Thursday, 18 May 2006

Laburnum and Wild strawberries

So many different things are popping up in the garden ~ the wild stawberries are growing here there and everywhere ~ and are tiny but edible ~ they would be nice to eat  if you could get to them before the birds do ~

Thursday is normally the day I visit my sister Joy ~ but as my niece and her daughter planned on visiting us to ~day I have put Joy's visit off until tomorrow ~

So we had a nice afternoon catching up on everything that has been going on with them ~ you know what four women can be like sitting in the kitchen having a lovely lunch Lyn had prepared for us ~ As Emma my Great niece is on a diet she brought her own Lunch with her ~a Banana Smoothie and a small bowl of nuts and raisins ~ I felt terrible as I tucked into Ham ~ Crab ~ new potato's and lots of salad ~ then Chocolate cheesecake covered in thick cream ~ But Emma never wavered ~ she really looked like she enjoyed what she had ~

She has invited us over to her's for lunch ~ I hope we don't have to have what she had today ~ I nibble those sort of things in between meals ~

Couldn't get out into the garden today ~ we had a little rain but the sky was so dark it looked like we were about to have a storm ~ and it has been rumbling on all day ~

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Before I go I would like to point you in the direction of a young mans journal ~Leigh is sixteen and started his journal a short time ago and is getting disheartened as he hasn't had many comments ~ go pay him a visitand say hello I am sure you will enjoy what you read ~

http://journals.aol.co.uk/edwardssoapy/LeighsWorld/entries/1103

 

PS Lyn is chuffed tonight shes just come in from the greenhouse and remember the melon plants which were deleaved by the snail ~ Well guess what they are sprouting new little ones ~ Wayhay !!!!!

29 comments:

zoepaul6968 said...

Wheres the link for leigh hun and Ill go have a lookie?xxzoexx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/DomesticAbuse/

zoepaul6968 said...

Ally its ok hun the link came up so I went over to see him,thanx for that loves zoe xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/DomesticAbuse/

msecz said...

That tree you have in your garden is very very beautiful! I wonder if we could grow one like that here In Wisconsin. I think I will look around and see. I think I saw one in Florida one year but not sure as it was a picture my son sent me.. :)  Sounds like you had a very nice day today even if it was cloudy. Our weather is the same today and cool too. Sandra

blazensun said...

Ally I love wild strawberries, and you are lucky to have them growing them in  your garden. It looks like a nice tree in your yard. Sunny

salonrose123 said...

Lunch sounded delicious....I've never tried crab before, what's it like?  Had a chuckle at 'I nibble those between meals'!!  That's so me....I buy healthy stuff with good intentions but end up eating them while I'm waiting on dinner!!
Weather here has been fairly rotten too - not so much rain but definitely a lot cooler.

jeadie05 said...

Be careful with the laburnum, its seeds can be poisonous to ponys ,your dinner sounded really yummy ,I love crab , I do admire Emma watching you eat all that scrummy food  , I am so pleased the melon is growing again after the snail incidence..........Jan xx

mllevl said...

Sounds like you had a very pleasant day....any of that cheesecake left??  Love your garden plant pics especially the Laburnum tree.   Will go over and say hello to Leigh.  Eve

labdancer51 said...

Lovely photos Ally,  The tree is beautiful but aren`t the seeds poisonous? Perhaps you should get up really early one morning to get the strawberries before the birds....lol!  I don`t know what the other plant is though, it looks as though it`s got a spreading habit, does it flower at all? I love the sound of your lovely lunch.  It must have been torture for your great-neice having to watch you all eat...lol! :o)

Sandra xxxxx

oddb0dkins said...

Hi Ally, sorry, can't help with the name of the plant. But I can't wait to see pictures of Lyn's melons. ;O)
(Can't believe I said that, lol.)
B. x

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Ally!

I just want to give you a big hug and say 'thank you' for pointing some of your new readers in my direction!! xxxx

It sounds as if you had a nice afternoon catching-up with your Great Niece. It must have been torchure watching you tuck in to the chocolate cheesecake ~ any left for me?? Enjoy your visit to Joy's tomorrow. Thanks again (((hugs)))

Nos da (Welsh for goodnight)
Leigh xxx

plieck30 said...

I have a friend who grows strawberries every year. I wish I liked them more but they are one of my least favorite fruits. Sounds like a nice visit with your relatives. Paula

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi, You have just reminded me of 'no green fingers' that I have a solitary tomato plant growing in the greenhouse....is it too late to check it..lol. great entry Ally
Rach.xx

helloimkara said...

I would love some of those berries to make jam!!!  Nothing better than home made jam.  Emma sure has great will power to avoid all those yummy foods hehehe.

Kara

jlocorriere05 said...

Bet Lyn's pleased about her melon seeds sprouting again!! Bet those snails won't get a second chance of a meal! It's been dark here too today, not a bit like May is it?!! Enjoy you time with Joy tomorrow. Jeannette xx

rachealcarol said...

Good news on the melon plants Ally and I like the look of your wild strawberries. Have a good visit with your sister. Rache

deegleed said...

Hiya Ally. Are you going into competition with me. Your garden pics are great. Dan.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/deegleed/DANSIMAGES/

csandhollow said...

Wild strawberries around here are bitter!
I hope you have a lovely lunch and it is not monkey  food!

icklemisssexpot said...

woohoo well done the melon plants, serve the snail right <ggg>  Caff xxx

icklemisssexpot said...

woohoo well done the melon plants, serve the snail right <ggg>  Caff xxx

xxroxymamaxx said...

ohhh, those strawberries look so yummy!  Great entry.  And I will go say hi to the young man.  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

rayne1123 said...

the garden sounds more lovely every time you write about it..  

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Ally ~ I've been to Leigh's journal lots of times but thanks anyway! As usual I loved the pics of your garden ~ don't know what those last flowers are though sorry ~ I'm still a learner lol Have a lovely weekend
hugs Debbie ~xxxxx~
http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

onemoretina said...

    Hey there, Ally !  Sounds as though all is well these days with you and yours.  Glad to hear it.  I'm glad you had a nice visit with your niece.  I wish I could be as disciplined as she is ... I could stand to lose more than a few pounds!   All you would have to do is to set out the cheesecake, and it would be all over for me !  
    Have a lovely weekend.  I hope the weather cooperates ... xx Tina

sexkitten198511 said...

i love this time of year when gardens come alive

mtrib2 said...

I have never seen the type of tree you have before.    The unknown plants look to me like a type of violet?     Your lunch must have been delicious.     My mother said that I could eat for two people and not put on a pound because I went and rode my bicycle for hours around everywhere I could possibly go.     It is so different today and kids end up staying in playing computer or playstation games.    It is good that your great neice is conscious of her weight and will making a good choice for her future life.    The more she exercises the less she will need to diet.    mark

jaymact1 said...

When we arrived in Norfolk two weeks ago the Laburnum was not in flower nor the lilac but now it is all looking fab. Love Joan.

nedmoh said...

Your photos are lovely Ally .Glad you enjoyed your lunch with your visitors.Thats good the melon seeds are growing....Jeanx

happinessdreams said...

Hey Ally!
I hope you are doing good. I'm glad you had a nice time with your visitors. Your garden looks lovely.
elisa

jayveeconcerto said...

Ally - the wild strawberries sound wonderful. It's too bad that the birds always seem to get the best of every garden. My backyard peach trees are always ladened with fruit by mid-July, but I have to pick them very quickly before the blackbirds devour them.
By the way, your Great-niece must have incredible will-power to be able to resist chocolate cheesecake covered in thick cream!      Jon