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!? 🙂
We’ve been suffering with a dark fireplace ever since we have moved into our house fourteen years ago. We are having a new carpet, so it’s time for a change. I would like the room to be a little bit lighter and therefore feel a bit more spacious.
It’s amazing what a pot of chalk paint does to start the ball rolling!
It’s like a breath of fresh air
The carpet arrives on Wednesday so I’ll keep you posted on how things go 🙂
I have just written a postcard to a lady who has sowed up to 150 varieties of tomatoes in one go. Her enthusiasm was contagious so straight away after writing the card I was out in the garden sowing mine. I definitely didn’t worry how many I sowed! 🙂
I sowed 12 different varieties, a couple saved on kitchen tissue so I won’t know the variety of those until they have fruited. Some of these are the ones I got free from a magazine.
I find, with me, extravagance pays. Last year I didn’t sow many and didn’t do very well. I hope this year is going to be different!
I sowed them in organic vegetable compost that I bought. When I pot them on I will use my own homemade compost. I don’t tend to sow into my own compost because of the weed seeds in it.
Walking round my garden recently I have been cheered by the promise of spring. (Not that I’m not cheerful anyway, but you know what I mean!) 🙂
Some bulbs I planted in the autumn,
and some surprises coming up in the lawn.
Lovely snow drops, there was only two flowers when we moved in, I know that was a long time ago but I enjoy seeing a few more each year 🙂
Antirrhinums extending there family by shedding their seed,
and beautiful hyacinths in my back porch!
I hope that has cheered you too! 🙂
If you are like me and it is late winter where you are, you will be thinking about sowing your seed, whether flowers or veggies. Therefore how about re-using the meat or veg trays that sometimes are unavoidable when you are shopping.
I’ve got some here, and some seed trays I made a while ago with wood from a broken fence panel. I also re-use trays that I occasionally get from the garden centre or nursery when buying plants.
It does show that gardening doesn’t have to be unnecessarily expensive, especially when you can get free seeds like I showed you in my last blog post! 🙂
Although, if anyone has any solutions on what can be turned into cloches I’d be greatful!