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Thursday, 28 April 2016

A nice morning for a change

Its been freezing for the last few days i have been wearing a really thick jumper that i bought from a charity market stall for 50p All hand knit.
 Its new, somebody knits them for the charity stall on the market , I have mixed feelings about the issue as somebody took the time and care to knit the jumper for the charity then they sell it for 50p .
But i am happy with my bargain and if i didn't buy it then somebody else would.
So its also come in handy for working in the garden wich i did this morning First of all i finished of the potatoes i have planted in bags behind the shed , I have spaced it out doing two every time i went in the garden as digging does not do me  any good at all .
The sod that was dug up by Craig the year before last was staked  up by the wall and  the worms have done there work an its made beautiful compost .
The potatoes are roosters £2.70 from Wilkinson , I have had great success before growing potatoes this way plus i dont have to find them in the ground.   

Then i drilled some holes in these planters and planted some bulbs too late really but i hope they will take.

This is what i did the last time we had some nice weather , Remember me saying that i had a trunk of Carrie,Well i have plated a herb garden , The seeds are germinating lovley now, Glad i covered it with plastic with this cold weather these last few days  
The few pots at the front are for me to replenish our daughters herb bed.

The garden is waking up , This climber loves it here , It has flourished since we bought it from our old house.

The budlia  i cut back about a month ago.

These plants i bought of ebay to create a back drop for my garden because of the lack of a high fence that would create structure. 
 Then there was the reduced plants that are coming along nicely too.

My David Austin Rose was amongst the reduce plants below.

Then there is the Apple Trees that we bought with up , i  would say another year or two and they will be fully grown.

Then lastly the plants i grew from seed.

Now the Huge  task of weeding begins . 


  1. If only there was an alternative to weeding, a mammoth task at the start of each season. Love the planters, a real delight. We have loads of seedlings ready to be potted on but the weather is really off putting.

    1. Only just got to reply , I have been out weeding today and too have lots of seedlings to plant xxx

  2. Such an excellent way to grow potatoes and then not having to dig the out with the resultant back ache.

  3. Hi Shabby

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award via my blog I do hope you feel you will be able to take part.

    Pattypan xx

  4. Hello patricia , Thank you for nominating me i really appreciate it but i have very basic computer skills and with my health issues i have problems understanding how to do the thing i am required to do to participate , Thanks anyway xxx

  5. Love that way of growing potatoes. How many do you plant in each bag? Also love the kitchen revamp in the previous post & glad you are feeling better. Jeannie x

    1. Hello jeannie , Sorry for the delay in answering your question , I am trying just one potato in each bag at the moment as i am lucky enough to have a lot of free compost it hasn't cost a lot xxx


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