I had a very satisfying day yesterday! The washing was out on the line early so, by mid afternoon, it was all ironed and airing before being put away. While that was going on, I got the tools out and sorted out the herb/foliage bed. It's always a very fragrant experience and I end up smelling like a bouquet garnis!
It's a comparatively weed-free bed so it was a question of cutting back, tidying up and planting out the thyme which has lived (and thrived) in a pot since last year.
I don't have any exotic herbs, just bay and mints (in pots), oregano (so useful for Italian type meals), chives, sage and two kinds of thyme. Oh, and the rosemary bush which is as decorative as it is scented.
I had a go at repotting the mint and managed to sort out the apple mint, but the usual mint and the chocolate mint are in rounded pots (not a sensible thing) and I couldn't get the jolly things out so I had to just scrape as much soil as I could plus a few reachable roots, and then topped the pots up with new soil. I have just remembered that I have some liquid herb food in the shed to I will give everything a good dose of it and hope.
Then I tackled a pot of lily of the valley, repotted some of the roots and moved the rest round to the front, something I have thought about doing for years and never got round to!
So that's another corner done and dusted and my brown bin is now absolutely full. Collection is next Thursday so I shall see if I can beg for some bin space from the rest of the cul-de-sac and hope!
The next task really is to sweep out all the corners which are very messy with fallen leaves, etc. Then it will pretty much be sorted and it will just be a case of keeping on top of it and considering what, if any, bedding plants I fancy this year.
(plus the ubiquitous tomatoes, of course)
It was half a pound ON at group. I'm not dismayed, I know why and it'll be gone by next week, with more to keep it company!
I'm having a couple of friends round for dinner and am doing a most unauthentic meal of a sort of chicken tikka, dhal and basmati rice. I've made the tikka (second day curry is always nicer) and it may not be genuine but it's jolly tasty and I'm rather hoping that there will be leftovers. It's just a shame the house now smells like an Indian takeaway!
Apart from finishing the preparations for the meal, the lovely Sharon is round to do my hair, thank goodness, and I just have to do a little bit of tidying around which gives me plenty of time to sweep the garden and put the sweepings in a bag if no-one has any space.
It should be a very pleasant day! I hope yours is too.
After all your hard work, you must have slept well last night. I hope you have the opportunity to rest a little before you enjoy your dinner this evening (which sounds delicious, by the way).ReplyDelete
The sun should be shining here, so we're going to go out for a gentle walk. X
Thinking about it, you're right, I am sleeping better at the moment. Another reason to be thankful for the better weather and being able to go out. :-)Delete
Today looks sunny here, hope you have a good day tooReplyDelete
Thanks, Sue. Now I'm hoping for sun too. :-)Delete
It was very misty first thing but has now brightened up and I've had to angle the blinds because the sun is so bright!ReplyDelete
I hope you have a great time with your friends. The curry sounds lovely.
It's gorgeous here too now. The sky isn't blue but the sunshine is so cheering.Delete
I've made my first ever bombay potatoes as an afterthought. There's so much there's bound to be sonme to freeze for another day! :-)