Apologies ...

 Good Evening!

I just wanted to pop on and apologise for why I haven't had anything to share for a couple of weeks. 
As I mentioned in a previous post I've recently started a new job, after working in retail for so many years I decided it was time for a change and find something with better hours. Working a mix of either 6a-2pm or 1:30pm-9:30pm each week with never more than 1 day off in a row was taking it's toll on myself and my home life. I'm now working as a Receptionist in a Doctor's Surgery and whilst it's a little overwhelming at times with how much you need to know I am thoroughly enjoying it. Plus I get weekends off which is a strange sensation!

Over the last few weekends all my time has been taken up by the garden, some of you may already know I'm an avid gardener! After moving into a New Build last year we've finally been able to get started on the garden and started putting plants into the ground. After renting for almost 10 years the majority of my plants were in pots and it feels so good planting some of those 'babies' I've had for years into a permanent home.
So far we've put some Hawthorn whips in to form a hedge over the coming years infront of the fence, created a little patio area and most recently we dug up some of the turf, worked in some well rotted manure and created a large border. There's a sneaky peek below. It's still a work in progress as I still need to pop in some Foxgloves that I've grown from seed and the spent Spring bulbs that I've had on display. Once the plants have established themselves and spread it should look a lot better!
We're planning on doing something similar on the opposite side as it seems such a waste just leaving all the space to turf! lol

So as you can see I've been a bit limited for time to craft but next week I'm planning on getting something made, so don't worry I'l be back with something soon.
 I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekends!


Pauline C said...

It's all looking good Nat ... lovely time of year to be getting out in the garden and will surely be very satisfying to plant your "babies"
Pauline xx

Julia said...

Well done Nat it is lovely being able to grow and plant things you have sown yourself. It's such a lovely feeling to see them come up. Your garden already looks lovely. It's nice to be out in the garden creating as well as crafting. I too do both and thoroughly enjoy it. I'm the lady you sent some stamped images to.

Ella's Design said...

Glad you're enjoying the new job, Nat and that it's giving you the time to catch up with your other passions!
The garden is really taking shape, although I know they are always a work in progress, but I can imagine your satisfaction at giving your plants a permanent home! I keep looking at mine and wondering whether to dig some more grass up, but the soil is so poor it would need a lot of conditioning and I don't know if my knees could tolerate the fork and spade?!
I'm hoping to get some soft fruit bushes that will fruit every year rather than veggies which need more time, something I seem to have very little of these days!
Enjoy the fair weather and I look forward to seeing the next chapter! Hugs, Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Well congratulations on getting your new property 10 yrs is a long time renting your well on your way to creating a fabulous garden judging what l see now your own heaven well done it looks lovely can’t wait to see it in bloom and foxgloves are one of my favourite flowers well done on starting them off from seeds xx