Then it was task no 1. Take all the decorating gear we've been storing in the conservatory and then clean the floor. It has literally been the dumping ground since we moved in last October. It has been the grout and plaster mixing room when we were tiling the bathroom. The wood cutting room when doing the spare bedroom wardrobe and the paint hoarding room. And today it became the peaceful, tranquil and relaxing summer room I always dreamt it would be.
My dad came round at 9:30 and gave me a lovely chair for the room. Its so comfy and is defiantly going to be my summer crafts chair. I've positioned it facing out into the garden. Ahhhh its just so blissful!
I nearly forgot how fun it was dressing a room.
I put the rug we got on our honeymoon in Turkey, on the wooden tiles. I just love the pattern. And it reminds me of our special holiday every time I see it. (love)
I've also placed lots of lovely garden books to browse through in the evenings.
Once my work was done I sat
there proudly with a lovely glass of mexican limeade and looked around at my lovely green garden. I think I will spend most of the summer in this lovely outside room. Crocheting of course!
Me and my Dad then went off to the garden centre. I needed some chicken pellets and we deserved a treat.
I’m so afraid of my new found obsession. It is costing me lots. But it is worth every penny. I’ve always wanted a herb garden and have indulged in a six for £10 offer to add to my collection. I got corriander, curry plant, sage, thyme, parsely and tarrogan.
I’ve invested in plants I think I will use and tomorrow I will be busy potting. I have brought enough compost to treated each one to its own pot. This way they will grow big and strong as they begin to spread and crawl.
I am looking forward to the waft of all the herbs when I get home from work and go and let the chicken's out.
Oh, they will be delightful on the summer barbecue or used to add flavor to my cooking.
I will also be planting two beautiful hanging baskets for the front of the house. They will be sure to give visitors a friendly greeting as the walk up the path to the front door. I chose two lovely trailing varietie's of Surfinia. Crazy Pink and Mini Purple.
Finally I couldn't resist getting some geraniums in four different colours. They also will be treated to their own individual pots.
I just love the thought of giving plants space to root and establish without having to fight for precious soil and nutrients with other plants.
I also love the simplicity of have just one pot or hanging basket with one variety and colour plant. They are so striking and visually delicious.
Here they all are, back at home waiting for a soak. You can see my strawberrie's in the pot at the back.
And if you just look a bit closer ....
I also have some seeds waiting to be planted - oh boy its going to be a busy day tomorrow.
I Can’t wait to watch these grow. And who knows.... maybe in two months time I’ll be putting them into their own adult size pots for the secret garden.
Just before I came in I got all my tools ready...
Oh it’s finally summertime. The chickalata's are gorging in their dust baths. Here's Ivy.
The sunshine is out!!!!! The ladybirds, bees and butterflies are basking in its glory, and plants are revealing new found secrets every day.