Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Nothing Done


The garden is full of alliums. The purple pom poms contrasting nicely with the yellow of the Welsh Poppies. May is the best time to appreciate my garden but this year it looks even better because the warm spells we have had during spring have brought everything out so much earlier and the Iris which only usually bloom on my birthday in June are already proud in their blue and yellow livery.
I've ear marked nothing else for myself today but gardening, but as usual its now 9.30 am and I am still working away on my laptop with my daily bucket of coffee.
This happened yesterday when Karen, the matriarch of the village Women's Institute, called around for a "chat", we ended up discussing local history for an age
I am now facilitating a history discussion at their meeting in June and the grass didn't get cut until well after 8pm!
It's now 10.20 and I am now searching for a cheap rail ticket in order to see Fleetwood Mac! I was given, yes GIVEN! a ticket to see them the other day! how fantastic is that?


10.45 am and I'm now texting friends in Sheffield for a possible meet up just after my birthday
10.53 am and Nu has just messaged me from Florence, it's her birthday today!
11.20 am I've used up an Christmas voucher to buy a couple of tickets to the outdoor  cinema showing of A Star is Born in the Roman Gardens in Chester....another birthday gift for another friend
I've got side  tracked into looking at what's on in the cinema


11.38am and George is tapdancing on the kitchen floor because he wants a pee.
I'll take him about for an amble presently, oh and when I am up in the village I need to check on farmer Basil who I heard is not 100%....
oh and I also need to drop the copy of the 1851 census to Nick from the community association
that will take me to around 1pm
……………..and still I would not have done a minute's worth of soddin gardening

Welcome to my world

12.29 pm and I have just started to prune my massive evergreen bush in the front garden
when after three snips I found this

12.31 pm ….….tools down!



52 comments:

  1. Err...You appear to have forgotten the title and the text but it's a nice picture.

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    1. I forgot to publish most of the text too!

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  2. Wishing you even more beauty today. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Love the flowers!
    One of the things I really like about spring is that we get to see people’s gardens 😍

    XoXo

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  4. Love the Alliums. What I would give to see Stevie Nicks and co.

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  5. Fleetwood Mac - colour me jealous.

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    1. When I was 15 I used to constantly play Rumours
      Then apart from Bat out of hell that was the only album I owned

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  6. Gardening is a brilliant way to slow down x

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    1. I eventually went to clear the lane of weeds outside my wall.. backbreaking work

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  7. Sounds like a delightful morning, we all need that kind of day

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    1. It was a busier afternoon!
      Choir tonight.....

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  8. fleetwood mac...what fun! your alliums are beautiful. i used to grow them here but they suddenly disappeared.

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    1. I will send you the seed heads in the Autumn if I'm still here

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  9. That was my day yesterday. I finally made it out to the garden after lunch, didn't find any bird eggs though.

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  10. I was picking Cherries yesterday, and found a tiny nest at the very end of a top branch. I too shall leave her in peace.

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  11. Procrastination is the spice of life!

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  12. Getting a lot done nonetheless.

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  13. So many of my days seem to go like that as well but I'll be honest with you- I don't get nearly as much done.
    And as always, life is what happens while we're busy making other plans, as dear John Lennon said.

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  14. Barbara Anne1:46 pm

    What a delightful morning and so many things accomplished other than gardening. Sweet nest!

    Hugs!

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  15. That is a very well-made nest. You're certainly a busy guy! I'm jealous of your Fleetwood Mac ticket.

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  16. We really need to build time to procrastinate into our schedules!

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  17. Sounds like a perfect day.

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing your day.

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  20. That's a lovely little nest. I hope Albert doesn't find it! Hope you are feeling a bit better. :)

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  21. That sounds exactly like the days I plan too. Getting sidetracked is my speciality in life! Love your garden. x

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  22. Routine helps body and health.

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  23. That was a lovely account. Glad you spotted the nest. Hope tomorrow will be good too. x

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  24. You get more done in a morning than I do in a week. Only partly joking :)

    What a sweet surprise to find in the evergreen!

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  25. That nest is a lovely surprise and really John that sort of day will do you good after your few hectic days - those alliums are perfection. Folk will be too busy admiring them to look at any weeds that might be there.

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    1. I'm working thurs, friday and sat night duty too

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  26. You are so busy and much appreciated enjoy fleetwood Mac I love them x Hugs to Mary she is my hero what a girl x

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    1. She's still sat in the doorway , me thinks mr ginger is still around

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  27. You are a delightful man. Yes, to fleetwood Mac. Yes, too tiny blue eggs in your hedge.

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  28. Oooh. Definitely tools down. A more than valid excuse.

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  29. Nikki Lauder's dead.

    Nikki who?

    Lauder.

    NIKKI WHO?

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  30. I love Alliums. And you can dry them and they are still amazing.

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  31. Lori Wong9:11 pm

    I trim everything back very severely in the winter and I don't touch anything until I am sure all the birds/squirrels are done nesting. Sometimes the eggs/babies get devoured and the birds have a second round of nesting.

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  32. Getting side tracked worked in your favor so many fun moments especially finding the nest. Fleetwood Mac how wonderful good on you John.

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  33. John, at least you know what's going one between spurts. I find it too easy to stare and do nothing.

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