Sunday, 6 May 2018

Wot I did in the garden

Hello. A day in the garden yesterday and another one today, ain't life grand. Anyone looking at my line of washing would think that a male person lives here, ha ha. Six pairs of black trousers and umpteen pair of pants. Yes, they are all mine.
Relaxing with a sandwich lunch and a glass of cheap Chardonnay. This girl knows how to live the good life.

I bought some fuschia plants to pot up and hadn't noticed that some were upright and some were trailing, for hanging baskets. I haven't got any hanging baskets, nor do I really want any, however, I do have a redundant veg steamer gizmo lying around, and a length of old Christmas tree lights wire.  All I need to make a hanging basket. Perfect.


After the planting up was done I painted a couple of big brown pots, they are now orange, and I painted a door inside the summer house.

I've just uploaded this video. You might like to take a peek, have a butchers, or have an eyeball.



Lunch is over so now I am back outside. Too hot to do my walk in the daytime so I am doing it later at around 7pm.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

19 comments:

  1. Hi Ilona, love what you done for the hanging basket xx

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  2. Ilona, I love the planter! See, the problem with being married is that my husband would never let me save the old wire from Christmas lights "just in case"! Although I can think of several things that would also work. One thing about being married to Mike, he never met a piece of lumber he didn't like.

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  3. Its lovely to have a look around your garden! It looks very relaxing and thats just what Ive been doing in my garden today..relaxing!.I got 2 lots of washing hung out and then sat drinking tea,coffee and iced water all day.I didnt even have to cook because its been too hot for a dinner,so its been salads and a slice of cake.As i was watering the plants,Ive noticed a few coming up that I thought that the snow would have killed off,so I was very happy about that!I love your idea for the hanging basket!.xx

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  4. Had no trouble finding your video today, in fact I wasn't even looking for it. I googled something on crochet, and up you popped, top of the list, with crochet underneath. I'm not sure if I found the actual video you posted about the cat born with only two legs, but I found some of a cat called Anakin who is probably the same one. Such a darling.

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  5. Ahhh... your garden is so nice . I love the fact there are no houses overlooking at the back - looks like trees in a field. I could just chill out in that garden in the sun - do you have nice neighbours ? Usually makes such a difference x

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  6. Hello Ilona, it's so nice to see your whole garden rather than the little patches of it. Your video is so friendly , it makes me feel like you are talking to your best friend. Like you, I live alone, so I really appreciate your videos. Have a lovely day. It's a long weekend here in Queensland too, but today looks overcast with the threat of showers.

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  7. I spent a few hours outdoors planting the 4 new plants I bought on Friday. I always cut back blackberry vines that invade our space. ANNOYING! I enjoyed sitting on the front step when I needed to rest my back...so pretty outdoors and hearing the birds sing! Nice day out for you...fun!

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  8. Your yard looks lovely!!! Seems private and such a wonderful place to sit and reflect. And what an ingenious way to make the hanging planter. You such a wonderful artistic way of solving things like that, making use of things you have on hand. A penny saved is a penny earned. ❤️

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  9. That vegetable steamer basket idea for a planter is marvelous. I love it :)

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  10. I was so impressed with your idea of making a hanging basket from the old steamer - it does the job perfectly.

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  11. Nice to see/hear that you are normal ! i.e. occasionally get a bit lazy and do nothing. You're usually so busy - difficult to keep up with.

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  12. there's no point having a garden if you don't take a bit of time to enjoy it.. all work, no play, as they say... I 'officially' share my garden with several other flats, but noone else really uses it. Downside is that i have a large space to upkeep myself, but far outweighing that is the pleasure of having lots of lovely plants & flowers to view, and a tiny veg plot for the odd handful of whatever i plant. Love it!!

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  13. Hello Ilona, I feel that David deserves a place in the sun. He could be more of a feature in your garden, maybe surrounded by some well chosen plants. What say you?

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  14. I like this garden tour the best out of all of your videos, Ilona. It is relaxing to watch and I like your honest commentary. Thank you.

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  15. Beautiful garden, Ilona.

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  16. Do think about your future, many people leave it too late and end up with the house and garden becoming too much for them to upkeep. I know you have worked hard for it but it does becomes a money drain on your resources.

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    1. Thank you for your concerns, but I'm not worried about that. I spend virtually nothing on my house, and very little on my garden. I don't plan too far ahead, no one knows what's round the corner.

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  17. Hi I have read that sprinkling black pepper on the soil around plants stops cats using flower beds as a toilet. Don't know if it works but maybe worth a try xx

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