Monthly Archives: May 2020

Sunday at the car wash…….

Come on, you must have that song in your head now to? Sing it………

Welcome to Sunday, sunny, blue skies, bit of a breeze, but lovely. We are so fortunate at this difficult time to have superb weather. It would be unbearable with cold days, wind and rain. At least with this weather we can enjoy our daily walks and time outside. Suzy certainly does and this morning was no different. We went out early again and after some running around fetching and returning for treats (Suzy not me) we had a stroll through the orchard. I have to say it was very pleasant. The path is right next to it but it was cooler in there and so uplifting to see the pears, apples and cherries forming. Although lots of the apples had clumps of what looked like spiders nests on them. Very strange. Is this something that apple trees are prone to?

One happy Suzy in the Orchard.

Mid morning I changed a few of the winter pots. The bulbs had finally died back so it was time to refresh. Planted with the vibrant plants Nick bought for us and paired with Freisha bulbs for some later summer colour and fragrance.

We have decided to take dads car to the funeral this week but he would be disgusted at how dusty and dirty it was. Most of it was pollen by the looks of things but anyhow we couldn’t say our goodbyes with it like that.

So swap car time and Ben and I set to work with lots of suds, a brush, sponge and hose pipe. It’s handy having Ben to help wash the cars as he can reach the roof far better than me.

I mean, come on, how much taller?? Love you Ben x

We had lots of laughs whilst washing the car and we may have had a bit of a water fight. Well Ben started it and I got him back at the end with a good drenching. Least it got him motivated to have a shower.

Nearly done.

I should point out at this moment mummy’s little helper is pleading for my attention!

Cars washed it was time for dinner, Bens turn to cook tonight. Whilst he did this I measured up and ordered a few bits for our project this week. I can’t tell you about that just yet though.

We had a lovely evening with pizza and a movie. The film was the latest Joker. Both of us enjoyed it but it was nothing like the other batman films.

Suzy enjoyed the film to.

Time for a few flower pictures from today before I enjoy a cup of tea with a book. Night. X

The Poppy is in bud at last.
Even as these Alliums turn, they are still beautiful.

Sunflower special edition, update 3…..

So it’s all hotting up, quite literally the weather has been gorgeous this week from Gravesend to Poole. Everyone’s sunflowers have had sunshine and a bit of wind. Some have had guests, but more about that soon.

Let’s start with Auntie Jeanie this week- Last week we saw signs of leaf damage on Sally sunflower. They had started to turn brown and crinkled. Has there been any improvements this week. There certainly has. What has Jeanie been doing? Is there a magic potion involved or is it just tomato feed? Mmmm she’s not telling!

Sally sunflower.

Nanny Bev – Gravesend has had lots of sunshine this week. So much so a new sun umbrella has appeared in her garden. However is this to stop Gerald burning under the hot rays or is it so nanny Bev can sit out for longer, shaded from the sun to sing to Gerald? He is looking stronger this week, she is doing something well.

Those leaves are looking very sturdy.

Jo and Ben – Another sunny week in Dartford with SUNY sunflower and the sunny eight. Some pretty strong winds to content with now that they are all out in the open. There no shading from breeze or sun on that fence. Have they all coped with the move? Yes they have. They all seem to be thriving. SUNY is even showing signs of becoming a budding contender🌻

Oooh is this the first in bud??

Craig and Sam – Now we hear that one of these guys has been very sociable this week and invited friends over. Or have they? Was someone or something trying to steel the limelight? Actually it was Sams sunflower being very naughty and inviting Brian over for breakfast. What Sam’s sunflower didn’t realise was that breakfast was the sunflower. Naughty troublesome Brian🐌 Apparently Sam rescued Brian, but did she give him a flying lesson or hint that Craig’s sunflower was just next door?? Will Craig’s flower take the lead next week?

Craig’s on the left, Sam’s on the right, Brian?? Gone🐌🐌

Jan and Lisa – after a false start Jan’s version deux has been making steady progress this week. She is another sneaky one to watch. Is Jan out there tenderly stroking the pot or is she bringing it in to the house every night for safe keeping? Whatever she is doing, it’s working and there has been lots of growth this week. But look at Lisa’s towering ahead? Her flower seems to have kept all its leaves and hang on, is that another budet forming up there?

So there we have it, another week and the gang have all survived despite a few war wounds. Will there be rain this week to quench their thirst or will we see Brian and gang back for lunch at Craig’s diner? Tune in next week.