Recipes from my Suffolk Kitchen

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Busy day planned

The weather forecast for today sounds so good that I decided to visit Col yesterday when it was cloudy................ and then I could have a sunny day at home getting on with jobs.

First I want to bring a wheelbarrow load of compost from the lovely heap Mrs F left us and mix it with multi-purpose and grow-bags to start filling some pots.
 Need to do this today as I was tempted by 6 Strawberry plants for £2.99 at Aldi. I've already got 3 plants that I found here........squashed into 1 small pot and some more coming free with the gooseberry bushes......soon I hope.
The other pots will hold tomatoes, peppers,cucumber and aubergines, not so urgent to get them filled.







 Then I'm going to find a wire brush and start to clean down the woodwork on the greenhouse ready to give it a coat of wood preservative. I'm not too fussed about getting it perfect as I figure anything will help it last longer.




 And if I have time I'll finish clearing the last veg bed.


 Then I really must write letters to friends who are  without internet at present.

Phew.

Hospital news............... Day one..............so far, so good.

Back Soon
Sue














27 comments:

  1. Sue I really admire your work ethic...though not without your turmoils you are busying yourself and doing positive things...I'd like to think I could do the same but possibly I'd just want to hide in a cupboard. Well done! x

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    1. I'm happiest with a list of things to get done.Too dark in cupboards!

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  2. I'm glad you will have good weather today so that you can get your jobs done. We have rain-x-

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    1. It wasn't quite as warm as they forecast but a lovely day - I expect we will get that rain tomorrow and you will be sunny

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  3. Hang on a minute you have good weather? Ours is horrible! I do like your greenhouse, I could just see myself sitting in one like that with flask at hand potting thing up.

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    1. Got my shorts out- frightened the painter!

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  4. You sound like you an enjoyable day in the garden and probably found it relaxing as well as physically tiring. Was Col jealous that you were out in the fresh air? Must be frustrating for him.

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    1. I've had a good day today achieved as much as possible. Poor Col is stuck in a hot stuffy ward.

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  5. Gosh, makes me tired just reading about it!

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    1. I should sleep well tonight ZZZZZZZZZZZ

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  6. Good news about day one for col.
    Lovely to see your growing area, you have a nice size plot.

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    1. Very low dose of the drug and loads of hydration - should be OK we hope

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  7. Nice to read about the day-one good news. Nothing like getting out in the sun and doing a bit of gardening. Snowing here today, but we can dream!

    Hugs
    Jane

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    1. Warmest day of the year here so far! Sorry about your snow :-(

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  8. You have a great growing area there Sue. One good day at a time.

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    1. It's totally manageable for me and now all cleared ready

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  9. all taking shape nicely. Glad Day 1 went well.

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    1. Thank you- hope Ipswich was sunny - Ooops forgot about you and the sun! :-)

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  10. so far so good - and may Col continue to flourish with your garden.

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    1. I just love growing some of our own food again

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  11. Glad day 1 has gone well. I was thinking about both of you as I was out walking.
    It's amazing how soothing a garden can be and how full of promise especially in spring when there are buds bursting everywhere but not too many weeds.
    Best wishes to you both and thanks for letting us know. Sue

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    1. Thank you for thinking about us it's good to know.
      There were plenty of weeds on the beds left from last year, but all cleared for growing now

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  12. nice to see you back growing and planning again, hope Col will soon be home to enjoy the garden with you

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  13. So pleased to read that day 1 went well, and that you've been busy with the garden and that lovely greenhouse.

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  14. Hi Sue, I have just been catching up with your blog and Colin's treatment. Such a worrying time for you both. I so hope these new tablets do the trick. Best wishes to you both. Gardening is such good therapy and your new plot looks great!
    Jane

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  15. Our snow is almost gone, and I am itching to get my hands in the dirt.

    Good luck to Col (and you of course).

    God bless.

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  16. It's a lovely day here too today, Sue, after yesterday's torrential rain. The garden is calling and I can't wait til later in the afternoon when I'll go outside and start rejuvenating my veggie bed while the soil is still nice and moist from yesterday's rain. All the best to Col for the days to come. Meg:)

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