Thursday, 26 May 2016

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for my son arriving home safely on Tuesday and for the six weeks we will have with him before he rejoins his ship.

I am thankful for the good weather we had today.

I am thankful my roses are starting to bloom again

I am thankful for the gooseberries growing - more jam this year!

Monday, 23 May 2016


I was watering the garden this afternoon, when to my delight I spotted a 'new' bird visitor.

I took quite a few photos in order to identify it.  Some shots aren't especially good as he was a very busy little bird flitting here and there.

A mouthful of aphids!  Good work!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Thankful Thursday

Just one for today....

I have been busy sewing, knitting, pricing and labelling items for my sales table this weekend.  I am thankful I have managed to get it all ready!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Sunday in the Garden

The weekend has been perfect, the weather just how I like it, warm and sunny :-)  I feel so much more alive.

Walking round the garden....

This plant was given to me last year by a friend and this is the first time it has flowered.

Lovely blossom

The salad leaf vegetables are growing well and I pick leaves most days for our dinner.

The herbs are doing equally well.

I really like these small trugs...they make it so much easier and I love that I don't have to bend over.

I removed the first of our raised vegetable beds today - another four to go!  Where to put the soil is the current question up for debate though.  The green 'compost' bin is going to go as well.  It has never been any good at all.   The two plants, a gooseberry and a blueberry, in the blue 'bag' tubs will go in properly pots shortly.

I was surprised to see this little flower - the greenery that it has sprouted from I have been pulling up thinking they are weeds...they probably are...but they are so pretty I will leave any others I find.

The apple has plenty of blossom as well.

The maple was looking pretty in the late afternoon.

Mark has been hard at work putting in edging where I had laid the we will have to move all the bricks!

Starting to look tidier.  Still a long way to go though..

The plants in the wooden wheelbarrow are growing well.

Rhubarb growing among the weeds!  This is in one of the raised vegetable beds so I will have to work out where it is going to go!

Time for a relaxing bath now I think!

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Spring time at Audley End

Yesterday we went to Audley End - we haven't been for a few months so it was nice to go back and see what was happening now Spring is here. 

The gardens were gorgeous so we were not disappointed.

The tulips were magnificent - such lovely colours.

These looked ever so pretty in the glass house.

I liked this - wouldn't mind putting something up like this in our garden.

The waterfall was flowing well too.

One thing that is great about going to Audley End is there is a big expanse of space for Percy to play 'races' up the top of the hill above the house.  Not only is the view lovely there, but it is one of the highlights of Percy's visit too.

He just loves racing Mark.  Guess who always wins?!