The clock’s on steroids again!
But I’ve managed to find a ” little bit of spare ” and I have another quiz for you. No cryptic clues this time. What is this?
I’ll give you…a week? Yes, answer next Saturday. MONDAY UPDATE. Well, silly Dinah didn’t clear the label, did she! And clever Miss Scarlet and Christopher and Celia knew how to sort-of cheat. Only a little bit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Kingfisher the link has a little more information. The bird in my photo(yes, Celia, in my hand) had flown into the house and was sitting on a window ledge. Since we have louvres and screen there was no way it could get out, but I managed to drop a napkin over it and pick it up. No harm done and it flew away none the worse for wear.Just as well the Little Black Devils were not around!
Don’t s’pose anyone’d like to take a guess at the Emmeline reference? A sort of two-for-one quiz. Go on, waste a few minutes!
It’s raining! And most welcome it is, too. Still chilly, but soon we‘ll go straight from winter, whammo! into summer. I miss the “proper” Springs of the Old World.
The rain is doing wonders for the terribly neglected garden. There are
several many things that need to be lifted, pruned, repotted, dumped…my excuse is that they must wait until I’ve finished my current art projects, as my hands, like Emmeline’s, must be ” purfickly clean.”
I think this is a yellow one.
And...drum roll …I have two “back from the dead” darlings! My rose “Apricot Nectar” was all but gone…sniff,sniff and I decided I’d try lifting it this winter and putting it into a big pot. Even bought some “proper” rose potting mix. Just didn’t get around to it, did I? And then I noticed the tiniest green shoot, low down on the stem. Very low. Oh dear! Had it reverted to root stock? Only one way to be sure – let it grow and see if it flowers. And it did!
It doesn’t look very spectacular here, but it’s been in a frightful sulk and I was about to consign it to the compost. I think it would be happier and certainly a better performer in really good soil. Perhaps this, too, will “go to pot.”
And, for once, I remembered to take a photo before they were added to the salad…
Now I’m hungry!