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Finding the time, is like finding your socks… August 3, 2012

Filed under: Gardening,Nature — katiepede @ 3:15 pm

I lose my socks a lot! In fact I lose many things. Generally when I panic I have lost something, I haven’t looked hard enough, and they are often right in front of me (or… ahem…in my bag). This is after I have run around like a crazy woman… saying “My keys, they’re gooone fooorever!” (I am nothing, if not dramatic when I ‘lose’ something) :-)….


I (possibly in a tenuous fashion), find this similar to time. Too often am I worrying about not having enough, I panic about it… without appreciating where I am, and what I have right now. The last couple of months have made me ever more aware of my own timings, and at first I kept worrying about not having enough of it…. Yet I have come to realise that my future is not as transparent nor on the predictable path that I thought it was only a few months ago. Things might be set to try us… but I need to remain positive, and take my recent news in my stride.

Also, just today I finished and handed in ALL of my remaining course work (added wooo needed here….Wooooo!), so things must be coming together, as soon I will be a bona fide Radiotherapist!


I really need to worry less, and just maybe when it comes to my garden, find the beauty in a few weeds…..  So what if the bindweed is trying to its come back in a few places,…. it’s certainly not as bad as last year…. And a hefty tug will be sufficient for now.


As my chilli peppers grow bigger, my tomatoes start to get some colour, the corn grows higher, and the runner beans out grow their canes, I have an immense sense of pride, that, yes,…. I grew these!….. And I cannot wait until they are all ready to eat (probably on a daily basis with the beans, as I fear I have grown far too many for two people… ah well Bob/friends/neighbours better like beans)! 😉


Runner beans and Sweet corn loveliness



Look, double cobs!


I have been pleased with the tomato hanging basket, and I apologise that it has taken so long for a photograph to be taken of it…. My kindly landlord re-attached the bracket to the wall, as it had become too heavy for it and had broken.


‘Tumbling Tom’ tomatoes and trailing lobelia hanging basket



Ripening Tomatoes



Chilli peppers


As we creep through the year, and I become aware that things will be harvested soon my thoughts go to what to grow now, and what to grow next year. I know we will be in the same house…. so I definitely have another growing season here. I think soon I may try some pak choi, early broad beans, and plant some late spuds…. I hear you can plant spuds in late August for Christmas….. Christmas Roasties with home grown spuds… what a feast!


Re-potted bamboo, lobelia, asiatic lilies, climbing hydrangea (and tomatoes in the top right corner)


Anyhoo, I hope everybody has been enjoying the Olympics, and have also found some time to enjoy their gardens, parks and open spaces….


Happy Planting 🙂