POPPY SEEDS IN THE LADYGARDEN! You may well ask my dear ladies and occasional gentleman.
A dear friend of mine asked me to make up the numbers in her soap workshop, ‘lovely’ you might think and you’d be right. I partnered a lovely young woman who chose lemon and lime essence, honey and POPPY SEEDS for our soap, here is a picture.
It smells DEVINE , looks a little ODD but heigh-ho it has all NATURAL ingredients and I know what’s in it.
In the shower I was surrounded by relaxing aromas and I started to rub the soap over my skin which felt like being rubbed by a ROUGH LIZARD
Once dressed and going about my business I was aware of a NOT unpleasant SENSATION in my LADYGARDEN. A couple of hours later I felt something SLIDE and BUMP down my leg escaping out the BOTTOM of my trouser leg and bouncing off my shoe. It was POPPY SEEDS.
WARNING! ALWAYS ENSURE A THOROUGH RINSE OF THE LADYGARDEN WHEN USING IMPREGNATED SOAP!
The ONE-EYED MONSTER in the LADYGARDEN is Ronald my dear ladies and occasional gentleman.
He has a swelling and not where you might think, naughty people.
It is his eye and it has been getting progressively worse since Saturday.
But my LADYGARDEN as you can see is beginning to flourish now that the GARDEN FAIRIES have erected a new fence.
Talking of fairies can you spot my little fairy door? I have several hidden around the garden.
I am taking Ronald for medical assistance.
The DOCTORS is closed so we are popping into the VET’S.
p.s. I shall be visiting the wonderful RHS ROSEMOOR on the weekend for their ROSE festival.
Super hot in the Ladygarden today.
Thank heavens for those cotton gussets!
My dear ladies and occasional gentleman, as you can see Hirsute Roley had great fun today playing HIDE AND SEEK with the neighbours.
Ronald had been busy digging over a piece of garden for me. When I pointed out I needed the soil finer there was a bit of GRUMPING.
He cheered up watching Hirsute Roley and called out, ” when I’ve finished PAINT-ROLLING this earth, why don’t we play HIDE THE SAUSAGE?”
I expect like me this is a new game to you. I’m not sure if we need a DICE.
RED FOR DANGER – GREEN FOR GO but not if you are Ronald, bless him.
My dear ladies and occasional gentleman, I asked Ronald if he would collect any ripe and yellow tomatoes from the garden for me. They would finish ripening in the window. The lovely warm and sunny weather we have been enjoying here in Devon was about to end and I didn’t want them to end up on the ground for the slugs to enjoy.
This is what he picked.
According to Ronald these are all red tomatoes, he left the green ones (but really yellow) on the plant.
My dear ladies and occasional gentleman, what larks this morning, indeed Ronald and I were up with the LARKS as we were due early for our annual flu jabs, at our local surgery.
It was touch and go as to whether Ronald could have his as he has had an allergic reaction and his eyes are swollen.
Back at home both punctured and patched we headed outdoors as the weather is glorious.
I intended to WRITE with occasional bits of gardening in between.Ronald decides he is going to clear weeds in the paving with a STANLEY KNIFE but needs a new blade. After attempting but failing to pull the top off he tries various items of CUTLERY before he goes for his HAMMER, at which point I intervene in the hope of avoiding another injury. Oh did I mention that Ronald has BROKEN his WRIST!
I managed to get the top off quite easily with a KNITTING NEEDLE, a reason everyone should learn to KNIT, it does come in handy in all sorts of situations. There was a tiny little knob that had to be depressed (you would be depressed if you had one like that!) before the lid came off.
I am on alert as I sit here and write as with his swollen eyes and vision impaired, a STANLEY KNIFE and a BROKEN WRIST, anything could happen!
TAKING THE PIP!
My dear ladies and occasional gentleman, can you feel the cross tremors emanating across the air-waves?
Outside of my bedroom window I have two tubs of STRAWBERRIES growing. Every morning I wander out into the garden and pick the ripe ones and eat them, delicious.
Yesterday evening after a day out with my dear friend Veronica, I was in my bedroom changing my clothes when I happened to look out of the window.
You will share my SHOCK when I tell you that Ronald was relieving himself in my strawberry tub!
The SHOCK was reflected on his face when he realised I had caught him in the act.
Even though they have been washed I cannot bring myself to eat them.