29 May 2015

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. Once you start garden work, it's like a ball of wool, you don't see the end ! I thought I had finished, but no, I had forgotten the pots along the other side of the entry ! I sighed and pitied myself and then I started to pull off weeds again ! Why do weeds grow in pots ? If only the snails would eat them up, but they prefer my flowers ! I must have only posh snails in my garden !

2. Two of the flower pots were broken and I had to buy new once. Of course the garden store where I use to buy pots had run out of stock, apparently all garden or balcony owners had emptied the shelf. I returned home, looked again at my pots, and then just turned them around so the broken side was hidden and they looked nice again. That I call money saving.

3. My neighbor is again in hospital and as her daughter is working the whole day, she asked me if I could walk their dog once in the afternoon.



So that's what I did, and checked at the same time the other yards around. With a dog on a leash you don't look curious !

4. Dominique my other neighbor was away for 4 days and we took care of her budgie ! I had put it in our guest room with the radio on, my cats were not interested in a bird in a cage and didn't even sit in front of the door when the little budgie chirped with all his heart. Then Dominique came over to pick it up again and she told us about her vacation in France. We could sit outside on the terrace and had a cup of tea.

5. I went shopping with Ilona, she was looking for a dress for her grandson's wedding. Unfortunately we didn't find anything suitable. If my grandson marries one day I will be in my 90th or in heaven or hell.



Our gardener came and trimmed all the bushes and now the garden looks clean. That nobody talks me about garden work ! From now on I will only sit in it !



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13 comments:

barbarah said...

It's nice to have your garden in shape, though it does seem like an endless job sometimes. Smart move to turn the planters around!


Sorry about your neighbor - hope she fees better soon. That's a cute dog. I never thought of it before, but walking a dog is a good way to check out neighbor's gardens!

I'll probably be around 80 when my grandson married. Yikes!

Fun60 said...

You deserve to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour now.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh love your montage of photos and the best are the ones of your doggie!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good week! Walking a dog has some advantages! I wouldn't mind borrowing one occasionally in that way.

happywonderer.com said...

Enjoy sitting in your trimmed garden! What a good neighbor you are by helping out with walking the dog!

nikkipolani said...

Wouldn't it be nice to get the snails to eat only weeds? Now that's the kind of genetic modification I would like!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Gardens always look so pretty after all the weeding and springtime work.

A Lady's Life said...

Love gardens and dogs . that's a cutie.Must be smart.

Sandra Carlier said...

Have good and relax time in your garden now! Here Pierre works and works in the garden ! I'll take some picas about ...

Susanne said...

I think your snails relatives live in my garden and they don't eat my weeds either. Nice of you to help out your neighbor and your friends with their pets.

Friko said...

Ha! You’d be lucky. gardening work is never done.

Loree said...

Your garden is beautiful and it must be a wonderful place to sit back and relax. I too always wonder why the snails never eat the weeds.

Willow said...

Even with the weeds (and broken pots), a garden is a beautiful thing. I think your idea of walking the dog and enjoying the neighborhood at the same time is a great idea.