Thursday, April 30, 2020


Don't ya just LOVE online shopping?

I do for sure.  It's so much fun.

Yesterday not only did I manage (after 4 freakin' hours) to find and order new thread, I also ordered some flowers!

I decided I wanted some Peony plants ... their flowers are just gorgeous.  I have two bunches of them in our home, but they are artificial ones.

ABOVE:  I have ordered these five.  This afternoon I can go and pick them up from Wairere Nursery.  They have a 'contactless' system whereby you drive into their car park, pop ya boot open, and they put your plants in the car and you drive away.

I've already paid online, so I don't even have to touch an EFTPOS machine. 

So this morning I will have a wander around the garden and work out where I want these plants to be.  They will be in Tuber form, and they are about to sprout, so I will need to get them in the ground this afternoon.

They will flower in Spring... so that will be something to look forward to.

ABOVE:  I REALLY like this saying.  And don't ya just love that heart?  It's my favourite from all that I've made over the past few days. (edit:  Stew noticed the typo btw!  Corrected now).

Don't know what else I shall do today.  I have three pieces of wood that need titivating... might do that.  *smiles*

Catch ya later.


11.45 am: We started the day with a thick fog again... so Stew went for a walk before work in it.  If he'd given me time I would have gone with him... maybe tomorrow?

He had to go into work this morning, so I went along for the ride.  SO MANY more cars on the roads now!  Not as many as 'normal', but still lots.

Just as we drove in our driveway this guy in a van pulled up, wound down his window and...

ABOVE:  Yeah, took a photo of the tree. lol

He's putting it on his Instagram page apparently.

Not long now till I can go and pick up my peony plants.  Then this afternoon it will be gardening time.  I shall be planting them, plus the hydrangea cuttings we took weeks ago from up the road.

I'm tired today... don't know why.  It might be a nap day later.  *smiles*

So Lacy and I went and picked up the Peonies.... and I've just planted them.  It involved moving quite a few other plants.

ABOVE:  I said in the video that they wouldn't come up till Sep/Oct?  I might be wrong about that.  I think that's when they start to flower?  Don't know for sure, but I'm sure I will find out eventually.

I'm now off to have a shower as I'm filthy.

Lacy cooked dinner tonight, so nice not to be doing it myself.  She can stay... until she completely drives me nuts!

We had chicken kebabs and home made wedges.

Now?  Watching the telly and just relaxing.


  1. Anonymous8:13 AM

    I love peonies they are so beautiful, titivating wood or wool? Lol

  2. I love my peonies, I brought them from the old wrecked house and they bloomed beautifully. I even stuck some cuttings in various places and they have taken off. They are the kind of plants that you can cut the flowers for indoor and there are still masses of flowers left behind. I reckon you will love them. I haven't got the deep red/purple one, that will be gorgeous I reckon. Have a glorious day xx

  3. Titivate! I am so juvenile. I laugh at that word every time. NOBODY uses that word. I just love long, lost, obscure words!

  4. We have noticed a lot more traffic as well, but our fog wasn't too thick (or maybe I just got up too late!).
    Peonies are beautiful, I hope they grow well for you :)

  5. Anonymous2:03 PM

    No fog here around 24 degrees again the weather has been so mild but guarantee it will cool down soon. George's Mum.

  6. Anonymous5:00 PM

    I love peonies as well but I read somewhere that they don't flower for the first year but I could be wrong. Audrey

  7. Kiwionholidays5:11 PM

    Beautiful plants and fab you had Lacy there to help.

    Colourful gardens brighten everything up and give so much pleasure,

    Love the indoor ones you will be able to pick in season,,

    The purple one on the right in the picture looks like velvet,

    So love purple 💜

    1. Anonymous7:18 PM

      I absolutely love Purple aswell #Kiwionholidays 😊💜
      #Lacy 💙

  8. Those Peony’s look fantastic!! I am not a green thumb and would probably kill them.
    It’s great your tree is getting so much attention, and obviously brightens up peoples day.

  9. Nice when someone else cooks for you. Pretty flowers. Take care.


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