Happy mothers day

My beautiful child is away but managed to get a pressie delivered in time and a lovely bunch of daffs.

To celebrate I’m going to the lottie for the day, although a bit cloudy I’m going to sort my bean poles ready and then off to friends for a lovely roast dinner.

After lunch continuing with painting my flower box (made out of pallets) for my beach hut. Below the frame coming along. St. Ives inspired.

Is coming along nicely. I’m looking for miniatures to keep producing mini flowers through spring, summer and autumn. So far tete tetes are in and I’m looking for some summer bulbs now to put in.

Well off and get going….. Have a happy mother’s day to one and all. ๐Ÿ’

Potting on๐ŸŒฑ

Lovely time of the season potting on these little seeds…. ๐ŸŒฑ now you get a little plant to grow and nurture and protect from the ๏ฟผ๏ฟผ๏ฟผ๏ฟผ โ›…๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒจ๏ธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿค”

It always grieves me to plant a seed tray full and then hope for the best and then only plant a handful of successful plantsย  I try to give them away but my thinking is … How do you not waste all this little seedlings when you only want about 6/8 plants ??ย  If you don’t plant enough you may not always be successful and if you plant too many you have to waste so many.

So potted on piccilo tomatoes, Greyhound cabbages and my lovely peas seedlings into the ground yesterday. IMG_20190324_090815_839

As well as get in with my lovely beach hut in my gardenย  The best piece of furniture has to be the pallet sofa. โ™ฅ๏ธ This was last nightย  Added a couple of cheapy solar blue lights and this was the resultย  I love itย  I’m sure in a former life I was a mermaid. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ




Slightly taken over

Having visited the beautiful St. IVES recently, I’m giving it a go at building a beach hut in my garden…. Its is taking up my time at the moment. It also means I’m living in a real mess but also finding so many things to buy to put in it.

So I have bought Costal mist paint…

And have been painting everything I can…. Every single piece of wood so far is recycled. Sheds and pallets.

I’m so excited….. I’m also thinking I have to have a window box with little daffs – thinking what veg can I get in there. Window came off the allotment skip.

The beginning of the journey….

Watch this space โค๏ธ

Managed to plant some seeds into my salad bed in the garden.

Red spring onions, little gem lettuce and peas for pea shoots in my salad. Radish next and Thai basil which I discovered last year and is gorgeous in salads.

Bring on the ๐ŸŒž

Oh the joy

The sun is shining here in Oxfordshire and I’m going to be potting on. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

Got spring onions, and lettuce ready to go in the salad bed.

White sprouting ๐Ÿฅฆ and Greyhound cabbages ready to go into allotment.

My lovely chickens laying eggs every day. ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ˜

And got some purple salad potatoes chitting in the greenhouse. Tomato seeds are coming through but a little slow. Need to see those next set of leaves. Piccolo no show at the moment ๐Ÿค” but red cherry and yellow cherry coming up.

How this weather makes you feel proactive and ๐Ÿ˜

My little patch of loveliness

It’s great when your plot is full of growth and you have so much produce you give it away. It is so gratefully received because it tastes gorgeous and fresh and just like it should.

๐Ÿ… The best, peas straight off the plant, ๐ŸŒฝ that is sweet and juicy, ๐Ÿฅฌ, ๐Ÿฅฆ, ๐Ÿฅ’, ๐Ÿฅ—, ๐Ÿ“, ๐Ÿฅ•, ๐ŸŽƒ, ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ & ๐Ÿ†. All delicious.

Plot 8a.

Time to get the heated propagation out 15.3.19

So I spend some lovely hours in my warm green house, tidying and getting ready. Decided to do some planting lettuce and spring onion seeds ready to go in my salad raised bed at home.

Decided I would also get the tomato ๐Ÿ… seeds in earlier than last year.

Planted yellow sweet toms in a little cardboard pod bought for a couple of quid in a garden centre. (Miracle-Gro Gro-ables Cherry tomatoes.) never tried them before so worth a go.

One again planted Piccolo, my favourite, and worked really well last year. This is what I did by buying from supermarket.

Red cherry tomatoes planted at the allotment supplied me with tonnes of gorgeous little sweet bombs of flavour.

Also planted Thai basil again this year…. Yum yum especially in salad. โค๏ธ

Cabbage, Greyhound, are poking their head above the soil today. First leaves up ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฑ

To bean or not to bean

So….. Off I go and mention to my mate I planted the beans with slits up! ๐Ÿ˜’ My friend says “that’s the root end”

๐Ÿ˜ So I have lovingly gone out to the greenhouse and turned them all.

๐ŸŒฑ They are now on their sides but not lying down flat as they are supposed to rot. Proudly my beans are all laying in their comfy compost home ready to grow.

Bean awhile

I have been very lapse with the blog and so I have decided to use it properly this year (I hope) and actually record the seeds I plant so I can buy them again if they are good.


I sow my first beans of the season.

I have gone for a long full green bean that can be sown in Feb… Why are there so many different beans? I have used grape boxes and put 6 in each with the little slit showing upwards. I have gone for Mr F. Masterpiece green longpod broadbeans. Green beans with exceptional flavour and one of the best for freezing. Reliable and popular with exceptional yeilds. ๐Ÿ˜

I have also decided to sow peas in a tray to start them off. I have gone with RHS Starlight which is a top quality producing generous wilt resistant and extremely reliable. The first year (3yrs ago) I got excited with growing and picking fresh peas from my allotment but had not much luck…. This year I hope they will be better. ๐Ÿคž

To top of my sowing today I have also planted Mr. F Greyhound cabbages. Mild flavour with pointed heads. I love cabbage but for some unknown reason, never planted or grown them.

These are all for plot 8a but also added a lovely salad bed at home this year.

This is going to have radish, spring onions, lettuce and lambs lettuce.

Still watching Claire posting her videos which I โค๏ธ on you tube.

Well enough for the day.

Let the growing season begin… ๐ŸŒฑ