Grow your Own

Having been cooped up indoors doing a bit more decorating on Saturday, I was determined to see some sun yesterday. DD3 was stuck doing revision all day as she is in the midst of  her GCSEs, so we left her in peace and went to work in the garden.

imageI get so excited at this time of year watching the veg patch coming together and knowing we will soon be eating the fruits of our labours. Delicious home grown organic food for the cost of a packet of seeds or, even better, free, donated by friends and neighbours.

imageMr S made two wigwams next to the runner bean frame for our French beans and hacked back a lot of overgrown stuff. I was on weeding duty – I actually don’t mind this on a sunny day. It’s strangely therapeutic. I also got my cosmos in at the front of the house and I am hoping for a lovely summer display this year.

imageAs a major treat and to celebrate Mr S’s birthday we are going to the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time on Wednesday. I love flower shows and I am very excited about going, even though the weather is set to be wet. We have decided to drive as the trains are so expensive and will park up in a cheap shoppers car park and get on the underground. I will be posting lots of pix!