Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Edited 16/4/2014 To remove my negative ponderings!
Nutella (not essential)
Melt half a jar of peanut butter in a pan with a a couple of tablespoons of Nutella. Add a bag of marshmallows and keep stirring. The mixture will get very sticky. When the marshmallows have melted, remove pan from heat and add enough rice krispies so that the mixture binds together. It starts to set fairly quickly so pour the mixture into a rectangular dish (pyrex is good) and press down with the back of a wet spoon. Mark into squares, decorate as you wish and leave to set for about half an hour.
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Friday, 11 April 2014
Behind the wooden washing line pole is a whole line of washing! There is almost no breeze at all today so thankfully all my 'smalls' are out of sight!
Have a lovely weekend. x
Thursday, 10 April 2014
I treated myself to a rhubarb plant yesterday. It is in the black pot just to the left of the paving. I think I will put it in a larger pot rather than plant it in the garden just yet.
Today looks like a day for being outside and sowing some seeds and that is what I intend to do!
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Sunday, 6 April 2014
I sketched the design in pencil and have gone over the lines with a fine liner pen. It probably needs tweaking but I don't want to overwork it. It may be a good idea to leave it a day or so before making any modifications.
It felt good to be sketching again. This was sketched from my imagination so it is just a representation of a grape vine. I really DO need to sketch more. It felt so liberating!
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Other plants that do well in companion planting with strawberries are spinach, lettuce, sage, borage, onions, peas, beans and marigolds. I have a plan to sow a row of lettuce one side of the strawberries and sow spinach or peas on the other side. I covered the area with the eglu mesh to prevent it being dug over by animals.
Shortly after digging over the plot yesterday, I noticed the surrounding paving was covered in earth and stones. I blamed the resident fox or the neighbour's cat Minky but was informed by my husband that a flock of birds (sparrows?) were going crazy in and out and under the mesh and making a whole lot of noise as they did so. I suspect that they were looking for worms or such like as there aren't any fruits on the strawberries as yet!
So, one job down and many more to go as I work my way around the garden bringing it back to its former glory.