Been A Bit Quiet

 I haven't blogged all week. After last week's nosy parker incident I was feeling a bit stressed, then I was not feeling well so I haven't done much apart from reading, pottering about in the garden in between squally showers and adding a few comments to other people's blog posts.

The TT Festival ended on Saturday;  the final Senior Race was moved from Friday due to the horrible weather conditions.  The fans seemed to have enjoyed themselves, although there were several fatal accidents during the two weeks of racing which is something that always causes much controversy.  Motorcycle racing is a very dangerous sport but I suppose the competitors accept that level of risk and still want to take part. It is very hard, though, for those left behind, and for the emergency services and marshals who deal with the aftermath.  Generally the overall atmosphere amongst the visitors and locals is one of high spirits and fun, but this year saw some very stupid incidents, most likely caused by a "letting off of steam" after the events of the past two years.

I have been letting off steam in my own way too.  I splashed out on some deep red geranium and yellow/gold french marigold seedlings which I have potted up to go alongside my multicoloured violas and nemesias.  What was that?  Colour matching???  Oops.


30 comments:

  1. You can't clash colours in a garden. Go for it (blind the nosy parker).

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    1. The more colourful the better. I don't do subtle.

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  2. I wondered where you had been JayCee. Any chance of pictures of your tecnicoloured pots.

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    1. They are still only babies yet. Probably, if they all flower well, I shall bore everyone with photos.

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  3. I have been dropping my aitches on purpose all my life JayCee.😊

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  4. I always thought that in nature, colours never clash. Go for it!

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    1. That's what I thought. It all seems to jog along nicely together. The bees love it too.

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  5. All that colour will really lift the spirits. I drink my morning coffee and admire my red geraniums but I'd love some delphiniums blue as well. A cup of tea, a glass of red and an a garden like that. Perfect.

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    1. I would miss the garden if I eventually have to move into a flat. I'd need a big windowbox, or a room with a view.

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  6. I bet the locals are happy when the racing is over! Does the IoM stay busy with tourists or do you get a quiet time for your isle?

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    1. It is noticeably quieter once TT is finished. We do get a steady trickle of tourists in the summer but generally not too many. The Manx Grand Prix motorcycle races are on at the end of August so that will be another busy period.

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  7. I have deliberately tried not to colour match my pots this year after Joe Swift said try not doing for a year - nature never does - it puts down its seeds where ever it fancies. So I have planted bright red geraniums, orange marigolds and pink dahlias in the same pot.
    As for deaths in the races - it said on the news there had been 5 deaths this year. I suppose it is up to the racers whether they take the risk but it does leave a mess behind in all senses of the word for others to deal with doesn't it.

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    1. Your pots sound quite riotous with glorious colour.

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  8. Your body is telling you to take it easy, so enjoy your colourful garden with impunity!

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    1. I shall, Chris. The sun is out now too. That helps!

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  9. I had a lovely cleaner in Shropshire who I needed to visit one day. On top of her garage was a long torpedo shaped object that I asked about. It was a racing sidecar; her husband had raced in the TT races and elsewhere. I would never have known had I not had to go to her home.

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    1. He must have been very modest to have kept that quiet.

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    2. We was. Later I employed him to drive a group of my Youth Club children to Germany on an adventure holiday. He was brilliant.

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  10. I ,too ,have not done the usual colour matching in the garden and I rather like it!

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    1. Lots of colour improves the mood doesn't it

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  11. I noticed that there seem to be more deaths than usual at the TT last week but it's always been a deadly series of races.

    As for colour in the garden there are few things to happify us more.

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  12. Sorry to hear that you've been feeling low. Nothing more healing than a riot of colour in the garden. Those flowers will soon lift your spirits.

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    1. Can't wait for them to come into bloom now.

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  13. Maybe you can spell out KEEP OUT with your plants to deter the nosy neighbour.

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  14. During stressful times, pottering around the garden is very cathartic. Throwing color everywhere seems like a better alternative than throwing a shit kick fit.

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