Monday, 11 October 2010

What a day!

Hmm, nothing is ever simple when you have children is it? I say children, mine are eighteen and twenty. Youngest DD is "studying" for A2s at the moment, if only she would study, I suppose at that age life gets in the way of school doesn't it? Maybe all kids should leave school at 15 or 16 and go back to it when they've grown up a bit.

My hands and hip are painful today because I did gardening over the weekend. Never mind, it's worth it to see a pretty garden. It will be pretty when I've finished! Heehee. I went to visit a friend the other day and she has a really pretty garden. She used to live along the street from me and she had a lovely garden then, she's moved now and has a smaller garden but still pretty. My garden doesn't have much colour in it, apart from green. I really must buy some plants which are going to give me more colour. A while ago I did a layout with 100 photos on it and used all photos of my garden. I must have some colourful stuff in there to have that many photos, but it's looking so bland at the moment. Earlier this year I threw some seeds all over the beds in the hope that lots of pretty things would grow, unfortunately I think the chickens must have eaten then as nothing grew. I'll try again next year.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

What a palavar!

I haven't logged onto my blog for ages - bad blogger, and I remember my password. After lots of fiddling I finally managed to get in but now I don't know if I'm logged in with my old or a new password. Probably have the same trouble when I next log in.


I've had a lovely weekend gardening. Better put some photos up I suppose.

Here's my garden looking quite nice in the October sunshine. I like this part of my garden, it always looks nice. I need to cut some of the plants back though, they're growing over the lawn. If the weather stays nice I will do this next weekend.
This is the other side of the garden and it's a bit more shaded. I had a huge Pyrocantha removed last year and now this area covered in thistles. So I'll need to get those out too. I'm not so keen on this bit of the garden, I need to sort it out I think.

This is the orchard. Haha, there are four fruit trees in here so I call it the orchard. It's also where the chickens live. They're not very happy at the moment as they have to stay in their runs. They usually have the run of the orchard, but they've destroyed all the grass as you can see. I've spent the last two weekends re-seeding so I can't let the girls out or they'll eat the seed. This part here was seeded last weekend and the grass is starting to grow so I'm optimistic about it looking nice again soon.