|However the future pans out for me and my home, the garden willneed to be done and looking good, and I intend to enjoy it as long as I am here. Illness resulted in nothing being done,so quite a lot of it,front and back, needs looking at. Hence all the plant buying to replenish and replace.|
I found a lovely new nursery not that far away this morning;only been open a year, but she had some beautiful plants. So, in the interests of helping out new local buinesses I managed to relieve her of some,plus a very beautiful pot. This was the result:
There are a couple of decent sized auriculas in there - great price at £3.99 - unnamed, but very pretty and well grown;also several black plants, and the prettiest clear lemon aquilegia for only £1.50. I also found a vinca I'd been hankering after for a long time -a very pretty white one, Gertrude Jekyll. I also plundered a couple of roadside stalls too - another blue Jacob's Ladder (a favourite of mine), foxgloves, primroses, ragged robin, a couple more yellow flowered currants and some others that I can't remember right now! lol
Now they all need to be planted, which will be a slow process at the moment, but an enjoyable one.In the coming week I will have to get going onthe edibles too. Just as well I like gardening, eh?
How is your garden doing so far? Would love to hear about it :)
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Posted by MrsL at 21:22
Friday, 17 May 2013
|Had a visit from the lovely District Nurse today, progress slow, but on the way. It was a lovely sunny day, but a bit soon to get out and doing in the garden yet, so stayed indoors and kept myself busy with feet up and plenty of rest in between.|
Took delivery of a lovely box of plants from http://www.stonyfordcottagenursery.co.uk/about_us.html
2 x pulmonaria David Ward,1 x Japanese painted fern and a white flowered epimedium Niveum;am looking forward to making room for them, and the horseradish that arrived as well.
Some lovely self-striping cotton came for a summer top for me, need to devise a pattern for that, I want something a bit different:)
This was tonight's supper of butter chicken curry,thoroughly enjoyed a decent curry again!
Big thankyou to everyone who has sent love and good wishes,they all helped a great deal xx
Posted by MrsL at 22:28
Thursday, 16 May 2013
|............ the mulberry bush...........|
Can do it again now! My very expensive black mulberry tree was ravaged by a.n.other having bonfires too lose to it,and it's now sadly very dead. Found a great deal on e-bay, and they arrived today - one black and one white mulberry. I will get themgoing inpots for now and plant out in their permanent positions when they're established.
Posted by MrsL at 12:46
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
|Those of you who know me know that one of my favourite jobs is sorting through my seeds; the ravages of damp and mice had taken their toll on my seed basket, carelessly left in one of the greenhouses at the end of the summer:|
Interestingly, they had eaten a couple of packets of chilli seeds- rather them than me.Seeds packed in the wee foil inner envelopes were mainly intact, they went for the beans,sunflower seeds andsome of the peas.Didn't touch the zinnias:) A pleasant hour with my feet up was spent sorting,cleaning up and throwing away chewed pakets.When done, I straightened out the reminder as best I could and added in all the new seeds bought over winter - lots of American heirloom seeds and various other unusual stuff I found online - thankfully stored in a drawer in the house - hence the title of the post. The basket was well washed and now is how it should be:
It looks a bit tatty,but I'm very glad I managed to save the majority of them. A lot of things will be later to get going in the garden this year, but with the cold start to the main growing season, this might not be a bad thing. Looking forward to getting my hands dirty and snoozing in the greenhouse again:)
Posted by MrsL at 09:44
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Have I missed them!
- my son
- peeling potatoes
-sleeping in my own bed
- decent cup of tea
-tea and nattering with good friend in the afternoon
- picking up the mail in the porch
- my Rayburn
- plants arriving for the upand coming garden frenzy catch-up
- sounds and smells of my animals
- chopping cabbagefor the goats
-only hearing the hum of the fridge and the tickof the clock in an otherwise silent house
-having my candle lit on the kitchen table
- getting back to blogging
My lovely friend bought me a present,isn't it beautiful?
Posted by MrsL at 18:50