Archives for posts with tag: gardening

Someone I don’t know bought one of my bowls.

Chocolate and sofa and a cat nearby.

My massive courgette plants.

The squirrel at lunch.

Elvie is actually quite cute.

Garlicy, cheesy, courgette rice. With freshly picked courgettes.

Strawberries, raspberries and cream.

Spending time outside cutting back my tomato plants.

Showing Jen TikTok and reels.

The tupperware of warm little tomatoes, freshly picked.

Picking the carriage with a breeze.

Walking in my new dress, watching it billow out and feeling some kinda way.

Seeing a slow worm for the first time, as I walked to work.

Watching the fledglings flying with their parents.

Picking tomatoes, courgettes and blackberries from work to eat. #wholesome

Gracie isn’t shit! So far.

First courgette!

First tiny red tomato.

First sunflower.

Gary and Alison for volunteer day. Plus getting to pull out grass.

Making a little pair of shorts for Noah.

Tasty aubergine. Finally cooked it.

Waking up and seeing my new wall hanging. And Sally seemed genuinely impressed.

A morning outside repotting plants, planting out garlic and sweeping.

Leaving therapy feeling lighter than I went in.

Mattocking with the volunteers. Very satisfying.

Salmon teriyaki.

A rainbow over Victoria.

Dinner with Rosie.

Planting out the sunflowers.

Starting to organise the stationery cupboard

Teeny tiny tomatoes!

Repotting my plants and filling up the pond. It was nice to do outside jobs.

Ardal picking knob for a purple thing.

Tending to my plants at work.

Seeing all the kids enjoying the water fountains outside the Southbank centre.

A night with Jonny in the heat at the Southbank. Drinks on the rooftop garden and food from the market.

The frozen berry glove in the freezer at work.

New tool store.

Fiddling with my flowers and vegetables.

Seeing how much my plants have grown!

Being back in the office and gossiping with Sally.

An evening cutting out patterns and fabric for some pink dungas for Fred.

Repotting plants.

Discovering the nature garden at the other end of Parkland Walk. It’s so beautiful.

Alec at the LEGGS meeting

The work experience kid didn’t turn up and I got the day to myself again.

Talking to Caroline about the seedlings and the plants.

The swifts are here!

The seedlings have grown enormously. Especially the courgettes.

The busy bird activity outside my window this morning – blackbirds and blue tits all diving into and out of the ivy.

The fox on the path.

Weaving my basket and thinking about my therapy.

The gentle wood smoke smell in my bedroom.

My seeds have started growing at work! The sunflowers and salad leaves. It’s so exciting to see it!

Lying on the soft chairs in the upstairs office reading and watching the birds at lunchtime.

Therapy in person. Epic journey but worth it.

Planting up the herb garden and the seeds.

Elliott curled up into my legs in bed this morning.

Getting into bed before 8pm and it’s still light outside.

Trialling the leaf printing workshop with Stella.

Eating purple sprouting broccoli that I’d picked at work.

A backdated pay rise!

The perfect autumn day – bright blue skies against orange leaves. Cold and beautiful.

Actually doing some work with the volunteers again. It felt good to be active.

Texting Phil. Probably won’t go anywhere but it was a nice easy conversation.

Potted up the spider plant babies.

Sewed a pair of tiny dungarees after work when I really just wanted to lie on the sofa. I’m really glad I did something.

Photos of mum and dad with Fred and baby Alfie. 😍

Sleeping until 7.30.

The morning volunteering session on my own. It’s much calmer without Louisa and Syd.

Telling Sally about the ‘ginormous’ squash.

Sewing again. Four little pairs of dungarees.

Cleaning the stairs, cutting back the hedge and sorting out the recycling bins.

A big creamy daal. With sweetcorn. And two sausages. 🤦‍♀️

A quiet and calm volunteer day in BW. Hardly any sweating, not much chat, no stress.

A new screen on my phone and a new clear cover.

Singing and driving in the van.

The dangling leaves in the overgrown archway.

Some quiet, calm reserves work.

Massaman curry.

Louisa being nice to me.

The comma butterfly.

Doing some reserves work in preparation for the London in Bloom judging tomorrow.

First day on the new job and I got to trim hedges in the sunshine and sit outside listening to the birds at lunchtime.

Meeting Misty, the teeny tiny 9 week old puppy.

Vegan duck pancakes and a night in on my own.

Watching Alec duck out from behind a car after dropping off my secret Santa present this morning. So adorable and so funny.

Defrosted the freezer and got rid of the dead plants. Finally.

A birthday card from my brother.

Spotting the butterfly on the beer can. And going back to photograph it.

Having lunch at a cafe. A bloody massive salad from the cute guy.

My first tomatoes are ready.