Isn't this weather absolutely gorgeous? The first day of September and more sunshine is forecast - long may summer last. It will certainly help keep the heating bills low!
My first week of 'our holiday' has been busy. Lots of gardening, lots of housework (de-cluttering really), some crafting, lots of planning and booking into another pre-Christmas event. It is one I have done before, is very well organised and a great group of crafters are involved.
Time in the garden has been spent re-shaping beds, removing weeds (never-ending) and taking cuttings for
However, we have decided that we really must do something long-term and have decided to take lots of cuttings from our existing plants and hopefully in spring we will be able to more or less cover the space. Cuttings this week have been taken from our Rosemary, Euonymus, Hebe and Spirea plants.
We also have lots of naturally seeded Aquilegia and will sprinkle the seeds from those over the patch. I have done this before and the problem is I forget, see the seedlings and think they are weeds and out comes the hoe! As I said, we tend to treat this patch in a trouble-shooting frame of mind. The plan is that next season our front front garden will be as full and well-tended as our front and back gardens - fingers crossed because I am great and the planning stage!
Crafting this week, or the limited amount has been spent on the jute bags I am decorating. This is a work-in-progress one which has the hearts and flowers will be added during the coming week: