Thursday, 3 August 2017

August 2017

I should be outside painting the window frames but the rain arrived.  The wooden frames were my idea ... people kept telling me to go for plastic ones but I held out!  I got my way on the firm understanding that I wanted them, so I paint them! Now I wish I had listened to advice! Every year I hope the varnish will keep them protected and every year I have to get the ladders out! The varnish layers turned the wood from a lovely glowing golden shade to a dull dark brown.

I never imagined I would actually decide to cover the wood with paint but that is exactly what I am doing ... to be honest I think the lighter look has cheered the place up.  Plus, I MIGHT get away with not painting next year!  If not I am buying plastic!

I have not blogged since the beginning of April.  What have I been doing!! Well, lots of things but not a lot of gardening so the place bloomed without me.  Here are a few highlights from June/July:

I have been collecting seeds from the aquilegia, delphiniums and poppies.  New lupin and wallflower seedlings are coming through and I have a few cuttings in the greenhouse ... there will be more once this painting is out the way!!

 Visiting the B and Q isn't all bad ... they have a plant clearance section.  The large geraniums are half price so I picked out a few bushy ones to propagate for next year.

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