I think I bought this orchid plant before Little Bee was born. It was blooming when I bought it but then, it has been flowerless. I haven’t been very good to it and only gave it my attention on and off, mostly off. The poor little thing… so I was very impressed when I saw a stalk growing and now this…
Amanda always remembers everyone’s birthdays. She always has a little something for me for my birthday. She always has a little something for Little Bee for her birthday.
Me… I’m terrible at remembering birthdays… and no amount of Amanda’s enthusiasm (she gets really excited a week before her birthday) rubs on me and every year, I forget her birthday.
So when I was making felt flowers for Little Bee, I thought of Amanda, as she was the one who was wearing a felt flower brooch that started me to sew… and we do share interest in needlework though I can’t seem to have time to pick up a needle.
Today, I gave this to Amanda…
… and she put it on her jacket straight away… making me feel special as she always does.
… on 17 April.
I was busy getting rid of those pesky weed growing around my garlic plants when Little Bee called out to me saying there’s a white flower!!
I couldn’t remember buying any white flowered plant so I head over to her and saw that it was a flower on one of our strawberry plants
Told Little Bee not to pick the flower as it will then turn into a berry.
She said OK and started collecting snails
We were blessed with a really mild winter so I didn’t bring my pot of lemon plant in until late December when it started to get a bit chilly outside… OK then it went very cold early February when we had that brief cold snap.
Now… it’s warming up again.
I guess with the mild winter and being warm indoors, my plant must think that spring is already here! There was a flower in December and now there are more flowers. I’m hoping that this is an indication that spring will come early this year.
And that I will have lemons!
Yes, I live in hope.