Monday, June 20, 2005

Gardener's World, baskets, and socks!

It's almost 9am and I'm ready to start working, so I thought I'd post the pictures from yesterday first.

Gardener's World:
Not much to say, really, apart from that we had a fabulous day. I bought a 'perpetual spinach' and a tomato plant because the heirloom tomatoes that I planted earlier this spring must have been stunted by the cold spell we had in April - they are so small it's pathetic. They will probably still live, but at this rate I'll have my first ripe tomatoes in November!

Another thing I bought was a HUGE basket. It's an old rice basket and I'm using it for my stash!!


New basket with (some of) my stash. Yay! for stash storage! :)

I also picked up a good idea for container planting from one of the show gardens: use old car tyres! Here is a pic:


I wouldn't necessarily paint them all in different colours, but with something growing over the edges they could make very useful and sturdy permanent planters!


And last but not least, the very beginnings of my sock:





I started it last night while we were watching Firefly, and I'm using Wendy's toe-up sock pattern (http://www.wendyjohnson.net/blog/sockpattern.htm). It's too early to say how it is going, but I love the daintiness of it all! :)

2 comments:

  1. I love the basket, very elegant. I have the same colour of Regia ready to be used, so I'll be interested to see how your socks turn out.

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  2. Oh my gosh, that basket is absolutely great! And your toe is looking mighty good. Are you liking things so far?

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