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Showing posts from May, 2015

Instant gardening in a grow bag

I know I owe you a Chelsea part II, and I will write it next week, but this is part of it and I wanted to highlight this first as I've been doing a spot of gardening (in the rain) today myself.

In my garden we have a garage wall that belongs to our neighbours. I've bought something at Chelsea Flower Show to use against this wall. We have a south west facing garden so the sun hits this wall in the morning then comes round during the day, flooding the patio with heat, which the wall and the house wall soaks up.

I've been thinking about buying a green house for ages and ages but 1. they are expensive 2. hard to put up and 3. not sure I have that much space for one. I was looking at the flower show for something to allow me to grow against this wall that was quirky, functional and cheap! I love gardening but I hate being ripped off with over-expensive items. Well.... I found the best find ever ..... let me introduce you to the British designed, British made Grow Bag Frame. Isn…

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 (part 1)

What a great day we had on Friday 22 May, good weather, great company and lots of laughter. We arrived at North Greenwich station, parked Daisy Juke and took The Emirates Air Line cable car link across the River Thames to Victoria Dock. You get a great view of London and we booked a return flight, to see London at night on the way back!

We then took the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to Tower Hill, walked to Aldgate and took the tube to Kings X. Ian wanted to see inside St. Pancras station, its like a shopping mall and has donated pianos for anyone to play, it was buzzing with lunchtime activity, people pulling their suitcases on wheels along and the usual long queue for the ladies toilets! Next off to South Kensington on the Piccadilly Line to eat birthday cake at The Hummingbid Bakery, I've always wanted to try their cakes, they look and taste amazing. The shop is opposite the tube station so not a long walk with our big cool bag full of yummy food for our picnic later at Chelsea.…

all things Chelsea (Flower Show)

This week the world will be watching the Chelsea Flower Show and all things flowery are the hot topic this week. One step ahead of the UK bank holiday weekend and the weather as usual is very unpredicatable for Chelsea week. As you know I am off to see it for myself on Friday with my lovely husband Ian - can't wait!

Here are just a few of my flowery photos of things that I love at the moment. And of course some granny squares, a bit of lunchtime catch-up.

Bye bye blue, hello sassy red

A few weeks ago I did something maybe classed as a mid-life crisis! I went to test drive one car and bought a different one, a sassy red one. I don't buy cars that often, who does? I'd like to say I spent ages on my decision but the truth is I really only made my mind up to the night before prompted by yet another male driver flashing me whilst I was overtaking a slow lorry on a busy B road, when I was in actual fact doing just a tad over the speed limited. Fed up with agressive drivers making KA drivers life a misery I longed to be above the other drivers, in a high up driving position in a little fun crossover. I've driven the same style car for 13 years, it was time for a change, a grown up car with a quirky side to it. Well last week I did just that, I bought a Nissan Duke in Magnetic Red. I've had one fun week driving her, I've named her Daisy Duke! Monday morning last week driving to work was the best Monday morning drive ever, I couldn't stop grinning. S…

Gardening and bargain finds