Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Lovely bloggers

A beautiful hand made card
thank you Linda, you are very talented. 
 A book to read, when I asked for recommendations in a previous post, you had just finished this book and offered to send it to me. Often I have noticed we read the same authors, Edward Marston is new to me, so I am looking forward to another sunny afternoon to rest and read.  
I have done some crafting, not much,
 we stay in the garden until late most evenings.
All planted up, I used hanging basket liners for each level and filled with hubby's favorite flowers French Marigolds, grown from seeds. Just waiting for flowers to form. 
I am living most of the day in our garden,
 it's as good as being on holiday, just no pool. 
 We are loving this lovely weather, and spend so much time in our garden, after all our hard work I think it's important to relax and enjoy the changes appearing at this time of year.
Chelsea flower show is on TV again, I enjoy seeing all the plants and flowers, all perfect, it is also interesting to watch what the nurserymen/women have to do to ensure everything is ready on time, I could not over see such a huge project. As for the gardens, some are strange, others lovely, but all give inspiration.
We are making plans, we are going to replace the decking this summer, it's loose in places and also looking worn, so whilst we can still do the work ourselves, we think/hope the base is still secure, we removed some of the decking in 2013, and the base was perfect at that point.
Will was very tired yesterday, we slept from 10-12 and again 13.30-15-30, we did get a walk to the local park and a lovely play time, but it was a strange day toys everywhere but no little man playing.
Today is again sign class, I was asked if I had a need for learning sign, no it's just something I want to do, it's enjoyable.
I love blogging, it's a record of my tiny spot on this earth, I use my blog to check back on things, when something bloomed, when hubby did the decking. But the best bit of blogging is other bloggers, people we never meet, who are now in our lives, we share happiness and sadness together, and the kindness I see. Linda sending me a book to read, others posting about gifts received, the help given in comments. Our world is often portrayed in negative ways, bloggers are neighbours we would chose in our lives.


  1. So glad the book arrived safely - I hope you enjoy it. We are definitely having some wonderful weather and it's great you are getting to enjoy it out in your garden. We are having a wonderful time at the coast, we picked a good week.

  2. Love the final sentence in today’s post and I agree entirely.

  3. Let us know if you enjoy the book. I am always looking for a new author. Your rest area is so pretty. I'm afraid it would call to me too often while I needed to be in the garden. We just did a marathon weed walk around our yard. They seem to appear overnight!!

  4. I still like blogging and reading blogs too, it's a shame so many have disappeared. There was a time when I would just work in the garden and never just sit out there, now i'm learning to stop and sit to enjoy my hard work, it's been lovely the last two days to sit and relax, we were only saying last night that i was like being on holiday :-)
    I hope you enjoy the book.

  5. I love your tiered hanging baskets, Marlene. And marigolds are indeed lovely flowers! I like blogging too because it is a way to connect with like minded people; people who I feel are kind and resourceful and who care about our Earth. Meg:)

  6. Enjoyed a lovely catch up read after my week away.
    I see you lost a cucumber plant, DH always waters ours at the bottom so the stem doesn't rot, at the community garden in their polytunnel he has put a 2 litre bottle upside down(with the end cut off) so the volunteers remember to water in that for the water to get to the roots and leave the top of the compost dry. Hope this makes sense?
    Lovely sewing and bag making.
    Your garden is blooming nicely. Do you have marigolds in the greenhouse to keep the bugs away?
    A kindness shown by Linda, I too have been on the receiving end of her thoughtfulness in the past.
    Have a lovely bank hol weekend.



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