Monday, 25 May 2009

Happy Birthday

It's my 42nd birthday today and I am off to buy something nice, not sure what yet! I received some lovely presents. Ian & Jack bought me a new flat panel TV for the kitchen. It's really cute and fits on the worktop and comes with Freeview. Now I can keep watching a film whilst cooking! My sister Danielle bought me two planters for the garden and a paper potter. I made lots of seedling pots out of newspaper yesterday, such a clever gadget. Bob made me a gardening sign out of wood (you can see it in the picture on the right). My parents and Ian parents gave me money, Debbie at work a glass cake dish and Carol at work a lovely necklace. And lots of pretty cards.

Spent yesterday afternoon in the garden after popping to Millbrooks in the morning to get a couple of herbs to put in a hanging basket with one of my tumbling tom plants. Ian put a hook in the middle of my pergola and it looks really good there. I used my old hanging baskets that I normally plant up for the front of the house. So I now need to get two new ones. Ian also bought some more fish for his marine tank. I'll add a photo of it soon. It looks great in the kitchen wall and so interesting to watch. I also did a bit of weeding and pottered about. It was a lovely warm afternoon and I was out there until 7pm finding things to do.

Anyway the weather is cooler today so perfect for shopping!

Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend. Amanda x

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Well my climbing French beans have decided to make an appearance, finally. Well it's not been that long really but this year I am not so patient and think things are taking longer to germinate. I then look at the date on the label and think oh it's only been a few days.

I potted up my tomato plants last week and they are growing really well now. I'll be pleased when they are planted outside and given to gardening friends so I can get into my dining room without tripping over all the pots. Thinking of this I have decided to buy a lean-to greenhouse this month. It's my birthday at the end of May so Ian said he will give me some money towards it. I've found the one I want so just need to save some more pennies before I order it!

Anyway I've not been up to much as have some sort of cold/flu virus this week and it's knocked all my energy. It's not like me to sleep much and today I slept all day and I'm still tired! So hopefully by the weekend my energy levels will be restored and I can get on with some stuff in the garden.