Thank you so much for your encouraging messages and e-mails. Even though I still have man flu I am feeling much better this week.
It is not until your circumstances change and that you stop for a little while to assess things that you realise how much things have got on top of you.
We live on a 3 acre block of land which was the reason we bought this property nearly 8 years ago. I am ashamed to say that we have neglected the place in the past year or so badly...... The gardens are over grown, the lawns long, the weeds thriving and the flower pots empty.
How sad I felt when I walked around the property on the weekend and realised just how bad things were.
On the upside I now have some time to do something about it. I know it isn't going to happen quickly as the old body isn't what it used to be but hubby and I have committed to spending 1 hour each outside each day working on getting the place ship shape.
I began on the weekend by potting up some flowers for spring and summer colour.
I totally adore this pot plant stand and when I saw the white paper daisy at the nursery I knew it was perfect for it.
I re-filled the wine barrel with fresh potting mix and planted some fancy lettuce. Here they are just after there first drink. I'm pleased to report that they look much stronger today.
I felt so much better once the pots around the place began to fill with seedlings.
And I even took some cuttings and potted them up. I have grown many of these in the same way over the years. They will be so pretty together once they settle into their new home.
I am so ashamed to show you this shot. Especially if you are a long term blog reader as you would have seen how much I treasured and cared for my veggie garden. Look at it now. Disgusting ! Well that's about to change. It will take me a long time but I am determined to get it back into shape if I can.
Wish me luck.