Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Beautiful Begininings

The weather is so unpredictable at the moment, torrential rain and wind one minute bright and sunny the next.  A little pottering as been done in the garden but no major jobs as yet, the list just keeps increasing.  Let me take you for a stroll around while it is dry, although the lawn is sodden so watch where you are walking.

 
Mother Nature as her finest, the rhubarb starting to unfurl from its Wintery sleep.
 
 
Mint starting to spread its bounty.
 
 
Lemon Thyme, flourishing and sending out a beautiful aroma already.
 
 
Lavender starting its regrowth, can you see the difference in colour?
 
 
Strawberries starting to come alive from a long Winters sleep.
 
 
There are pots and pots of daffodils dotted around all over to let us know Spring is in the air.
 
 




 
Pots and baskets rejuvenated to their former glory with a little sunshine and a feed here and there.
 
Seeds have been potted up and already starting to push their way through the soil. 
 



 
A start has been made, all the window sills in the house are filled with pots, some are now ready to be transferred to the plastic greenhouse to harden off but with all this wind I don't think it would last long.
 
When it rains I have plenty to keep me occupied.  I have made a start sorting out the vintage ribbons and enjoyed every minute of looking at them, remembering where they came from.  Each one with its own story.
 



 
A little lace has sneaked in, the beauty and the pleasure it gives thinking of new ways to reuse it.
 
I have made the final canvas now that Honey has arrived.
 
 
Honey has also been added to the wall of fame.
 

 
There is still plenty of scrapbook pages to catch up with and crochet and ...the list is endless.  What's keeping you busy?
 
See you soon.


37 comments:

  1. Looks like your garden is off to a good start. Love your scrapbook pages.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my goodness, from the news it sounds like your weather is oppressive! I'm glad you have good things to do indoors.
    Our weather is cold and not conducive to gardening. I love your blooms and found them quite encouraging!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The weather really has been terrible the past few days here to. Your garden growth is wonderful and looking great :-) Lovely ribbons and congratulations on the safe arrival of your little grand daughter lovely frame with the them all in, dee x

    ReplyDelete
  4. My goodness, you are always so busy! I loved the stroll around your garden and it's inspiring. Our weather is pretty much like your's right now. We had 3 hail storms on Sunday and the then sun would pop out. I ADORE you ribbons...such a treat to see those too. the pix are all so sweet of the little ones. Happy Spring.

    ReplyDelete
  5. My goodness your garden is looking wonderful. It's been so cold here nothing except my rhubarb has been brave enough to begin to come up. We are expecting temperatures almost 70° by the weekend though so I'm looking forward to that. I love your basket of ribbons. So pretty. I can just imagine the history that each one has. And look at you! You already have completed projects with your new baby's picture in them! I find that amazing. Have a lovely day and stay warm.
    Blessings, Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your garden is just bursting forth with beautiful color! I just love spring!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the ribbon box , So many pretty ribbons xxx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ooooh that was chilly....shall we have a cuppa now....lol.
    Gorgeous, gorgeous ribbons and I love your wall of fame.
    Keeping me busy over the next few days will be sorting out all my craft stuff again into a new cupboard and two filing cabinets which hubby has just bought for me as an early birthday present-x-

    ReplyDelete
  9. Our herbs are greening up to in Sussex.

    ReplyDelete
  10. How lovely to see all the new growth and new life in your garden! Your rhubarb is ahead of mine!
    Pretty stash of ribbons and braids, so nice to have them all to hand like that.
    Great idea to have the wall of fame and so exciting each time there's a new addition.
    Have a great week!
    Gill xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Well, you certainly have a green thumb and LOTS of growing things! And I love your ribbon box and all the delightful children's photos.. you sure have enlarged your family of late! I've been keeping busy with swimming and meetings and holidays and just stuff. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your plants and flowers look wonderful considering all of the bad weather you've been having. I'll bet it smells so wonderful in your garden!! Our lavender is starting to perk up a bit. The previous owners planted a bunch of it and it's definitely going to be staying where it is. Lots of other stuff will be going though. There is no rhyme or reason to the garden beds at our new house. It looks like they just stuck stuff in the ground randomly. My mother is going to be our new gardener and my son Connor and I are going to be tending to the vegetable garden. Really looking forward to it. I hope you had a wonderful Easter!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such promise & bounty to come & to enjoy! It really does your heart good to see this!
    Well done on all that organisation!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely to see your garden, some lovely colours, my seeds are coming up now, I have just been keeping busy with Spring Cleaning still x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Isn't it wonderful to see the new shoots starting to appear. New plants, new babies - definitely a bumper crop for you this year. X

    ReplyDelete
  16. Spring in your part of the world is about two weeks ahead of ours! I like your wall of fame, it is fabulous. x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! What a fun post. Your garden is looking good and all those seeds started already is very impressive. I posted today and titled my post Out Like A Lamb, and then after I hit publish the March winds came up so hard that it even turned my porch rocker over and we had another frost last night. That's March for you . . . hopefully we will get milder weather in April.
    Happy Spring!
    Connie :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love your wall of fame - such a lovely idea xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh what a nice big box of ribbon! I really like the Snuggles and Hugs card you made documenting Honey's arrival...those children are just so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  20. The garden's certainly starting to come to life again. I haven't sown any seeds yet this year, though I'm not growing very much this year now that I've given up the allotment. The canvas is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your garden and ours seem at par in terms of growth. But I`ve not begun any seeds yet and I`m so impressed with the tiny shoots in your starter trays.
    A lovely canvas to add to your wall. Such love as family grows.

    ReplyDelete
  22. You certainly do have a lot of ribbon and trim. I like the stencilled box/tray you keep some of it in. I keep my stash ( quite small really) in an old suitcase.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your garden looks wonderful, my friend! So vibrant and healthy.

    And your ribbons and trims - what loveliness! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have just scrolled down to 'meet' your darling little Honey Rose! Congratulations! Lovely to see the family so happy at Easter, too. The gardens are coming along nicely, it seems, and that box of ribbons is wonderful. I have been busy in the garden today after weeks of horrible weather and crocheting a sweater for my little grandson's first birthday soon. So happy for you that Mother and baby are well and she is so beautiful! Hugs xo Karen

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your garden looks wonderful coming alive after its Winter sleep. After having my garden landscaped in the Winter and now having a blank canvas I cannot wait to start buying some tubs and planting to brighten it up. xx

    ReplyDelete
  26. Lovely gardening, and sorting and crafting. I have been figuring out taxes! xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. Spring is in the air !!! With new plants and a new life !!!
    Have a lovely day !
    Hug
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  28. there is nothing like spring showing it's pretty green face :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. You are getting more busy than ever. Everything you grow seems to be sprouting all over and the plants are growing so beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
  30. All the plants are looking good. I think spring is finally here. Your box of ribbons and lace are so pretty. I love sorting through things like that.

    ReplyDelete
  31. You have so many things starting to grow in your garden. It's always so refreshing to see things pop up in the spring. My rhubarb is at about the same place yours is. I can't wait to be able to harvest some!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love these brave little shoots and plants, just beginning their journey. Like little Honey Rose.
    Amalia
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  33. Loved the garden tour! And the ribbons and sweet babies!!
    xo
    Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  34. Catching up with your news. Glad you had a blessed Easter and all well with family. Hope your Dad goes on well though. It's good to be able to see plants sprouting and the ones inside progressing. The photo boards look lovely. Enjoy your crafting. We still have family going in and out at the moment, but also thinking about a change of scene in April.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi Lorraine, wow, I'm impressed by your garden and plants! Here things are still behind, I feel. The neighbours magnolia tree is only just flowering now. Ah well, I'm sure once the warmer weather is here to stay then I will get down with planting and tending! I love doing that as much as you do!

    Honey Rose looks real cute!

    Take care,
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

    ReplyDelete
  36. All of that rain has certainly made your garden happy. Love the pages of Bertie and the new baby.
    Meredith

    ReplyDelete