..... the Wife will Play?
Well not in this case anyway.
Yes Fred's away again in Morocco on another business trip for 10 days.
But really what I meant by that title was
When the husband's away - the wife has
all the gardening to do on her own !
Yes it means I have to mow the lawn again - all 3 sections!
Combine that with doing the Inventory for the Utility Room (see last week's post for how pleased I am with what is now NOT the Messiest Room in the House) and it can fairly keep me busy.
Just before Fred went off to Morocco we were both working in the garden and he helped me move a shrub which we probably should not have moved because it is probably the completely wrong time to move it.
But I was planting two sets of pinks (although these ones were red and I have always had pink pinks in all our gardens) at the end of the steps in the back garden on a patch where a shrub had died and been removed over a year ago, so he just went ahead when I said I thought that wee bush would be nice on the right instead of being hidden behind a large bush on the left of the steps.
I think that corner looks good now.
I really should have taken a picture of the bare corner first to have a nice before and after take on it.
I do hope the bush does okay after being replanted and I've been out each day watering it because we haven't had much rain this week.
Some other plants did not do so well this year.
Here is a picture of my Orange Lily in full bloom at the front of our house last July.
and here it is this week same time this year
it died during the winter and did not come back again.
My white lily from last year was doing just fine last month in May, we could see the buds on it
and now this month July it is in full bloom so why did it come back ok this year and the orange lily didn't is a puzzle to me but then I am not a knowledgeable gardener and I guess they were probably different types of lily plants even though the flower looked very similar.
For the last 2 years we have had 2 identical evergreen shrubs in pots on our patio and they have been fine. Now this year there are a few brown bits showing on this one
and the other one has died.
I have always admired the Calla lilies that one of our neighbours have in their front garden so when we were getting the pinks at the garden centre I decided to bring some Callas as well.
They are not as tall as the ones our neighbour has but I like these and hope they will thrive and not die on me.
So this week has been gardening and inventory of Utility Room.
Unfortunately the gardening has annoyed my fingers so I didn't go out to do the rest of the weeding but did get on with the inventory of the Utility Room instead.
If you have been reading this series you will know that I really like lists and I like doing the inventory of the rooms in my ipad inventory app so that was more like funwork for me than housework until it got very tedious because there were a lot of things in those cupboards!
was enjoyable and broke up the gardening and the inventory.
When we were in the Garden Centre I had also spotted a purple/pink flowered plant that I don't think I ever remember seeing before but I quite liked it and the label said it flowers from June to September so I thought that might be a good one to get.
When we got it home I changed my mind about planting it in the garden and thought I would put it in one of my large blue pots and set it on top of a manhole in our front lawn but Fred was not keen on that idea - we would have to mow around it!
So just yesterday I decided it could sit at the front door where the orange lily had been last year.
I am happy with that decision so I do end up with a smile on my face.
Is that enough to make it Funwork?