Sunday, April 18, 2010

My little garden.....

Today I made the most of having my son at home. David cleaned all the garden furniture for me. You know, I have always been taught to "buy quality". So I did. About 25 years ago, I bought French Alibert garden furniture. Forget the fancy name. It is still white and plastic.

However, it is quality. So the wretched stuff will never fall apart. EVER. It goes on and on and on, and I am deeply grateful for that and must be thankful it has not fallen apart, but I am sick to death of it. Sigh. I am beginning to think that cheap and nasty may have been wiser. But then, I have had something to sit on for the past 25 years in the garden, so I should not complain. Moaning is not good, Linds, so get a grip. But I am sure you know what I mean. Bigger sigh.

It needed scrubbing, so David spent the morning doing that while I sort of tidied things up, and pottered about. Sons are very useful. He did a great job too, so at least I do not have to contemplate the scrubbing of the chairs-which-will- most-certainly-outlive-me.

And I do have the 2 nice new chairs after all. In a separate area. See how nice and tidy things are?? Be impressed. I had a dustpan and brush. In the garden. My little garden. It is not big at all, but it is amazing how much I manage to grow in it.

The tulips are lovely. So are the nice new chairs.

And then for light relief, I have added a photo of someone who has just found out that water comes out of the hosepipe. And she had an absolute ball in her garden , and somehow managed to avoid drenching herself. As Jean says, she can take over watering duties here when she visits!

I am just sitting here thinking how, in the old days, I would have had to wait weeks to see the photos. Ah, computers and digital cameras are wonderful inventions, aren't they?

I hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday. It has been a stunning day here today.


Linda said...

The sun has finally peeked out from behind the clouds here. It's a very nice day.
I love your garden Linds. It is just what I picture an English garden should be.
I agree, sons do come in very handy - especially when they are sweet enough to do just what you ask them to.
It is a wonder to be able to share pictures so instantly. She is adorable.

Needled Mom said...

Your garden is absolutely gorgeous, Linds. It is like a breath of fresh air after your long winter.

I think you need that cute little watering girl to come help with your chores. Children and water are a natural go-together.

Isabelle said...

It's been very chilly here and in other ways too, not the best day ever. I'm sorry you're in pain. But your garden is lovely indeed.

Becky said...

Such a beautiful garden. And what an adorable little water sprite.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

It was a beautiful Spring day here, Linds. Our daffodils and tulips are long gone and my iris and redbud tree are blooming now, but your daffodils and cheery tulips are making an awesome show. :o)

Be sure to get all those he-man chores done while David is home to help. Or else wait until he goes back to uni and suddenly remember all those things you wanted him to do while he was there, except then it will be too late. :-/ Well, that would be MY luck, anyway.

Have a great new week!

Love and hugs,


Janine (txmomx6) said...

Beautiul, Linds. Beautiful.

Edith said...

Beautiful garden...and so nice and private looking. Love the picture of Missy fun!

Dawn said...

Kiddoes do love water! Your garden, or what we would call patio, is so beautiful. Our flowers are finally really taking off - we had a lousy weather week-end while trying to show off the mountain beauty to a friend from Minnesota. Fun anyway.

We need new patio furniture and I found some I liked in an ad - DC says it can't be good enough, because it's too good a price! He doesn't trust anything that isn't priced high, it seems. 25 years is a long time for anything to last! Just think - David is cleaning something that preceded him!

Vee said...

Your garden is delightful! Glad that you had two helpers. (Yes, the new digital cameras are a blessing. Even though a computer crashes, one has seen the photo so many times that it is emblazoned upon the mind. Still, I must get some hard copies. If you're like me, you're still finding old film that's never been developed. Just happened the other day and I am so curious...)

Barbara said...

You have done so well with your garden Linds and how your little one is growing too.

We had sunsets but not as spectacular as they were predicting.