We like desserts that are easy for the girls to make on their own and one of their favourite desserts to make are trifles with whatever we have available 🙂
Another week where not much has been done in the garden. After all the excitement of the new garden plans a few weeks ago, I seem to have developed a feeling of dread every time I go out there because it’s such a big space and there’s so much to do and I really have no idea where to start.
If someone asks me, how does your garden grow? I’d say, with weeds, lots and lots of weeds!
The weeds are seriously tall now in the area that is going to be the water feature and I’m actually quite ashamed of the whole top of the garden because it looks like a neglected dumping ground. I wonder what the neighbours are thinking?!
I really have to put a plan in place to make a start on the changes. I know we’re not planning on doing the waterfall, stream and pond until next year but I can’t live with it like this for the rest of the summer.
The girls are having a birthday BBQ in August so I want it to at least look clean and tidy by then.
I’m going to split it up into smaller jobs and work on one section at a time so it doesn’t feel so overwhelming.
I’ve searched for a photo of Grandad with all three kids but haven’t been able to find one. He’s coming for dinner tomorrow night so I’m going to get some photos of them all together 🙂
Here he is with Kaycee and Aiden about 6-7 years ago I think.
He’s always there for them (and us!), all they have to do is give him a call and he’ll do his best to do whatever they’ve asked.
I really don’t know what we’d do without him!
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heading out into the garden to give it the attention it’s probably been crying
out for during the more inclement weather. With that in mind, here are some top
tips for gardening during the nicer weather the summer (hopefully) has to
the water flowing to stop everything from drying out. Water once a day if you
can, or try and set up some kind of sprinkler system to ensure your garden gets
the water it needs. Try installing a rainwater tank to make the most of any
rain that does fall. If the water supply is low then water deeply and occasionally
so you don’t run out. There are some more great tips on watering during summer here.
only ensure your garden has enough water during the hotter parts of the day,
but it also reduces the chance of mildew and other fungi building up as it
gives the water a chance to dry out by the end of the day.
especially as it can grow quite a lot over the summer, but it’s actually better
if you let it grow a little, cutting it on the longest setting on your mower.
It will wear better and will also suppress weeds from developing.
might not be used to the sun, so it’s best to give them a little protection to
harden them up. Give them a little shade using foliage or shade cloths and
they’ll soon get used to the extra sun.
so keep an eye out for anything new you haven’t seen before. Warm and wet
weather brings out all sorts of pests, so be vigilant. This is a great resource for identifying pests and diseases in your garden.
Whilst you want your garden to get some sun, you also need
to ensure it gets enough shade or it could dry out. Put up fencing or
trellis-work to provide some shade or even shade cloths and sails. You could
also try planting large plants or even trees to provide more shade for lower
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I’m joining in with This Enchanted Pixie and her 52 weeks of gratitude linky. Here’s my week 3 list 🙂
9) Kaycee’s kindness – She wanted to make peppermint creams the other day but not for herself, for her teacher and friends at school and some for us. She’s always thinking of others.
10) Last but by no means least, my super wonderful husband who took care of me when I had a migraine at the start of the week and while doing so, did all the laundry and cleaning and walked the girls to school and back.