Saturday, May 14, 2011

garden news

The dry season is here with cool nights (freezing for us softies!) and sunny days. I’ve really been enjoying getting into the garden and planting some seedlings, mostly veggies, and a tiny flower garden which my daughter has been keen to have a go at. (Also in theory, the flowers should attract bees and good bugs to the garden which should help with fruiting plants like tomatoes)

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I’m a learner gardener with plenty of failures last year! When I dig my veggie patch it’s full of the roots of nearby palm trees – stealing all the goodness from the soil. So this year as an experiment I’ve put some plants in those polystyrene veggie boxes with good potting mix, and so far so good…I have these eggplants fruiting now, so beautiful, they are a small Asian variety. And the cherry tomatoes are flowering so I have my fingers crossed. Now I’ll have to learn some new eggplant recipes!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I'm still here

I dropped off the poetry challenge, and off the internet for a while... over Easter the kids had the flu and we just stayed home quietly. This weekend has been more exciting with an exhibition opening the Seabreeze Festival and a craft market I had a stall at today.

The Seabreeze festival has to be one of my favourite events of the year, a series of stages along the seafront that you can stroll to or catch the free shuttle bus. By the end of the day I want to go to dance classes, join a choir, learn the bagpipes!!! It's so inspiring and a wonderful community event of local talent.

Next weekend will be the DVAA members show of ATCs, here are my Trading Cards finally finished.