Monday, 29 May 2017

Memo, Mail & Me: It's Monday May 29th

 Monday, a favourite day of the week & today is one of my sisters birthday ... there will be cake at tomorrow's celebrations.


A big wave to all the Monday memo writers & a hello & thanks to our hostess, Sian at :From High In The Sky


On the Memo writing this week, I found myself making many lists.  Some lists I made with a blogging friend for summer plans, which is always fun.  Some lists were with regards to what I needed to get done in the garden & in the house.  While both of these home keeping lists have very important items on them, the list of gardening jobs won out.  The last week has been very wet & chilly but thankfully the weekend shifted into some sunnier moments.  First on the gardening list, planting up of pots & planters.  I promised myself this year I would reduce the number of pots of annual flowers & so as not to tempt myself, I gave away a lot of the pots filled with divides from my garden to the church Bake Book & Plant sale & thank you very much sales were just over $1,500.00!


In spite of my very best efforts I still have about 6 half barrel planters & about 15 other pots! Two of the 1/2 barrel planters have a tomato plant in each one; one Beef Steak & one Cherry.  Having the  smaller pots does make everything look so pretty & come mid August when most of the perennials are done, the pots of annual fill in & keep the garden looking lush.  But right now the spring perennials are putting on such a wonderful show & oh the scent from the (invasive) lily of the valley& the neighbours lilac, is divine.



On the Mail front there wasn't a lot going on.  Just junk mail that goes into the recycle bin straight away.  Such a waste of paper!


On the Me front, Mr Man & I had the last week off to take care of some things around the house inside & outside (hence the need for lists).  Mr Man was on the roof clearing out the eaves-troughs & noticed that our roof shingles look a little worse for wear ... maybe I should have hung on to those flyers for roofers.  Now to decide steel roof or roof shingles.



"The time has come said the Walrus to the carpenter, to talk of many things ..." Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872




And yes there will be more to talk about later in the week ... happy week ahead everyone.

10 comments:

  1. Your plants are looking lovely. I wasn't going to do any pots this year as I've spent so much already on the garden, but a local DIY superstore has a very cheap deal on trays of bedding plants so I've been tempted!

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    1. Like you, I find some of the sales on annuals are really hard to pass up. With flowers, breaking any self imposed rules has marvelous consequences!

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  2. Every year I tell myself I am going to cut back on pots of annuals. Maybe this year I'll listen. -Jenn

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    1. Jenn I think you & I both know less pots in my garden, is probably not going to be kept for long (lol). With such a short season I want my garden & especially my patio to be a place of glorious abundance.

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  3. Yes, lovely shots. I too am umming over pots. Traditionally, this is the weekend for it but my winter pansies are finally getting into their stride so it's sad to uproot them for something else. M&D have loads of surplus bedding plants they want to hand over but all mixed and I do like to know the colour scheme before I plant!!

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    1. I didn't get any pansies this year & I miss their happy little faces. I hear you about unknown mixed colours - with my luck I would end up with orange & gold, which are never a first choice for me.

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  4. Beautiful flowers! Being away all weekend, we're behind in the gardening and pot planting. On the agenda this week!

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    1. The weather certainly hasn't been very co-operative for gardening. Last night's wild thunder & lightening storm has made a mess of everything & the forecast is the next 5 days of the same weather - gentle rain is ok, it's the T/L I don't like. Looking forward to seeing your floral pot creations.

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  5. My pots are done and growing great guns but I might still pop some more in them. The biggest snag with pots is all the watering during dry spells.
    Lovely photos!

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    1. In this part of the world we cannot do outdoors floral pots until late May, still too much of a chance of frost & even snow! Not to worry, we eventually catch up :)

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