Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Perfect Days......

 
It's been the most perfect bank holiday here in my little patch of the world! Three glorious days, sunshine, warmth, being with my family.
 
 
(It's cold and rainy again today but we will gloss over that one!)
 
 
Most of the last few days have been spent outdoors....
 
 
In the garden, pottering, weeding, moving plants around....
 
 
Just a little at a time....then some of this....
 
 
I've eaten all my breakfasts sat here, as well as lots of well earned tea breaks! Still some planting to do behind it, but I've 'earmarked' them from around the garden so as soon as the sun shines again....
 
 
I love my garden but we haven't been in it all the time....
 
 
There's been walks in the woods, sadly no bluebells but some fantastic views!
 
 

 
These are overlooking Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, we are lucky enough to live near some beautiful countryside. I'm getting the need for a seaside fix, but I'm not too sure that will happen this year.
 
Anyway back to the garden....remember my neglected veg patch?
 
 
Mr Bea, who hates all things garden related (unless its sitting in the sun, admiring the flowers, with a beer in his hand!), well he's been helping me fix that!
 
 
Actually when I say 'we' it's a bit of a royal We! He's done all the hard work.....but I've been a great supervisor!
 
 
The beds have been weeded and filled and I've sown some seeds, I've probably left it too late but never mind, we will see what grows! I've put some herbs in the middle bit, some brought from other areas in the garden, some given to me by my wonderful neighbour, and I was lucky enough to receive some garden vouchers too!
The slate will hopefully keep down the weeds! The area at the bottom will, I think, be a little fruit patch. I'm thinking raspberry canes and strawberries. I look forward to it all bursting into life.
I need to grow something up the fence too, it gets the sun on it all day, but as my garden is on a slope it can get very breezy too, any suggestions?
 
 
This is the view back up towards my conservatory, with my little 'greenhouse' which has now been cleaned and has lots of pots in it full of seeds! I really do love my garden!
 
And this morning I've been able to sort out my crafty space...
 
 
But I won't show you in the cupboard....it will frighten the living day lights out of you!
 
I know I said I'd show you my wallpaper makes but I just needed to share my garden, but I will do soon! We've got a busy week here, it's Little Beas birthday on Thursday and we are planning a trip out, then on Friday she's having a few friends over for a pizza and movie.
 
Welcome to those who are new here, I hope you will pop back! I always wonder who reads my blog!
 
Be back soon......
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 
Don't forget I've put lots of new Vintage Sheets in my Esty Shop, I've just got too many!
 
 
 
My wallpaper packs have also been reduced too! :) xxx
 
 
 
 

52 comments:

  1. so pleased you had a lovely w.e thankyou for your comment which really made me chuckle!
    xx

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  2. First class veggie patch but I'm worried about that crafty corner...far too tidy! EE xx

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    1. Don't think it would be if I didn't need to share my space with the rest of the family! :) x

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  3. great you have got the veg patch going, you can sit back and watch it happen now! I like the slate chippings around the edge! I still can't get to your etsy shop via bloglovin, I wonder if anyone else finds that? Heather x

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    1. I'm not sure heather, I'll ask on my next post! :) x

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  4. Your garden is looking so lovely and I bet its lovely sat on your bench admiring all your hard work. We too had a bit of a garden afternoon on sunday saving too many of my plants from slugs and snails, the monster's had been having right munchy time.

    There is nothing like a lovely garden to relax in hard work but so worth it.


    P x

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    1. I think this rain will only add to their numbers! Pesky things! :) x

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  5. We had a stay at home and pottering in the garden weekend. It was perfect! As you say back to rain now - although that makes my sons revision easier and me going back to work less difficult. Heating back on too!
    Loving your veg patch and hoping you can sit and enjoy many cups of tea on your bench admiring your garden.
    PS - How about some old fashioned rambling roses? My garden is very exposed, and they cope fine with the extremes - lots of small fragrant flowers, dark green leaves, and hips in the autumn. (Quite a lot of thorns though) Good luck x

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    1. I love the old roses, I'd thought of that! :) x

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  6. love all this greenery!!!!!
    xxx Ale

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  7. Lovely post about your garden, its been a great few days,no crafty work done in my house (or house work) been out walking looking for wild flowers.

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  8. Ada I am VERY impressed with your raised beds - and so envious! I see you have some of the dreaded wispy grasses too - sorry, I can't for the life of me see the virtue of these, but we have them because Mr Jim likes them. I'm also loving your sewing room! Wow! I shall never ever post photos of mine again, how tidy are you!!! Lx

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    1. Only tidy because its a shared space, I dread to think what it would be like otherwise! :) x

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  9. Gorgeous - your craft space is lovely - thank you for sharing!

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  10. Ada bea I do like your pretty pretty garden....so much neater than mine! Your crafty space is looking fab too...so pleeeeze let us see inside your cupboard....D x

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  11. simply glorious! so very very lovely to return the visit from my garden to yours xxxxxx

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  12. Gardens are great - we just need to get some more dry weather so that we can enjoy them! Yours is lovely and I'm greeeeen with envy over your veg plots - you'll have such an exciting time watching what comes up. As for the climber - maybe just a simple but very generous clematis montana - they're tough as old boots! Jane x

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    1. Yes, it's got to be something I can't kill, I've tried clematis before and it just dies on me! :) x

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  13. Oh Ada that garden of yours has my mouth open with admiration. You have some beautiful plants in there if my knowledge serves me right. I love what you have donw with your little bench space and I can't believe the transformation with the old veg patch. So you have one, we can compare notes.....errm well kinda, its WIP here (;D). I love your little sewing space and I am suitably impressed with how tidy it is! I have been after a cupbaord like that for so many years....Im feeling just a tad green here, LUSH! xo

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  14. Beautiful, neat garden! I agree with Plain Jane, clematis Montana takes care of itself so you can concentrate on other parts of the garden. Or you could have a climbing rose, which develops slowly, and a honeysuckle, which would spread more quickly and be a nice partner to the rose. Will watch to see what you do! Chrissie x

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  15. What a pretty garden and so neat and tidy. As is your sewing space I wish mine was as tidy and organised. I'm normally a real neat freak (it's the Virgo in me) but when I'm creating I'm so untidy. Can't wait to see how your garden continues to grow. Sarahx

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  16. Hi There, Your garden is truly delightful!!! A little bit of everything, fruit, veggies and beautiful flowers!!!And a lovely bench to just sit and enjoy it all!!! That's the good life!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  17. Glad you have enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. Your garden is beautiful.
    M x

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  18. Looks like you have been a very busy bee!..I love your little growhouse
    Happy Week
    Thea x

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  19. I love getting little peaks into other people's gardens! Your flower beds look so very lush and pretty. How nice for your Mr B to do the grunt work on the veggie beds. I had to ask for help with laying down some edging from my hubby, and I was surprised at how willingly he did it! I've injured my shoulder in the winter, and it's still no good for hard work. We had a lovely weekend too, but clouds & rain today. Your house looks very snug btw, and love that conservatory! Enjoy your day Ada! Wendy x

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    1. Thanks Wendy, hope your shoulder heals soon! :) x

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  20. ~ Ooh I wish I had a garden for days in the sunshine...I have a small forecourt.....~ But I love your raised beds for growing.....Glad the sun shined for you, Ada! Proper dreary today here in the tropical lakes...~ Have a fun day celebrating those special birthdays this week! ~ Love Maria x

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  21. It was lovely having a warm and dry bank holiday weekend for a change! Your garden looks wonderful, we haven't got any peonies in bloom yet.Your vegetable patch looks good after your joint working! Hope you have a good half term.
    Sarah x

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  22. A very happy birthday to little Bea, and love your garden Ada! Have serious envy as mine is waterlogged and battered ... The weather has not been so kind to us.

    Glad youhad a lovely weekend, you deserve it

    Love Claire xx

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  23. Hello lovely Ada
    Your garden is coming along a treat Ada. Wishing little Bea a very special Spring Birthday, I really hope the sun shines for her.
    I have a courtyard garden with pot plants, I really miss not having grass, whenever we go to a park or camping I'm the first with my shoes off and love feeling the lush grass between my toes xxx Enjoy your half term with your girlies x Penny
    ps. I love your craft room, I have serious envy going on for a room of my own :o)

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    1. It's only a wall Penny, but at least I'm still around the family as I create and make.....they wouldn't see me otherwise! :) x

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  24. Your garden is so pretty! Must be fabulous to sit out there and have breakfast - it's not really been warm enough down here for that -but we did get some glorious sunshine over the weekend and were out in the garden later in the day when the sun went over the house to the other side.

    Good luck with the veggie patch! I really must plant some herbs too.

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  25. Wow, love your craft space! So colourful :) Thanks for letting us take a peek :)

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  26. You do have a lovely garden, your borders look really full and colourful. Love the shot of your craft space. What a happy little corner you've carved out for yourself there. x

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    1. They are really filling out now Gillian, I've lost a few things this winter so still some gaps to fill! :) x

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  27. Your garden looks gorgeous such pretty flowers. Your craft space is stunning love it :)

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  28. I love your crafty space Ada ... so bright and cheerful and the garden looks gorgeous ... hope you get lots of sun to enjoy it ... Bee xx

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  29. A visual feast. My veggie patches are still in the " planning" stage.....ie still a bit too lacksidaisyical to get started....did I say lacksidaisyical? I meant just plain lazy really, :-)

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  30. Ada - I dont want to be a pain and add to your blog workload, but could you please share a pattern or way of making a sewing machine cover like the one in your photo??? I have a really weird old cover I made zillions years ago but not a proper one like I should have... so if youre feeling up to it....???? pretty please........

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    1. Hi, it's an old machine that has a wooden case, I just covered that with wallpaper- no sewing involved! :) x

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  31. your garden is a delight, so full of plants, no wonder you spend time on your garden bench just sitting and admiring no doubt.
    Birthday wishes to Little Bea hope she has a lovely time both out with the family and then with friends.
    Such a tidy workroom, I hope things do not fall out when you open the cupboard doors!

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    1. You wouldn't believe what falls out! :) x

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  32. Beautiful garden and pretty craft room!!! SO colorful!!! Wishing you a great day Ada! xo Heather

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  33. Feeling a teensy bit jealous of your garden. It looks beautiful. Ours is getting better but there is so so much bare soil. Yours looks so lush and full. What are those blue flowers in the second picture? I saw some in a garden on Sunday as we went for a walk and remembered them from when I was growing up but can't remember their name. Your work area is looking lovely too. Fiona x

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  34. Your crafty space is amazing....and your peonies look just like mine....ready to POP at any moment! xoxo

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  35. So so gorgeous!! I love the English countryside and am planning a driving trip around the UK in October/November and I cannot wait!

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  36. love the garden it's much more forward than mine, love the veggie patch too! I've just planted corn on the cob, it's not too late for that. Loving the crafty space too x

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  37. Lovely. I wish I could hop a plane and visit!

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  38. Your garden is just lovely! And I'm completely envious of your crafty space there, so beautiful :-) Mel x

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  39. This beach girl from San Diego reads your blog and loves it! I found you through "The Barefoot Crofter", and your site is so charming, I love ALL the pictures and can't imagine having such stashes of fabric and paper, you are so fortunate! Love seeing all the sweet decorating ideas you've come up with! Thank you for the eye candy and a very happy blog, always make me smile!

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    1. Kaila, hello and welcome to my blog! Thank you so much for letting me know you're out there! Glad you enjoy your visits! :) x

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