Sunday, 19 April 2015

some more garden

Although I am still crafting away and doing all of the other things that I get up to the garden is really where I want to be right now, so I am pleased/afraid to be sharing more garden shots with you today!

The first of the two sorts of tulips to start flowering.  They are obviously a dwarf variety as the stems are very short!

This is where the bee friendly nectar seeds that I shared on Friday have been planted, in with all the other things from last year and the things that have seeded themselves there.  I am hoping that there aren't any really thuggy weeds growing in amongst everything else!

Forget me nots aren't garden thugs, even though they spread like crazy!

This fellow is the top of my weathervane.  Right now it is propped up against the obelisk thingy, but it needs to find a proper home!

This tulip is evidence of Mr Squirrel.  It is totally different to the ones that I planted and has come up, alone, in the flower bed.  This is a stolen tulip.  Not stolen by me though.  Stolen and planted by the darned squirrel!!!!

Sorry, I went a but overboard with the forget me nots, I love them though!!

How you could resist!!

Just a few little things!


Saturday, 18 April 2015


Yesterday I read Sara's posts here and here about the visit that her Rock Choir had to Abbey Road Studios to record some songs earlier in the year.  Go and have a listen to the beautiful singing, it really is so lovely.

If you don't have time to listen to the whole thing to straight to 4.40 minutes and just listen to that song, the words - and of course the singing! - are wonderful and so inspiring.

Thank you Sara for sharing your beautiful singing with us.  I am so glad that you had such a good time!


p.s. don't leave me a comment, go and leave Sara one!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Five On Friday

Welcome to Five On Friday! 

As it is Friday it is of course time to share five things with you.  This week I have five happies from the last seven days.

1.  A quick little revisit to the slugs...  Yes, really, this is a good thing!!!  Earlier in the week I shared with you about my blog meeting and the little gifts that we exchanged.  Lazy Daisy Jones crocheted each of us a slug and although I shared a picture of mine, I didn't have a group shot.  Today though......

Mine is the yellow one!!  Are they not the cutest group of slugs you have ever seen.  In fact, the only cute picture you will ever see of a group of slugs!  Pic is from Lazy Daisy Jones - I hope that this is OK LDJ!

2.  The promise of good things to come!  I have bought and sown two packets of seeds that are good for nectar which I hope means that they will attract all kinds of flying and buzzing things and keep them happy.  Of course I am hoping for a riot of colour too!!

Not yet planted is this packet of Zinnia seeds, the pack says they should be planted outside from May so I am going to wait for just a little longer before sowing these.  There should surely be at least one colourful patch in our garden this summer!

3.  Find a place for my heart.  Of course my heart is in my home, you knew that already, but a place for these two hearts has always alluded me somehow.  Normally people have little tags hanging from their decanters declaring the nature of the contents - brandy, whiskey etc - but I don't have any of those and as we don't actually put anything into our decanters they would not be much use in any case!  So my hearts are hanging from them and they definitely add some cheer to this corner of the room!

4.   Sticking with the theme of hearts and good things, this week my heart was touched greatly by the kindness of my best friend.  She is a wonderful person who totally gets me and understands me and who I trust totally.  I hope that I do the same for her in return, I certainly love her a lot!  In the friend kind of way you understand.  I had a rocky time and she sat and listened and cared and said lovely things and understood me.  I am so grateful for her.

5.  It has been so warm and sunny this week that we have enjoyed sitting in the garden with a cold drink or cup of tea when hubby arrives home from work.  It has been so blissful to just sit in the garden and look around and enjoy the cooler evening air.  Plus it has encouraged me to sit out and read!  What could be better than that.

So, five good things!

I hope that you all have a great weekend with lots of good things coming your way.



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