Good afternoon dear friends & readers,
Yesterday we had the Garden Ramble that I spoke about last post
After a week of bitterly cold, wintery weather, the sun actually shone for us
I did not manage to accomplish everything that I had hoped to ... but not to worry . . .
. . . I found a way round it all . . .
My sign covered all my bases I thought . . . & made people smile :-)
Another blackboard I wrote a sign on made them smile also, & click lots of pics of it . . .
|The menfolk all commented that next time I have to have a spare blackboard beside this so they can all write a reply!!!|
My daughter-in-law Sarah came to help me yesterday & snapped some photos of folk enjoying the garden
|Around the pond area - the lavender is not yet flowering|
|The last of my cherry blossom trees still just in bloom|
Although the morning was definately busier, we had a constant steady stream of people all day long
I guess the greatest compliment was when 2
I laughed & explained that I do all the garden myself ... "but you are the "shop girl" aren't you??!!" they exclaimed
"Yes, but I am also the gardener too" I am sure they did not believe me ... I guess its hard for some folk to comprehend that some of us actually have to do everything ourselves!!
When the last of them had gone & I went down to close the gate I took a couple of snaps looking back towards my garden from the depot yard
Our property is rectangular shaped, running parallel to the road & at the far end is a depot yard which we rent out to an Agricultural Contracting firm ... this means I can use the yard for parking for buses or any functions like yesterday
Just a week ago a friend popped in to do some early christmas shopping & bought the 2 "pinkeeps" I had out in the Cottage
I found these 2 odd looking stands & also another 2 mini baking tins, so decided to put together a couple more, in between running round like the mad woman that I have been lately !!
I really love these pinkeeps, they are one of my absolute favourite things :-)
After making the cup/saucer birdfeeders last post, I found a few extra china cups that were "surplus to requirements" . . . so I potted some of them up with delicate baby's tears as thought these may appeal to the gardening customers
I was lucky enough to sell 2 already :-)
Also - a week ago - I was invited to my future daughter-in-laws Hen Party ... I must confess I have never attended one of these in my entire life til now ... the theme was "1920's dress up"
Yep, thats me, wearing the fox ... but don't panic ... its fake!!!
And I got my very own sash in case I forgot who I was ... "Mother of the Groom"
Nicole, my daughter-in-law to be (in 2 weeks time!!) - her bridesmaids dressed her up, she had no idea about any of this!! (incidently Nicole is dark haired, they put a wig on her)
Nicole & her lovely Mum, also named Julie :-)
(also wearing a sash in case she forgot who she was too!!!)
Well dear friends, thanks for staying with me through this lengthy "rambly" post
I am off now to put together a horseshoe for Nicole - Oh it is lovely not to have to be outside gardening today
We are getting gentle rain which is watering everything nicely for me
Cheerio for now & thanks - as always - for your welcome visit today
|Resting up after a stressfull few days "helping Mum"|
Julie (shop girl/gardener)