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.
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
Well I am slowly recovering from my trip in the garden over the weekend did not do to much yesterday just rested and chilled with David and the dogs
Just realized I had not written my about page on my WordPress blog which I have done now
Still very warm indeed still a bit sore and does not help when kind hubby keeps telling me to rest so nothing is getting done apart from watering the greenhouse and pots and containers
Dogs are being sensible and staying indoors
Last night I had a fly come close to my eye while eating a hotdog scared me but getting over it now
Slight inflamed this morning but I am sure it will go down
Had a lovely talk and slide show with the title road to Gold from Peter Skeggs-Gooch https://www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk/about-us/nursery-and-garden.html
Plus on the 26 of STEPTEMBER Going to local nursery called The Walnut tree Garden Nursery being kindly taken by Cherry Cummingham
I can hear the thunderstorms but no rain yet
Had a couple of claps of thunder during the night as well
Last Night we had a lovely thunder and lighting with rain which did the garden lovely and the plants seem to be doing the happy dance this morning we meant for some more rain so I might try and put some plants in so if it dose rain they will get a good drink
Just planted some purple zinnia’s
Then went for a drive to Hemsbey with David and his younger brother and his family as they kindly picked me up on route
The wind has knocked my Hollyhocks about during the night
I see if I can tie them up a bit or trim them
Norfolk Master Composters – Social Evening with Chris Collins
Monday, 30 July 2018 18:45 – 21:00
Had a fab evening at County Hall with the Master Composters and a fab talk by Chris Collins and a big thank you to Jean Rochford for kindly picking me up
A friend’s recipe for shortcake
Red and Blackcurrant Shortcake
350 g plain, white flour
250 g vegan margarine or spread
120 g golden granulated sugar
3 tsp ground cardamom
60 g ground almonds
A pinch salt
300 g redcurrants and blackcurrants cleaned and desprigged
Pre-heat oven to 180 celsius (350F or Gas Mark 4)
Sieve flour into big bowl and add a pinch of salt
Add margarine and rub in until it resembles breadcrumbs
Add ground cardamom seeds (the little brown and black very hard seeds inside the pods) and sugar and amalgamate well
Press half the mixture into the bottom of a 8 or 9 inch cake or tart tin (preferably with a loose bottom) greased and lined with parchment or greaseproof paper and lightly prick with a fork
Put in the oven for 10 minutes and then remove
Pour a mixture of red and black currants onto cooked shortbread base
Add ground almonds to remainder of shortbread mixture and mix well before pressing evenly on top of currants
Put whole thing back into the oven for another 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown
Remove and leave on rack to cool – mark out into slices and eat
Spent the afternoon painting my old labels ready for next season
Another nice day again hoping to get some plants planted if I can before it gets to warm if possible
A very good friend called Marina kindly sent me another lovely mixed package of veg and flower and herb seeds which I am very grateful indeed later I might sort them out into like salad so that would be (toms spring onions lettuce beetroot radish) just for an example .
Going to be another warm day again today
Got to try and get outside but once David is up I must stay indoors then do my computer work or knit or watch tv but never mind
Stay save in this warm weather we are having
Blue skies this morning talk of rain later so the weather folk say watch this space, so they say
I started to start trimming the parts the hedge cutter could not do by hand with my flower secateurs and stated looking at the plum tree that needs a small prune
Grey skies I open all the compost bins lids ready for the rain we meant to be getting as rain water is better than tap water
I soaked some rolls that had gone rock hard and gave them to the birds the black bird was the first one to visit the side feeder shortly after I put it in there.
Final finished trimming the hedge all I got to do s pick it up when next weeding
I just cut one of my comfrey plants and taken some leaves to dry ready for making powder or granules for feeding plants
The sun is out with some could at present not sure what I am doing today as yet garden wise open greenhouse and that’s all so far
Well I have crumbled my comfrey leaves and put them back into the greenhouse to finish of drying then will put in a jar
just picked some raspberries and some peaches I do not think the peaches are quite ready so will do some Reacher on line
Well David called into the Norfolk and Norwich hospital on his way home last night as was in major pain in one of his arms since being in Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2 weeks ago
Open the greenhouse and not a lot else at present
Please to say David is home now and with strong painkillers to take
Still no rain yet got to tie up my cucumber plant in the greenhouse but have not done it yet
I have been outside into the greenhouse and potted one chilli plant, one salad pepper, and the cucumber plant I have 3 Alicante tomatoes to stake and pot up soon but running out of bamboo canes may be get them done tomorrow hopefully
i had a fall over the weekend sore but ok
Well last night David was admitted to hospital hoping they can sort him out and stop him from being unwell, but he is in the best place, but I miss him madly
Apart from cleaning up from the dogs not a lot has been going on today and filling up bird baths.
Very hot and sticky a little breeze, not sure when we will get any rain fall in our region or anywhere for that matter.
Well nice blue skies again just opened the greenhouse and watered the plants
Not sure what I will be doing at present apart from another coffee I think.
Very happy to say first signs of my edible lupins are coming up so happy
We meant to be getting some rain but not sure when blue skies now
Grey skies this morning not sure what I am going to do hoping to get my motivation back
I put a cardigan on as I feel that cold still have sore throat
Made honey and lemon drink and we see how that goes
Please to say my David is back home out of hospital for now
Let’s hope he dose not have to go back in again.
My neighbour kindly trimmed my hedge last night there a little bit he could not reach but I can do that with my hand shears as he did it all from his side of the garden
It’s overcast this morning thought we were going to get some rain, but it was very fine rain and did not lead to much
I have not open my package from Bubble house worms that came to day but will shortly and take photo’s of it
Grey skies this morning some of the worms wanted out of their new home so covered them with some more soil from underneath my grass clippings so hopeful they will start to burrow down then came up once I feed them next week
Greyish skies this morning, hoping to clear the garden up this morning as left it for 3 days now just had not the energy with in me still got the clippings to rake up as well from my kind neighbour doing the hedge for me the other night.
Blue skies this morning just waiting for David to get up, so we can have breakfast then I try and rake up the clippings.
Instead we went to Ely Cathedral which was lovely
Clean up after dogs, blue skies again washing on line
And started the raking up of the hedge clippings as well which w