Oh, it was a wonderful feeling going out yesterday, looking at the sky a bit suspicious, because it looked like it was going to rain, but outside it felt so nice temperature speaking. You could feel the sun behind the clouds and it even peeped out now and then. I kept it dry, did my shopping full of energy and home I went into the garden first to have a look at it.
But..I promised myself to do first the bed. Nicely covered with fresh duvet covers and all.
Then took a quick sandwich an went into the garden again. Inspecting the seedlings in full ground and the new planted plants, I could say, some of it looked still not too bad, but oh, especially Jan is soooooooo sad! He planted out last week his seedlings from the sunflowers, quite a bunch, but yesterday, all was left was ONE! The rest had been swallowed by snails, most likely.
So I rescued the last of the Mohicans, planted it back in a pot and gave it a secure place(I hope), at least it has a chance to survive and still grow out to be a real sunflower.
Then I had lots of seedlings of perennial climbing sweet peas, screaming out to me:"We need more room, my neighbour is standing on my feet!!!". So I put them out in pairs in a bit bigger pot, and also had the nerve, to plant a few out in the full ground. It was ncessary, cause they already had looong roots, ghee, I never had thought they would be develloped this size already!
This all done, I thought it was time to already cook some potatoes, and have time to let them cool off and then fry them for dinner. Good plan, only ................ when they were cooking, I had a break and watched a serie on tv, and ..........completely forgot them!
Lucky Jan came home and turned the heat off, but by then the harm already was done, my nice and tasty new potatoes were almost black! I could hit myself on the head for it, why do I always forget those things? I know I have to pay attention, but then get distracted by something and it happens.
So I quickly scrubbed the pan( it just wasn;t to the point of no-return blackened, pffffff) and put on fresh potatoes. This time I made sure I went checking in time!!!!!!
After dinner I thought it might be a good time to check the garden again. Temperature still was nice, it had rained just a whee bit, and that time of day, with a bit of humid condistion it seems to be holiday time for naked snails. I saw first a few ones, but after a while there were again bunches of them, in all sizes!
Of course they are all over the garden, but certainly concentrating in some ground covering plants, like campanula. Ha, my snail hunting heart was jumping of joy! ROFL!
I picked up dozens of them, really. Now I hope it helped a bit to save my plants.
Have to go out after dinner today again, keeping up this "murder action" should do some good, grin grin.
I did make some more pictures this weekend and I promised yout to show them.
Here one of the Bleeding Heart:
And yes, I couldn;t resist taking a snapshot of my cats. The first is Brodski, enjoying every sunray he can get and just waking up from a loooong nap, the second is of Dikkie Dik, on a probably interesting survey.
I have some links for great quickpages for you to download. One is Miriam's blog, where Mat has two qp's made with the Carnevale Veneziano kit, and one of Linda's blog, a qp made with the Mama's Specila day kit. Visit them to snatch these lovely goodies. And leave a comment please!
Oh, wanted to thank a lot of you, for leaving such sweet thank you's to me and Arlene too. They really make a day start with a smile.!
Oh boy, this looks to end in a very long posting, I better finish it now, before you get tired of me, grin!
Arlene made a bunch of clusters and two "ploppers"too with the Garden Song kit. I made two previews for them, otherwise they just didn't show up nice enough, but it's in one download.
Download Arlene's 'Garden Song clusters HERE
My kit for you is one in a two color scheme, pink and grey. Perhaps not at first sight a combination that looks attractive, but I think you can make some wonderful layouts with it. Try stacking two different color papers together, might give a nice view! Anyway, here you have "Be Quiet".
Have a fantastic day!