May 6th, 2013
It’s a long weekend as today is a bank holiday… but instead of horrible weather, this weekend has been lovely indeed! We spent yesterday and today tidying up the garden. Trust me, the garden was horrible… we didn’t do anything in the garden last year because it was just horrible last year… I just hope we do get a summer this year.
Anyway, after a whole day tidying up the garden yesterday, this morning was a bit more relaxed with Little Bee having her breakfast in her tent.
I noticed that the strawberry plant I bought last year… the year before?… has spread everywhere.
As I dug the strawberry plants up, Little Bee collected snails… as you do.
Most of them are nicely in pots…
… and a boot.
Then it was watering…
And sticking her windmill amongst the forgotten garlic plants.
March 29th, 2013
Today I helped Little Bee plant her sunflower seeds. Fingers crossed some will grow in a few weeks
January 30th, 2013
More than three years ago, Little Bee came to this world. More than three years ago, Alice and Adam came to visit and Adam gave Little Bee an orange flowered plant. I’m never good at plant names, so it is orange flowered plant.
It went through tough times, it went through loving times, it went through neglect… but it survived.
On the weekend, Little Bee and I cut up the tips of the plant that looked alive, and repotted them in egg shells. Hopefully the roots will grow and they will now thrive.
April 13th, 2012
I was busy getting rid of those pesky weed growing around my garlic plants when Little Bee called out to me saying there’s a white flower!!
I couldn’t remember buying any white flowered plant so I head over to her and saw that it was a flower on one of our strawberry plants
Told Little Bee not to pick the flower as it will then turn into a berry.
She said OK and started collecting snails
March 14th, 2012
We were busy in the garden Sunday afternoon. Well, I was planning to clear up the garden and repot my plants but I spent most of the time observing Little Bee and her little friend H, drowning my garlic plants!
But I did manage to repot some of the tomatoes.
In previous years, I was so taken by commercials and was buying lots of pots and propargators, etc. Anything that the garden catalogue says is a wonderful buy, I’d fall for it as, yes, I can be that shallow.
But this year, I’ve learnt from my mistakes. Yes, I still go crazy when I visit garden centres but more for the plants than accessories.
I know that things that I’m doing now is so obvious, but I was blinded by material things. Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve rediscovered recycling and frugalism… things I was brought up with but forgot.
This year, instead of buying seed trays, I collected egg shells.Instead of buying pots, when I need to repot the plants, I collected Little Bee juice carton and also tins.Instead of buying cloches to protect my plants from the cold (made a mistake of putting the courgettes out without protection ) I asked hubby to cut the top of the big bottle of fizzy drinks and use them instead.
So, let’s see how the garden pans out this year without me buying all the wonderful gadgets that the garden centre offers
February 8th, 2012
I’ve promised myself that this year will be the first year that I will pay more attention to the garden and the things I grow.
And here are the first batch of garlic growing well and I will put them out in the garden when winter comes to a close.