Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gardening season and wedding dresses

granted we still have patches of snow on the ground, in places where the sun hasn't been hot enough to melt it, but gardening season is here.  So I decided to take down the snow fences.....so of course that means we can't have anymore snow.  The posts still have to be taken down, but I am not strong enough to do that.


I also started to do a bit of raking and have got a lot of piles of twigs and leaves from round by the willow tree to pick up, but to do that I need to get the tractor and trailer out.  So are you prepared to hear me start and whine about the lawn tractor!!!!  First let's hope I can get it started!!


I think the blasted voles and mice have eaten my daffodil bulbs by my hydrangea bushes which sucks.  There are holes everywhere where I planted them.  I do see the odd bulb popping up in my flower gardens though, so hopefully by the end of the month I will see some spring flowers.

We are going wedding dress shopping this morning.  It should be pretty straight forward, as dd and her maid of honour were "regular" shopping a couple of weeks ago and stumbled upon this store and decided to pop in.  She ended up trying a few dresses on then, and has basically made up her mind what she wants.  She wants to try a couple more on just to make sure though.  So this time she has an appointment.  Her dad and I along with the bridesmaids are going.  Mind you she is "late" ordering her dress as it takes six months to get her dress and another two months for alterations.  No idea why it should take that length of time?  If anyone is "into" wedding dresses maybe you could fill us all in.  Otherwise I will ask the lady about it in the store today.  For those of you in North America, I wonder if it will be a " Say Yes To The Dress," moment?

Will report back tomorrow about our experiences........

6 comments:

Jake said...

We racked up 2 bags a couple of weeks ago (before the last snow!) and the bulbs are about 2 inches high. something has dug a large hole in the back garden, not sure what it is and almost afraid to find out.

Good luck wedding dress shopping!

Scrappy quilter said...

I hope she finds her perfect dress. Can't understand why it takes so long. We aren't raking here yet, still lots of snow. And it's wet and foggy today. Hopefully we will get some nicer weather soon. Have a wonderful day. Hugs

Evelyn said...

wow that is a long time to wait for a dress! maybe she should buy off the rack?

Rose said...

I need to be raking some more...things are soaking wet though. We had regular thunderstorms all morning long.

Have fun shopping for the dress.

Mary Ann said...

Yes...THE WEDDING DRESS...my daughter-in-law actually bought one and then discovered one she liked better. So the first one was cancelled and the second one ordered...8 months waiting period. It came from Italy and the alterations were lengthy as she is a size zero. It was very difficult to get a dress that fit. But, it was a beautiful dress and worth the wait:)

Stephanie V said...

Do they actually eat the bulbs? The squirrels here dig up crocus and daff bulbs but they bury them in other places. Somehow they live to bloom in the spring - the flowers, that is. We can find flowers in very unusual corners.