Friday, 25 March 2011

My Day



I'm certainly making the most of the sunshine and the warmth. Wow! What a gorgeous couple of days we've been having. It's at this time of year I get all excited about gardening. I gaze at wonderful lush green gardens in magazines and books and imagine my garden resembling a corner of Great Dixter or Sissinghurst. Of course it never does. By the time August comes, I'm tired of lugging the watering can around the garden, slugs and snails have usually wreaked havoc eating my favourite plants and everything is beginning to look a little tired. But not now. In March, I'm enthusiastic, excited and convinced that the garden will definitely look better than last year.
From March 2011


I love seeing these old fashioned plants in borders, although I've never grown them myself. Last week in the garden centre I was persauded to buy them by this little message on the back of the packet, written in capital letters.'VERY EASY TO GROW'. Well, it's certainly worth a try isn't it?. So they came home with me ready to become part of my master plan for the garden.



Such strange little seeds aren't they? More like little millipeeds than seeds.



I've taken the plunge this morning and planted some in a seed tray. Now we'll see if they are 'VERY EASY TO GROW'. Also, I must show you the bargain of the week.
From March 2011



I spotted the new Hummingbird Bakery cookbook for the grand price of only six pounds in our local Sainsbury's yesterday. Retail price should be twenty pounds. Needless to say, it found it's way into the trolley very quickly and without too much 'should I? Shouldn't I?' debating with myself. I couldn't wait to get started with it, so popped into Waitrose this morning to top up on essential ingredients to make caramel cupcakes




Not bad eh?


From March 2011

I wonder if Mr F. and Teenage Boy will miss this one?



From March 2011

19 comments:

Meadow said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Cakes are looking good...xx..

Pipany said...

Lovely cheery Friday post. have a great weekend and enjoy those cakes! x

Louise said...

ooh caramel cupcakes sound delicious! you are doing well to resist - I'd have eaten a least one before photographing!

Good luck with the flowers and have a lovely weekend.

Tabiboo said...

Ooohhhhh - that all looks soooo good.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Nina x

Simone said...

Gardening and Baking. What more could you want?! I hope you get on well with your seeds. I too am enthusiastic each spring with the thought of what is to come. In reality I never achieve what I set out to do. Never mind, the fun is in the planning (I say to myself)! x

Catherine said...

Yum Yum! Cx

Kath said...

Oh I would just lick the icing off and put the cake back and say I forgot to do that one LOL

The Vintage Knitter said...

I've been out on the garden too today planting veggie seeds. Those cakes look totally delish - yum!

bootextiles said...

looking forward to seeing how your new flowers get on. I totally agree with you about this gorgeous weather. Long may it last. Hope you enjoy your yummy cupcakes xx

mim said...

I have been planting seeds again this weekend and will do some more after we have finished the decorating. Love calendula

potterjotter said...

Those really ARE easy to grow and when they are dead and dried up, you can save all the seeds from the flower head for next year - if they have not self-seeded all over your garden by themselves. Now ... I'm off for a cake to eat!

Posie said...

Oh those cakes look delicious, I would have eaten more than one. Lovely spring blog, and thank you for the lovely lovely comment you left on my blog.

Pom Pom said...

Your cupcakes are beautiful! I feel the same way about gardening right now. There are no weeds yet, because it is still too cold in Colorado, but I'm so inspired and ready!

Helen said...

Oh they look yummy !!

Sarah said...

Just found your blog :) oh the cupcakes look yummy xx

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*❀*ℳḯʟʟḯ℮ ℳεα∂☺ωSẘℯℯ☂*❀* said...

those cakes look sooooo yummy!!

Calendula are one of my favourite garden flowers :o)
your Bellis Dasies are pretty too.

wishing you a Happy Easter x❤X❤x

Millie

Andi's English Attic said...

Oooh I have the Hummingbird CupCake book. Delicious cakes. Unfortunately I'm the only one in the family that likes them so I only make them when we have guests.
Good luck with the seeds. xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

They look delicious - something that I would like to eat right now! x