Pleasant surprises

I got home from the plot one morning during the week to find an official looking envelope on the doormat. On opening it I was pleasantly surprised to find that I’d won £25 on the Premium Bonds.  I’ve had them for years and it’s only the second win I’ve had,  the other one also being £25.

Yesterday morning there was another envelope which was hand written and posted from Cornwall.  I opened it to find this lovely card along with a nice message and some seeds from Debbie, who lives in Plymouth.

She’d sent me some blue flowering Aquilegia and dwarf Sweet William, which has white flowers with a red centre, she’d recently collected in her garden.

 

With the temperature in the high 20’s C/ over 80F it’s been too hot to plot and my visits have been just  to water where needed, lift some more potatoes and have a look round before heading for home.  One morning I was pleased to see and photograph this Painted Lady butterfly on the self-seeded sunflower Ring of Fire.

Take care, and have a good week!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

26 thoughts on “Pleasant surprises”

  1. Brilliant news! Love the sunflower, very aptly named. I haven’t done much gardening here either. The snails have had most of the French beans, so after losing all of the runners I am resigning myself to empty beansticks this year. Looks like it will be a hot week as well. Out with the watering can! CJ xx

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  2. Congrats on your win. My very elderly premium bonds have never come anywhere near the winning post. Super pictures of your card and the butterfly.

    We had unexpected, un-forecast fine rain all day yesterday. Today is overcast but mild. It certainly saved a plant watering session. xxx

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  3. Congratulations on the win, they are rather exciting envelopes when they arrive! That’s a lovely card from your friend and a beautiful photo of the butterfly. Agree on just visiting to water, too hot to plot for me too! Take care, Karen xx

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