I've been feeling a little disconnected with my garden of late and I think that it has to do with our impending move down to Plymouth in Devon. We are still at least three months away from that moment but moving means that I am unable to cultivate a vegetable garden this year. My usual routine of planting seeds in March passed me by and my garden beds grew gradually more neglected and weedy.
Yesterday was a Bank holiday here in England, the girls were out all day on a ringing tour so DH and I decided to get stuck into the garden. No - I still cannot have my veggie patch this year but we do need to put everything back as it was when we first moved into our home - it is a rented property. So we took out the weeds, added topsoil and compost, and sowed grass seed. It's all a little sad but it sure looks allot better than it was looking!
Now I may not be able to have a huge veggie patch to play in this season, but I thought I would do something in pots this year, so I could take it with me. I Potted up some strawberry plants from the veggie patch and bought two tomato plants from the garden centre. Unfortunately we have had the most wicked wind blowing today and I see that my poor delicate little tomato plants are looking rather worse for wear. I've moved them into a sheltered position and am hoping for the best.
Spring continues to usher in a wave of blooms in the garden, some are just peaking, some are reaching their end and littering the lawn with their pretty petals.
Indoors we have been doing lots of deep spring cleaning. Furniture is being moved and the areas underneath cleaned, I am keeping to my cleaning schedule quite nicely and areas like skirting boards, kitchen cupboards the laundry room, out-of-the-way ledges, nooks and crannies have been getting the once over. But it is an ongoing effort isn't it? I'm glad that I have one small task to add to the daily chores each day, otherwise I would not get it all done!
Lots of de-cluttering is going on, the recycling bins are filled to capacity each week in an effort to throw out what we never look at or use - I'm determined NOT to pack it all up, move it to Devon, unpack it all and then never look at it.
Anyhoo - I think that is enough 'housekeeping' for one day. It's 17h00 and I need to get supper on the go. Have a wonderful day everyone.