Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Still it rains!

April showers still continue!! Where does all this water come from. I hate it when it starts to spoil all the lovely flowers we have waited so long for, but c'est la vie I guess.

I can never resist taking photos of flowers so have been out in the garden to take a few pics despite it being wet everywhere, just chose a short dry interlude! The wisteria is at its all-time best this year. They say it takes a long time and I planted it 17 years ago !

The veg are potted up waiting to go in the veggie patch, but ground so sodden at the moment it is impossible to work on it. So far I have toms, courgettes, chillis and peppers waiting to go out and I want to plant some runner beans too and this year for a first I am having a go at hops. Not for future beer, but to use to promote sleep . It is supposed to work well and we shall see.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

April Showers!

Wet wet wet in 33 this Spring, just as the saying goes April showers. Still to be expected after such a lovely March I guess.

I have not progressed much with the weaving since my last post, as for the last three weeks we have been giving the kitchen a much needed makeover . I would have loved new units but as this was not to be in these times I stripped down the old ones and painted them. So fed up with the brown stained wood which we have lived with for so long and wanted to brighten everything up. Also I regrouted the tiled work surface to make it fresh and nice and then of course the walls etc needed doing. It is almost done except for the painting of the main door and the welsh dresser which should not take long when we get a couple of dry days. I have posted a couple of pics so you can see what I have been up to and I have to say I am very pleased with it all and do feel it all looks lighter. Now to save up for a new cooker!

The garden is coming along nicely but have not had time to plant up the veggie patch yet as H has scaffolding on it for roof repairs. Hopefully we can get all that finished this week and the tomatoes etc can go in. The bulbs seem to be over very quickly this year, but the clematis montana is doing well for the first year and the wisterias are coming into bloom. Wouldn't it be nice if the flowers lasted longer. lol