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Monday, 29 March 2021

Today

Was grey, but warmer although the wind was blowing slightly when we got up.  I honestly did not think that the sun was going to shine, but it has turned out to be a very pleasant day, and one where I am wanting and itching to be out in the garden.   

We sorted out some more of the rubbish to go to the tip. After we had that sorted, I then unwrapped my strawberry plants (now 24 of them), and gave them a drink. They are doing well too. 

On first inspection my trees seem to have made it through okay (I had wrapped them up as well), but they do need pots of their own and I need compost as well.  Hopefully that will get sorted out during the week.

Tomorrow the weather is meant to be better.  I hope so as if it is I will take advantage and get out into the garden to try and sort it a little.  I need to get down to the bottom of the garden to get the greenhouses sorted.

We have a roast chicken with all the trimmings for tea this evening and are looking forward to that.  After that I shall then set too with my embroidery again.  I am determined to get this done as quickly as I can.  I am enjoying the routine of being able to sit after the work of the day, and sew.  It is very rythmical and soothing (well I think it is). I am getting very excited about some of the projects before me.  There are some super kits to work.  I sort of lost my confidence as to whether I could still do it a bit, but this lap quilt is helping an awful lot with that.  It is not perfect, but that is part of the charm of working needlework.  Those little tiny errors form part of the charm of the piece, but are also a good teaching aid in that you will not repeat that mistake in a hurry.  They make it your piece of work.

We shall be going off to the tip for tomorrow but the car is more or less loaded.  There is a load more stuff to do but this old equipment that is going to the recycling part of the tip and cardboard packaging from recent deliveries so it will be well out of the way.

Our three patio trees have not arrived yet.  There is a Cherry, Pear and Apple trees yet to arrive (for the patio). They are to go into planters too.

Once the greenhouses are up I can get set too with the seed planting.  That is the bit I love doing, but there is a lot of work to get done to achieve this.  If the weather holds good that will help an awful lot.

Right am off to dish up dinner and then resume my embroidery.

Hope everyone has had a lovely day.

Take care

Pattypan

x

1 comment:

  1. We're hoping to get our polytunnel up this week, at the top of the paddock - a spot hopefully where it will get plenty of sun. The other triangle of land towards the lane has beech trees which will probably make it too shady to use as a veg plot - we will have to wait and see - plus it looks like badgers visit and dig it up for worms. Not ideal for veg!

    Hoping your trees arrive soon. I have a cheap apple and a pear on order from Thomson and Morgan, and |Alpine strawberry plants for hanging baskets too.

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