20 July 2015

quandaries


Around this time of year you'll often find some bunches of dried poppies around the house. They seem to last for ages until you accidentally brush them when dusting the mantelpiece and a scattering of seed rains down. That's not an idle metaphor - it really does sound like rain. So now I have a bowl of poppyseed and rather than sift it into a clean jar to be used for cake I am tempted to take a handful, get on my bike and scatter it around the borough.

What's more, looking out of the window, I notice that the police horses have left a line of fresh manure which, interestingly, passing cars are trying to avoid as if they were wearing new wellies and not old tyres, and now I'm wondering whether it would be too eccentric to go out with a shovel and bucket and collect it for the little apple tree.

Quandaries, quandaries. Anything to avoid the housework.


13 comments:

Kirsten said...

Eccentricity is really not a bad thing, is it:-)

materfamilias said...

Oh please, wander my way with the poppy seeds. I've been admiring them so in other gardens and wondering why, why, why don't I have my own!

annjennyg said...

Not eccentric at all ;) Both very good ideas I think ...and much more fun than housework!

E15 kids said...

I like hitting the dried up foxgloves with the washing prop and watching the seeds fly. I call it foxglove piƱata.

Joan

rusty duck said...

Get the shovel out. The apple tree will thank you for it.

ALoadofOldTat said...

You may hit the headlines, but go for it anyway.

tut-tut said...

I would do both

Gina said...

I'd be out there with my shovel, scattering poppy seeds as I went. Just do it!

Liz said...

No, not at all odd (scattering or shovelling). I found this for you:

http://www.oakfield-direct.co.uk/detail.jsp?pid=12019520&id=3003254&src=froogle&gclid=COT6sJLR8cYCFYLnwgod5h8GSw

Annie Cholewa said...

I hope to hear that you scattered and shovelled and that both were fruitful, literally in the case of the shovelling!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

An excellent idea ... and by the sound of it all the passing motorists will be delighted . ( I wonder if they're same ones who empty their ashtrays out of their car windows ? )
And there can never be too many poppies !

valerie said...

I sometimes use the poppy seeds to add to bread making mixture. But also scattering the seeds is fun. I collect poppy seeds from my allotment, and love-in-the-mist from a council flower border, then scatter them in local parks One of these years conditions will be right and there'll be flowers pushing up their pretty heads all over the neighbourhood! Anything to help the bees.

Ruth said...

Lovel lot of blog to catch up on. Enjoyed the strung cards, I also do this as can't throw them away, sentimental.
Love Ruth and Max xx