A shady, spikey creature
Banging bowls together.
Hog food left out for him.
Gobbling and scoffing quickly.
I opened the back door.
A glint in his eye and..
He scuttled off into the dark…
I imagined him saying
“I’ll be back……..”
It’s flowered. My Amaryllis is in flower. Bright red trumpets. Three big flowers.
There are two other plants, they have leaves, but no flowers. I hope they might still send up long stems with buds. I’m watering them, but it might not be till next year, then perhaps they will flower. Amaryllis like to be tightly packed into their pots, and so I don’t re-pot them until they have started to outgrow their pots. The one that is flowering is over ten years old. It was a Christmas present from my mother. It has a second bulb growing next to it, and when that gets large enough I may try and dislodge it and grow it in a new pot.
I do think they have possibly been overfed this year. When I have fed my orchids I have given any spare water with food in it, to the amaryllis plants. Usually I don’t bother to feed them. They do seem to have put on a lot of leaves so perhaps that is why they are not flowering as well as normal.
I just went into the kitchen, the cat had been sitting on top of the tub of Bird food but he had moved and had his paws on the window ledge, crouched down and looking out. So I crept up behind him and saw what he was looking at. We just got a really large bird feeder and the birds love it. I guess there will be a lot more birds in the garden.
I’m glad he’s an indoor cat. …
He also likes scratching his claws on the settee although he has two scratching posts. Being the cats mother is an interesting job.