, ” said Hedgeley. ” The garden will make its own pace through the year once it gets started, no matter if you are late sowing a few seeds or behind with hoeing raised beds. ” Hedgeley knows these things.
“He’s right, ” said Raggi, turning to Walt “Gardening can be hard work but it should be fun and the plants know what to do ! ”
Twinkle, one of the Green Gardening Teds, was sitting close by and he agreed. Along with Foxley, Hedgeley and others, he had been tending their tiny Christmas Tree, watering it, and the herbs that lived next to it.
Raggi, Jack and Walt spent some of their time looking through the window.
From their warm perch in the Glassroom, they espied baby Hazel Catkins preparing to dress in yellow pollen and dance in the wind.
Other watchers-through-windows, Sven and Molasses, saw birds.
Robin was one of their special friends. He always sang to them.
Blackbird brought Mrs. Blackbird and they feasted on seeds in G’s G.*
Sven and Molasses liked watching the moon as well, and joined Hedgeley and Foxley to look at the Super Moon pictures on the Computer screen.
Brittany Ted was trying to fix together a jigsaw puzzle. It was complicated !
After struggling for a little while, Brittany called some of her friends to help put the pieces together and the struggle to match the shapes and colours became great fun. They finished it and felt as if they were playing altogether in a beautiful garden. … they really enjoyed doing it !
All the Teds liked watching Freddie Frog at Dusk.
They loved the way he changed colour as the sky outside grew darker.
“Ooh! ” breathed Brittany Ted.
Meanwhile, Big Ted, Loppylugz, had been watching the Winter Olympics on the television: but that’s another story.
Anne ….. February. 2018.
* G’sG is Gertie’s Garden.