The weather of late has been quite grim, with endless rain and low temperatures. However, we have had a slight improvement of late and whilst the temperatures are still low for this time of year the rain has slowed and the sun has showed her face. The grass is in need of a good cut, we are having to use the strimmer as it is so long. The mower will have its work cut out.
The garden room is in need of a good sort out too, with some plants in need of planting on. Sadly some seeds not even started as yet. What a difference the weather makes to mood as we make our plans this morning with so much more enthusiasm. Let me take you on a little tour of the garden room, I will warn you in advance it is a photo heavy post.
Not as much as usual going but we have decided to focus on the positive not the negative. The tyres we use for beds are doing well. Let me take you on another tour.
The mint is prolific and needs to be curtailed, it has spread beyond the tyre and needs to be stopped before it takes over. I have several bunches hanging in the kitchen to dry, as you can imagine it smells beautiful. The tyres need a good weeding but we are going to focus on the grass for now, slow but steady.
In other news, it should have been freedom day in England today but due to rise in numbers and a new variant of Covid this has now been delayed. The vaccine programme is doing so well both in Scotland and in England, it is hoped that this will help and have a positive effect.
I will close for now and thank each and everyone of you for your visit and as always for your uplifting comments. I need to rush and get ready for my aerobics class which has now started up again. It is so nice to chat and see other people. A touch of normality beginning to return to our lives, which has been a long time coming. Take care.
See you soon.
Lovely little garden ! Perfect to add organic food to your cooking !ReplyDelete
Rain is here too...and officially it's Summer today ;)
Have a nice week !
We got now your rainy weather ! Until yesterday it was still nice ! Am I happy that I can watch garden work from my 4th floor ! I love nice gardens but I never had a green thumb !ReplyDelete
I am fascinated with your garden room. What a wonderful place to potter about. The potting bench and bags of seeds caught my attention most.ReplyDelete
I so enjoyed touring your garden room Lorraine. Our weather has been the exact opposite of yours. Hot, hot, hot and very humid. I'm going to Mandy's today to be with Piper while Mandy is at work. She's been ill over the weekend and so Mandy is keeping her home from the Kids Camp that the school runs in the summer. We're hoping it's just allergies but there is no use taking chances is there? And it gives me time with her.ReplyDelete
Wishing you and Gerard a fabulous day my dear friend.
I love seeing all those plants. Sadly, I do not have a very green thumb. I pot up some flowers and a couple of tomato plants each year and they usually do well, but any other kind of gardening is hit and miss probably due to the fact that I just don't enjoy it all that much. I hope the sun stays with you for a little while.ReplyDelete
Your garden room looks fantastic! I still have my greenhouse on my wish list. I hear lumber is going back down in price, so there is hope get it built. Have a fantastic week.ReplyDelete
I loved this photo heavy post Lorraine and am impressed with all your plants. I bet they'll come on leaps and bounds if the weather warms up a bit.ReplyDelete
Your plants all look wonderful. I can just smell the mint drying in your kitchen.ReplyDelete
Glad you have some normality happening there. Your plants look good - we are having success with the lettuces (planted inside polystyrene boxes that once kept veg cool in transit), everything else is way behind! We are planting in completely virgin ground in the paddock - whilst the digger cleared a plot for us, the digger compacted the soil and, sad to say, most of the top soil got shifted elsewhere! We will beg some muckheap off the farmer in the autumn and let it break down for next year.ReplyDelete
We have had sunshine (sorry you haven't) but the ground is baked hard and I have had to water round lots!
Your garden room looks good - our plants have to grow on under plastic.
Your plants are looking lush and growing well so they must like the weather. Ours is very hot and my plants and flowers are already showing stress from the heat. I hope your got your lawn sorted out and your strimmer was up to the task. If not, maybe you will have to borrow the neighbor’s sheep! I’m sure they would be delighted to help.ReplyDelete
Everything is coming along nicely by the looks of it, such a cheery sight. If only it would warm up a bit, we'd all be on our way. We've had a disaster with all the veg Inc the tomatoes, it seems to be the compost we think, so it's great to see yours doing well.ReplyDelete
Your gardening room is certainly full of wonderful plants. That's so nice to have such a space. And your aerobic class beginning again is great! Enjoy yourself.ReplyDelete
Sorry you've had so much rain and cold temperatures. Maybe that will change now. Everything seems to be growing well especially the plants in tires. If I had any room left I'd put some old tires to good use too.ReplyDelete
While I know there had been a lot of rain your plants look wonderful. Stay safe my freind.ReplyDelete
When the garden gets going, it is going to be wonderful! The tire idea is so unique, too.ReplyDelete
I had read about the new variant hitting you. So far we have been pretty lucky in my province. However now the provincial government is going wide open. No masks, which I think is a bit too soon. The provinces on each side of us have the variant... Scary.ReplyDelete
Your garden room looks lovely. Everything is growing beautifully.
Love to visit your garden room. Everything is growing so well and looks so healthy. You have green fingers.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the garden tour. It's good to have somewhere like your garden room where you can nurture your plants. We've just sown another lot of salad and rocket as we eat quite a lot with our light lunches. I like seeing the pink thrift flowers as it reminds me of the coast and your beautiful island home.ReplyDelete
since we are moving we are not gardening - boo. Hopefully next year in a new space will lead to beautiful gardens!! yours is great!ReplyDelete
A bit of normalcy is so wonderful these days.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed visiting your garden.
Wish I could send you a bit of the heat we are having.
You have some fab stuff growing there Mama. Our veg has been a bit slow to catch on too but for the first time this week I didn't buy lettuce on the big shop! Fingers crossed for some nice weather. Jo xReplyDelete
Your garden is looking good, Lorraine, and in the not too distant future you will be showing and enjoying a bountiful crop.ReplyDelete
WOW!! All of your plants look wonderful!! Soon you will be reaping the rewards of your labor...ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words...I am now fully vaccinated and am able to go out freely but I do love being home....Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
You have some very nice plants and plantings. I used to have old tires and painted them for flowers. I saw at one house in the mountains here two tires were put together, sprayed green and had painted eyes and they made them to look like a giant frog. Neat looking. Is that your green house with the stone wall in back? I love that. I love stone buildings anyway. Happy Wednesday.ReplyDelete
I am sorry but I say green house and I see where you say garden room. I jump ahead of myself sometimes.ReplyDelete
It cooled off considerably here, also. We went from drought conditions, to rain every day, and lots of wind. The flowers, and veggies are doing better with the rain...so we cannot complain. Your plants look good!! I hope you are able to get caught up on your grass cutting. xxooReplyDelete
I enjoyed the garden tour, thank you.ReplyDelete
Lovely to see all of your photographs.
Pleased that your aerobics class has started up again. So nice to be with people and enjoy exercise and a chat.
My good wishes.
All the best Jan
Thoroughly enjoyed your garden room tour and the delicious smell of mint filling your kitchen brings thoughts to mind of my Aunty's kitchen on her Somerset farm. How lucky you are to be able to pop into your garden room or garden and pick a snippet of mint or other herb. Nothing better than fresh from the garden. Have fun at aerobics :-) keep well Amanda xReplyDelete
It's so great that you can go back to physical education, not everything has normalized here either ... I hope the class starts in September. But we can go on a few trips again ... so we took the car out last weekend and booked a hotel ... it was so lovely. Wishing you all the best. ViolaReplyDelete
What a lot of things you have growing, a good variety. You'll be eating well come harvest time.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by again!! Looking forward to seeing the doll house that you are working on....I hope you are having a great weekend!!ReplyDelete
Your plants are doing great, and doesn't it amaze you how fast the weeds grow! Glad to hear that you are able to get out and about more! Many blessings to you :)ReplyDelete
I love the photos of your garden, the plants look so healthy and hopeful. I hope the weather is nicer by now.ReplyDelete
I really like the blog and I hope people will have a new blog, thanks for the blogReplyDelete