Thursday, 24 June 2021

Thursday

In the garden ...


The last photo is of one of the hairy alliums and their days are numbered. They've been a disappointment - much taller than expected (40+ inches instead of 6) and the flower head is tiny and not as colourful - so they are going to someone, which sounds a bit vague but someone who's seen them really liked them and will be taking them away. I just can't remember who that someone is! To be honest, they give me the creeps so whoever it is will be doing me a favour!

About half of the new plants are here now and, I think, the rest are in transit so everything should be here in time for M's next session. I still need to buy some more containers and a check of the topsoil confirmed that there won't be enough so I need to speak to M to decide what to do - another bulk bag, the majority of which will need to be stored, or just a quantity of smaller bags from the garden centre to complete the current planting.

It's the Indian cooking class today and this week's recipe is chicken jalfrezi, which I am really looking forward to. Around that, I plan to spend the day moving all the old photography equipment to the playroom and start completing the forms to sell online. I'm approaching two companies who buy used equipment and will sell to the one that offers the best price. I'm not expecting to realise a lot of money for each individual item but there is a lot of stuff in that grey area where it's still worth too much to send to one of the charity shops, so because of the sheer quantity to be sold I should end up with enough to buy a new DSLR if that's what I decide I want to do ... which I'm sure will be the case ... and I may have started looking at the latest models already!

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  1. Nice close up of the lavender. I chuckled at your last allium photo, it reminds me of the way Mr Man's hair looks these days. I also have some very disappointing alliums in my garden; I had high hopes for the blue ones, but alas so small is the flower you have to be very close to see.

    Oh the hair front ... news is that hairdressers can re-open as of next week; in our region they have been closed since February! In Toronto & Mississauga they have been closed since last November!

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    1. The hairy allium definitely doesn't have the impact the catalogue image suggested and, although I should be able to, I can't see it until I am almost on top of it.

      Enjoy your first haircut. I'm assuming you have managed to get an appointment but if not, I hope you don't have too long to wait.

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  2. Oh, that hairy allium looks wild! What an unusual flower!

    Hope you enjoyed the Indian cooking show and the decluttering is going well. I hope you get enough money from the sale to buy yourself a new camera. That will be a nice reward for all the decluttering you've done. :)

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    1. It is unusual and I thought it would add some interest to the garden but I just don't like it!

      I loved the Indian cookery class and am debating whether to do an entire week of Indian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). I have enough recipes now, that's for sure.

      The decluttering is happening slowly but I am getting it done. I don't know what some of the equipment is. I know the photography stuff but not the video cameras and accessories so one of Ced's friends is coming round next week to help identify things for me. I've been wanting to upgrade my camera for a while so it will be a good use of the money and stop me dipping into my savings.

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  3. Beautiful flowers! Hairy Alliums. Never heard of them before but I'm pretty sure that they are what are growing where I walked today! What a coincidence! Neither me or my friend knew what they were but thought them quite interesting looking.

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    1. In the catalogue they looked more of a purple colour at the centre. I thought they'd make interesting photos but .... not really! It is a coincidence that you've seen them too.

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  4. Its such a long haul clearing things out, I have been through it, still am really, I sympathise with you and also think you are doing really well. J, P,

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    1. Thank you. I'm still emotionally attached to so many things that I find it difficult to let go. I'll get there though!

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