Tuesday, 18 May 2010

A Spot of Gardening

What a beautiful day its been today. The sun hasn't stopped shining here and it's been lovely and warm. I did a spot of shopping with my mother in law yesterday, mainly for plants. I got some nice ones for my hanging baskets, including some dwarf sweet peas which I never seem to be able to find usually. I also bought an English Lavender pictured below which smells divine. The lovely french lavender pictured above I bought on Sunday when my mum and me had a look around some garden centres. I couldn't resist the pretty flowers. Mum got lots of plants for her garden including a really pretty broom for the border. We even had a coffee and a cake in the tea rooms. In fact a lovely day all round.
Anyway.....so today I planted up the two lavenders and some sweet peas into the two large pots that sit outside our front door. These pots had horrible bushes in before. They looked really scraggy and were pot bound so hubby dug them out yesterday to make way for my planting today. A big improvement I think, once they get going it should add a splash of colour to the front and will smell lovely, not to mention how pleased the bees and butterflies will be :o)

I also planted up my two hanging baskets. They don't look much at the moment but they should get going soon.

I  had a big clear up in the border along the fence, much tidier now. Did have a bit of a backache once I'd finished but I'm pleased that it's done. It was lovely pottering outside with the bird's singing and the sun on my back.

These are last weeks flowers from Tesco still looking beautiful. They make me smile every time I walk past.
Another task completed today was my Fabric Addict swap goodies for Victoria Plum, which will be posted tomorrow.  

Thought I'd tease you with a pic of the wrapped presents :o)

I did attend the car booty on Sunday, but it was a bit naff really. I did get some pretty china from one stall for the grand total of £1.50 for the lot. But that is all unfortunately. I think I like the little vase the best.

I seem to be into strawberries at the moment, can you tell? lol

This brings me nicely on to my strawberry swap. I'm overwhelmed by how many lovely ladies want to take part, what a great turnout. There is still time to sign up for the swap if you'd like to take part just leave a comment here

Well off to settle down ready to watch Vampire Diaries the best programme of the week.



LissyLou said...

I love the strawberry china!! good buy!!

clare said...

Great pics hun..thats what me and hubby did on the weekend.. he painted the wall surrounding the garden/court yard..while i done some planting..we also had some newly fresh stones for the corner of the garden/court yard..will post pic's once finished...and the weather here today has been gorgeous..shame i had to spend it in work!finally the bootsales start around here on sunday..but its also my son's 12th birthday on sunday...but not sure if he wants to spend his birthday looking round at junk he calls it...lol
Gorgeous china..a bargain x

So glad to hear you and your mum had a lovely day.
Thanks for my lovely comment on my bag xx

And so excited about the strawberry swap....every time i pop in to town or a shop..im looking for strawberry goodies..lol
TFS Have a lovely evening Hugs Clare x

Victoria Plum said...

Oooh!!! How exciting! :) I'm afraid I won't be able to get your goodies to you until next week - I hope that's ok?


Pink Milk said...

I so keep meaning to get into the garden but other things keep getting in the way ... you've inspired me.

Such pretty Tesco flowers - are they lisianthus? Not an expert but do love them and they always last for aaaages.


Cat B said...

Boo Hoo ~ I had to light the fire today for the first time (during the day!!) bbbrrr woke up to cold cold fog ~ headlights on all the way to kindy!
Love your garden ~ What are the plants along the 'drive'? And are you espaliering them?
I found Strawberry wrapping paper today tee hee hee

VintageVicki said...

Am also collecting strawberry items at the moment - lots of pretty things about - hopefully some will end up with my eventual swap partner ;)

Shirl said...

The day spent pottering around the nursery, now that's my kind of day (especially when its time for tea and cake lol!. I love lavender, the smell is just gorgeous.

Shirl x

Isobel said...

What a beautiful strawberry set and what a bargain!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Hi Pixie! I love your pots with lavender and sweet pea. A total nose-fest! I need to plant up my pots too, but haven't got round to it yet. My mum gave me some sunflower seeds yesterday so am going to plant those up and keep measuring them as they grow! I was inspired by you to buy a Tilda book, and have made my first house angel. I love her. Thank you for being so inspirational. Em xxx

The Vintage Kitten said...

Love your china, very pretty. I could eat Strawberries everyday X

Kissed by an Angel said...

Loving your lavender!!!

Margriet said...


You're in a strawberry-mood today! Love the china, I think I like the jar the most. Your garden looks ready for summer!!

Have a nice day,


Dee G said...

Such a delight to see such a beautiful garden xx

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love your garden! I have been busy planting too, it is so lovely to do it. You be careful with that back though! Have a lovely weekend! Suzie xxx

LissyLou said...

i got the lavender choc in sainsburys, i think waitrose does it too xx