Poppy Patchwork

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Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Quiet time

 Another brilliant book, this one given to me by a friend, I do like Miriam, she is honest and funny, she swears like a trooper. She has had a very interesting life, and talks about the same issues as most of us get as we age, book 49 read this year.

Bored at home Sunday afternoon, so I got my shorter distance lens out, I am really pleased with the mixture of flowers in the garden. Hubby's favourite lens has broken, he has had it fixed once before, so to save money, I have given him one of mine, I can keep using my shorter lens, he like distance photography, I like close up and macro. We both have the same camera, so we can easily swap lens. 

Our Olive tree is full of blooms again, it is planted in a huge pot, I am just so pleased it thrives, I did give it a good feed of special food last month, can't wait for the Olives to form again. 
I got a pair of this brand of gloves in early May, and have used them each time I work in the garden, they are really flexible and very tough, I had been looking for garden gloves like this for a while. These are on sale in B&Q, at £3 a pair, they are workman gloves, and found with the tools, this is just my thoughts, I'm not being paid, I think they are perfect for my needs. 

It's been a nothing few days, we popped to B&Q, I wanted some plant pot wheels, passed on theirs to big and expensive, I looked through the plants, most looked half dead, normally in our local branch they are well looked after. Hubby got new sink taps for the downstairs bathroom, ours are very tight. Homebargains was close-by, so we popped in for a few household items, I got a small plant to fill a gap. 

I have dug out my Hosta's, one is in a copper coal bucket, the other is in a galvanised bucket, both helps deter the slugs and snails, this year both plants have been ate, just stalks left, so I dug them out, in hope I have cleared away any slug or snail eggs in the soil, I have also cleaned the slate as well, so fingers crossed next year they will survive.

I've picked my second cucumber and there are loads more, tomatoes are not doing so well, one plant died, second plant not setting flowers. Eating loads of strawberries and just a few raspberries. Herbs are really happy in their new pots and I'm harvesting loads. 

I did get my sewing machine out, I added another big fabric badge to hubby's motorbike jacket and I cut down a pair of Will's joggers to shorts, cutting off the ripped knee's, he put them on and did not want to take off, I have a couple of school joggers to cut down for the summer weeks ahead. I've not done any of my knitting, just too lazy, not started a new book yet, but I have been to library and have 6 more books. 

Daughter stayed the highest scoring lady on the archery last Saturday at the Gala, she was thrilled, I am sure once the children are older she will join the local club. 


  1. Congratulations to your daughter for achieving the highest score. I used to do archery and loved it but had to give it up after surgery.

  2. I'm not sure where the last couple of weeks have gone so I am really sorry to not have been around to visit you.
    Your cross stitchery has turned out brilliantly with lovely colours and so many different patterns.
    All the plants in your garden are looking great and I'm glad you are enjoying your outdoor space. The gala in Porchester looks like it was a fun time for all of you.
    I chose to finish work quite early for various reasons and for me I know it was the right decision and I am very happy at home. Enjoy the rest of your week x

  3. I love your blog,it's so interesting and full of beautiful pics,info and tips Thank you.x

  4. Congratulations to your daughter.

    Your flowers are lovely and I am sorry that your hostas got eaten by something.

    God bless.

  5. Congratulations to your daughter. I love watching our local archers doing their thing :)

  6. Six more books to read sounds good, and I'm sure you will enjoy them.

    All the best Jan

  7. Snap, I use those gloves too and they are brilliant, they wash well. £3 per pair is good for retail, however if you toddle off to Amazon you can find them in bundles of 10 for a fraction of the price. Make sure you check the size. Last Autumn I bought 10 pairs of the smallest size (8) for £11.65. Not exactly the same make printed on the back, but to all intents and purposes they're the same glove.

    1. I have to be careful, I have an allergy to latex, we checked on Amazon and decided to stick with the B&Q brand as I don't get any issues.



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