Saturday, 19 April 2014

A blank canvas

Apart from the onion sets & a rogue parsley in the back ground the veg patch is blank & ready for planting.

The greenhouse is full of plants but they shall stay there for a couple more weeks. I am not being swayed by these warm days, we are still having frosty nights here. Not major frosts but the temperature does drop considerably overnight.

Fruit garden in the background with lots of rhubarb to its side. You can also make out a row of raspberries to the right of the photo.

A line full of washing as I have a very sick young boy, I'm thankful that he perked up enough yesterday afternoon enabling me to go to the supermarket. However at 4am this morning it returned with a vengeance.

In between sorting Harry out yesterday I managed to watch snippets of Miss Marple, use the washing machine lots, visit my dad, sow more seeds in the greenhouse & dig out lots of bindweed roots from the front garden.  A most addictive job I can tell you!

We are having an easy day today we are staying in our pyjamas, well Harry & I are. I need to cook Rob his breakfast & iron his shirt for work. He has returned from uni for the Easter which is lovely but my supermarket bill increased hugely yesterday. I'm unsure whether it is more expensive to have him at home or at uni. Have a lovely Easter & enjoy your day, I might attempt some planting plans later & possibly learn how to knit lace. xx

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  1. I hope Harry is better soon and you can relax.

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    1. He has perked up considerably & asking for ice cream to soothe his throat. Thank you.

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  2. Happy Easter Joanne. Hope Harry gets well soon!

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    1. Happy Easter & he is a lot better thank you.

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  3. Let's hope your little 'un gets better soon! I know just what you mean about young people eating a lot. When our kids left home the grocery bills dropped dramatically - until we realised this and started spending more on wine! :)

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    1. He is now thank you, I was most shocked when the bill came to three figures! I think he has expensive tastes for a student. That could be where Mike & I could make a saving, Mike has given up alcohol so I don't drink as much now.

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  4. As you say it'll be worth waiting a couple of more weeks. I hope your son recovers soon.
    Thanks, and you too. xx

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    1. Yes, it would be a shame for all that hard work to be ruined. Not too long to wait & he is now thank you.

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  5. Hope Harry is feeling better. Enjoy your PJ day they don't come around very often. Know what you mean about when they come back from Uni. My three big kids have all left home one being at Uni but when they all descend it is like a swarm of locusts have paid a visit.

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    1. He is now thank you, it is very enjoyable. I had forgotten just how much Rob eats though it is lovely to have him here.

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  6. Best wishes that Harry is feeling much better soon....x
    We're looking forward to the arrival of a new greenhouse and lots of time in the garden this year too..
    Happy Easter to you and yours!
    Susan x

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    1. He is thank you, feeling much better now. A new greenhouse! What fun you will have, I look forward to reading about it. Have a great Easter.

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  7. Hope Harry is feeling better. I've had Daniel home for the last five weeks, he's back to uni tomorrow though so my line is full of his washing. I shall be bringing it is shortly and ironing it all for him. I don't know what they'd do without us mums. The temperature at night is still dropping quite low here too, I think you're wise to cosset your seedlings for a while longer.

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    1. Three bowls of ice cream is the cure I believe, I can imagine with all the washing & Rob does like to take full advantage of mum on tap as it were. Good luck with your ironing mountain I've got Rob for two more weeks before we take him back. Have a great Easter.

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  8. Hop Harry's feeling better, my plot is all empty too apart from some broad beans. I look out at next doors plot and it's full!
    Have a great Easter x

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    1. Much better now thank you, I can't wait to start planting I must admit. Hope you have a lovely Easter.

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  9. It sounds like a busy time! I hope Harry feels better soon and Happy Easter to you all.

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    1. It will be soon & yes he is better now. I hope you had a lovely Easter.

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  10. I bet you can't wait to get started.

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    1. Yes I'm very eager to get started. I hope you had a lovely Easter.

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  11. Oh dear, I do hope your little chap is feeling better soon. These things are no fun at all. It sounds like you're getting lots done anyway, your plans are quite ambitious - learning to knit lace, I'm very impressed. I've got a bit of a blank canvas here as well, and a bit of a weedy canvas at the allotment. No doubt things will all get planted in the end though. Hope you enjoy the rest of the long weekend. CJ xx

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    1. He's much better now thanks, The attempting to knit lace never happened but is still on the agenda. Thankfully I was off last week so am pretty much weed free for now. I hope you had a lovely Easter.

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  12. I know what you mean about the food bill rocketing when they're back from uni. It all seems to go so quickly too! Hope your younger one is on the mend. xx

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    1. It's just such a shock, at least there is no waste though! It's like having a crowd of locusts swarming through the house. Yes Harry is much better thank you.

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  13. Hope your younger one gets better soon. Our plants are staying inside too, the weather is so unreliable at the moment.

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    1. Much better now thank you, I must admit to planting out some broad beans in the garden & some lettuce plants into tubs.

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  14. I always like the sight of a blank canvas for veggies, although there's plenty of rain forecast for this week so I expect the weeds will come creeping back on mine.
    I hope Harry is better again soon.

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    1. It's lovely to see at the start of the season isn't it, there is no doubt in my mind that the weeds will soon come back. Yes, much better thank you.

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  15. I was sure I had commented on this...I know I read it already.....I love to have a blank canvas and start again!!

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    1. Tanya, you sound like me sometimes, I often look at comments & think I'm sure I've already left one. You have a huge blank canvas over at your allotment plot. It's looking great.

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