Friday, 30 May 2014

Bits & bats

I posted my stationery swap parcel off yesterday & fingers crossed Jana should revive it today. It is been yonks since I tool part in a swap & I have enjoyed taking part in this one. Even if it was a little stressful at times over deciding what to buy.
Where has all this rain come from! The garden is looking more than a little drenched. It has certainly been a shock to the system for my newly planted vegetables. Even the flowers are looking drenched now & not the gently splashed look they get after a shower.
The beans on the other hand are loving the wet weather & are shooting up their supports

One of the courgettes started flowering on Monday when the sun was shining, I do believe it chucked the flower off in despair with the constant rain since!

The lovely Mike has bought me some more wool, I spent all of my pocket money in a short space of time as there were so many wool bargains about! He thought I was lovingly stroking the screen last night when viewing the Drops wool sale at Wool Warehouse  which incidentally is ending tomorrow. He rather nicely stumped up for 14 balls of wool while muttering something about using my stash as insulation!

A always enjoy your day xx

26 comments:

  1. No rain over here, just warm sunny days more like summer than a day away from winter. Hope you get some sunshine this weekend.

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  2. Lots of rain here but got up this morning to gloomy cloud, they say a change is as good as a rest don't they lol x

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  3. Too much rain here. I don't know when the real dry season will start.
    BTW, I love your bean supports! Our climate is not friendly to woody or bamboo supports

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  4. Must admit to being rather sic of all the rain now. Who would believe its almost June, come back sunshine as soon as you can.

    X x

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  5. I never got round to joining in the stationery swap, I've never done any sort of swap before. Looking forward to seeing what you sent, and receive. I shall pop over to Wool Warehouse now to see if there's anything to tempt me.

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  6. I could certainly use my wool stash as insulation! What a good guy!

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  7. Looks like an exciting package, and 14 balls of wool should be an exciting parcel arriving for you too :)

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  8. Let's hope it stays dry as promised today - Friday - we need to get some planting done.

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  9. What a lovely Mike!
    my garden had gone crazy bonkers with weeds ..... arrghhhh ....
    Happy weekend
    love Jooles x x x

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  10. Having been very good and not bought any unnecessary wool I may just have to be a teeny weeny bit naughty and go and have a look at Wool Warehouse Sale before it finishes. The weather is bound to improve the holidays are almost over and the kids will be back in school.

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  11. How lovely of your man to sub you on your pocket money! A sale is indeed too good to turn down and I might just have to drop by there myself and have a look! Hope that it dries out over the weekend a bit for you - it has been grim here too! xx

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  12. Yes, the rain has become rather boring lately. My poor geums are now horizontal!

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  13. Ooh, lovely- love getting new wool, it's my winter treat (but I have so much left over from last winter I have to use that up first :-( ). Soggy here too.... x

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  14. It's all looking very lush. Flighty xx

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  15. Oooh, fun new yarn purchase. Just tell him you're making curtains or something. :)

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  16. We've had rain on and off all week so no gardening, but hopefully we can tomorrow. I've got loads of seedlings to plant out and all the salad stuff I grow in pots.. so it must be sunny tomorrow!!!
    Your garden is looking good and your beans are wow we haven't planted ours out yet!
    I can't decide on colours for my grand son as he will be 18, so I don't want it too look too fussy or he could think it could be twee!!
    Chris

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  17. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today and yes we are still having spring like weather and looking forward to summer. What a lovely swap you were involved in. Have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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  18. We have been getting insane rains here as well and it has washed some of my seeds away. Your garden looks so lush and happy friend! And it sounds like you got some fun new yarn! Wishing you an awesome weekend lady! Nicole xoxo

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  19. I'm so jealous of your veg plot. Mine has been attacked by slugs and I can't find anything to stop them. I have tried lager whuch is affected for the small ones, but I saw one take a sip and reverse back out the trap. I found 10 slugs on one plant. I am going to try pea shingle this weekend. I don't want to use slug pellets. Any advice would be grateful. Your garden looks fab x

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  20. Lovely looking things on your plot. I haven't taken part in a swap for ages, forgot they existed!

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  21. Your beans look great! We've had quite a bit of rain too and when it starts pouring down, I always start worrying about our little plants, although I guess there isn't a lot you can do except hope they'll be fine.

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  22. OOH, don't tempt me with the Wool Warehouse sale, I have too much yarn already. This rain has really delayed the flowers this year, hasn't it. Thank goodness for sun on Sunday, the roses have begun to break out of their buds at last. Your beans are going great guns, I only planted mine last week!

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  23. Your so right about the rain, I dug all the weeds out about a month or so back and i already have a garden full. The plants I am sadly to say, many have been lost to slugs, but still i progress.

    Your wool stash as insulation, made me chuckle.

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  24. Brilliant ! I ,ve found another awesome blog ! Thankyou for your kind comment on mine : )
    Wool warehouse.....off to check it out !

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  25. I'm doing the same as you did in the last post, Joanne - catching up with all the news and comments! I hope the past week has been better weather wise for you, it's been pretty damp here with my most frequent activity being slug hunting in the garden! Good that you've got wool to keep your thoughts off the weather and the garden!

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  26. It's nice you're getting rain and your garden is looking great! No rain here in Boise, the weather has been warm. Where are you located? Have a great weekend! :)

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