It appears we have a nest of digger wasps, no don’t everyone panic! The soil is super sandy, so Ideal for the little blighters.
As we should be protecting our wild life, like a good eco warrior I have put an old gate in front of them so they won’t be disturbed.
I’ve got a bit of a warm feeling because they’ve chosen our garden 🙂
After my last post I felt motivated to take some action. I looked on line for eco products I could start introducing to my home. Not to go mad, but to order as needed. An online shop called Peace With The Wild looked good, so I placed a small order and with only £3.40 postage, it encouraged me more. I ordered loofer scouring pads, a coconut husk scraper for pans, a stick deodorant and some toilet cleaning powder. It was delivered in two days!
Our toilets are a real test for this toilet cleaner (which I’ve decanted for upstairs and downstairs) as we have very hard water which causes scale and staining, so it’s got to be good! I will report on the progress.
I plan to order more eco products as I run out of my other products. 🙂
I recently had a revelation after looking at the recycling corner in my kitchen – just how many plastic bags I had, even though I usually remember my cloth bags when I go shopping! I’m sure we all occasionally acquire one for some reason or another, but I thought this was ridiculous. I then realised most of the bags were from loaves of bread! Well, maybe we shouldn’t eat so much bread for a start but I was quite overwhelmed for a moment. I remembered from seeing on TV they are the sort of bags that get sent overseas and can just be left in piles with nothing being done about them and nobody taking responsibility. It’s made me think I must do something!
It’s very difficult because bread is very convenient in our busy lives. Bread is one of those things that you buy at a convenient moment and it’s so difficult to change your habit… but I’m now going to try. Our local baker in Fakenham will give you a paper bag for your bread if you ask. While that does mean I might need to make a special trip, we do in fact go into town from time to time and so could manage it. I bought some today, so lets see how I get on. 🙂
My other problem is that I need to eat GF bread because I have an intolerance to wheat. I know that there is a bakers in another village that bakes their own but it means a drive. I could make my own I suppose but I haven’t found a good recipe yet. Any ideas?!
I do love growing things, it makes me very happy. Here’s an example of my small but perfect harvest 🙂
Me and Mr O. love broad beans so they are a must. I’ve never grown the yellow beans before and they have done really well.
Delicious cucumber, really sweet,
and my first ripe chilli is being used tonight in dinner!
I just realised that I haven’t reported on how things are doing in my green house. Well they are doing grand!
I have two lovely aubergine plants with fruit and more flowers,
four chilli plants doing amazing, full of fruit,
and twelve tomato plants, several different varieties, performing quite well.
I am so enjoying growing. All my plants are being fed with organic seaweed plant food. 🙂
I’m delighted with what I’ve just made. I’ve made a side table for the lounge out of vintage chemists box.
I found this box in the loft of our last house when we were moving and so decided to bring it with us. We’ve been using it to store sketch books and journals until now when we had a need for a new side table.
I’m really happy with it 🙂
Here’s an update on the fire place in our lounge.
It’s still not finished but we love it. Thanks to chalk paint we’ve been able to cover up the dark tiles very easily.
Here’s a reminder of what it looked like before.
An amazing transformation I think! 🙂
For a very long tome there had been a pile of large logs on our front drive which Mr O. was intending to deal with but never got round to it. I came up with a solution for the problem……
…….we now have a rockery! I added some rockery stones to the log pile without disturbing little families which will have made there home in the warm and damp. I now am gradually adding some plants, so now as I drive up to my house it puts a smile on my face! 🙂
Over the last month, as you know, I’ve been starting to sow my seeds.
I went down to water them today and not only did I have cayenne chillies and aubergines sprouting which I knew about
….I have a Roma tomato
and a birds eye chilli as well!
I just love it when everything starts growing 🙂
I decided it was time. I had to face clearing out the greenhouse ready for the serious business of growing things!
I’m amazed at how much stuff you can fit into a greenhouse when you are not using it and the problem with getting it all out is it’s got to be put away somewhere.
It was nice to gradually see the light.
Wow, now I feel good, it’s the reward for all the effort,
A really lovely clear space to sow some seeds.
But does a girl really need all of those pots!? 🙂