Today’s prompt from Linda is flower, flour or both. The aim is to just write and see what comes up – so here goes.
Just before I went overseas my garden was looking a bit sad. Two white rabbits had decided that they rather liked my back yard and got stuck into destroying the vegetable patch. My bunny hugger hubby fell in love with them and decided they should have free reign of the property but promised he would do ‘something’ to protect the plants because it wasn’t just veggies they fancied – they rather liked the ‘vetplante’ (succulents) too! Something was wrong with the beds in front of the house too. Not only were the annuals dying off but some supposedly hardy shrubs were too. “We need more ‘vetplante’ I complained. They’re the only things that survive in Struisbaai! When I get back from my trip, it will be Spring and I’ll start fresh.
But while I was away the dear man was at several loose ends so did a few chores around the house and garden. When I returned I found – a hutch for the rabbits – with an open door so they could wander as they chose – they’re rather free spirited bunnies and escape artists too so no point locking them up! For those who don’t know the story – these rabbits escaped from and neighbour and decided our place was preferable to theirs and with more than a tiny bit of encouragement from the hubs – they now consider us their new hosts. The veggie patch now has a fence around it – doesn’t help and some sort of mesh is planned for the future. And the garden was looking amazing. In one bed I had been fretting over clivias which are supposed to thrive on neglect but mine didn’t want to bloom! Now they’re in full flower and look amazing. In the front of the house my arum lilies had also decided to get dressed and are making a lovely show. The hubs had also bough some gorgeous plants the ‘Vetplant King’ of Struisbaai who also helped put them in and add a few more rocks. I couldn’t believe the transformation.
Some of the other sad looking flowers are now in full bloom and I’m rather pleased with all the progress.
I guess I should celebrate by mixing up some flour and eggs to bake a cake to celebrate – but sorry – that’s not going to happen!