Thursday, 12 June 2008

Wither didst thou come?


Look at these ladies that arrived unanounced in the garden:


I noticed the leaves coming through earlier in the Spring but assumed they were comfrey plants. I grow comfrey to help the compost heap go off, and it does tend to spread itself about with gay abandon.



I've got tall ones and



short ones. And who do you think I found sleeping on my new fuschia?



That naughty Scaredy cat.

I'm off tomorrow to stay with my daughter in Spain for a few days and then to stay with my daughter in Brighton. Should be back at the end of next week. Just in time to miss Maalie as he goes a'gallivanting off again.!

16 comments:

Maalie said...

Yes, I have noticed too how foxgloves have suddenly appeared out of nowhere! One of my favourites!

Please give my love to my favourite nieces when you see them, and make sure you have an ensalada mixta, a litre of Cruzcampo beer (at keast), a few tots of Magno brandy for me and (if you can find any) some Coñac de Peuerto de Santa Maria. I got drunk on that stuff when I was a student and collapsed on the steps of Seville cathedral and was bundled into the back a police car. Those were the days... never touched a drop since...

tut-tut said...

Cats always know exactly the cushiest spot, don't they?

Have a lovely time with your family!

simon said...

foxgloves- we ahve them here too as well as cottages!

the condition of Maalies hands is a concern to me... BTW..aahahahahahah!!!!!!

NaNcY said...

have good travels.

the foxglove is beautiful.

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

I have a lot of weeds - thistle being the predominant one that needs to come out today.

Take care of yourself Llama - my prayers go with you.

Mima said...

Thanks for coming to visit, Jemima is such a lovely name, and what a range of nicknames! I think the other one that I get which I really love is JimJam!!

Your foxgloves are beautiful, they are so regal, and fancy having them as interlopers, you are very lucky, my interlopers normally come in the way of nettles and horrid things like that!

Have a wonderful time with your daughters, and say hi from me, there aren't many of us around!!

Maalie said...

What do you mean "gallivanting"? My forthcoming trip to Madagascar is purely in pursuit of my academic interests!

Ted M. Gossard said...

Lorenzo,
Very nice. I wish society didn't value green grass so much with all the chemicals normally dumped on it- though my guess is the toxicity is not that bad most of the time. Why not opt for a more wooded, forest look? Though I do keep my grass and weeds fairly well trimmed- once a week is hardly enough right now!- I'll have to pull some out before my mother and two sisters and three children come this coming week.

But certainly nice to sse such a nice surprise for you among your plantings.

lorenzothellama said...

Hello Mima! My Mima hasjust told me she gets called JimJam too sometimes! I am using her computer in a very hot Spain.

Maalie. Of course it´s work.

Ted. I use no chemicals at all in the garden. I weed by hand. I have a woody bit at the back of the garden which has bits of log and leaves to let the insects live. I also have frogs, slugs, snails and the odd hedgehog, plus lots of birds.

Susan. Thanks!

The Lone Beader said...

He doesn't look like a scaredy cat! More like a sleepy cat! :)

Delphine R2M said...

These flowers are very inspiring. I should create something, with this subject, one day!

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Hello Llama dear - if you get logged on to Jemima's computer again you may find this interesting!

http://susanakahalfmom.blogspot.com/2008/06/once-upon-time.html

TCA said...

Trudy dug ours up :o(

W

simon said...

its clear to me that you and maalie are related! :o)bnc

Ex-Shammickite said...

hey LLama... I just came back from 3 weeks in England... didn't see any crazy llamas cruising the streets though, perhaps that's cos you were in Espana!

madretz said...

what a beautiful garden you have! And a lovely pet, too.