Friday, 18 July 2014

More Bank Holiday Work

Looking back at my photos is seriously the only way I can remember what on earth happened just under a week ago! I have the worst memory out there, oh dear, I must be getting old....*sigh*

So here's what happened on the Sunday 13th July- a revelation to me just as much as it will be for you, haha. Though it must be said, it wasn't terribly exciting.

We visited a large DIY warehouse and bought another drip hose for the thirsty tea garden - it's got a beautiful birch tree, christmas box, bamboo and wisteria in it so it really loves to drink up the H2O :) The camellia of course prefers rainwater. I also got some really snazzy gardening gloves for only £3, they seemed to be out of fashion if you can get your head around that concept; I say this as there were newer, different patterned ones there for nearly twice the price. Wow, seems pink is not the colour to be gardening in! Haha, ridiculous.

Before going round to visit Mamma G we picked her out lettuce, peas, and the first beetroots. Andrew also quickly planted out the dwarf french beans and I sort of tackled 14b (more later on that). Good grief, we still haven't made our minds up about this plot; should we keep it or let it go??

I only had my half dead phone with me on this day so sadly these 2 photos is all you get....

Tuesday 15th July
We took Monday off from the Lottie but boy did we make it up on the Tuesday; we were there all day!
First I shall show you Andrew's work cos I'm nice like that and 24a is definitely less frightening to look at :)

* The cornflowers were taking over and making the whole plot look messy - it's what you see as you look at the plot and naturally allow your eye to flow down to the pergola. So they were all strung up and really look beautiful now on mass, not flopping all over the place.
* The 2 apple trees were also tied up to wire and the espalier training has begun. The bamboo canes are there to help start and keep those branches we want to grow up and out in place. I am always amazed at gardeners' ability to do this, it looks so good and gets air and sunlight around those fruit producing stems = happy plants and happy viewer.

* Lastly Andrew planted up the rest of the leeks into the now empty potatoes bed :) Leeks are super duper important to us, due to my intolerance to onions, as you'll remember.



My work on 14b? I'll share it soon..
Your Carrie xx

14 comments:

  1. You guys are rocking it!!! I'm sure in time you will know just what to do with that plot! Love the cornflowers by the way! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Nicole xo

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  2. I'd happily share your pink garden gloves ;~)

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    1. Pink rocks, right??! Pink gardening gloves are so in, haha xx

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  3. First beetroot of the year = hurrah! I don't think I'd ever tire of eating them.

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    1. There's just something about fresh beetroot! I can't understand the love for pickled stuff, it naturally tastes so good! (Though a little brown sauce on some that have been on the bbq, wow!)

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  4. My leeks need to go in, it's on my to do list which is so very long at the moment lol

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  5. Pretty gloves! You've both been working well by the look, and sound, of it.
    Happy gardening. Flighty xx

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    1. Thank you Flighty, you ate a man of superb taste. Xxx

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  6. It's all looking lovely, you have been working hard. The new gardening gloves look great, tough enough for tackling nettles, although I'm sure you don't have any. I've got those cornflowers as well, they're doing really well for me too. I had a very quick planting of some French beans last week. Garden shop ones that were a bit spindly, but I'm hoping they'll toughen up. Of course the rain might have completely flattened them... I shall look forward to seeing 14b. Hope you have a good Sunday. CJ xx

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    1. They are really thick suede and pink frabric - you are so right they protect my hands from nettles and thistles!! Fabulous-ness 14b will not know what's hit it these days ;)

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  7. What a great job you have made of the weeding - the beds are looking stunning. I am envious of your garden gloves bargain.

    I must find where you get red gooseberry plants from - never heard of them before and we adore gooseberries

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    1. Gotta keep those eyes open at all times for good bargains!! I love my gloves :) Red gooseberries shouldn't be hard to get, there all over here in Ireland.. Dessert gooseberries are so much more fun than green ones!

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