Stripping the bed and putting on new bedclothes is always a bunfight. Rupert is the worst and will jump on the covers while you are fighting with the duvet cover.
Today I managed to get as far as the bottom sheet and the pillow covers and that was that.
I ended up covering the duvet and new pillows with a fleece to at least keep them clean for a bit and look what happens.
Rupert and Princess have decided that they like a nice clean sheet.
No chance of finishing this any time soon especially when the fan is creating a nice draught above them, lol
The Bijou garden is beginning to bloom with the roses looking lovely even if the wind is doing its utmost to destroy them.
I've taken some of them in and put them in a vase to keep them going for longer but there are plenty more to come.
Miss Polly in the shade on the bench and Blue Angel clematis just about everywhere.
I have two new hollyhocks this year and if you look carefully you can see the first pale pink bloom to the left of the hanging cage.
I planted two different species and am puzzled why one is delicious to snails and the other one isn't.
The one underneath the cage has had a battle against the snails but is rallying round but much shorter at the moment than the other.
Any ideas as to why this should be.
The sun is out and I think the seafront calls later.
Have a lovely weekend where ever you are.
That you mentioned the snails I have been meaning to say something on my blog about the snails eating my wildflowers. I planted the seeds and they have eaten every single flower and plant. But I didn't have the heart to kill them. So I just let him have The wildflowers. Perfect place in the garden for the kitty to sleep and I laughed my head off looking at the two sleeping on the clean bed. Big Boy Love clean sheets clean blankets clean dog beds anytime I wash anything he loves to lay on it. Unfortunately he doesn't like clean dogs hahaReplyDelete
Thought of something else she said the cats like having the fan on and I read on some article on in the news the other day that said that you're wasting your time putting a fan over dogs because they don't like fans and fans don't do them any good or cool them down. The odd thing is at night I have a fan that sits on the floor because I need the are stirred and the sound of it keeps me from hearing outside noise and that's where Big Lots to sleep right in front of that fan so that proves that what we read in the paper is not always trueReplyDelete
Your garden may be compact and bijou but its also beautiful. Something has been eating the leaves on my peppers grrrrr!!Its really annoying. Pets love our beds more than their own. Bertie my 10 month old pup gets upset when I want to get into my side of the bed!ReplyDelete
Believe it or not, I have trained Princess. She loves my bed but once I'm ready to settle down I point to the chair and she knows to go onto it. These light mornings are not such a good thing though as when she sees me move she thinks its time to get back on again, lolDelete
Of course you were making the bed just for the cats’ benefit! Your garden is looking so pretty. A lot of our friends in England are complaining about snails, it must be a good year for them.ReplyDelete
We have always had loads, I can't kill then, I've seen how they suffer so let them be and plant mostly plants that they do not like. The hollyhocks were a mistake it seems. lolDelete
Is Rupert the long haired one. What a size. I wouldn't want to argue with him. Pricess looks a little cutie though. I bet she's in charge.ReplyDelete
When Rupert was a kitten the vet told me he was going to be a big cat, at the time he was marginally bigger than the rest but he was right. He is very long but not very fat under all the fur.Delete
Being long and thin is not a good thing as fur balls get stuck and he's had two operations to remove them. If it happens again he will be going to pussy heaven but don't tell him. lol
Dear Briony ~ your cats know a good thing and are enjoying. Your garden is a lovely space. Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLadyReplyDelete
A lovely little garden. Jingles used to love when it was time to change the sheets on the bed, but she's poorly now so doesn't get excited about anything except spoonfuls of tuna throughout the day. :)ReplyDelete
I was wondering about Jingles the other day, poor little baby.Delete
I did smile at your two cats, they certainly know the comforts of home.ReplyDelete
Yours clematis is beautiful - as is the rest of your garden. Cats always know the best places to sleep, don't they?ReplyDelete
Cats are so funny. Truly the most intriguing (and infuriating!) animals.ReplyDelete
I love your bijou garden, but I don't dare try to offer advice on hollyhocks, considering ours are doing so poorly!
Playing catch up .... loved the school photograph.ReplyDelete
Sad news about Street Cat Bob, I too read the book. What a wonderful life he had eventually.
LOL the cats, mine likes the bed in the morning sunshine
Your kitties look so gorgeous against the colorful sheets. I think I would close the bedroom door while changing the sheets! But I know it gave them a lot of fun! Your garden is just lovely!!! It is like a mini Botanical Garden.ReplyDelete
Gibbs always jumps on the bed when I'm trying to make it. Of course I can get him to get down.ReplyDelete
Interesting about the snails. It reminds me of the cookies we sell at the store where I work. There are two identical cookies, one has pink frosting and one has yellow. They taste exactly the same yet the pink ones sell and the yellow ones don't. I know that doesn't answer your snail problem but it reminded me of the cookies.
Princess live up to her name nesting on that pink fluffy blanket! Your cats are lucky to live with you. They'd probably turn that around and say you're lucky to live with them - hahaReplyDelete
Your garden is a pleasure to see.
I just love your bijou garden. Kim the cat always likes to "help" making beds.ReplyDelete
Your garden is lovely! isn't it awful we wait so long for our beautiful roses to bloom and then along comes the blinkin rain and wind and wipes them out, soggy rose buds and fallen petals and don't get me started on the slugs and snails haha the joys of being a gardener have a lovely weekend. :) xxReplyDelete
I only have a small garden and this year there are so many tiny snails (also big ones as usual).When I had an allotment I used to leave some decaying leaves from the vegies around the edges of my crops, seems to me these little shelled critters are the clearer uppers really, they never (rarely)touched the good stuff, too busy clearing the rubbish up. There are also lots of plants they don't eat, they do eat the leaves from rhubarb and raspberries but it's definitely the fruit when it comes to the strawberries! Picky eaters perhaps! We never kill any and family members can be seen giving intructions to any they're moving on as to what they can or cannot eat.......like you, we also had a whole family of cats, mum and 5 kittens when we rescued them, all black and white, wild as fire at first then wonderfully loving although it took years to get them that way. We had them over a period of more than 20 years but cannot bear to lose any more. We now support cats and other animals that we don't have to become attached to. We also watch the antics of the neighbourhood foxes, and laughed at the tale of the jam sandwich. Lovely to hear about you Tom and the cats, love to you all, stay safe. ElaineReplyDelete
Thankyou for your lovely comment, you sound just like us. We had to give our allotment up because of health reasons but they were the best days of our life and it was hard to do.Delete
I looked for your blog but couldn't find it, are you on face book?