My strawberries are amazing, as big as tomatoes, even the caterpillars that enjoy eating them so much can't eat all of them so have left me a few. My thanks to the Caterpillar!! (I have a picture in my head of a caterpillar sitting on a sofa with his feet up one hand rubbing a bit swollen belly full of my strawberries, while he reads the newspaper!)
So this morning my DH has been packed off to work and Amazing Son is still in bed, I am sat in the garden still in my night shirt nursing a cold cup of coffee (again i hate cold anythings) contemplating getting up and refreshing my coffee but i find myself stuck, my back has locked and my body is telling me not to move because it will hurt! Thank Goodness i brought Netty Netbook with me when i brought my coffee out else I would be stuck and bored!!
My meds should kick in soon and allow me to move again - so bless you - you can stop panicking, its under control (I think!) but thank you for worrying!
As we are in my lovely garden would you like me to walk you (metaphorically speaking!) through it?
I love my garden, I love the smells and the sounds! I'm not known for my green fingers but this garden has grown on me..... HAHAHA did you see what i did there, grown on me! I do make myself giggle!! (that might be my meds sorry!)
Inherited Dog is laying betweeen two troughs (were i house my strawberries and tomatoes) waiting for a leaf (he thinks its a frog!) to make a run for it! funny!! He has been stalking the same leaf for about a week now and i could watch him for hours, he creeps up arching his body so that he is streamlined - his tail sticking out to a point, ears pricked ready to hear the smallest of noises and then he walks deliberately and slowly never taking his eyes of the leaf (frog!) in case it moves!! When he reaches a position closest to the leaf (frog!) he lays down very carefully with his face resting on his paws in front of him, just waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . he's been waiting since about last Saturday for the leaf (frog!) to do something, anything (!!), but patiently Inherited Dog waits!! did i tell you he was funny! Occassionaly he will cry or winge at it but never leaves it!!
I have as I said tomatoes and strawberries and up until two days ago i had carrots (which looked lovely and juicy!) but for some reason Amazing Son pulled them up and they died!! I had radish too (they are in the fridge!) very tasty! The Chives are doing very nicely as are the Chillies (they are begining to look very tasty indeed!) My Lavender has gone nuts as has my Rosemary, they are both threatening to take over the garden, Rosemary lives in the front garden too and i think in the Spring i will need to cut her back!! She's huge!
DH's pond (if i dont clean it then it's not mine!!) which is home to about 20 fish all different ages and sizes. Swimming happily and if you put your finger in the water (well you might want to!) they come up and suck on it thinking it might be food! It feels very strange but there you go, a fish has sucked on my finger! We only have one of DH's dads' fish (that we rescued from his pond) left, they keep dying! (maybe there's a message in there somewhere!), we had a lovely white carp but perhaps the heron had him, because he just vanished. So now we are down to one rescued fish from DH's dads pond. I hope he stays with us for a while, its like having a piece of dad with us. Silly!
I love my little patch of grass, i water it and mow it, seed it and feed it! obsessed!! No! Its just that when we first moved into the house we said "the house is mine and you being the man get the shed and the gardens! They are your responsibility! Now go forth and look after!!" but since i am now house bound and DH is working every hour there is, I have taken on responsibility for the house and the gardens and Amazing Son takes care of the shed!! Sorted! So it is a matter of pride when DH says mmmmme I would have done it this way or i would have done that way! Raising my eyebrow in defiance, I smile sweetly and then tell him to ssshhe!!
So that's my garden, small and sweet although we have decking and a patio area so not as little as i made out!
I think i can move now without causing myself too much damage so i shall sign off and waddle indoors! I really need a coffee now, then to get ready for the day!
Have a great day and speak soon x
Have a great day and speak soon x
N.B. I should have said i hope you all enjoy the opening celebrations for the Olympics x