All posts tagged: gardening

If We Were Having Coffee

So the garden is now coming out in full force. The rose bush has exploded with colour, the seedlings I planted a fortnight ago are sprouting left, right and centre, and we’ve just had two weeks of pretty decent weather. All in all it’s been beautiful. I’m in a very good mood for this week’s Coffee Share. On Wednesday I sat my first exam for my AAT Accounting Technicians qualification and managed to pass with flying colours. I’ve done a little bit of redrafting, written some poetry, some flash fiction, and worked on some ideas for the blog. I’ve had a very productive week. I think the favourite bit of writing that I’ve done so far this week was the Friday Free-write. It’s a mash up of prompts and an idea from a conversation that I was having with one of my colleagues at work. For anyone that has a herb garden, you will know that lemon balm [or any type of mint really] grows at a rapid rate. The little plant I bought has …

If We Were Having Coffee

Good morning fellow Weekend Coffee Sharers and Saturday morning blog readers. I missed last week’s link up due to the bank holiday mania that descended on the household and the lovely weather that goaded me outside into the garden. Since we last spoke I have managed to get outside and start planting up some bits and bobs for a vegetable patch. The fiancée and I are in the middle of buying a house so everything has had to go in pots since I don’t want to leave anything behind, but I have the beginnings of a lovely little herb garden and the sunflowers and rocket are just starting to peep up. I’m a little late with planting but I’m hoping to get a fair amount off stuff to grow, but since it’s only the fiancée and I, we don’t need an awful amount and next year I’ll know to start planting sooner. The garden itself looks pretty good. Alongside my own efforts and the fiancée’s weeding skills, we’ve got flowers coming out all over the place. …

NaPoWriMo Day Nineteen

Not So Green Fingers One. Remember the rose plant you bought two weeks ago Two. Pray to something you only half believe in, that it’s still alive. Three. Quickly brush away the dead leaves, crunchy and browning in a circle, and after, fill the bin with odds and sods, to hide your failure at tending a living thing. Four. Water it! But remember, too much and it will die somewhat more than it already has. Five. Let it sit, then dispose of any remaining water, still staining the saucer, culled from the kitchen cupboard because you don’t own any pretty plant pots. Six. Buy a plant pot, because the saucer doesn’t fit on the windowsill, and sunlight would probably be a good thing seeing as photosynthesis, is pretty important for these plant types. Seven. Pray and hope a little more. Who knows? Green fingers might be something you grown into.