- 25 Sep 2009
A miserabel and grey morning here in NL, but a lovely good morning to everyone anyway!
Thank you all for your kind words, I really appreciated it. The last couple of weeks and days have been difficult of course, but my uncle's wake and funeral were, if that can be said about these kinds of events, very nice. It was an old-style funeral, with the procession going from the church past his favourite places in town to the churchyard, on foot. A lot more people than we expected turned up to say their goodbyes, which was a great comfort to my aunt and the entire family. I think he would have been pleased at how it all went...
But back to life now, I see the idle chat has sprouted a new shoot, if you don't mind I will not go back and read through the loads of posts of the old thread. Nice pic of the crocosmeas AT! Can't see Ceasar though ASJ, did you move the pic to another album perhaps?
Thanks for the information about the hoverflies Miranda, I have loads of them at the mo too, they went nuts over the coriander flowers, they couldn't get enough of them, even when I tried to swipe them off so I could take some leaves off they kept coming back, very determined little beasties! Do you have any advice on what plants are good to attract damsel- and dragonflies? They also go mad over the coriander but it's about the only plant they do go for in my garden. Would like to see more of them!
How's the man flue Roundelder, hope you're feeling a bit better. I have to say I think you're letting the side down a bit though; real man flue sufferers do a lot more complaining than you do! My best friend's OH takes the biscuit though, last time he had a bit of an itchy throat I found him kneeled in front of the sofa with his head on the seat, softly moaning "this is killing me" over and over again. He insisted being brought to A&E who sent him home with a bag of lozenges. Now THAT is true man flue!
I hope the weather clears up soon, went to the lotty yesterday and it is a terrible weedy mess out there, absolutely shocking! But there is some good news too: the globe artichokes actually have artichokes in them! They're tiny, only their first year, so I'm wondering if I should take them out or leave them? Any advice?
Must do some housework now, the house is almost as bad the lotty. Will be back later, have a lovely sunny day - or rainy if you need some of the wet stuff!