Wednesday 18 January 2023

Welcome to The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Another Gorgeous Catmas Card, Fudge's Up A Tree and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana - Mr Sunshine

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Epic Wednesday Greetings Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

How's your week going? 

We had a small fluttering of snow on Monday, but it fluffed off after a few minutes which we were really happy about. Although it has got a little colder.

We've been doing a little more snipping and pruning the garden and the P.A. has ordered some new perennial flowers from Thompson and Morgan*. We find they do some great stuff at a really good price, plus they do collections of plug plants; for instance a 72 cottage garden perennial selection is just £14.99 while on offer. 

Which is fantastic value, as mew can pay approximately £7.99 for one foxglove at our local garden centres. We know having the plugs involves potting on and bringing the plants on, but if mew do the sums, 72 x £7.99 = £575.28 for garden ready plants, that's a lot of wonga. And we've found that quite a lot of garden ready blooms we've purchased over the years from garden centres don't survive, in fact some don't make the season, and we're experienced gardeners.

So for us it makes sense to buy the plug plants and nurture them until they're ready to go into the borders or pots. The plants come by post, and we know this puts some peeps off buying this way, but in the all the years of buying from them we've only had to contact them twice, once as the plants were accidently delivered to the neighbour next-door who was away and the plants died, as the courier left them on the front door step. And the next time, we ordered through a third party at QVC as it was cheaper than their website and the delivery took too long, but they replaced them no problem.

So if mew're thinking of adding new blooms, and mew're in the UK, take a look at their extensive catalogue. Plus they are now doing house plants, although we haven't purchased any of those yet.

*This is not an affiliate link, we are just sharing where we buy our stuff for our garden.

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First up in the news 

Another Gorgeous Catmas Card

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This one is from @chaucerandimmy on Instagram.

Thank mew so furry much, we love it!

To see all of the BBHQ 2022 Catmas cards, click here to see last week's late arrivals and click here to head to the video post.

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Next up in the news

Fudge's Up A Tree

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Fudge was up his favourite tree on Sunday, mew can check out his TikTok video with a brief cameo from Pandora and Parsley! 

This is the tree he uses to get on the roof, and yes he was on the roof again. We aren't sure why he enjoys it, but he does and always peeks over the top and spies on the main street below! MOL

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And finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

This weeks winner is the summery, Mr Sunshine bandana.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn's Modelling The Next Top Bandana Pick Mr Sunshine

Mew've got two more choices, Steampunk Cats or Pink Flamingos.

Melvyn's gait on this weeks BBHQ catwalk was a new one, he was going for a rather sedate but purposeful strut.

Check out his videos on:

Which one should he model next?

January's choices are below.

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The options from the top left in a clockwise direction: 

1. Steampunk Cats

2. Mr Sunshine

3. Llama Drama

4. Pink Flamingos

 Let us know in the comments, and Melvyn will model it on next week's post.

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Check out this week's top videos:

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That's us done for today. Amber will be back on Friday with another fab book just for mew and if mew missed Monday's post click here to catch up on some more epic Brain Training! 

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  1. Melvyn, we hope you do the Steampunk bandana next. Fudge, you are quite an adventurer climbing up on the roof like you do. We bet the view is epic! It sounds like the P.A. and your dad are planning quite the bloomtastic garden for the spring. XO

  2. Steampunk cats!
    Staying fluffy all stay fluffy there!

  3. Pink flamigos! We love your round ups.

  4. I order from Thompson and Morgan great success with my orders.😸 Steampunk cats bandana. Melvyn you done a fantastic job modelling Mr Sunshine bandana. We loved the videos of Smooch,Fudge and Melvyn so cute everyone.xx😻💗🐾🐾mom & Spike.

  5. Fudge looks pawsome up that tree.

    Pink Flamingos next week.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches to the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  6. Enjoyed everything, the Catmas card, Fudge in the tree, and Melvyn wearing the sunny bandana! I could go for Steampunk next time.

  7. II like the Flamingos bandana! We wish you good gardening!
    Fudge in the tree looks dapper, and he's making a striking pose up there!

  8. I like the steampunk cats bandana! Fudge looks good up in the tree. I order from T&M too and have been mostly pleased. The twice they were no good I think it was more to do with the delivery. In 2020 I ordered garden ready begonias because they were on offer, but when they arrived the potting compost was all over the place had half had their top half broken off the root ball. They did refund my money after I sent a photo of the carnage. Another time my tomato plugs had the cardboard packaging ripped and they arrived shrivelled up and dead. I have gone back to growing my tomatoes from seed.

  9. Melvyn, you look great. I choose steampunk for the next one.Fudge you need to get down. :)

  10. Y'all have sure been busy. Hey Fudge, you do look most proud and Melvyn, how about the Pink famingos next?

  11. Thanks B-Team, we're happy you joined in on our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. Pink flamingos next! Really like the modeling of the sunshine bandana. That's our favorite.


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