Tuesday, 9 February 2010

I need more hands.

I have been a terrible blogger haven't I ?? I know I have and it's because I have been so fed up with not being able to garden or get to the allotment due to this terrible weather, that I have taken up other interests and have got side tracked and obsessed with so many other things.

That's why I need more hands !! I am crocheting squares in girlie colours making my little grand-daughter Florence a throw for her room. I am making the hearts shown in my previous post. In fact I have just found lots more lovely fabric. If that wasnt enough I have now bought a book with some fabulous Angels in in to make, one is holding a parsnip and has on fab dungerees and little shoes,I can't wait to make one. I will post a picture when I do, but don't expect that to happen for a while, not enough hands you see !!

I dont know if you remember my post about these seeds from T & M ? the oriental poppies 'Fruit Punch' only 16 germinated out of the whole packet, I e-mailed T&M and they sent me a new packet, well I never had to use the new packet yet, as these fellers have come on fantastically, look at how big they have grown, and really sturdy little plants. I hope I'm lucky enough to have one of the apparently elusive plum shades. Can't wait to see them bloom.




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Then there's the onions I sowed a few weeks back, which are growing on the bedroom windowsill, they are doing great, here's a photo. We have only just finished eating last years onions, it's a bummer having to go out and buy some after all this time.




Doesn't it feel great to see new plant life emerging. SOON BE SPRING !!! Yeah !

7 comments:

Kella said...

Girl I know exactly what you mean about being side tracked by other interest while the garden is still in slumber land.

But I need to crack on and atleast start getting some seeds sown in the conservatory, maybe next week eh!

:)

Look forward to seeing your crochet creations, did you get chance to try the flower and heart patterns I sent you?

ReapWhatYouGrow said...

Winter is a fallow period for all of us I think, although I am really thrilled that other gardeners seem to do the same sorts of things I do when we are trapped inside. Knitting and crochet feature heavily, and they are the perfect indoor companion to gardening.
x

Jo said...

You may be crotcheting and crafting, but you're still way ahead of me on the gardening front, I haven't sown a seed yet. I've got this weekend off work so I'm going to get cracking then. I see you're making a throw for Florence, I'm sure it will look lovely, don't forget to show us.

Maureen said...

Thank you KELLA, ReapWhatYouGrow and JO for the visit and comments. I hope you all get sowing (not sewing !!) in the next week or so, I will get my broad beans going soon, and sweet-peas.
As soon as the crochet throw is either finished or maybe halfway there I will post a photo.
x

Veg and Flower Time said...

Maureen,
Looks like you are well under way there, a few of my own seeds have started to pop up. I have also found that T&M are great on the after sales front.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Don't feel bad...you're not a 'bad blogger'...that would be 'ME'!! I haven't been over to say hi in ages...I'm really sorry about that! The weather here is CRAZY right now, so no gardening going on outside...and I haven't planted any seeds this year (yet. I still might.). We got 3 feet of snow in the last couple of days and there is more on the way. It's like the ice age here;-) I'm sure you just have a ball w/your little grandbaby...I hope I will remember to come back to see your 'creation' for her! Stay warm, Mo.

Green Lane Allotments said...

It seems we gardeners are a crafty lot when winter comes - I'm knitting a long cardigan that may be ready for next winter!