Minton Tiles, Lettuces and Spring Flowers

30 Mar

It has been a glorious sunny Spring day and I have spent much of it in the garden, tidying up and doing a bit of planting as the lovely Mr S continues to get the boat ready for launch next week.    I have cleared out the veg trug and collected several old tiles from around the garden, all of which were my Mum’s and I have decorated the trug with the Minton tiles. I’ll show you the others another day.

I have planted some herbs and half a dozen lettuces. I buy ‘living lettuce’ plants from the super-market and plant them as we don’t have a greenhouse to raise our own baby plants from seed.  They have been very successful in the past.


I picked a lovely little bunch of Spring flowers for Easter weekend.

My Easter flowers

A sad P.S.   Our friend J was right in his thoughts that our little Bullfinch might be poorly. I checked on the RSPB website and discovered the problem. They advise removing all sources of food and water for three weeks so that the infection won’t be passed on and sterilising the feeders (which we do clean regularly). So, there won’t be any bird photos for a while. Thanks to J for pointing us in the right direction.


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5 responses to “Minton Tiles, Lettuces and Spring Flowers

  1. Ali

    April 2, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Ah, so sad for the bullfinch and that you have to take those steps. It is a beautiful flower arrangement. And great to see salad taking off.

  2. grandfathersky

    March 31, 2018 at 1:40 am

    We had a little rain last night and the earth worms are coming up. Robins will be changing diets soon.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2018 at 8:06 am

      I’m glad to hear that as I feel bad for not putting out seed for three weeks. Thank you. 🙂

  3. nrhatch

    March 30, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Sorry about the little Bullfinch. Glad you got to spend your day in the garden. I’ve never heard of a veg trug before.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2018 at 8:09 am

      I’ll post a photo of the whole trug. It’s brilliant! The veggie garden is at the back of our plot but the trug is right by the kitchen, a good height for working and right there for picking even in the rain.🙂


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