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Reasons to be cheerful : please add yours.

1.  The drought is keeping slugs and some weeds under control.

2.  Three of the ten asparagus crowns I planted in April are growing, and about half of the 24 dahlias.

3.  The yellow zantedeschia I thought had perished has several green shoots.

4.  The young man who came to fit my smart meter this morning was pleasant company and very picturesque.

5. The Triteilia laxa is about to flower, and there are buds in the agapanthus.

6.  The raspberries are starting to ripen, I ate a few today and they were lovely.

And best of all

7.  A hedgehog came calling this evening, the first we've seen since 2015.


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,665
    1. We are going on six years now in our first home.  I can dig where I want, plant what I like, and be the queen of my domain.  It's been great seeing things grow and mature through the years, that I've planted.  

    2.  I am able-bodied.
    Utah, USA.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,334
    I’m alive.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 28,137
    edited June 2018
    I live in a country where homosexuality isn't punishable by prison or the death sentence , nor one where children are separated from their parents and kept in cages. 
    I have reasonable health and only have to work 2 days a week to fund my garden.
    I have a wonderful ( at times ;) ) husband and most of all, my divine daughters.
    @josusa47, I hope you flirted outrageously with your "young man"
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,993
    That I survived cancer. It has put everything else into perspective. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 28,137
    Pauline 7 said:
    That I survived cancer. It has put everything else into perspective. 
    Hurrah for that Pauline.  <3
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,993
    Thank you Hosta 
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 9,473
    That I survived cancer.

    I have a lovely home.

    There is no family drama.

    My umbellifers are continuing to gain height.

    My gardening group is happy.

    I can see.
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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,343
    Things are never so bad that they couldn't get worse

    “It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it.” ― Terry Pratchett
  • AllyblueeyesAllyblueeyes Posts: 312

    1.  My beautiful niece is (literally) about to give birth to her first child
    2.  I left the NHS on 8th June after working there for 17 years and the sun hasn’t stopped shining since ...... 🌞
    3.  My wonderful partner who works so hard that he made it possible for me to give up work
    4.  My garden ☺️
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