Down on the Allotment

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Matron's Garden Helper..

It felt like the warmest day of the year so far here in London. Beautiful, bright sunshine all day so I spent the day hard at work. The soil was just a little damp, but perfect for weeding. The greenhouse was hot and bright and my little seedlings are romping away. But Matron has a new garden helper...
Every time I turned my back he was helping... tidy up the bamboo sticks,
cutting them into smaller lengths...
Sorting out the flower pots...
cutting them down to size..
and just lazing around being cute. Actually, for the rest of the afternoon Leo brought most of his toys out of the house and down the end of the garden, then he fell asleep on the lawn in the sunshine. A perfect garden helper!

20 Comments:

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Magic Cochin said...

What a great way to spend an afternoon - that's both of you!

Lucky Leo - I wonder what he's thinking?

Celia

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Theanne and Baron said...

What a sweetheart! Leo you're so cute and what a good helper for Matron!

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger KatieLovesDogs said...

What a sweetheart! He looks like he has such a gentle spirit. I'm glad that you two found each other.

My cockers like to help by eating my strawberries and tomatoes. They also turn the compost for me and try to remove any 'good stuff' that they think should not have been thrown out. One even finds the loose pickets in the fence and knocks them out for me. How helpful...

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

Hi matron, it looks like Leo is settling in to his new surroundings and enjoying himself!

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Hi Matron, I can see that Leo is well on the way to becoming a fully qualified head gardener.

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

I have a similar helper, different colour but same ethic!

 
At 4:24 AM, Blogger luvarugula said...

Can't imagine a more perfect garden helper! Wish I had one as well. Take care...

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

I love Leo - give him a tickle and a biccie from me; 'Good Boy!'. x

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger melsanford said...

What a gorgeous garden helper! I've got a couple of two-legged versions - the end product is quite similar! Thankyou for visiting my blog :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Vegetable Heaven said...

His helping isn't as destructive as when the chickens decide to help you!

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger Green Lane Allotments said...

It was a lovely day here too. Leo looks to have settled in well.

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger Jo said...

What a cutie Leo is. I've got a garden helper that deadheads for me, it's just a shame that the flowers are at their peak when he decides to do it.

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Paul and Melanie said...

Awwww I'm amazed you resisted the urge to just play with him and forget the gardening... ;)

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Midmarsh John said...

Looks as though Leo has settled in well and knows his place in the scheme of things.

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Chicken lover said...

Your pics of Leo really made me smile :)
I love it when our dogs are in the garden chilling out it just shows our relaxed they are.
Percy pug our 1 month old puppy had just discovered all my plant pots in the greenhouse!
Happy gardening
Jane

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Oh so sweet, wishing you both many happy gardening years together

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Chicken lover said...

Oops should read 10 months!

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger BilboWaggins said...

Leo looks like such a gentle soul, lucky man that he will spend his vintage years with you. Every gardener should have such an assistant.

I so miss my old chap, he used to "help" with sticks, and gardening gloves, and dirty stagnant water in the bottom of a bucket ...

Perhaps one day my "Management" will agree to us giving a home to a senior citizen, cross my fingers ....

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Garden and enjoy all these lovely moments at the same time:)

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Kalena Michele said...

Matron, he's so gorgeous and such a good helper :) YAY :)

 

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