Just me and stuff I love with plenty of sewing and the odd bottle of wine!
Monday, 17 May 2010
WILLYOU TAKE AN AFTER DINNER STROLL WITH ME?
Here at Winnibrggs House its been a really pleasant though pretty ordinary weekend. The sun shone, the jobs got done, evenings spent doing a little sewing...so I thought perhaps you would like to take a stroll with me around my small but nicely formed little haven....
So grab your glass, or coffee and take a stroll with me..Outside the kitchen door is a little part paved and part gravelled area where we have a few pots. When we first moved here the whole area was solid concrete, grey and drab and so we have done what we can to lighten it up. A bit difficult when the concrete was about a foot thick!!
Scrummy blueberries, the flowers just setting. Hopefully there'll be enough for Joanne Harris' French blueberry tart later on in the season
My beautiful Solanum (potato vine) at least it was until my DH pruned (butchered) it!!!!!
The canopy used to spread across to the kitchen door and it was a mass of small purple flowers from April until October. OK twice it has become so heavy it has come down from the wall but a little trim would have sufficed. I think even he breathed a sigh of relief when he saw all these new shoots, but I don't think it will be its best this year.....
DH's latest idea to use some copper pipe to grow trailing plants around the pond. He seems to be catching this 'make do and mend' idea!
Yet more ways of breaking up (quite literally) the horrid concrete....even get my patchwork out here...and not a sewing machine in site!
Through the first arch, our small attempt to 'grow your own'....peas, parsnips, lettuce, beetroot... tomatoes and nasturtiums in the hanging baskets..
Runner beans..not so far on this year..!
Gooseberries forming nicely
Rhubarb, ready to cut this year, yummy crumble and custard...can't wait
Then through the gate on to the bridge over the pond....
in past the second gate (grandchild security with pond) and onto the small lawned area..pots of strawberries just coming into flower
borders of small shrubs
The lovely montana grown to cover the sadly demised cherry tree!..from this
to this....in a week such beautiful flowers
stepping stones for hanging the washing out when the dew is still wet..
Hanging baskets newly planted, I hope those frosts are gone.....
and so to the back gate.... before we slowly stroll back again...
Well I dont know about you but I'm ready for a fill up now..... was that red or white...................!!
Hope you enjoyed our little amble..until next time ..when I'll be announcing the winner of the giveaway