My dear ladies and occasional gentleman, one of my lovely daughters gave me an AMAZON ECHO for Mother’s Day. Although I am not a one for gadgets, this one is rather marvelous. ‘ALEXA’ is very compliant unlike the STRIDENT notes of our last SAT-NAV, although the current one is far more PLEASANT.
ALEXA did turn herself on accidentally when we were watching a documentary about ALEXANDER THE GREAT but apart from that no problems. Until TODAY.
Little Hirsute Roley is a bit of a TALKER which is LOVELY and AMUSING and it is part of his many TALENTS that we love.
Hirsute Roley had come in from the garden, started TALKING and managed to TURN ON ALEXA!
His chosen music was ELTON JOHN singing TINY DANCER.
Now we know why ALEXA is on and MUSIC is PLAYING when we return from shopping. CANINE CONTROL.
The FACE of INNOCENCE.
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.
RONALD GETS DOWN AND DIRTY & DISPLAYS HIS GENIUS.
Wanting to plant some CABBAGES and CAULIFLOWERS we went to look at some CLOCHES to protect them from the voracious SLUGS and SNAILS.
They are EXPENSIVE almost equalling the cost of a small PRIVATE JET!
Ronald takes control and we head to a CHEAP and CHEERFUL value shop, where whilst I am having a RUMMAGE amongst RIBBONS, TRIMS and CRAFT paraphernalia he FERRETS around trying to discover an alternative.
We check out three £1.00 POP-OUT MESH LAUNDRY BAGS and some GREEN PLASTIC GARDEN PEGS. As we head for the car, it goes through my mind that Ronald may have been watching RE-RUNS of 1970’s BLUE PETER.
Here is the result over the CAULIFLOWERS. GENIUS!
Now we know it works, we will return for some to cover the CABBAGES.
SOMETHING FISHY IN THE LADYGARDEN! Yes my dear ladies and occasional gentleman I must confess to there being something fishy in the LADYGARDEN.
But WHERE was it and more importantly WHAT was it?
I first noticed it in the kitchen and after following the SCENT like a BLOODHOUND, I realised I had to VENTURE further. Into the UTILITY room.
It had a distinctly FISHY AROMA which stopped me DEAD!
Was I FOLLOWING the SCENT or was the SCENT FOLLOWING me?
Oh the RELIEF when I spotted the CULPRITS.
Oh the things you do for your GRANDCHILDREN.
These CACOTOPIA CANCRIFORMS have been removed from the premises!
ICE-LOLLIES & GARDEN FAIRIES IN THE LADYGARDEN
My dear ladies and occasional gentleman, as you can see from this photograph, there was a lot of ACTIVITY in the front LADYGARDEN residence this morning. It was an absolute hive of ACTIVITY, the GARDEN FAIRIES were in.
In the forefront you can see Andy’s TOOL, the other fairies were very JEAlOUS. It was so HEAVY he had to stop and have a rest! And it was sooo HOT I had to break out the ICE LOLLIES!
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SOMETHING BUSHY IN THE LADYGARDEN
My dear ladies and occasional gentleman, I feel quite BOLD in showing you this lovely picture of my CLEMATIS in my LADYGARDEN. As you can see it is quite BUSHY but then it is SPRING and we all know how the SAP RISES.
Usually it is only Ronald who sees it but I thought I would share it with my dear friends in the hope it will give you a SMILE on this lovely spring morning. I will probably cut it back in the AUTUMN I like to keep it NEATER through the winter.
I have also been planting some FLOWERING bulbs, I like something DIFFERENT popping up in my LADYGARDEN through the summer, don’t you?