Saturday, October 29, 2011

Summer IS here!!

Well...spring at least.  I LOVE this time of year!  This is when I look outside and get all motivated to sort out my garden that I always seem to neglect over winter!

So a couple of days ago, I got outside with the kids and started clearing and sorting out all my pot plants that I stored at the side of the house as last summer we started to paint the deck.  We didn't quite finish painting it...things came up and the weather turned to crap and winter snuck up on this summer we WILL finish painting it.

I got mr 13 to put the plum tree I bought, into the ground.  Fingers crossed it gives us some fruit in the next few years - at the very least it will give us some nice shade from the summer sun!

I have bought some vege seedlings, hubby cleared all the weeds from the vege plot - HE just needs to get in and turn it over, add some compost and then I'l be ready to plant :)

As we aren't going anywhere (overseas) this summer, I am keen to get mr 9 a watermelon plant growing.  We bought a seedling last grew...we watched it with pride and excitement....a couple of months later - we realised it was a cucumber!!  Mr 9 was sooo  gutted!  So this time around we have bought watermelon SEEDS - no chance of someone swapping labels at the garden shop!  

Will try and get some pics of the vege garden in the next few days (before/after and progress pics type pics)  It's nothing much, we only have a REALLY small vege patch and I don't have the best green finger in town, but I do try and fail most of the time but it is something that I ENJOY doing, so I keep at it :)


  1. How exciting! I've always wished that I was the gardening type... Only thing is I have a paralysing fear of worms, slugs and all things slithery. A trait the green fingered can not afford. So alas, I shall garden vicariously through you!

  2. lol - yep, not much gardening to be done if ou have a fear of slugs n other slimey things!! I have a 'fear' of the hard labour involved - as theraputic as it can be to see all the hard work done, I'll admit I give hubby the pleasure of the really hard work lol.

  3. :) Well at least you try to keep at it! that's the main thing. I've brought some big pots but that's about as far as I have gotten to starting a little flower garden for my daughter. Hope this spring/summer is a bountiful one for you and your family.

  4. Thanks Jo_an :) Good luck filling those pots - you could plant little flowers around the outside and a tomato in the middle...or peas. Kids love that :) Just keep well watered :)