The new potato patch. The chooks turned this over for a month or so ago, so on Tuesday Cam and I dug it over, pulled out the remaining weeds and planted our first crop of potatoes for this season. Rockets. Early maturing, they should be ready for Christmas time.
The existing garden beds with their winter and spring veges growing madly. I planted out winter crops of peas and broad beans, which are all flowering now. The Spinach is so yummy and we still have quite a few leeks to eat.
Yesterday I planted some tomatoes in pots. They will stay in pots till we have new beds ready for them. That’s good as we are still having some light frosts with the gorgeous weather. The tomatoes are Moneymaker.
The Nectarine and Apricot trees are in full bloom. Here’s hoping for a great harvest
Earlier in the year I took part in a mosaics class, here’s the ladybug that I made, sitting amongst the mint and strawberries that will need to be lifted and replanted in the new kitchen garden once the house is moved.
I’ve managed a bit of sewing this week, while sorting out a few quotes and problems with the bank regarding the house move. The move will still go ahead (once we sort out transit and contract works insurance) but the budget is now stretched as far as we are comfortable with. Matt has (just this afternoon) found a place to stay in Wellington, which is fabulous news. It will be an awesome place, staying with good friends of ours Gives us a good excuse to visit them more!
Little wallets (which will be listed in the shop when I get my A into G)
I got 30 blocks made for my nieces quilt, and then almost all the rows together, should finish the top next week. I got a mini quilt made for a swap, just need to bind it That’s the very last of my swaps for this year. While it frees up some time, it’s sad not to be expecting anything nice in the mail. I am still waiting for my last MMM swap, which should have been posted at the beginning of August. I was almost the last person to receive last round too
And just to finish off, look at the lovely tulips my hubby bought me yesterday.