Monday, 12 September 2016

Nature showing the way

In my last post I wrote how I had hit a brick wall, lost my gardening mojo. Down to the fact slugs and snails had ate everythink even the stuff I grew from seed.

I started to give up on my passion in life.
Just like I did when I was fourteen years old, which made me very much sad.

Then somethink beautiful happened - nature.
Nature took complete over and I didn't really mind either... 

Nature shown me to not give up, not even to give up on your dreams.

This is how the well nature took over.







 


My Aloe Vera's in my mini greenhouse that is falling to pieces slowly.




I am amazed how well the Rhapsody in Blue has done this year... If your wondering where I got it from here is the link - https://grovesnurseries.co.uk 


I'm not happy about the rose I bought from local Morrison's store. The rose I bought was the Queen Elizabeth Rose for £5.00 , but to me it looks like the rose as died, actually when I planted it there was not much of a root on it either.


My little tea plant!


Next post will be how I have saved a tomato plant..

Friday, 22 July 2016

Having a off spell

Back in May I wrote about my plan to use up most or all of my seed stash.

I started off well, then one night while I was at work on my break I got a call from my mum to say the garden is covered with snails and slugs. 
I was horrified to hear that!

So I ordered nemaslug and two days after it arrived I made the formula up and watered my garden. 

Then that night and the next few nights I was out collecting them up in a 5ltr clear empty water bottle. 

At one point it creeped me out.... 

So as you can guess they ate everythink I grew from seed. I was so heartbroken, I think I must be still.


So today is Friday 22nd of July and I have hit a all time low, fed up with how the garden looks..

I'm seriously hoping I snap out of it soon..
Only time will tell. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

All Seeds Out!

If you follow my crafting blog you will know how I am trying to clear out my craft supplies.  

So it won't be such of a surprise, that is what I am hoping to do with all my seeds.  Shocker right? A true gardener wouldn't do that I hear you say...

Well honestly I don't want to de-stash.
But every season I like most of you, I buy most of the gardening magazines which give more free seeds.

So how bad is it really - well here is the proof!



Some of the packets I just can't find, down to the fact - I've stashed them away.... Well and truly!

Over the coming weeks I'll let you know how I get on..


So watch this space 

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Life

I noticed the first week of December on twitter and on my local news, how everywhere had spring flowers out.. 

Then on the 15th of December my family and myself went to Wales to visit friends and pick up our new family member (Which I will write about soon). 

Anyway on our way through Yeovil, we came across daffodils right along the road for a few miles. I honestly tried so hard to get a photo - but failed!!! 

Then a few days before - well it was a few nights before Christmas week I noticed, Life in my little garden.

Saint Johns wort

Rasphy in Blue rose

Rhododendron

Flowers out on Fushia's and Geranium's 

Even the hyacinth's have popped up.. Not bad as I bought these last year at my local Morrison's  store for 15p each was £2 they were reduced!

At the time I was ill so I could not get any pictures.


Monday, 4 January 2016

A New Year!

First of all I just want to wish everyone a happy new year and I hope you all had a good time over the festive period?

Sorry it's been a while since I have posted anythink on here.  

So what are my plans for 2016?  
This is my plan.

• Tropical Weymouth 
• Reviews
• All Seeds out

I will be working on the above.

I also need to look into dog friendly plants as well.
As I now have a dog, who loves eating everythink in sight..  My cats don't seem so fuss as long as they have grass to eat.

So watch this space... 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Going Wild

I think I have said before how my little garden becomes a jungle during the summer.  It is normal down to how much I grow. From tomato's, to beans, yams and cucamelons, the list goes on...

But this year I have failed, to spend time in the garden. I have grown sweet peas, wild flowers and garlic. My garlic is a bit behind, maybe about six weeks or more. I'm still waiting and praying for the scapes to appear!

I got my garlic bulbs 30 for £9.99 (please keep in mind price may change) from South West Garlic Farm base here in Dorset. Mark and his family is well known for their Black Garlic!

Which by the way I have tried and wow the garlic its self doesn't taste like the white blub garlic that you get in the supermarkets. How can I described it, hmmm, to me the black garlic as a kind of sweet taste to it!



You need to try it to see what I mean! So back to the garden.... 

Remember the Christmas tree I bought from Groves at Bridport about two years ago or more.. Well I finally found a nice pot to pot it up in back in April.  I also bought a couple more of the same pot. To pot up two other plants I just wished I got more now. I used one of the pots to pot up the rose I bought for my mum on mother's day a few years back ' Rhapsody In Blue' also from Groves at Bridport.

Plus two years ago my mum bought me a tea plant, I'm ashamed to say its took till April this year to find the right pot! 



The tea plant is the one closes to us with the bee in and the rose Rhapsody in Blue is in the pot behind.

Has you can see it is wild were the tree is!


So Ive named this post as 'Going Wild' well... I have a buddleia that appeared, I think I have wrote about it before now. Anyway I thought I was on top of it, keeping the buddleia under control. Then last month I was not to good with my health.  So I think the plant had decided to go completely wild. I know people call it a weed, an unloved plant.  But I have always like  the buddleia since I was little. I have fond memories of walking to school in the summer and looking forward to seeing the buddleia to see what bees or butterflies was on it. Has I walked past on my way to and from my little primary school..

This is how my one looks it towers over me!
Picture


This one is from my kitchen window.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Life

I wrote this down on the 6/6/15, but before I could upload and post this I caught a virus that knock the stuffing out of me.. Today is the first day I have felt well enough to post this!

Wow, I can not believe how fast the #treefollows come round. . .  I am not complaining honestly.

Yesterday (5/6/15)  while walking home in the evening I popped into the gardens to see my tree.



I can not quite believe it was 7:45pm in the evening and how it was still daylight.. 

So while I was there checking to see what had changed or not. I got asked by a lady who was walking her dog what was I upto? I explained the tree was for my grandmother and that I write about the tree in a monthly #treefollow. The lady said that the #treefollow sounded interesting, she smiled and carried on walking around the park with her dog.  I then carried on what I was doing taking notes and photos. 

So I checked the leaves to see if someone had been nubbling them, from what I can see no one as been.


Some think I had noticed when walking into the park the blossom had gone. So next I checked to see if there was any berries forming? And look berries!


Then before I left the park I noticed someone else was coming to see me... 



I was so happy to see the little ladybird.. They are one of my favourite garden friends.

Just look she (could be a he) is a two spotted!