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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Dear Mr I, While I am in Malvern Will You~
Please mow the lawnettes, but do not mow down anything that looks like a flower! See above photo. That's Western Daisy and it's a wonderful native that I am trying to get established as a lawn replacement. That should make you very happy, since mowing isn't on your list of favs!
Finish staining the fence. I planned to finish this past weekend, but the rains were more severe then I thought they would be. It's really a ton of fun and you will feel so good when you stand back and look at that pop of purple. Trust me!
Keep the bird baths filled and the feeders stocked with food. I know it's spring, but the rains might have made finding food difficult, especially for the hummers.
Check on the containers in the garden. I've asked Claire to take care of all the containers grouped near the house, but she won't think to look in the borders and beds. Please remind her to use the stock tank water since we are on water restriction from the flooded treatment plant. There's plenty of water
to take care of the plants!
Take photos of the gardens. Penstemon X is about to bloom and I don't want to miss them. I love them dearly...you will see why in a few days. They are the sweetest flower and they have seeded everywhere. The bees flock to them.Walk in the garden and visit the flowers. ...I noticed that Ox-Eye Daisies are open for business and they love attention. Just some nice words to them and any other flowers that are blooming.
Remember to take time to smell the peonies. You will love the rose scent from General McMahon. You might want to get out there soon~ his bloom is short lived.
...and promise me, that you'll have a nice conversation at least twice a day with Coal. He was not happy to see the suitcase and he will need a little extra attention.
Have fun my dear, it's going to be great bicycling weather!
Love and kisses,
Malvern, UK Blogger Meet