Well I am sure you have had the same problem when you’re fighting to squeeze things into your wardrobe and draws well both David and I decided we would have a short out and see what fitted or just two smalls for us so what we did not want was taken to the local charity shops we choose a children’s charity this time but cannot remember the name shoes also went that did not fit us as well.

That was Saturday


On Sunday, we went to do a wee bit of shopping and see his parents as they lived around the corner from the shop that we did our shopping and I treated myself to a new garden fork and some new compost that I have not tried before.





Well it stops a lot of items going to landfill site and not many of us can afford a brown bin

brown bin

As you see being used here and what when you think of the price off them and shop bought compost these day here are my own bins below





The photo above is compost tea juice that comes out the bottom of this one I have an oblong container and a round one to collect the juices


Have 2 of these one is empty but fits nicely over my round ones as there are smaller than this one so gives double heat to the bin inside



open pile compost


compost Aerator




Two in back garden


Plus knowing that you can put your own home-made compost back on your own garden beds and knowing you have only taken a few steps to do it without buying it from the local store or used petrol to collect it.

Mixing browns and greens together and cutting it up small also helps or chopping it up and keep moist.

as the worms only have small mouths

when I know it going to rain I open my bin lids as natural rain is better than a hose pipe or water from the tap

enjoy your gardens and keep composting until next time


Why you might ask well my landlord does not like wildflowers

so the other day i had a note through the door asking for them to be moved

I had started trying to move the grasses only  but that was not good enough

so here is the border before I had started




So not sure what to do now  as not sure what would be best to do apart from putting  black sacks or membrane down the grown is very hard still to dig

have a blessed week and enjoy your gardens

Weekend update


Well the weather was just too hot for doing anything so we just chilled and tried to keep the dogs cool so yesterday I managed to clean up after the dog’s water the back and greenhouse and filled the water baths and pond up again as it was completely empty so for quickness I used the hose pipe as we did have a toad in there.

Well I have soaked my Himalayan Blue Poppy seeds that I was given for my birthday you put them on a damp kitchen towel and place in your salad draw of fridge for six weeks.



I did the same method but not in the fridge just on a window sill with my all year-round cauliflower seeds   and lavender seeds as trying to grow in soil did not work and will also do that for my Purple Loosestrife and see if I have any more luck as I love them along with the bees and butterflies do.


As typing this I am listening to classical FM really nice for a change and hearing all the birds as well now that I have my hearing aid only in one ear but the change it has made is amazing.

























Weekend round up


Well we managed to put wire up on the back fence to train my trees and bushes hopefully I still have the raspberry bed to weed and tie in hopefully get this done this week things growing on in the greenhouse still not sure whether to place some outside or not?


What are your thoughts?


Will be adding some video footage of front garden flowers and a cat not ours that likes lard never new that one before.