Here we are mid way through the last week of April, can you actually believe that. We are preparing to put the frames up for our french beans, preparing the bed for them, Paul has dug a brand new border along the fence at the bottom of the garden, it's an area that was weed filled because of nettles growing through the fence, it's too awkward to mow as well, so we decided to dig it out to use as an extra growing space, we have sown lots of tall flowers to mix in with the veg plants too, lupins, foxgloves, sweetpeas, sweet Williams too, we slso have our 72 perennials × 2 arriving soon too, so hopefully our garden will be in full blown come the summer.
Are any of you growing vegetables? We will think differently when planting our sprouts and Sprouting Broccoli this year as we didn't realise how big the plants got, they are currently taking up 50% of our vegetable plot, we were both shocked at how successful the Purple Sprouting Broccoli has been, although it loses all of its purle when we coik it. I pulled some beetroot that had been in the ground since last summer fully expecting it to be woody and inedible but after cooking it this morning I cut into it and its perfectly good, which is a real bonus! I love beetroot in a salad especially with boiled eggs and I'd love to say a fancy dressing but for me its salad cream with eggs and beetroot!!
Today's card is one that Brenda shared with me a few weeks ago, it was designed for a 'Fun Fold ' Challenge a few weeks back but Brenda didn't manage to finish in time, I am always delighted to share your cards anytime, I class this blog as 'our blog' your cards are as important as mine!
Brenda has designed a tri-fold card, them hand stamped the background with the same stamp as the coloured one that was used to embellish the card. The flower stamp is a magazine freebie from Altenew, this is the first time Brenda has used it, its a lovely detailed flower Brenda, I'm looking forward to seeing what else you create with it. I love how you have finished the edge of the card with ribbon, a great, inspirational idea.
Thank you so much Brenda for sharing your lovely card ❤ XXX
Now I am not sure of whats happening today, I really hurt my knee yesterday trying to rush and get washing in as the heavens opened, the girls were upstairs and hadn't heard me shout to get washing in for me. Annoyingly it's my 'good' or weight bearing side, so its left me very immobile, we will see how it goes today and if necessary we will seek medical advice. Eeeeh Ladies I think my body is giving up on me, so frustrating as there is so much I want to do! 🥲😪
I hope that you all have a good day and that the sunshine returns.
I want to send extra hugs to our Lynda and Margaret and Maria I hope that your hand is on the mend.
Sending Love and hugs to all of you,