Thursday, 28 July 2016

Away days

We are back home after a few days in Somerset, it's great to have time to spend with family, and to catch up with grandsons Logan and Finn. 
I spent one day with my sister Leanna, we popped to a garden center to purchase some plants for the pots below and some for their garden. She is working together with her partner to create a beautiful garden, neither of them are active gardener's to the level I love. They have now reworked their plot into a space which pleases them and has enough plant life to call it a garden, but not too much for them to be able to upkeep. We spent the afternoon planting the pots below, other than plants every thing else was around her plot, Buddy her little dog inspected the big pot, just checking we did it correct. 
 Meet the nasties, this is for my next pot. 
I just love their spikes. 
 I finished another good book
 I also got this lovely spotted fabric, 
I will make another bag this week, the blue fabric I already had
I also got a couple packs of good pins, I love the bridal long thin pins. 
 Back home in my greenhouse and this little fella came to watch
 Totally the wrong angle to snap him, looking into the sunlight
my snappy camera at full zoom, but he sang to me for ages. 
Youngest daughter fed our cats whilst we were away and kept the greenhouse watered. We will return the favour later this month. Our garden is looking good, the flowers in the side bed is filling the whole of the bed, every where is blooming.
I got some seed potatoes for my Christmas crop, Monkton Elm garden center had them loose, so I got just a few, I was interested to see they were selling bare root cabbage/sprout plants, I have not seen bare root plants since I was a child. I did look to see if they were from outside the UK, I know there are issues forming with plants in soil coming into the UK. I also got loads of half price seeds, mostly flowers for next year.
We had a nice couple of hours with Logan and Finn, both happy little boys, Logan is coming to stay for a week in August, Finn is still a bit young for us to have him for a long period, we are planning fun trips with Logan, helping him build memories.
We are popping to our youngest daughters house tonight to help celebrate, she had her 12 week scan today and is now telling everyone she is expecting her first child, which will be our 6th grand child, we are blessed to have beautiful grand sons, it's nice to have some happy family news.

9 comments:

Jo said...

Glad you had a good time spending a few days with family, and you're family is going to be increasing in size, many congratulations to your daughter and her husband. Exciting times ahead, once again.

johnnyjumpsup said...

Congratulations on the baby news, Marlene.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Sounds like a lovely break away. Love the succulents, especially in the pot with the mirror behind xx

Simple Living said...

Nice to have a break.
Love the plant containers, they look good.
What a cute little Robin, I love Robin's they are always so friendly.

Von said...

Congratulations on your new grandchild coming next year!

Barb said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with your family. Congratulations on the coming baby.

paula said...

I LOVE the cacti . . . the longer the spike the better :)

KC'sCourt! said...

Congratulations great news.

Julie xxx

Rachelradiostar said...

Aww what lovely lovely news xx congratulations to you all xx

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