This is just part of my birthday present from my lovely husband David which I am very grateful for.
This is just part of my birthday present from my lovely husband David which I am very grateful for.
Well after I put my roses in the ground the Landlord came with his digger and helped put up our dovecote and washing whirl y gig in the ground all I need is some new pegs for it now and turned some of my growing area up for me so I need to mark out were I would like my raised beds to go and clear the garden up from the rubbish that’s in the garden
He will do the far end in a couple of weeks, so he said
I am going to work on the left-hand side and try and deweed as I go noticed some red berries this morning as walking the dogs up the garden along with another plant, I do not know
Will take photo’s
We put the swing seat in shed until the spring with all the gales we are having at present around here. Been raining again so have not managed to do any clearing up I want to start sowing but need to clear a space first in the shed to sow some seeds
Cleared the garden up again been raining the last couple of mornings so as the sun is out, we decided it also was the day to walk the dogs this afternoon as it meant to rain for the rest of the week, and we do not walk our dogs in the rain if we can help it unpacked my knitting bags this lunch time
The snow has melted with all the rain, but it been forecast to snow again so the tv weather folk keep saying
So, no practical designing has been down outside as yet which is a shame, but Rome was not built in a day was it.
We did the bird watch over the weekend witch was nice will be nice when I got my camera’s up for recording the birds as well
I am slowly planning my garden out I think by getting the compost site and possible the greenhouse in place and sorting out my water butts where they are going to go so, I can easily water my plants when I am growing them.
It’s been snowing again so apart from feeding the birds not a lot has been happening I am afraid in the garden or shed
Today I am going to be sowing my first seeds of 2019
Saved seeds from a supermarket stir fry mix they long ones and I am going to soak them in black tea a tip I got from Tony O’Neill from UK here we grow on Facebook
while we were outside we made a small planter out of guttering and in it we sowed basil, coriander, some pink flowers, and some broad beans Bunyard Exhibition only my last 5 I had and in the pots around the back garden sprinkled other flower seeds
IT fills good to be outside again
Well the house is as complete as can be now we tidied the garage/shed up, but I got to sort my side out a bit more, so I can start sowing seeds extra but hard when not a lot of light in there to start with.
Thinking of putting the roses in along this fence between our next-door neighbor going to sort his bush out as it is coming through to our garden
I will be sowing some grass seed or meadow mix
Once I found some slabs or brinks might work
Had a lovely walk round a local garden centre this morning
Before going in to Keith
It was lovely we picked up some new birdseed feeder and a fat ball one as while as the seed and fat balls
I am taking it slowly as Sean is always saying on his you tube Channel
Well it Christmas week and I still have not put my roses along the fence but will birds our enjoying the food we are putting out for them
Well the other day I opened an email to say I won a competition and had won this book it in the post as I type but took a photo of it
I will be getting from Sean James Cameron – Diary of a UK Gardener
quilling beginners set from David and the dogs
Well we will be moving to Scotland have not got the day yet, but local council was not able to find anywhere for us, but lucky David’s sister’s daughter was able to find us somewhere once we know more, we will let you know
I am sure the dogs will enjoy it once we are up there plus it’s a fresh start
Will be leaving family and friends behind, but we can keep in contact by phone and letters
I have not restarted packing yet ether in the garden or greenhouse or house it’s getting frustrating, we got some quotes from van hire company’s,
Well I was feeling under the weather last night so went to bed early before 6pm with a hot lemon and honey felt a little bit better we are waiting for a phone call on Friday to see if we can stay after the 5 of December but not holding much out
Raining this morning dogs not happy as will not go out in the rain especial our Hattie but never mind
I am very happy to say we have found our new home and garden waiting for full address but it in a village just outside Keith in Scotland the brown door
Well we packed all our items into the lorry and left arrived early ours the next morning to our new home
Still unpacking some boxes
Lovely large garden the dogs love it even found small Christmas tree type thing in garden so have put it into in a pot for now then will plant out into the garden
Yesterday David worked on the shed stroke garage one side will be my temporary potting shed and the other side David’s and at night-time the car as well
Well that’s all for now have a blessed week
Wednesday 31st of October 2018
It s our anniversary today and the dogs and David kindly got me some nice present and useful at the same time
Which I am very please with them
Went for my Asthma review yesterday which I forgot to mention
Thursday 1st of November 2018
Been a very raining day so indoor work being done like cleaning etc,
Have not been in green house so far but must still waiting on letter from the landlord but has not arrived yet.
Dogs fed up with the rain today as we do not have the door open all day like we do in the summer
Friday 2nd of November 2018
Been a lovely blue sky no rain today which nice dogs is are fine been knitting a shawl Patten in my head trying to get things of my needles if I can before take on major projects
Like cardigan for David and a friend Julie Parry
Still no news on when we will be moving out of here but will let you know in due cause.
Grey skies this morning winter flu jabs later today I do not like needles that come with them nor the blood ones so I just close my eyes
Dogs are fine had our flu jabs then walked around the town of Swaffham picked some wool up to go with shawl and two jumpers one Christmas and a plain white one David got me a hand knitted red and white bobble hat bones for the dogs.
We both treated ourselves to a magazine each THE FIELD for David and I got Let’s knit with some wool and pamphlet with soft toy knitting patens on it like dasher.
Grey skies again this morning might start some knitting after breakfast on a soft toy but finish some on needles while waiting, did a small amount of cleaning up in the garden
Cleaned some more of the garden up put some pots into the greenhouse for winter and until we move pleased to say my blueberries have taken so have two more growing now
Not sure about the roes cuttings I took but they can take up to a year I believe? And watered in their two
Blue skies at present outside not sure what we will be doing today at present David tided the craft room/spare room out I ran out of some brown wool that I was using for Rudolph’s legs need only one more to make I will get it sorted photo
Raining at present outside apart from knitting might be resting as we worked quite hard yesterday.
Me cleaning downstairs while David did upstairs
Well done the normal coffee fed dogs put washing on line meant to be a nice day to day fingers cross as would like all the washing dry
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Well it been raining on and off all weekend
On Saturday I made my first poppy
Fill very please with my first attempt at making one means a lot not good at crochet yet but will try soon
Dogs are fine still looking for new home and garden
Walked the dogs round the field in the afternoon
Useful way of making reusable food covers paper bin liner
mainly rested had a meeting with our link worker this afternoon and they said I should apply as well so phone up after Phil went and waiting for it to arrive now
we still slowly packing garden and home up but not knowing when or were we will be going is making me worry a little.
Going to Dereham today so not a lot will be done to day
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Not a lot has been happen still looking for a new home and garden which has been getting me down but hopeful things will get better
Well I had to rest due to an infection in my eye so no gardening or anything else at present hence no post so far
Eye is still weepy, but I am getting there.
Dogs are fine a bit confused with David being home during the week days but can take them for the odd walk on the field now his arm is slowly getting better
Apart from cleaning up after the dog’s unit Monday when we know if we can stay or not in this home we currently in
But deep down I think we will have to move.
So I have not been doing a lot of gardening to be honest with you as david dose not see the point but will do a few photo’s as I pack up the garden with the plants that I would like to take to the new home.
Well we were given 14 days to try and find a new home if not they will send the bailiffs in so praying hard we will find some were to go to soon
Well I dug up a palm bush/plant and when trimming the roots put a small clump of roots into another small pot to see if I can grow another one. And dug up the blueberries bush only in mufti compost for now but will give it the right compost once we have moved and took a cutting to try and make another one which is in the greenhouse waiting for me to pot up in soil
Well to day o dug up my camellia and a pink rose I believe called handle
Yesterday we did some indoor packing of stuff upstairs
Well we have 12 days left before we are out of this home still not a hundred present know were we are moving to as yet I be digging up my pear and apple that I grew from seed and maybe the peach tree then I change the greenhouse round to keep it in there once we moved and found somewhere to go
I trying to leave everything with God not always easy but doing my best to take the stress away we have another meeting on Friday at 9.30 am
I put my Camilla into the greenhouse for winter will be putting my peach into the greenhouse when we move but finding a bag for it for now
Will be making leaf mould when I moved but might start now and take some in bags when we move
Well I have a composting and Facebook friend from Norwich coming to give me a hand to dig some plants and 3 trees up this afternoon
We dug up my apple and pear that I grow from seed and the rest of the roes in the back garden and two from the front garden as one has died believe it Chania Lady a yellow flower
Have a good week until next time
Well I am just blocking Logan’s jumper before sewing it up now about to start his hat still to hot to garden at present
Hat is coming along nicely at present well it been to hot to be outside but now it is getting cooler I can at least try and weed and put a plant were the weeds were hopefully
I have some beans that grown for the first time brought from a yard sale to finish growing on but might try my own next year. I picked some yesterday there was only 5 so put in our casserole last night with a jacket spud was very nice indeed
Watch an old edible garden the other night which has given me some ideas
The rain has been very welcome for the garden light rain this morning again must say the garden is getting slightly neglected at present but hoping to get back on top of it soon .
It was lovely yesterday spending time in the greenhouse clearing dead plants that had died
I potted on a melon plant my other one had died, have new flowers on my indoor cucumber need to tie the one up in the front garden planted some shop brought spuds that had sprouted in to a old compost bad and fill it with straw and we will see if they grow in time for Christmas?
I been knitting hats when it been raining
Went out into the greenhouse this morning sowed two lemon basil and 2 coriander or cilantro as Americans call it tied up an outdoor cucumber before lunch was surprised it got some fruit on it will give it a feed of organic food
Yesterday I sowed some little gem lettuce and some Christmas tree seeds not sure if they will germinate but it fun trying to see grey clouds at present having first morning coffee of the day back door is open for the dogs must try and clear up after the dogs this morning
Well managed to clean up after the dogs yesterday Monday
As David invited his ex-work mate and her daughter over for the day and I did a bit of weeding in the back garden must get to do the front garden at some point
It sunny this afternoon my leg is hurting but will try and do some think in the garden even if it just harvesting the plums and cleaning up after the dogs
Yesterday was our monthly garden club meeting and we are having a lovely talk about bees very interesting took some photo on my mobile just uploading them now
The things you can plant for all pollinators are poppies, lavenders, open front flowers hollyhocks alliums
by the way which do you like daily headings or as it is now? please and thank you
Took some time out to spend with david over this bank holiday which was nice
As much as I love my garden I am thinking of taking a step back on this plot I be emptying my compost bins as their will be lighter to stack up on top each other. For now
David and I have been talking we not getting any younger, so we think it time to look for a cottage or bungalow that allows dogs as we have 3 as you know as they will not have stairs in them.
Will be digging some things up like my mothering laws rose’s and my apple and pear i grow from seed but it depends on whats in the new garden already and the blueberry plant and my dead looking strawberries