Friday, May 28, 2010

Sunshine again.

After a week of clouds, wind and rain, the sun was shining today! My poor vegetable garden has taken a bit of a beating from the wind, but I have my fingers crossed that it won't have damaged too many of the seedlings.

To be honest, the leeks are looking terrible (have any of you tried to grow leeks before? Do you have any advice?) and I am contemplating pulling them out, because they are taking up so much room, and after a month in the ground they still look puny and sick.

Leek removal could make room for these little beauties... Remember I set up this seed tray at the beginning of May? Well, the seeds were planted a month ago, and look how well they are doing!

You can't see in the photo, but the plants are: Peas, Parsley, Red Onion, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Beetroot.

I thought you might also like to see some photos from my husbands fish tank.

Today was also spent washing.... and washing... and washing! Due to the terribly wet weather we have been having, I have become very behind on our clothes washing. I am not kidding you, I have already done 4 loads today and have at least another 4 left. I am beginning to regret buying the "couple sized" washing machine last year.

I am having an Art Day with my dear friend Mel tomorrow, which I am very much looking forward to. I am hoping she can teach me a thing or two about water colour painting! If the paintings I do are not too awful, I will post some photos of them... maybe :-)

I have something nice to show you all, but will have to wait until tomorrow when I can take a good photo in the day light!

Sam xox


  1. I didn't know that Jamie was a dentist? It looks like Nemo in the fish tank.:) Have fun with your gardening. I've never grown leeks--not a popular veggie in my part of the States. Enjoy your painting lesson. And your fresh laundry.

  2. Your gardens are absolutely delightful. Gardening is a very therapeutic hobby! I also loved the pictures of the fish tank!