This week's post is fairly photo heavy so I will try not to waffle too much.
This is my crafting this week and probably next week too. Inside crafting is limited to a bit of knitting etc at night. While it is nice, I have loads of plants to put out in the garden, ones that are able to cope with a bit of frost, and one or two others that I am taking a bit of a risk with.
This is my new greenhouse, which was put in at the end of last year. I won't show you the other one this week as it is just a storehouse for all the pots that have come out of the shed, which is due to be demolished very soon before it falls down.
I ordered a lot, and I do mean a lot, of tiny plug plants, all ready to pot on. I would normally have taken more time to grow them all from seed, but this is the first year of my new garden with its raised beds (more of those due to be built soon), and I needed to cram them as full as possible to cut down on the weeding and give the maximum colour throughout the year. Some, including two trays of Sweet Williams, will not flower till next year. Others are annual and should give me a good show this year.
I have tried to choose plants that smell nice, or attract bees and butterflies, and it seems to be working already. I have had some of the huge bumble bees and loads of butterflies already, coming in to the small number of plants I have planted out so far.
These two beds are still looking quite good although the daffodils have gone over now, but other things are starting to take their place. Because I was busy in the greenhouse trying to finish off the potting on, I was very late taking my photos, hence the flash photography. Needless to say, all my photos were taken on Tuesday evening.
If you are wondering why I should be showing you pictures of my garden, it is all down to Julia, who leads our Wednesday group of snoopers. If you slip over to Stamping Ground, you will find loads of other people who are showing their desks. Have fun looking around. As you have gathered, indoor crafting has given way for me at the moment to outdoor creation, so I hope you will forgive the absence of paper, pens, stamps etc. They will make a return very soon.