I had a lovely surprise this year when I noticed this agapanthus coming into flower. It had been growing in a pot for years and became so congested I took it out and divided it into four. That must have been 3 or 4 years ago and this is the first one to bloom. It's such a gorgeous blue. Perhaps the others will flower for me too.
I also split this double kingcup last spring and both halves looked very pathetic for such a long time. I had given up hope of flowers this year as they usually bloom so much earlier, but two days ago I saw these lovely pom-poms. Luckily Chester missed it when he took his dive!
I came upon this old wooden ladle in a very interesting shop in a little courtyard in Ledbury yesterday and thought it would look good hanging in the kitchen above my spice and herb cupboard.
I bought the little cupboard years ago when we were on holiday on the Isle of Wight. At that time all my spice and herb jars fitted beautifully on the three shelves inside. Recently the size of the jars has changed and now they are too tall. I still like the cupboard and will have to find an alternative use for it. Although it looks as if it has been around for hundreds of years I do realise it was probably made with suckers like me in mind, about a year before I bought it.