I’ve been pottering

As forecast it’s been a glorious, sunny and warm, weekend with the temperature reaching well over 20 C/70 F so I’ve been pottering rather than plotting.

At the horticultural society trading shed this morning it was nice to see Stanley, who I’ve not seen for a long time.

He’s thirteen so not quite as active, or vocal, as he used to be but still enjoys a couple of biscuits.

The past few days have seen dandelions flowering everywhere, especially on the wide grass verges I walk alongside on my way to and from the plot.

Looked at closely they really are wonderful flowers.  It’s a shame that many people consider them to be just an annoying weed.

It looks like being cooler midweek onwards, and there may be a few showers .

Have a good week!


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...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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24 Responses to I’ve been pottering

  1. Liz says:

    Happy Easter! And to Stanley.
    The dandelions are really pretty. I still blow dandelion clocks from time to time. My older daughter when she was five, was paid by friends to pick a basketful of dandelion flowers for wine making!

  2. menhir1 says:

    Stanley is doing well. One person’s weed is another’s flower it has been said.

    Happy Easter Mr F. X

  3. I’ve noticed there are trillions on dandelions on the rough areas at the allotments which is so great to see although on my plot they’ve been mown off as the couch grass was about a foot high and needed mowing. Signed the contract for my plot today!!

  4. Daisy Debs says:

    Happy Easter to you Flighty ! Dandelion gorgeousness indeed ! 🙂

  5. nikkipolani says:

    Happy Easter to you! What a nice photo of Stanley. Thirteen is quite an achievement. I used to have a Cocker very like him. Glad you are having some beautiful weather.

  6. Doris Potter says:

    I’m so glad you like dandelions, Flighty. They are beautiful and deserve our appreciation. That is a lovely photo of Stanley. I hope he has many more years ahead.

  7. Caro says:

    Stanley looks to be a very fine old gent, what a treat to have him visit the trading shed. I totally agree with you about dandelions; last week the grass areas by the veg patch were covered with dandelions and daisies (so beautiful!) but then the maintenance gardeners came with their mowers, as they’re paid to do …. 😦 Hopefully with rain due at the end of the week, they’ll soon grow back! xx

    • Flighty says:

      Caro he sure is, and it’s always nice to see him. Good for you, and it’s the same here with the gardeners and council men. Let’s hope so. xx

  8. CJ says:

    Stanley is very handsome. And yes, it’s been really warm hasn’t it. Great for the garden centres I think, as everyone heads there to stock up. Hope you have a good week Flighty. CJ xx

  9. Yes, those dandelions look quite lovely – such a gorgeous colour.

    All the best Jan

  10. Jo says:

    It’s certainly been a hot Easter this time round. What a handsome chap Stanley is, I’m sure he appreciated his biscuits. I just wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my last post about the death of my mum, it was very much appreciated and helped so much to know that people were thinking of me at this difficult time xx

  11. snowbird says:

    I couldn’t agree more re the dandelions! Oh….loving Stanley, he is looking good for his age.xxx

  12. Jade says:

    It is nice to see and hear a little about dogs in your posts. Stanley looks cute and smart to me. Glad that his appetite is still okay.
    Those dandelions look very beautiful. I think I wouldn’t mind if ever they decide to grow at my garden.

    • Flighty says:

      Jade that’s nice to know. He’s both! me too.
      They are, the problem being that they self-seed prolifically and grow everywhere if left unchecked. xx

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