Saturday, 27 June 2020

Saturday

Good morning!
We had quite heavy rain for a while - enough to mean I didn't need to water down the allotment - and the garden breathed several grateful sighs.  Then out came the sun again and the rest of the day got hotter and hotter.  I sat under the tree!

The chap doing the garage door turned up, worked and left me with a shiny new garage door.  I should have taken a photo of the old one which was as old as the house itself, an up and over one and very, very rickety.
Now:

IT's more or less the same colour as the fencing which isn't important as the garage is separate but it is somehow satisfying.

The 'window boys' (boys??) got stuck on the M25.  It was closed at some point between the M1 and the A12 as a lorry had overturned, I gather, so they were late.  As a result, they didn't do the front door (and one of the windows is sticking) so they'll be back this afternoon to get that sorted.

The guttering, etc, will be done on Monday and the scaffolding will be down by Thursday.  I'll be glad when it goes - my bedroom view of garden and countryside is  - er - shall we say obscured?

Not a pretty sight!

The baby cucumbers are coming thick and fast now.  I cut the second one the day before yesterday and there are two more that will be ready in a couple of days with more coming behind them.

About three inches long and very crunchy and delicious!
Must look up some pickling recipes!

I only have about three poppies but they are lovely at the moment and I think next year I will leave a few more babies in the ground.  I love their shape, colour and, most of all, I love the seed pods.
I was planning to make some seed pods in clay to stick on canes as a garden decorations.  Ah, well, maybe, when things are safer again, it will resume.  Pottery is one of the things I am really missing.



Today I don't have many plans which is just as well, given the men are back to finish the work.

I guess I need to change the sheets (so washing to do) and I have to put up the curtains in the front bedroom and, hopefully, in the blue room too, assuming they can fix the sticking window.  Before they come, I'm hoping to get to the allotment to mow and strim the grass before it totally takes over. 

I've just remembered; when I was at Dad's and sorting things out, I came across some table linen and brought back a lovely table cloth and napkin set which I popped into the machine and left (without washing) just to get them out of the way.
And then I forgot.
So I need to get them washed first thing and out on the line.

I'd better get started then, hadn't I? 
Have a great day, everyone, and stay safe.  xx

16 comments:

  1. Lovely new garage doors and I too love poppies they are so simple but lovely colours

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    1. Yes, and you can get such a variation in colour too, nowadays. Very attractive.
      xx

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  2. The garage doors look good. Do you leave your car in there or just park in front?

    I love poppies and they are on the list for my garden!

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    1. Actually, neither, Eileen. The garage is separate and round the back. I park my car in front of the house (off the road) and use the garage for storage. I'm glad to have a more secure door now.
      xx

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  3. Very posh garage doors. Hope the workmen get lots more done today

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    1. Hopefully they will stay looking posh for many a year to come. I'm really pleased with them.
      xx

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  4. Love your posh garage doors! That's my current project although to be fair I'm not the one doing the messy prep (he volunteered!!) But it's saving me money not replacing them at the moment xxx

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    1. Good for him and good for you, saving money. I think my old door was beyond saving, to be honest.
      xx

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  5. That is just what we need - new garage doors. Our up and over does not work properly and comes off the runners so I have to wait for DH to open it all the time in case it does or even worse sticks. However, with a new kitchen and greenhouse on order I think it will be a while yet - I will just admire yours instead.xx

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    1. Beth's just been over and was very admiring of it as I showed it off.
      (One day, maybe I will grow up a bit, but is nice to be thankful for good things - and thankful that one is able to have good things too).

      However, I agree that kitchens and greenhouses take priority!
      xx

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  6. You have a lovely garage door. I do like the colour immensely.

    God bless.

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    1. It 'works' doesn't it? It's more or less the same as the garden fencing.
      xx

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  7. The garage door looks great. I hope the rest of the work was completed successfully. X

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    1. The doors and windows are done and I'm really pleased. Tomorrow it's the guttering, soffits (is that the right word?) etc. It should all be finished by tomorrow evening, fingers crossed.
      xx

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