Please Don’t Mention It

This picture was one of Jackie’s favourites for the competition which didn’t make the final cut. I therefore used it in a card for her birthday tomorrow. Don’t worry, she won’t have an advance viewing because she reads the blog posts first thing in the morning.

After lunch, while Jackie continued planting up her myriad of containers, I dead-headed the roses. This will from now on be a daily necessity.

If anyone notices any I have missed, please don’t mention it.

This evening we dined on smoked haddock fish cakes topped with cheese by the Culinary Queen; piquant cauliflower cheese; Lyonnaise potatoes, soft-centred yet crisp on the outside, with nicely charred onions; and, for added colour, green peas. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Carenina Gran Reserva Monte Plogar 2011.


  1. You answered my question about Jackie seeing this. I won’t mention it, or any un-deadheadeds. πŸ™‚
    The roses are beautiful. A very happy birthday to Jackie! I’m sure she will love the card.

  2. Wishing Jackie a very Happy Birthday for tomorrow.. and wow, your garden is well in advance of ours in flowers Derrick.. Love the roses and foxgloves… Sending special thoughts and I can see why that picture is Jackie’s favourite lovely shot..

  3. I won’t mention it! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ The roses are stunningly beautiful!!! πŸ™‚

    YAY!!! HAPPY Birthday, Jackie!!! What does it feel like to finally turn 29?!?! πŸ˜‰
    I’m so grateful that you were birth-ed! You add such joy and beauty to the world! I hope you have a wonderful, joy-filled, good-memories-made birthday!!!
    πŸŽ‚ <3 🎁 πŸ™‚ 🎈 πŸ’ πŸŽ‚ πŸ™‚ 🎈 🎁 πŸ’ <3 πŸŽ‚

    Derrick, make it a great birthday for Jackie! πŸ™‚
    That pony photo was a fav of mine. And I'm sure it makes a beautiful card!
    HUGS for Derrick and Birthday HUGS for Jackie!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Your roses are stunning, Derrick, and so is the black and white photo you have selected for Jackie’s birthday. Happy Birthday to her, and many more, to 120!

  5. Happy birthday to Jackie. I was wondering when the time would come to return to the daily gardening. You both have your work cut out to stay on top of it, but the reward is great.

    1. One year I collected the scented ones, I dried them using the micro-wave, and they were used at a wedding, as eco confetti.

    2. One year I collected the scented ones, I dried them using the micro-wave, and they were used at a wedding, as eco confetti.

      1. My wife used to collect them and dry them in a broad flat basket and when they were dry she tossed them in a large glass bowl she bought at a junk shop and it made a pretty nice scented decoration and when she was sick of it she tossed them all in the compost.

      1. My sweet Jackie I am very pleased you like this !!

        I want you to know that I enjoy the adventures of your family and I wish you the best in your life !!

        Many many kisses!!!

  6. I never tire of tire of these virtual garden tours πŸ™‚ I am sure Jackie, will love her card what a thoughtful token of affection.

  7. No roses here yet, my rhododendrons are only just beginning to flower, well one bush at least! Birthday wishes to Mrs K hope it’s a good day for you both.

  8. A very Happy Birthday, Jackie! hope you both enjoy it. πŸ™‚

    “If anyone notices any I have missed, please don’t mention it” – Lol ! πŸ˜€

    Your garden is a blooming wonderland – well done to you both.

  9. To me they all appear perfectly done and decked: Nature’s bounties at their prettiest. To be sure though, the pageant has needed hours of tending and preening by the pair of devoted gardeners.

  10. Ha – I wondered what that title meant. I didn’t see any to mention; you did a good job. : )
    Your garden is at it’s peak, I think. I love the abundance: happiness everywhere.
    Wishing Jackie a wonderful day and a great year to come!

  11. Such a shame the black and white of the ponies didn’t make the final cut. Jackie must have been very pleased with her birthday card?

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