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A return of sorts…

12 Jun

Courgette Plant
I’ll not be dwelling on the fact that it’s been over a month since my last posting. Instead it’s an exciting chance for me to look back and realise how far I have come. Take the courgettes, only a couple of posts ago they were in their infancy. Now look at them, flowering and completely swamping their container, tiny courgettes beginning to emerge from underneath those beautiful leaves.
Courgette Flower
The nasturiums too have taken on a new lease of life, thriving on being outside. I found a great tin outside one of the cafe’s near my house and it has turned out to be the perfect home. They look healthy and I can’t believe it’s only a few short months since I was so excited about their infancy.
Nasturtium
The sink planted with the beans and sweet peas has not been as successful, they’ve hardly moved since I put them out. Unfortunately I think it is the lavender that is taking the light. Today I’ll be propping it up and hoping for a growth spurt! The gate in the background I found languishing at the back of our flat, I’m hoping that shortly it will be covered in sweet peas and beans…
Beans and Sweet Peas
The pot to the right is my verbena that I’d given up for dead, amazingly with the sunshine came new growth. That’s all for now in terms of catch up but I’ll be back before the month is out…

Wowaweewah!

18 Mar

It’s not just digging in the garden that gets me excited, skip digging is equally as fruitful and thrilling. A miserable day outside but wasn’t I pleased I braved it when, about 25 paces from my front door, I found a huge Belfast sink poking out from an overflowing skip. ¬†After some serious lifting, myself and P managed to negotiate it onto P’s inspired transportation device…a skateboard! Wheeling it home was fairly straightforward compared to the mission of lifting it up to the second floor. But doesn’t it look good…

Belfast stink

Sinks and baths make for excellent planters as they are so hard-wearing. This also means they can by pretty pricey. Keep your eyes peeled and you could come up trumps like me! I may turn this one into a nasturtium nursery, I’ve got a few seedlings beginning to nudge there way towards the sunlight. Or it may be the perfect home for some veggies.

Hello little one…

Nasturtium