Saturday, 6 June 2009


I thought I was going to have a nice relaxing day then remembered I had pre-booked my car service! An expensive morning so I won't dwell on that. I haven't done anything in the garden today as I felt like having an afternoon nap after the shock of the serivce bill and woke up at 4:30pm missing all of the afternoon!

I haven't got much to do out there as I spent a lot of time last weekend weeding and sowing some more veggies. My peas are now flowering and I put in some more pea sticks for my second sowing. I hope to be eating them in a few weeks time. We have eaten all the raddishes and some salad and tomorrow we are going to eat my first carrots from this year with a home-made beef & ale casserole. The first two sacks of potatoes on the patio are about to flower with two more smaller bags started off now and sprouting. All the rain did the garden the world of good and saved me watering for a few days.

Last weekend we had our first BBQ after cleaning it and painting the wood with teak oil (well Ian did that bit). Ian is going on a fishing trip next Friday so hopefully his catch will be BBQ that evening. Well that's the plan.

I cut some salad leaves this evening for dinner (home-made tuna pizza) Glad I sowed some now as I was bit put off last year with bugs! The swiss chard bright lights adds colour and the baby beetroot leaves and I also cut a variety of leaves. I've added a photo but the flash makes it look a bit patchy! Hopefuly I can get some more sown tomorrow and it should save me around £1.25 each time I need some salad leaves, brilliant!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Amanda x

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