- March 19, 2021 at 3:32 pm #466151Grace ScarlettParticipantRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 65Replies: 1348Has thanked: 4820 timesBeen thanked: 7384 times
As spring kicks in, our English lanes are turning colourful and also green!!!!
At last new life is showing….
I love flowers, the colours and the scent. I always have a vase of fresh flowers in my flat somewhere… just a gorgeous thing i need in my life. I also have a 5ft high potted palm, such welcome greenery throughout the winter…
However its such a shame flowers are now ” bred” to last longer, but in achieving that, they have forgone their scent in many cases……but
……do you have flowers or plants in your homes???, do you buy flowers for your wives or partners???……or like me, just for you????
Just thought i would ask…..
Love you…. grace 💐💐💐
- March 20, 2021 at 10:39 am #466473KristaDuchessRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 8Replies: 569Has thanked: 1509 timesBeen thanked: 2535 times
Hi Grace, It is just as I expected. Today is the first day of spring here in NW Canada and it is SNOWING. I went for a walk this morning and there were still signs of spring with patches of snowless ground showing. I saw off in the distance these very dark clouds approaching from the southwest but I figured they are still quite far away and I’ll be home before anything happens. WRONGO. Twenty minutes into my walk and I started to see some snowflakes as if they were taunting me. Then the clouds burst open and it started hailing, followed quickly by a snowflake/hail mixture and by the time I got home it was just pure snowflakes, and quite huge ones at that. There were times I could barely see 50 metres ahead the snowfall was so thick. So we had a lovely spring day yesterday but we are back into winter. Luckily we won’t go back to the minus 20 C and below temperatures. Oh and just for irony, yesterday I put away my snowboots, my super warm snowmobile mitts and my toque. Sure could have used the toque today as my hair was covered in snow when I walked in the front door. Sorry for the downer about Spring, I know it is coming, but this happens every year, we get our hopes up only to be dashed with more snow. And unfortunately, I know we are not done, it will snow again sometime in April, it always does. Enjoy your lovely English gardens Grace. I follow some UK crossdressers on YouTube daily so I get to see the weather you are having quite regularly. As Ringo says, “Peace and Love” All the Best, Hugs, Krista.
- March 20, 2021 at 6:07 am #466356Jill MarshallDuchessRegistered On: June 28, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 58Has thanked: 65 timesBeen thanked: 285 times
We are beset with plants in the house, especially in winter, as we have several large ones that reside outdoors in the warmer weather. For arrangements at home the favorites are lilies and irises, but since I’m often the one making it up in the store I also like roses and irises, red and purple with the touch of yellow are so vibrant. Our springtime tell tale here is little crocuses which are appearing in the lawns and daffodils starting to form buds. Magnolias are next, then cherry blossoms…the latter are an annual event in my area (or just in my mind) as the largest collection in the US resides in a beautiful old park in probably one of the least celebrated cities in the world, Newark NJ. Like all parks in NJ it was closed last year. This year, I’m 10 days past dose one, so I’m thinking of making a special trip so as not be three years removed the next time it comes around. Many extended lunches wandering among them are the thing I miss the most about in person work!
- March 20, 2021 at 5:00 am #466337Marcellette LavalBaronessRegistered On: February 1, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 84Has thanked: 280 timesBeen thanked: 417 times
Yes! I buy my wife flowers regularly, she likes classic arrangements for the dining room table, and I have noticed that many times the glorious scents that I was expecting just aren’t there…..and I didn’t know why – thanks for that insight, I’m so relieved to know that it wasn’t just me!
Marcellette is a dahlia girl – I just love them so much! I dig up the bulbs every fall and replant them in the spring….such beautiful colours, and shapes!
- March 20, 2021 at 4:23 am #466322stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 152Replies: 2065Has thanked: 3297 timesBeen thanked: 9584 times
Now about you gals in the southern states? How do you garden?
I used to work for an American Software Company, and my boss was from Atlanta. He told me that everything in his garden that had legs or teeth was poisonous, so he had to wear heavy duty gloves and boots and protective clothing. Is this true – or was he pulling my
plonkerwhoops! – leg?
- March 20, 2021 at 4:18 am #466320stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 152Replies: 2065Has thanked: 3297 timesBeen thanked: 9584 times
Your Grace, I do buy flowers for my wife on those occasions where I would be sent to Coventry for a week and the temperature indoors would drop to around freezing point, if I didn’t. She only get s the best I can find of course – but NO Chrysanthemums! She hates Chrysanthemums – she says they remind her of cemetery flowers and cheap garage flowers. So I don’t grow any either.
- March 20, 2021 at 3:04 am #466291Sandy HoneyLadyRegistered On: February 24, 2021Topics: 7Replies: 143Has thanked: 84 timesBeen thanked: 671 times
I do love flowers…my appreciation goes back to my Mom’s Mother. She always had a beautiful garden of flowers and such beautiful roses. I do keep fresh flowers in my home. Lately it’s been my daffodils that are in bloom. A beautiful bouquet of flowers makes a house a home and during the winter helps with making you feel mentally happier. So glad spring is now here!
- March 20, 2021 at 1:50 am #466276LisaTLadyRegistered On: January 31, 2021Topics: 48Replies: 536Has thanked: 414 timesBeen thanked: 2489 times
The indoor plants are the province of she who must be obeyed and are diverse including several orchids, the traditional huge rubber plant, cacti and Aloe. We also generally have cut flowers sometimes bought from the store but often from the garden.
The garden is an area of great confusion for me, possibly more so than the minor peccadillo of crossdressing. I hate gardening. I truly hate gardening and have slashed and burned my way through several gardens, habitually clearing and putting to lawn for easy maintenance. When we moved in the current house already had a large lawn. There was also a planted border with shrubs and flowers. When I say border it’s not your typical 12” by a few feet, rather 4 metres by 25 metres with monster hebes over 1 metre across.
It was sadly neglected when we moved in and I wanted to grass it over. Simple, get digger, remove plants, level , seed. She who must be obeyed wanted to developers it as a flower bed, of course that’s what we did tho I vowed it was never going to be touched by me. I won’t go into the sad tale of how it happened but I am now a gardener spending hours planning and caring for this corner. We have a succession of cut flowers planted and the daffodils and irises are showing nicely now. The tops of the Tulips are also showing through.
Hmmm that reminds me I also need to buy a suitable summer gardening outfit.
- March 20, 2021 at 4:45 am #466331stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 152Replies: 2065Has thanked: 3297 timesBeen thanked: 9584 times
Suitable Scottish summer outfit? Sou’wester, oilskins and welly boots then! But you could wear panties, suspenders and a bra underneath – or perhaps go au naturel?
hugs, Steph 🌴🌴🌲🌳 xx
- March 20, 2021 at 6:42 am #466371LisaTLadyRegistered On: January 31, 2021Topics: 48Replies: 536Has thanked: 414 timesBeen thanked: 2489 times
It’s often sunny here but of course you wouldn’t know having been in your own personal cloud of mythical Scottish midges. I saw my first mythical midge out in the sunshine yesterday so I’m looking out for haggis now.
- March 20, 2021 at 8:15 am #466418Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 152Replies: 2065Has thanked: 3297 timesBeen thanked: 9584 times
I’ve hear that people are in awe of Loch Awe midgies in the summer months, and ‘orrified by the Oban variety, so I assume your high-summer gardening outfit will have an outer layer of mosquito netting. This could be quite attractive – a crinoline vibe. But the summer hat with mossie veil?
- March 20, 2021 at 8:53 am #466433LisaTLadyRegistered On: January 31, 2021Topics: 48Replies: 536Has thanked: 414 timesBeen thanked: 2489 times
Came on Steph make your mind up I either need the sou’wester for the incessant Atlantic gales or midge netting because of the midges but since midges can’t fly against more than a four mph breeze you can’t have both.
- March 20, 2021 at 1:54 am #466277Grace ScarlettBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 65Replies: 1348Has thanked: 4820 timesBeen thanked: 7384 times
I love the fact that whatever a girl does or wherever a girl goes….. there’s always an outfit needed….haha ❤️
- March 20, 2021 at 12:22 am #466254Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 152Replies: 2065Has thanked: 3297 timesBeen thanked: 9584 times
Orchids! Not the exotic hard to keep kind. The garden Centre and Supermarket kind. They are perennial, flower for several months, at least twice a year, don’t require sunlight or much watering. And they are very good value for your money.
People make the mistake of chucking them once flowered. Noooo! They will flower again…. and again….and again….. Just stick ’em out of the way somewhere, water now and then, and wait for new flower spikes to appear. I have some that are now 5 years old! We have orchids flowers on show every day of the of the year.
Tips: Don’t buy single stemmed ones – go for the double stemmed! – twice as many flowers. Don’t buy if all the flowers are out – look for some flower buds.
Best spend more at the GC for named varieties – they are more likely to flower a lot more long term- and they have a better choice. (Supermarket/garage ones are of poorer quality.)
You won’t be disappointed!
🌺🌺🌺🌺 Steph, xxx 💖 💐
- March 20, 2021 at 2:02 am #466280Grace ScarlettBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 65Replies: 1348Has thanked: 4820 timesBeen thanked: 7384 times
I remember as a child visiting my grand parents….venturing into grandads garden, i was watched like a hawk. His garden was a work of art… beautifully laid out and everything meticulously planted….weeds enter if you dare!!! Even walking on the lawn, you could see his temperature rising….which brings me to this….. eventually, haha….
Grandad used to say ” gardens are for flowers….. orkids…..never both”!!!!!!
Smiles, grace 💐💐
- March 20, 2021 at 4:04 am #466318Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 152Replies: 2065Has thanked: 3297 timesBeen thanked: 9584 times
Ha ha ….. as witty as usual! Your Grandad probably wasn’t keen on dogs either. The first year we had 2poos she totally destroyed the garden – digging holes in the lawn and pulling up most of the plants. She’s fine now…. most of the time. Most damage is done when she crashes through the flower beds after Badger – the neighbours cat.
Hugs, Steph 💐🌹
- March 20, 2021 at 4:37 am #466328Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 65Replies: 1348Has thanked: 4820 timesBeen thanked: 7384 times
badger the cat…. that’s different!!..
It was cats more than dogs with my grandad…they never pooed in his garden….twice!!…..
bucket of water…
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- March 19, 2021 at 9:19 pm #466234KristaDuchessRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 8Replies: 569Has thanked: 1509 timesBeen thanked: 2535 times
Hi Grace, Krista here from NW Canada. You probably know what I’m going to say, don’t you? And you are right, I still have two feet of snow in my backyard. But the good news is my front yard, while it still has a lot of snow, it is showing signs of melting. There are actually a couple of spots where some yellowish brown is showing (that would be dead grass). The weather was lovely today 8 C, I think the warmest we’ve had so far this year. But the forecast is for a couple days of snow – fingers crossed that it will miss us either to the north or to the south.
Back to the topic of flowers. Yes, we have greenery in our house. Our poinsettias are very much thriving. My SO has a few plants scattered through the house, some sort of giant fig tree taking over the bay window of our living room where there is non-stop sun. I have a few hardy plants in my basement rec room tearfully looking out the half height north facing windows.
As for fresh flowers, I love ’em, but my wife hates them. She has some sort of phobia against scents, and especially flowery scents. I used to always buy her flowers until she told me to stop buying them. I also used to buy her expensive perfume which she never used so I inherited them (that was pretty nice, just love the Chanel No. 5).
While it is officially spring here tomorrow, in actuality, we won’t have it for awhile yet. The farmers especially hate it when the weather changes from cold to warm very quickly because they prefer the snow to slowly melt into the ground and not melt rapidly and wash away into roadside ditches or flood their fields. Yet they do want the ground to warm up so that they can start seeding (but that won’t start until mid-May). Sorry, enuf farmer talk. Looking forward to the warmer weather, the budding of the trees and the green shoots of new grass. Take care, Hugs, Krista.
- March 19, 2021 at 9:18 pm #466233Rozalyne RichardsLadyRegistered On: March 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 572Has thanked: 1004 timesBeen thanked: 1933 times
Hi Grace I’m always buying flowers for my wife, she always complaines I’m always getting her flowers in the colours she doesn’t like, maybe it’s for me really because i like certain colours and she likes other colours, i bought her some flowers for mothers day because i knew she wouldn’t get any form our children this year with the lock down and things, we have a garden which is full of flowers most of the year my favourite colour is yellow my wife doesn’t like yellow but i make sure we have got some yellow flowers in the garden xxxxx
Hugs Rozalyne x
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- March 19, 2021 at 8:16 pm #466209Bridgette VonSmirffLadyRegistered On: October 18, 2020Topics: 29Replies: 902Has thanked: 12700 timesBeen thanked: 3341 times
My wife collected interesting irises, and I’ve lost track of how many there are out there. I’ve got six or seven roses growing with various degrees of success. The jonquils are already blooming, along with daffodils. The riders have woken, but haven’t started budding. I can see bids along the ends of tree branches outside my back window. Time to renew the mulch, and plant new grass seed in a couple weeks.
- March 19, 2021 at 7:59 pm #466202Amy MyersBaronessRegistered On: February 11, 2019Topics: 16Replies: 1322Has thanked: 3794 timesBeen thanked: 3689 times
All I can say is I envy you ladies who live where Spring is actually springing forth! The ground here is just thawing out, and the leaves will be coming forth in another 3 or 4 weeks. We have a variety of plants outside and one the nicest is the first flower of spring, a bulb with a small white flower called snowdrops. So called because they can grow even if there is snow around and they can survive sub freezing temps.
Other we have roses, and my wife usually plants some annuals, as well as the perennials we have.
I love the flowers and sometimes buy them for us, and for her.
- March 19, 2021 at 6:33 pm #466196Eva KellyDuchessRegistered On: March 1, 2021Topics: 7Replies: 257Has thanked: 2830 timesBeen thanked: 1227 times
- March 20, 2021 at 1:13 am #466270Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 65Replies: 1348Has thanked: 4820 timesBeen thanked: 7384 times
That’s some contrasting scent coming from your flower bed!!!
New from Chanel……
” Rose du Skunk musk”….it will drive men wild!!!!
…… could be a best seller!!!
Smiles, grace x
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- March 19, 2021 at 4:16 pm #466179Effie JayneDuchessRegistered On: February 7, 2021Topics: 27Replies: 679Has thanked: 1370 timesBeen thanked: 2344 times
Oh I luv flowers! 💐🌹🌻🌼 we have them in our home and packed in our raised, brick flower garden about 12’ x 8’. This is my favorite time of year ( except for some allergies 🤧)! Let the planting begin!
- March 19, 2021 at 4:05 pm #466170MartiBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 20Replies: 262Has thanked: 1005 timesBeen thanked: 1035 times
I usually buy flowers on my supermarket shop. Now the weather’s turning, I’ll be planting out pots for the patio too, and also seeing what comes back from last year in the garden – I can never remember what to expect!
- March 19, 2021 at 3:58 pm #466162Alice UnderwireLadyRegistered On: September 16, 2019Topics: 26Replies: 3083Has thanked: 2932 timesBeen thanked: 6484 times
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Hope you enjoy the greenery and lovely countryside on your walk today.
- March 19, 2021 at 4:12 pm #466173Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 65Replies: 1348Has thanked: 4820 timesBeen thanked: 7384 times
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- March 19, 2021 at 8:51 pm #466217KristaDuchessRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 8Replies: 569Has thanked: 1509 timesBeen thanked: 2535 times
Hi Diana, sold my Corvette six months ago. The hard-top roof came off with a few flicks of the wrist so for all intents and purposes it was a convertible. I did enjoy driving it with the roof off and as you say to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells. Unfortunately, in NW Canada that would only be for a few months of the year. I gave up aesthetics, power and status for practicality and financial sense – it is important to have a four wheel drive with high ground clearance where I live. We still have lots of snow around, though it was sunny today and there was some melting. But the short-term forecast is for snow for a couple of days; fingers crossed it will miss us. Big Hug, Krista
- March 19, 2021 at 9:12 pm #466230Diana MorganLadyRegistered On: February 22, 2021Topics: 8Replies: 647Has thanked: 4436 timesBeen thanked: 2055 times
Fortunately NZs lower North Island doesn’t experience the extremes that you do in Canada Krista, in fact the last ‘snow’ we had here in 2011 would have had you rolling about laughing I expect – approximately 1 centimeters worth! So 4WDs are not really necessary on the school run but that doesn’t stop everyone having one!
I have a friend who just brought a Corvette C4 back from the States, hopefully I’ll be able to beg a ride one day- make a change from my little Daihatsu.
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- March 19, 2021 at 8:58 pm #466225DuchessRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 8Replies: 569Has thanked: 1509 timesBeen thanked: 2535 times
Hi Bridgette, I sold my Harley a few years ago. It was fun to drive on a sunny warm day (but as you probably know, we don’t have too many of those here in NW Canada). As it was a 1996 Harley, the engine was still hard mounted to the frame SO the bugger vibrated like hell. My hands would go numb if I went on a long ride. We also have a problem with loose gravel. Because we have so much snow and ice (for six months) the road crews put lots of gravel on top of the paved roads making motorbike riding a bit of a gamble. Had some friends die because of it. It might as well be ice. And it takes them a month or two to clean up all of the gravel. So it wasn’t practical having a Harley sitting in the garage most of the year; they like to be driven. Sold it to a young fellow, hope he is enjoying it. All the Best, Big Hugs, Krista.
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- March 19, 2021 at 9:05 pm #466227Bridgette VonSmirffLadyRegistered On: October 18, 2020Topics: 29Replies: 902Has thanked: 12700 timesBeen thanked: 3341 times
As it happens, I sold my Harley also, and bought a Honda Gold Wing. Much quieter, smoother, better handling, more torque, better gearing, and resulting in a lot more comfortable. I’m sure coastal Virginia has a lot longer riding season than NW Canada.
All my best, Bridgette
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