Sunday, June 30, 2019


stunning purple poppy in a friends, potted and very healthy with lots more flowers to bloom on it - this is the first, what a colour! hopefully I can take a seed pod when they're ready.
the garden here has some colour, mostly from ''weeds'', rosebay willow herb, cow parsley, forget-me-nots, daisys, hawkweed - I'm leaving them in situ providing some food for the bees , I should get a sigh that I saw on the internet somewhere, which I have made the title of this post.

all my garden tools and equipment went into storage in various friends/relatives garages/sheds. unfortunately not all of it has returned. I am having to borrow a lawn mower to cut the grass, nothing has been strimmed as I've no time to keep running about borrowing things. I've bought lopers and a pruning saw, and just bought a hedge trimmer. Of course,  after two amazingly dry warm days which I spent at work, now its a rainy weekend and there is nothing to be done outside. Three mistreated tomato plants did get potted yesterday..... poor things.

Casper is going outside daily now and not peeing inside... however where he has already done so continues to resist being cleaned and I will have to replace three rooms of carpets which is an expense I could well have done without just now.


WILDSIDE said...

Claire -- agreed -- it is a beauty! A few years back I had purple poppies like this one popping up in newly developed garden beds here & there -- I wondered then if they were from the bread seed poppy I'd sprinkled about purchased from the bulk bins at the grocery story? As I like to have what growing be something I can eat and do like to gamble a bit... Even on the pretties. But not a sticker on this to be sure. Enjoy weeding less.

Glad to hear Casper is treating you better... There are things out there to effectively treat cat pee, but other than basic baking soda sprinkles on carpet to vacuum up -- don't know where to steer you! But there are things. I am not envying you in trying to move house -- that be sure. But do often contemplate such. Take good care (of you) there!

WILDSIDE said...

Hmmm... cat pee & other smells...


Anonymous said...

There was once a radiolab podcast years ago about it that I was trying to find for you -- but no such luck...