Friday, 30 April 2010

Let's get sowing!

There is nothing like a couple of sunny days, especially in Scotland, to get you out in the garden if your that way inclined. We had a couple of days when it has been glorious outside and there was lots of jobs on my to do list that needed ticking off. So I decided to turn my days upside down, during the day I would spend time in the garden and at night work in the studio. So P and I have now managed to get most of our seeds planted so far, there were quite a few to be planted. We went a bit crazy in the garden centre and bought a bit too many!!!!! But this year I am going all out with flowers, and have the whole of the back border to fill with wonderful bright and cheery flowers.

It's been all go as we have a new edition to the kitchen garden.........our very own greenhouse. My mum and I had been out for a jaunt a couple of weeks ago and I came back to a very happy husband. It was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Our neighbours were turning part of their garden into a car park and no longer had any need for their greenhouse. It had been destined for the dump until P rescued it. Along with a rather nice 50's cabinet with formica top. We had wanted a greenhouse for a while and had always made a point of scanning the classifieds in our local newspaper. Every time we called a number for one for sale, the bloomin things had gone already so we had given up on the idea. So it was a very good day indeed!!!!!

P spent most of his evenings digging a big hole and building the footings for our new greenhouse. But with lots of hard work we, well mostly P if I'm honest, managed to get the green house up and ready in just over a week. We also have a lovely path inside and we were able to use some old paving bricks that we had salvaged from when workmen had dug up the pavement from outside my granny's house and these were the original pavement underneath the concrete slabs.
So although it was pouring down outside we were now able to pot up our seeds in our very own greenhouse. We were quite cosy inside, although we were wrapped up warm with lots of layers. I had the radio installed for the afternoon and we had cups of tea. And despite the rain, we had a lovely afternoon pottering about.

I love the garden, its my little place to get away when I have been working in the studio all day. It can feel like a proper break if I get out the house and sit outside, even if it's just for half an hour. So happy gardening everyone and let's hope, you to, have been able to get outside. What does your garden grow??? I would love to know. Leahx


  1. Hi Leah:

    What lovely pictures you have over on Flickr! I was wondering where you got your tablecloth for your kitchen table? So terribly pretty!

    I will be back ;)


  2. Lisa, so glad you like my photos over at flickr, thank you!! My tablecloth was oilcloth from Laura Ashley which I got about 5 years ago, so no longer available :(. I wish I had bought more at the time. Come back soon Lx


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