A better week?

Hopefully it will be! After a wet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last week, not getting a lot done outside, then cancelling work as van was meant to be in the garage all day Thursday, we’re now well behind with work and the garage couldn’t get the part for the van until today, so that meant more time not working, and cost nearly £1000 to sort out the van! And it rained!! Had hoped to walk home through he woods Thursday, but didn’t quite make it there before the garage phoned to say they couldn’t get the part so had to walk back in the rain again through the boring street part of the journey. Then got home and decided to go out to the garden and take a few photos, and the camera wouldn’t work!!  It is pretty old and basic and i do want a new one, but with the garage bill and lack of earnings it will have to wait. Shook the camera around a lot and kept turning it on and off and eventually it started to work again!!!! Image

Well, autumn is here!!

Monday it chucked it down with rain almost the whole day.  Tuesday, managed to get a bit of work done before the rain came down once again and today, pretty much non-stop heavy rain all day! Didn’t even try and go to work!! Tomorrow the van is booked into the garage so can’t work and its not going to rain!  At least we won’t get soaked walking home from the garage.  Its a nice walk, a couple of miles through the fields and woods so will take the camera with me.  Have been busy indoors making things with home grown tomatoes, peppers and chillis!  So many tomatoes!!! Made 3 different chutneys, and some ketchup, have eaten tomatoes with/in almost every meal for weeks and given bowlfuls away but still always seem to have 3 big bowls of them left!

Weathers getting better!!!

Well after the rain at the weekend, the sun finally made an appearance Sunday afternoon, and we had quite a nice, sunny, warm, unwindy day yesterday and got a lot of garden work done.  Not in my own garden, that will have to wait until the weekend, if its dry enough. Today after a night and morning of heavy rain, its sunny again things are looking up hopefully!! Tomorrow and thurs bit rainy and friday dry, about time too!!!

Potted on the sunflowers today, there’s 22 of them.  Paul is hoping to grow biggest ever one this year – not quite sure where in the garden there’s room for them!  Sowed some french and african marigolds at the weekend, potted on the chili and sweet pepper seedlings into their own pots too.  Paul was given some mystery seeds to sow last year (well they weren’t mystery, but he cant remember what they were) they all germinated and are getting quite big, some are green stemmed and some red.  Haven’t a clue what they are yet!!!