Friday 26 June 2015

Odds and Ends.

"There's a hole in my front door, my front door, my front door.  There's a hole in my front door, my front door - a hole! "   Luckily we have a second lock so when this one stopped working and my husband removed it and took it to be repaired, we were still secure.  I was hoping to get a mini view of the front garden through the hole, but the sun was so bright that didn't work.

Great excitement the other morning when this monster arrived at the top of the road where neighbours are having an extension built onto the back of their house.  This metal girder was the first to be lifted over their roof, followed by several concrete ones.   It arrived early and I nipped out in  my dressing gown to take this photo.

The honeysuckle on our pergola is looking beautiful this year - this is the view through the kitchen window looking up.
I love it's twisted stems in which the little birds love to hop about looking for insects.  They sometimes take shelter from bad weather in the winter under there.

I took this photo looking down on the honeysuckle from the bedroom window.  The bees have been enjoying themselves during the lovely sunny days we have had recently.

A view of the black elder flowering it's socks off and the summer jasmine just coming into flower.

I have been frantically trying to clear space for all the seedlings I have grown this spring but the soil is so dry and heavy it is taking longer than I bargained for.   We could do with some rain to soften the ground and my seedlings are almost climbing out of their seed trays and pots.   We watch large grey clouds pass overhead but only the odd spot or two falls here.   I daresay a few miles away they are having a lovely downpour.  Oh well, there's always the hosepipe.

Thursday 4 June 2015

I'm still here!

I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog for a whole month.  I don't seem to have anything interesting to relate or to post about but thought I should put in an appearance however minimal.

Our wisteria has looked better than ever this year and now extends right the way across the front of the house.  We planted it about 15-20 years ago and it flowered right from the start.  I have heard of some that have taken several years to start flowering so we have been lucky.
There is a price to pay for all that gorgeousness and we are now paying it.   I have to sweep the fallen petals up daily as, in wet weather, they stick to the bottom of shoes and get trodden all through the house.  They also look awful lying on the path having faded to a dirty brown and I can sweep up almost a bucketful every day.

But I still love it.

Not much creativity going on here apart from potting up seedlings, planting tubs and trying to get some weeding done, energy permitting - I have wasted far too much on coughing, and it still hasn't gone completely.  I must start work on a couple more pages for my fabric book so that I have something to show next time.   Enjoy this lovely weather.