Thursday, 9 April 2015
A freebie maybe?
He took his chance as I had asked him to pick up a bunch of flowers for the boys to give to my mother for Easter. He must've been rather desperate to watch the match without a lady snorting with laughter as he bought me two bunches of carnations. My pleas over the years of "I much prefer bunches of single flowers rather than mixed ones darling" must now be lodged in his memory!
Anyway before I rather unceremoniously plonked them in a jug I cut off the ends & stripped off the lower leaves. I noticed what I thought looked like baby carnation plants attached to the stems. So I snipped a few off & potted them up in a pot of compost which happened to be on the kitchen windowsill.
Now, in all fairness there were two pots of compost there containing seeds of a giant pumpkin Mike wishes to grow. It was me who actually prepared the pots & sowed the seeds, two per pot. He only needs the one giant pumpkin plant so I stuck my little plantlets in the one with the tiny pumpkin seedling in it.
It may work it may not but they are still alive so fingers crossed.
Mike has prepared a compost bin filled with old compost which he then topped up with manure. He also added to this a bucket filled with manky old comfrey leaves & water. A mixture made up last year. I'm sure you can imagine how foul the stench was!
Something to make you giggle - Harry bellowed as he fell through the front door yesterday if he & two friends could play upstairs. My first day back in work albeit from home - peace was over! Anyway I've always been a feeder & as they were still upstairs at lunchtime I shouted up to see if they wanted some sandwiches, naturally as they are growing lads they did. I quickly made the required amount of rolls & carried the plates upstairs in a style similar to my waitressing days from when I was in sixth form. Only this time I didn't have a jug of hot gravy to pour on some poor gentleman or the chance to whip away some drinks before they were quite finished. Events that still haunt me to these days. The memories of those last two events popped back in my mind as I wandered back upstairs clutching three glasses of squash & some chocolate biscuits. A TV advert could be heard in the background with the tune "There may be trouble ahead", thankfully there wasn't.
Have a good day all xx