What’s been happen in the gardens this 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.

Saturday 3rd

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.

 

Sunday

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

 

Monday

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

 

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Raining at present outside apart from knitting might be resting as we worked quite hard yesterday.

Me cleaning downstairs while David did upstairs

 

 

Thursday

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

Monday

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.

Tuesday

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

 

What’s been happen in the gardens this week

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

What’s been happen in the gardens this week

 

 

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

 

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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

 

 

What’s been happen in the gardens this week

 

Monday

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

 

Tuesday

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

 

 

 

Wednesday

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

 

Thursday

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

Friday

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

What’s been happen in the gardens this week

 

 

 

Saturday

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

Garden wise

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.

Sunday

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

Monday

We meant to be getting some rain but not sure when blue skies now

Tuesday

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.

 

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

 

 

 

Friday

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.

 

Saturday

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

Sunday

Clean up after dogs, blue skies again washing on line

And started the raking up of the hedge clippings  as well which w

What’s been happen in the gardens this week

 

Saturday

After breakfast the back and front garden lawns were mowed and it looks lovely now our lawnmower is tricky to start so David will not me use it.

 

Sunday

Just sorted some plants to go to the plant stall for our flower show this afternoon but take then down in the morning ready.

Then I be tackling Japeries knot weed to stop it going over my blueberries

 

Monday

Another lovely sunny day again going to see what plants I can plant outside and tidy up my greenhouse

Tuesday

Lovely sunny day again this morning hopefully I will get some more things planted to day just opened the greenhouse.

Just taken  my first Garlic out of my hanging baskets not bad for first attempt of growing them

 

Wednesday

Started of cooler this morning but getting warmer and blue skies, got a bit of de heading to do today on some of the flowers in the garden

 

 

homemade bagels.

 

Recipe:

 

4 Cups Flour

1 Tbsp. Sugar

1.5 Tsp. Salt

1 Tbsp. Oil

2 Tsp. Yeast

1.25 – 1.5 Cups Warm Water

 

Make dough and cut into 8 equal parts.  Let them rest for 15-20 minutes.  Shape them into bagels and let them rest again for 20 minutes.

 

While they are resting bring a pot of water to a boil.  After 20 minutes boil the bagels for 1 minute on each side and them bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes flip and bake for another 5 minutes.

 

Now to do some cleaning up after the dogs

I have picked some gooseberries and some cut and come again lettuce this afternoon you will see the photos in slide show when I put it up at the weekend been quite busy so might have a rest tomorrow deepens as out in the afternoon at garden club

 

Thursday

Well the sun is out blue skies resting this morning but might go and do some potting on and open the greenhouse

 

 

 

Friday

Well yesterday I ordered some more labels and the plant pots that you put straight into the ground from

www.lavenderandleeks.co.uk/shop

They have a lovely range of items

I did get some wooden ones that came the other day

From eBay

Not so warm this morning but I am sure it will warm up later

Planted 3 petunia’s a normal lupin and 2 loosestrife plants

 

I finally got around to sowing my edible lupins re potted my cucumber’s one out side, potted to wallflowers to help with pollination and might put some celery in?

Well I have planted 3 Celery and 3 pansies’

One in the green house and potted on one melon that in the green house.

Moved the laurel purple one outside ready for tomorrow

 

Blessings and enjoy your gardens or allotments

 

 

What’s been happen in the gardens this week

 

Wednesday

Grey skies this morning not sure what I am doing as yet

But will let you know when I do.

 

Well I have pinned the strawberry runners not sure what I will do if I get any more as I do not want to lose any this year unlike last year

 

Thursday

Well grey skies this morning and some wind I looked at my first trail using coke to see if the snails and slugs would take a dip doing this in conduction with Garden Organics

 

 

Here you can just about see snail and slug using coke

Here are some photos of garden pink poppies and beetroot and rhubarb seedlings  first year of growing rhubarb this is 2nd sowing  of them

Friday and Saturday

We went to visit David parents and I brought a new shrub for ether the front or back garden well David paid along with some roses

Well I got some shrubs to tie up in the back garden one being the comfrey it leaning forwards again never mind will be taking a cutting of it soon so it can bounce back again

Not very warm today but might brighten up later

 

Brought some runner beans called Evorma Elite when I planted them I put a wallflower in the middle of my canes called Scarlet Bedder and some tomatoes as well

Brought a Purple Laurel have not planted it as yet may be tomorrow

 

Sunday

 

it’s been dully and damp today so not much gardening done but had watered the greenhouse with hose pipe as my water butt empty

did notice Zinnia called purple prince good for insects

Monday

Making labels for the Zinnia’s

Watered the plants in the green house

Tuesday

Having coffee and trying to work out what to do for tea to night plus what gardening jobs to do a bit stuck on that one house is so quite since David started work again

Don’t get me wrong it nice having him back at work as I can do things in my time  as I was becoming a couch person watching TV.

 

 

First time making from GREEK YOGURT turn it in to Greek cheese just strain all the whey out of it very yummy

 

Crackers with Greek cheese

Cleaned the garden up from the dogs

Just planted evergreen shrub CEANOTHUS REPENS

Lovely blue flowers and bees love it

 

Wednesday

Out this afternoon at a Master Composter work shop

 

First one I been to looking forward to it

Taking banana tea with me and just made up rhubarb juice which you make out of the leaves boil in saucepan or microwave jug and it good for getting rid of black fly just like washing up ligiid dose we had 17 come to our workshop I talked for a few minutes about my self and the fact you’re always learning something new in the world of composting

 

Thursday

Well not so hot today but plan to do pot on the zinnias today and I might have a go at trying to cut the hedge ?

beer trap week two

Tried using my shares but not sharp enough to do the hedge the back one never minds have to wait for the expert David to do it

 

Friday

 

just planted 2 chrysanthemum and 1 wallflower just now while my black coffee was cooling down

also sorting out some plants for Sunday for the flower show plant stall

 

Best Farmer’s Market Banana Bread

(Makes 2 loaves)

 

Ingredients:

3.5 cups flour

2.5 cups sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

4 eggs

1 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups mashed banana

 

Combine all dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients.  Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Pour into 2 bread pans sprayed with oil.

 

Bake at 325F for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

 

 

 

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enjoy your weekend  and have a blessed one