The sewing room is ready for my quilting frame, I had a light bulb moment and have the perfect spot for it. It has meant that I have a stack of boxes upstairs "to be gone through". It also meant that I found a few things that I had forgotten about, not the first time.
My thoughts then turned to the glorious weather and looking at my pepper plant decided to concentrate on the great outdoors, well just my garden really, and went shopping.
First a little visit to Wilkinsons.
As you can see these are priced at £4, I paid £1 for the lot, the bulbs will go straight into the ground tomorrow. They will not do much this year but should put on a good show in the future, and I can use the pots and compost for something else.
This Victoria Plum is a sturdy little tree and will be going into the garden next week, if nothing else I will have the blossom and maybe some of the fruit, depending on the local birds. I am not expecting too much of it until next year, and it was all of £7.
I do intend to get some Rocket first early seed next week but these little packs of 8 seeds were 99p each in Home Bargains, I have grown them all before and they are very tasty.
I was only talking about Gooseberries yesterday so was very pleased to find these at £4 the pair, I had the same varieties at Tydd and they will make large, very productive bushes. I can take cuttings later on and grow some more If I want.
All in all I am very pleased with my purchases, I need to get some more black pots for potatoes, I aim to grow them on the patio and keep my beds free for other things. I would set main crop varieties in the garden but they are so reasonable to buy that I have not grown them for years. The exception was Nadine, one of my favourites that were few and far between in the Tydd area, but they are grown here so I do not need to try and squeeze some in.
Ben has decided that he does not like his food now, yesterday he reluctantly ate late and today he has turned up his nose again. When he is hungry he will eat, I am not going to angst about it today......
he just sloped off and I can hear him eating.
My frame comes tomorrow (fingers crossed) so I may not be with you until Monday. I will be taking pics and hope to get some fabric in place on it.