Monday, 2 May 2011

Better late than never...





I'm always late when it comes to planting stuff in the garden, my gardening year usualy starts around August time....i'll decide to do something with my flower beds and thats as far as the plan goes.


This year is not much different, however i have made progress with a patch i want to use for veggies. I'm so fed up with the price of basic vegetables, especialy salad leaves, so i'm getting into the whole growing lark. It will be major trial and error for me, but i have read up on a few tips from books and websites, plus i have a few people close to me who know what they are doing if i go drasticaly wrong.




So after sifting through what seems like a weeks worth of roots and stones, i now have a few small beds prepared ready for stuff to be planted. I already have strawberrys and tomatos growing nicely in the jute hanging planters on the fence and in the hanging baskets. I'm trying some upside down growning this year....

As usual the bees were taking great interest, and i had my first new resident of my new solitary beehive (yes another one...i made this one myself), so he was packing his nest nice and tight with mud and leaves ready for his babies....





We now have a sunflower competition going on, me and my girls, and Maddy and her girls (and Maddy's mum all have a sunflower seed in a pot, even the dogs have one. :) I will be keeping a close eye on the growing to make sure it's fair...i'll keep you informed of thier progress.





As for my kids helping me.....my youngest spent ages working her little fingers to the bone and produced some quality work to be proud of...



Ah well, they do say that gardening is all about love and care don't they?

Any hints and tips most welcome as i am very much a novice gardener.....also if you have any tips on how to slap blogger so it works properly for me....i'd be most gratefull.


Thanks for stopping buy....hopefully i'll have something crafty to show next time.


2 comments:

Lee said...

Love all the pics.Can't wait to see everything starting to grow,good luck with it all.I love sun flowers.x

Nicola Anne said...

Hiya, I arrived here from Maddy's Blog (though Docrafts). I've had a nosey about and a good read of your posts. I really needed a good laugh, thank you. I showed my 9 year old son the bee hives as they did these at school last year. Keep up the good work and can't wait to see what you get up to next. PS loved the Blackadder quote as my hubbie is Mr Bean's doppleganger lol.