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Saturday, 13 August 2016

The garden waking up.

 The days are growing longer and warmer oh so slowly!  The garden is beginning to shoot out, flowers blooming.  Everyone is looking to be outside, much to my delight! 
 The Almond trees are all beginning to bloom.


 All sorts of bulbs are popping up, we have a lovely patch of daffodils. 

The tree is loaded with lemons!  Lemon butter and lemon curd to come soon. 

The boys and I planted some spinach tonight in the raised bed, dug in some organic matter to enrich the soil.  We cleared out some borage and comfrey and transplanted it in the garden.  The kale has been badly eaten, but hopefully it will bounce back.  Coriander is looking great, parsley is busting out of the pot.  Some herbs are frost burnt and I shuffled a few pots about into different positions to see if they would be happier, but as the sun comes out they will begin to bounce back.

Here is my night, completely un-filtered.  Sometimes I think we are tempted to only put forward the best of our lives,  so this is me, being real.  There are dishes in the sink, mess on the bench and todays lunchboxes cheerfully dumped waiting to be tended too.  The wood fire is crackling away and it needs a good sweep.  Clean washing waiting patiently to be folded, table loaded with books and study stuff.  Is it perfect?  Nope.  Is it Pinterest worthy?  HA!.  But its real, Its our life.  A home is for living in, friends are always welcome.  Clear a spot, grab a hot cuppa and settle on in for a good yarn!

Much love,
Emma
xx

10 comments:

  1. You're so lucky to have almonds. I'd like to one day, as well. Do you find the frost avoids the raised bed? Your yard is looking very inviting.

    My kitchen, on the other hand, is ten times messier, lol. Our dishwasher died about 3 months ago, and there's always dishes piling up. I loved being able to stack the dishes in the washer, during the day, to have clear benches. Are you fortunate enough to have a dishwasher now?

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    1. It's been overtaken by marshmallow and stinging nettles at the moment! And we have a pile of wood/cuttings/to burn also.

      And yes I do! It's lovely, just hidden behind the door next to the sink. If you find a photo of the kitchen you can see a Handel in the centre of the door so we can pull it down. The door is connected to the dishwasher. It's nifty! We wanted to blend it in because the oven is vintage, the appliances would have clashed.

      Xx

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  2. Our "real" lives all look like this sometimes and that's perfectly fine! Piles of things, chores waiting for time and motivation, other things needing to be done first and, if you are anything like me, the urge to be outside, gardening and in the sun, will win out every time! I absolutely adore bulbs...how lovely to have a whole patch of daffodils. Meg:)

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    1. I love bulbs too, clearly the old girl who used to live here did also, its a lovely surprise to see whats popping up about the place!

      And they do, oh the washing, If only it would fold itself. I feel like I have an entire footy team here at times! ;)

      xx

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    2. It is so interesting to see what springs up in a garden someone else has planted.I am sure you have more surprises to come in your garden Emma. I also enjoy seeing volunteer plants pop up where you don't expect them.

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    3. Yes, its great fun! We have another patch of bulbs that have sprung up and we are not sure what they are yet. There are things popping up all over the place! :)

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  3. definitely lived in, your kitchen looks lovely & inviting! wood stove envy here too!
    thanx for sharing

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    1. I must say I really do love it. I have pulled my rocking chair up to it and sit there and read when Grant is watching telly. Its so nice! :)

      Thanks for reading. ;)
      xx

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  4. Your kitchen looks wonderful.... even with real life clutter. Your almond tree is much further advanced than ours at present with no leaves appearing yet. X

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    1. Oh I could have sworn I replied to this! And yes, you are frostier in the valley then we are here I suspect, I love seeing this time of year. watching which trees wake up first.

      xx

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