Sunday, 30 June 2013

Life Has Been a Little Sad .... A Little Hectic .....

I thought it time I caught up with you all .... life has been a bit hectic ... and quite sad.

You know we lost our dear old sheepdog Fly ... well not eight days later we lost our other dog Uncas from liver cancer ... it was a big shock ... a sudden flare up of the disease ...he was very unwell and we had to do the kindest thing.... not easy and very sad. 

Quite traumatic for the veterinary nurse ... a sweet young girl ... having to deal with two grown men .... Hubby P and Richard ... in floods of tears .... it was so very sad.

As you can imagine we were/are still reeling from this and the house seems so very quiet.

But as they say ... life goes on and we can sit in the garden and remember the good times we had with the dogs ... hopefully they are at peace and romping around together in the evergreen garden off doggy heaven.

 My little herby container garden is doing well ... we are eating lots of salad-y things from it.

 These lovely white Foxgloves surprised me ... I must have put them in last year and promptly forgot all about them.

 So very pretty.

 ... and isn't this a sight to behold ... this lovely fern .. asleep all winter ... tucked up in its old mossy log .... reaching for the sun ... uncurling its blades of fresh zingy green.

 The joys of having a mature garden ... scraps of plants growing from the tiniest of cracks in the stone.... unbidden yet just perfect.

I am so pleased with this ... its what I know as Fox and Hounds ... a wild flower... or weed ... however you view it. I have been trying for years to introduce it into the garden ... its not a wildflower that grows around here ... I think it prefers a dryer sandier soil.
But low and behold I looked out of the kitchen window yesterday and its vibrant orangeness stood out among the green ....

.... its the little things isn't it! 

Another garden rebel preferring to squeeze themselves between the cracks .. rather than grace the beds.

The poppies are many and varied in colour ... I love the Poppies.

 And how is your fruit coming along?.... the bushes are laden ... just hope the birds leave some for us.

 And ... exciting ... my new baby Plum tree has some plums.

 Beans are getting going ... I'm looking forward to some fresh runner beans ... I wont buy the ones they have flown thousands of miles ... I will wait and enjoy my own seasonal produce.

 Who doesn't love a rose or two ... a garden must have.

 Of course the cat ... 'Puddycat'  Hubby P calls her queening it now there are no dogs to take our attention from her ...and she gets away with far too much sassy behaviour ... but them Hubby P is such a softie with her.

And just a little something .. other than plants ... do you like my chair .. its old and battered but just so comfy ... and in just the right spot to watch the birds.

So ..... how does your garden grow? 
Be nice to hear from you ... I'm trying to catch up with everyones blog posts.