At last – I think spring has finally sprung here in South Devon, so this week I’ve been looking around my garden – assessing the havoc and mayhem caused by both the excessive rainfall/prolonged cold weather and two very naughty newfies with large paws and inquisitive natures!
The entrance to Ben’s den where they both like to hang out!
I am sorry to say that Daisy is a bit of a digger! She started her first hole in the border whilst still very young and it didn’t originally amount to much. However, over the last week or so she has enlarged it considerably and started not one, but two additional excavations which are much more impressive! Ben, on the other hand, does not like to dig – he enjoys pruning and snipping much more – and has been working hard on enlarging his “den” hidden in the hedge at the end of the garden where he can peer through the fence and monitor the activities of my lovely next-door neighbours!
Luckily my baby courgettes are well out of the reach of their large furry paws and inquisitive whiskery faces!
My friend Jacqui, of Flapdoodle Designs is a passionate gardener – and has put together a free printable for everyone who loves their gardens – whether as keen diggers, pruners and planters – or simply sitting and enjoying the sunshine and flowers (I’m hopeful that this year we’ll have a good summer and there will be lots of sunshine and flowers!).
It’s a lovely gardener’s notebook, with nice clear lined pages for each month of the year – and some of Jacqui’s lovely illustrations too …
Jacqui’s giving away her Gardener’s Notebook printable to everyone on her free newsletter list. So if you’d like your own copy then just CLICK HERE to receive her free newsletter and receive your free printable Gardener’s Notebook. And, like me, Jacqui promises never to share your email address with anyone else.
Can anybody join them in Ben’s den or is it exclusive for Ben and Daisy? Oooooh Courgettes one summer vegetable that I love!
Could you provide a little information about who Jacqui is and what she is all about? If I sign up for her newsletter, what kind of information will I be receiving? When I look up flapdoodle designs I get a web design service…
Hi Sherryl, Jacqui is a very good friend of mine – a trained artist and illustrator – who is hoping to set up her own Etsy shop selling party invitations, scrapbooking papers, cards, etc etc as printable downloads – all will feature her artwork. She hasn’t quite managed to open her shop yet, and so is hoping that people who like her work will join her newsletter so she can keep them up to date with her news, freebies, and special offers. She has purchased the Flapdoodle Designs domain name, which is why you see the web design service, but hasn’t commissioned her website yet. Hope this helps. Helen
What is a courgette? I have never heard of this. LOL I do love the download!
Hi Debbie, it’s a baby marrow! Xx
Sorry I did get the gardeners printable. Thank you.
Ok…what’s a baby marrow?! Heeheeheehee haven’t heard of marrows or courgettes in the US! Thank you….and thank you for your continuing stories of your Newfies adventures and free printables! Happy Spring!!
Aha! I think you call them zucchini?!
I love the garden journal. I know only too well about Newfies and the garden from past experience. Our two always liked to make a kind of nest hole to sleep in.
Ruby used to be a digger too, we’ve got holes all over the lawn and I was constantly filling in holes in the vegetable patch and fruit garden. But this year, she’s about 21 months now, she seems to have grown out of it – touch wood. And she’s beginning to get the idea that wandering over my vegetable garden is not a good idea, though sometimes me growling at her just sets off a mad five minutes of rushing about over everything. The garden journal is lovely, perfect for any keen gardener.
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