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Monday, 19 September 2016

A Bit of Green

Hello lovely people. I'm trying to make sure I publish a post at least once a week, trying to get back into the flow of blogging again. I meant to write a post yesterday, but by the time Sunday lunch had been cleared away and games played, well I just don't know where the day went!

Not too much happening here, I'm beavering away finishing my pink, snuggly blanket that I showed you the other week. I'm crocheting the border now, then the ends need sewing in and it will be finished. I'm hoping by the time Cold Feet has finished on TV tonight (I'm so happy that it's been brought back) I will have completed it, that's the plan.

In the meantime, I've had a little potter in the garden, oh my there was a lot of weeding to be done. All the rain is great for the plants, but unfortunately great for the weeds too. I made a good start, but really it needs more to clear everything before we tuck it all in for the winter.

While I was out there I saw loads of beautiful spider webs. They had tiny rain droplets on them from the downpour earlier on, but were so fine that my camera hasn't really picked any of them up well enough for me to show you, except these few







I'm not a big spider fan, especially inside the house, but they do such an amazing job catching all the nasties that it's good to see there are plenty about.






With the weather starting to get a bit more autumnal, we'll be spending more time with the plants inside. I like to see a bit of greenery indoors, it's so good for the air and brightens things up. We don't have very many houseplants so perhaps should find some space for a couple more. I do have a couple of trays on my kitchen windowsill that have baby sedums in them, but they're still very young. Here are a couple of favourite cacti bowls.




They live with us in the sitting room, not the sunniest spot, but they seem to be doing OK so far. I do feed them now and again with a drop of cacti feeder.





Also in the sitting room we have a spider plant (it's sister lives in the kitchen)




and a beautiful fern





I don't know what this next one is called? She lives in the kitchen and also appears to be doing OK, trailing down next to my pot and pans. Is it a type of ivy perhaps?





I'm going back to my crochet so I can stay on track for finishing it tonight, I think I can get a good 10 minutes in before starting tonight's meal.

Take care
xxx

16 comments:

  1. There are an awful lot of Spiders coming in now, we are catching them every night with the special Spider Hoover thingie.
    Lovely house plants xx

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    1. I've heard it's because it's spider mating season so the males are searching for the females... xx

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  2. You certainly have some beautiful indoor plants, my spider plant needs a good sort out there are loads of babies at the moment that need transplanting.
    Tomatoes that are roasted just need to cool and then can be placed straight into the freezer, they really do give an intense tomato flavour and make a great tomato soup.

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    1. I love tomato based soup, I will have to roast some. xx

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  3. I'm not a spider fan either, we've had a few in the house just lately and they're huge. I'm so glad that Cold Feet has returned too, it was my favourite programme and I was so sad when it ended.

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    1. We rewatched it on ITV hub before it restarted to remind us, it was still really good second time around xx

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  4. We are being plagued with daddy long legs at the moment, ugh, they freak me out! I don't like spiders either but thankfully haven't seen many.
    Thanks for showing your house plants, I've got a thing about house plants at the moment and people don't seem to have them like they used to, I think they brighten up the place :-)

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    1. Ugh, I can't bare daddy long legs, we get them hovering about in the conservatory xx

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  5. Nice to see all your beautiful plants.
    I know what you mean about the weeds. It's a never ending job. If I'm in the mood though I enjoy weeding.
    Hope you finish your project.

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    1. Thank you, it's finished. I'm hoping to finish the weeding at the weekend xx

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  6. Hello Cheryl - your blanket sounds lovely, it hasn't taken you long to do at all - did you manage to finish it last night? The weeding never seems to end, does it? And spiders - my daughter is petrified of them still......
    I like you house plants - the cacti look good in their bowls. Could your 'mystery' plant possibly be a variegated creeping fig? It looks like it, anyway!
    Have a lovely day,
    Lynda.

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    1. I don't like the sewing in of ends so wanted it finished before bed, it's all ready to snuggle under now. Thank you, I think you're right, it certainly does look like a variegated creeping fig, it's nice to know what it is xx

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  7. Good for you with all of your beautiful plants. I need to do a bit of weeding but it is still so hot out I want to stay in!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. Fall here in North Carolina is when those big unusual spiders build big webs in the trees and on porches. Every morning, just about, I walk into one...some of them look like a clothesline.

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  9. I'm just back from a blogging break. It is so nice to stop by again and catch up on all your news. Now I want to visit the nursery :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Hope you got the crochet finished and enjoyed Cold Feet! I loved it way back when but I completely forgot when it started again to record it.
    It's recommended to have houseplants for air quality, I really should invest in a couple. Love the fern.
    Lisa x

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