This week we have had contrasting weather. Saturday and Sunday were lovely sunny days. Then since Monday it has been cold and foggy in the mornings then lovely and sunny again in the afternoon.
On Saturday we spent nearly all day pottering about and playing with the kids, it was lovely.
On Sunday I got probably the best mothers day present ever. I got a beautiful magnolia. This will be a plant that I will always treasure! I have even told the hubby that we are never moving because I am never leaving it. I am going to look forward to watching it grow with the children.
This week has seen the tight buds on the cherry trees begin to release its petals. They have only just started to open but it is such a welcomed sight!
This year's vegetables are coming along nicely and we have sown our first row of potatoes. We will be sowing the next row in a couple of weeks so that we have a continual harvest.
Hubby has just bought some planks of wood for some raised beds so that we can increase what we grow. Our long term aim is to become as self sufficient as we can with vegetables.
This is how our garden has grown this week...
|The vegetable part of our garden which is soon|
to have more vegetable beds added. Hubby loves
diy and has got some wood coming which he is
going to use to build raised beds.
|Fig tree that we bought from the clearance|
section. With some TLC this will be a lovely tree.
Fig trees need plenty of room in pots so it may
look lost at he moment but in years to come
it will look at home!
|The blossom beginning to come at the|
beginning of the week.
|Taylor and Isabella inspecting the broccoli.|
|We were amazed to find some tiny sprouts growing!|
|Hubby preparing the bed for the first potatoes|
with his 3 little helpers!
|Joseph spent more time looking for worms|
|My magnolia planted, it i near the back|
door so there won't be a day that I won't
|Hubby has made this gate to section off the|
vegetable and chicken end of the garden.
Now I am able to let the twins out to play
and feel happy that they are not going too far!
|The first row of potatoes are in.|
|It may have been a dull day but I was pleased|
to see that the blossom is starting to bloom.
|The sad Forsythia that we bought from the clearance|
section last year has started to flower! We were worried
that we had lost it, so we were delighted to see that there
is some new growth coming and a few flowers starting to open!
|This is the herb garden that my hubby built. |
I have now got a cleared section so I am thinking
about what herbs to add.
|My beautiful magnolia in bloom.|
|Onions from seed.|
|We also have a cucumber seeding coming through.|
We grew cucumbers for the first time last year and
they were a great success. Fingers crossed they do
as well this year!