Two Pom-Poms And A Perpetual Calendar

This morning I printed a set of photographs of his work last Sunday for Aaron.

Jackie liked this one so much that I produced one for her. It shows Aaron’s careful sensitivity in showing his nephew his craft.

Afterwards I photographed those items I missed yesterday of which Jackie is justifiably proud.

This is an hydrangea picked up for a song in Lidl when the heatwave raged. She has kept it well watered in a pot.

These heucheras have all been taken from cuttings and await their permanent positions next year.

More gladioli and dahlias thrive in the New Bed.

The Head Gardener has raised six pots of chillies from seed. Demon Reds are now appearing.

This afternoon Jackie and I drove to Upper Dicker to attend Poppy and Becky’s joint birthday party. Also present were, of course, Mat, Tess, Ian, and Becky’s friends Miche and Louis. We enjoyed fresh bread, sausage, paté, dips, cheese, chicken, sausage rolls, and, naturally, a superb cake crafted by Tess. Beers, wines, and soft drinks were available.

Here, Becky, sporting sunnies and two pom-poms given to her by Poppy, demonstrates her ecstatic delight at the perpetual calendar Jackie and I gave her.

We needed no further sustenance on our return home.

54 thoughts on “Two Pom-Poms And A Perpetual Calendar

  1. Jackie and I were equally warmed by the sight of Aaron’s nurturing of his nephew’s abilities – just wonderful. And what little girl would not be delighted to gift two pretty pink pom-poms to a beloved aunt ❤ I also very much like your choice of gift – fabulous!! My heucheras are all looking pretty deceased after this last winter. Back to the starting post for me!

  2. Heucheras are plants I’ve never grown, but I’ve seen many of them this year on UK blogs and I’m liking them very much. Well done Jackie for making those cuttings.

    • Great plants for all season colour Jane, and they have such pretty little spires of flowers! Every 2/3 years they get a bit leggy and need to be propagated, so easy. Word of warning- Weevils!!! Heucheras look great grouped in pots BUT you have to treat them for vineweevils they so love to snack on potted Heuchera roots, I do treat mine and it works well. I have (so far) never had a problem with the plants in the flower beds.

      • Thanks, Jackie, for that info. I might not have enough shade yet for such a plant as the sun is pretty ferocious in the summer. I’ll have to be patient for a while, I think.

  3. The flowers are glorious. Jackie should be very proud.
    That perpetual calendar that I see from above is from 1910 is a wonderful birthday gift. The celebration sounds like it was great fun!

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