The first poppy to bloom each summer always brings a smile to my face, because it means we’ve achieved another year with our beautiful old cat, Poppy. I featured her on here a couple of weeks ago with a sweet video clip. This year’s recent heavy rain has battered the plant’s leaves a little flat, but it has still produced this stunning flower pictured above. There are lots of buds, so hopefully there will be plenty more to come.
The rain also flattened my peonies, which are laden with buds too, but thanks to my lovely gardener Dennis (who visits for a couple of hours once a fortnight to help me keep the garden in check), they are now supported by an old piece of trellis he found.
As our Today’s Special Value today is a Plants2Gardens plant and planter set (I am sorely tempted by the Slate Blue), I thought I would share some photos of my garden. I mentioned on-air yesterday that we have a climbing rose in a similar shade to the pink Peony Today’s Special Value and, as you can see, I wasn’t fibbing.
These pictures were all taken this morning at around 8.30 and it was already quite warm… a promise of things to come over the next few days hopefully, particularly as it is a Bank Holiday weekend. I am working, but I hope you have the chance to enjoy it.
Well, the good news is that my tummy has settled down a bit, after starting the prebiotic/probiotics Chloe Everton suggested. The trouble is, now I have come down with a horrible cold and cough!
It started on Sunday with a dripping nose and tickly cough, but the cough has now moved on to my chest and makes me sound quite husky. I’m just hoping my voice will hold out for all of my upcoming QVC shifts until my holiday dates start next weekend.
In the end, my football team finished 14th in the Premiership, which is not too bad considering we were favourites for relegation for a while. Now ‘Big Sam’ has resigned we are, once again, managerless – the joys of being a Crystal Palace supporter!
At least our star player Wifried Zaha, after whom our cat Wilfie was named, has just signed a new five-year deal. Let’s hope we can actually hang on to him under the terms of his contract when the big clubs come in with their money offers for him.
We have a fabulous weekend ahead on QVC if you haven’t got much on. There’s an Alpha-H Today’s Special Value tomorrow and a beautiful cold shoulder MarlaWynne balloon dress on Sunday. I wore it on-air yesterday and had loads of questions about it and compliments.
Before that though, I have Betty & Co as the featured brand on today’s Fashion on Friday. Do also remember to check out the Look of the Week on the QVC Style channel each weekday live at 4pm – here’s a cheeky sneak peek at next week’s.
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Have a fabulous weekend, whatever you have planned.
If you have time on your hands and fancy reading a book or two, check out my author website www.juliarobertsauthor.com – if you sign up for my newsletter you will get access to a free short story called ‘The Shadow of Her Smile’. Also, for those of you who have been asking, the ‘Alice in Theatreland’ paperback is out on the 27th June and should be available to pre-order soon.
Enjoy the sunshine (with your Ultrasun on, of course),