Sunday, 7 April 2013

Bargains to brighten the days

I hope you all had a lovely Easter this year.  Ours was a rather quiet affair.  We did pop over to visit our younger son and his family on Easter Sunday morning, but did not see our elder son who was away for the weekend.    I took this picture of our grandson climbing the apple tree.  Don’t worry – it is not a high tree and he was only about three feet from the ground.

I've been a bit under the weather this last week- nothing serious – just a ‘general malaise’ I think.  I just could not get into anything, even the crochet went by the board and I just flaked out in the evening and had some early nights.   However, it’s amazing what a bit of sunshine can do, and these last couple of days I have felt much better


One thing that has been lifting my spirits is this Amaryllis.   I found the bulb, still in its box, in a Charity shop in, oh, early February I think.  Anyway, it was only £2.00 so I bought it.  The compost was so dry that when I lifted it up some of it fell out and then trailed across the shop floor as I went to the till!   When I got home I re-potted it into fresh compost and watched it grow!  It has four flowers and, can you see? - there is another flowering shoot coming along.  Wonderful value!

I have not been completely idle as I have spent a few days out in the garden, but really just ‘pootling’.  A few plants have been potted up and on.

I took these photos’ today of the crocus and iris in the planters.   Aren't they amazing?   I have not seen crocus like these before, so very pretty and unusual.  The iris just have to be seen from above with their intricate markings.  I bought all these bulbs in Poundland – what bargains!

Last night I picked up my ball of yarn and crochet hook and made a start on the granny square blanket I am making for my son’s girlfriend.   I am liking it more now I have the darker border round the squares.    

1 comment:

  1. I love the shades of your squares. I think they will look beautiful as it grows. Thank you so much for popping over to Chalkys and leaving such an encouraging comment about my deckchair cushion xx


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