Fun Fun Fun
Wow well where do I begin? My last few weeks have been somewhat eventful and oh so fun so I shall share a few things with you!!
I went along to a local agriculture show at Stokesley which was my first ever visit. Took the kids along too to see what it was all about! We all absolutely loved it. It was rather big and there was so much to see from sheep,cows,goats,rabbits and horses to tractors and crazy bike stunt displays to name but a few. My very favourite had to be the plant tent (of course it was!) I met a lovely local Alpine Society group who had lots of advice & fantastic recycled displays and I ended up making a purchase from them. (Lewisia see below) I also found my way into the tent where all the judged entries where. It was brilliant from beautiful cuts of dahlia's to some of the biggest veg I had seen. It was all very inspirational and thought provoking for me to maybe enter some over the coming years (one can dream right!)
I also visited the Festival of Thrift which was held at Redcar. Whilst it wasn't full of gardening things it was still a fantastic event which showcased a lot of ways of recycling/up cycling anything and everything with stacks of yummy food on offer too. We all know that gardening doesn't have to be expensive. Taking cuttings or saving seeds from your own garden is a great way to keep things virtually free to participating in seed swaps or donating to groups can be equally satisfying. There is also stacks of ways to recycle materials to help play part in keeping our environment as clean as possible. A great way of using polystyrene boxes is showcased below!!
I bought myself a Poppy Vegtrug from some birthday money I still had and I'm very happy with it. I've only given it a little sowing of salad onions for now but I've got a few things lined up for it in the coming months! I don't have garden room yet to sacrifice for a mini allotment so this is my alternative along with growing some potatoes in sacks hopefully in time for Christmas dinner (yes I mentioned it!)
I've have had a lovely few weeks of lovely little things including winning star letter for Garden News magazine which included some vouchers to spend with a well known seed company! I will share my purchases in a future post. Oh and my front garden project had another stage complete!!! But for now I shall leave you enjoy my little bubble of happiness
Until next time