Well we might have had a lot of rain on Thursday which was greatly needed I admit but then come Friday we just had a little bit of rain in the morning and the sun returned, so I got my washing dry in the afternoon and today it's been gorgeous sun all day.

Now I bought my new hosepipe because I was fed up trying to carry the watering can to do the flower pots and some of you suggested I got a hose. Well I got it, then realised that the tap connector didn't fit my kitchen tap, so I had to order a new one - a multi-use one. It came this morning and guess what - I'm going to have to wait for Mickey to come because I just can't work out how the damn thing is supposed to work. Very strange thingy indeed.

As luck would have it - I didn't need to use it because the flowers have had their own natural drink...............

Today I went outside just to enjoy the weather. Yesterday I was too tired to do that because I'd had Fred come over and he chopped down the hedge and tidied up the lawn etc and then in the afternoon - Ann from next door popped over and pulled up all the dead bluebells etc along the edge of the driveway - aren't I lucky to have such wonderful people around me..............





As you know I'm not all that brilliant on two feet, and gardening is too difficult for me to do, so I use lots of pots for my plants. I'm now going to have to sort them out so they are not so clustered at one end - Mickey you have a job to do. lol




I potted out my new lot of plants that I'd bought a couple of weeks ago - they are called Silene and I think they are ground covering plants. Variegated leaves are really pretty...........


I just love these snapdragons. Not had them for a long time but the mixed lot really give a wonderfully colourful display..............



There are three strange flowers growing - and it's now starting to look as if the flowers will be out soon - meanwhile I'm just watching them. The leaves are really lovely and furry.



The fuschias are blooming beautifully and they are really gorgeous...........



The wild flowers are wonderful - so many tiny flowers popping up.................

The red poppies are suddenly coming up - not had them before so don't know where they've come from - whatever - I'm highly delighted......


The nasturtiums are everywhere..............


The loose strife is also abounding everywhere. Such a beautiful plant.

Well there you are - my quick visit around the driveway. Mandi is having a great time out there in Turkey and because she's out there for another 4 weeks, she doesn't feel she has to take advantage of the sun and be out in it all day, every day. Yesterday she stayed indoors all day because it was close to 42C [107F] and she really didn't fancy burning like that. So she decided to sort out the house and changing some furniture around. She's really happy with the house and the cat decided that she was fun to be around and stayed with her too. Meanwhile I'm here trying to make sure the house is reasonably okay for Mickey's visit, but there again - he might as well see what I live like - it won't bother him. He likes minimalist things really whereas I'm a clutter type of person. It must drive him doolally when he comes here, but hey - it's me.