Planted long overdue primroses.
Trimmed Sedum and Hydrangeas.
Potted carnations cuttings
Watered all indoor plants.
Fed liquid feed to most outdoor plants – roses, clematis, Acer, chrysanthemums, campanulas, etc.
Did top dressing with solid feed for all Hydrangeas.
Topped up wood chip mulch.
Planted saxifrage on leaf much. Trying to create a carpet.
Planted a few other ground cover plants to preempt the weeds
De-weeded the front flower bed (weed = ever spreading Japanese anemone)
The newly planted primroses and a white campanula that I hope spreads a bit.
Two new leaves in one of the hardy geranium cuttings. It’s made it! 🙂
First flowers bloomed in the new viola. Violet and yellow beauties 🙂
Moved the last three yellow begonias and the Dianthus from flower bed to tubs. The snails have been busy butchering them 🙁
The white mustard has flowered beautifully. It was nearly dead in January; now it’s dense and getting whiter all the time 🙂
A rose I’ve been trying to revive/keep-alive for at least 3 years, produced its first bud in many years. It’s a beautiful light pink bud. Rewarding me for the effort, clearly 🙂
Moved all the orange and one yellow begonia from flower bed to one big pot. Two of them were near death, all were suffering. One still might not survive. Damned slugs, snails and earwigs!
The petunias and bidens in the window basket produced their first flowers. Bidens are pretty yellow, petunias surprised with a Burgundy red/pink with veins 🙂
The geraniums are blooming big time! All of them—7 surviving from last year and 8 from this. Loads of beautiful red flowers everywhere 🙂
The three campanulas are all nicely settled in, blooming and growing. Hardy, self-seeding, and beautiful blue and violet flowers. They’re amongst my favourite plants this year.
The lobelias in the other window basket are like one huge (South Indian politician sized) garland of blue and violet.
After mowing the lawn every two weeks, I haven’t mowed it in 4 weeks now. It’s still now growing. We really need some good rain 🙁
Completed some good, fairly complicated work yesterday evening and this morning.
Weight is down to 77.1 Kg. I haven’t been lower than this since early 2015.
Someone responded to my appeal for help just as I was losing hope that they remembered me.
And I’m about to head out for a run.
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Chewie posing, Barnaby learning
Had this handsome nutter over for half a day yesterday. His behaviour traits all remind me of Chewie when he was that age—restless, cute, ball addict (
still is), bark at doorbells ( still does), lay down to meet dogs, always wanting to touch some part of me…
It was fun revisiting those crazy, lovely, hyper, cute early days with Chewie, just for a brief morning.
Hace mucho calor para mis chicos, pero esta perfectamente para mis flores.
Marked and drilled the holes, affixed the basket hanger arm, moved the Petunias into the basket, and hung it up.
Boy came over to inspect and give his approval.
Some from the flower bed behind the house…
And some from the road side flowers on the walk up the hill…
Photos of weeds on the hogs back, from last week’s walks…