Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Changes


Hello,  I've been writing this post in my head for a while, but thought it was about time to talk about the garden and the lack of any veg related activity.  I've decided to have a break from veg growing this year, mainly because we'll "probably" be moving house some time in the coming months.


I can't go into details yet, mainly because I don't know myself where we'll end up or the sort of place we'll be looking for.  There's still lots of un-knowns at the moment, but things should hopefully become clearer over the coming weeks and months.  It's something that has been in the back of our minds for a while, but a number of things have happened over the last year that have made it seem like the right time to think about a change.


 Browsing the property websites has become a bit of an obsession lately.  Street View has to be the best thing ever (for buyers anyway!)  I've seen countless lovely looking places that turn out to be on busy roads or have pylons or pig farms next door!  My main interest is always the outside and if there's plenty of room for a kitchen garden.   I'm missing the annual routines of sowing and digging already!

There are still some things in the veg plot of course.  The tulips have suddenly shot up and have started flowering  away.  When they've finished I'll dig up the bulbs ready for planting elsewhere.  There's also lots of gladioli and lilies and all sorts of seeds to save later on.



So, that's how things are at the moment.  I love blogging and don't want to stop, but there might be less of the garden and more out and about posts as we start to explore other bits of the country.  And then comes the business of sorting out all our stuff and starting to pack, which I'm trying not to think about :(


I do love to read all your comments and hope you will still pop by now and again.
Hugs
xxx 

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous spring flower shots! Good luck with your house.hunting!

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  2. Good luck for the future, whatever it may bring.

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  3. We are thinking the same thing. We have thought and pondered for a while but I yearn for a bigger garden again, and like you, search the property websites and street view (an inspiration!). I love the photos of your garden, everything is certainly catching up again. Good luck! Chel x

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  4. Big changes!!! I think about our life here in this house and know at some point we will be moving, too. It is a big house, I take care of it myself and as my children get older and are getting ready to move with their lives we will not need this much space. I know you will find the perfect place at the perfect time.
    Hugs to you and good luck on this journey,
    Meredith

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  5. Sending hugs and prayers your way as you step out into the unknown. Trish xo

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  6. Just keep trying those handles and the right door will open when the time is right...what an adventure! :) x

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  7. Your beautiful Spring blooms are sheer eye candy and since we're not even close to seeing such things here (spring is slow to arrive living close to the Rockies) I'm living vicariously through your garden's beauties. ;o)

    Best of luck with all your moving plans. You'll find a place perfectly suited. It's out there, waiting for you. :o)

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  8. Your Spring flower photos are absolutely gorgeous! As like most of the UK, here in Suffolk, Spring has been so slow to arrive this year. My tulips are only just poking through the ground! I'm sure if you decide to move the perfect house is out there for you. I like browsing the web for houses too, the net has made the process so much more fun. You can snoop before you look! Best of luck, Stephanie :)

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  9. Good luck with your new venture and hope it goes well for you. Your photos are wonderful. May I ask what camera you have? And do you use the program to set it up for the picture or Auto? I went to a digital camera course last year but still never remember the right settings! Have a great weekend.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hi, these ones were taken with my Nikon Dslr with a 50ml lens which I tend to leave on most of the time. I never have it on auto as the flash tends to pop up all the time! The apperture priority setting is best for the sort of close up pictures I like. The smaller the f number, the shallower the depth of field, so just try a few and experiment! Good luck.

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  10. Ahh, I love those pinky purple flowers in your first picture. What are those?

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    1. Hi, they are anemones, lovely and cheerful!

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  11. Such beautiful flowers! Best wishes in you new venture of house searching! ;) xo Heather

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  12. You do take lovely photographs, good luck with your house hunting plans. We are planning to move in the next few years once family issues are resolved. I do think it will be a wrench to leave my little garden though.

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  13. Preciosas imágenes! le deseo lo mejor en su futuro y espero que no cierre su blog que es mi favorito y es mi inspiración.
    Con cariño de Sara.

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  14. Good luck and I hope things work out smoothly for you xx

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  15. Househunting can take up a lot of time, and can be tiresome at times as well. I hope you find a dreamhouse soon! Whether it's flowers or veg: I really love your pictures.

    Good luck!

    Ilse

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  16. All the best in your new adventure, you will find the right house exactly when it's meant to be. Beautiful pics as alway - I am so envious of your beautiful Spring garden, we've lost so much to the frost & cold this winter :-(
    Have a good week & happy house-hunting,
    Xx

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  17. Good luck with the house-hunting. I hope you find exactly what you're looking for! :o)

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  18. Hope you find a suitable house that you love! Hopefully you will still check in every now and again. Good luck.

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  19. What an explosion of colour in your garden. Only 3 of my tulips have flowered so far, yours are looking beautiful and there's so many of them.

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  21. I LoVe all your beautiful and colourful spring planting! You have inspired me to put lots of anemones in for next year! I hope your plans for moving go well....it's an exciting time but unsettling too. I hope you find just the right place, and look forward to hearing about your next garden already!
    Helen x

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  22. What an exciting time for you. Good luck with the house hunting, and I hope your house sells as quickly as you hope for too, I'm sure it will with that beautiful garden.

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  23. Beautiful flowers! We are having an adventure in a vary beautiful place but I am missing my garden full of flowers very much. I shall just have to enjoy looking at yours.

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  24. What lovely pops of colour! Good luck with the search and I wish you some happy gardening time anyway!

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  25. Oh no - how can you bear to leave your wonderful garden - I for one will certainly miss it if and when you move. Lovely tulip shots. Good luck with the house hunting.

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  26. Lovely photo's from your garden. A feast of colour! Good luck with your search for the right house. I hope you will find it soon.

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  27. Gorgeous flowers, yours are ahead of ours here - no tulips actually flowerin yet in our garden, akthough they have suddenly ce ot life this last week following the sunshine.
    I wish you luck in your house hunt - it can be gruelling but worth waiting til you find "the one"!
    Have a great weekend!
    Gill xx

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  28. Lovely to see all the flowers and their wonderful colours.....Spring arrived at last
    Good luck with the move, may it be an easy ride
    Hugs x

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  30. Wow, looks like you have alot to do in next weeks to come! Must be strange to leave your garden behind and start a new one, but probably fun too. Your flower photos are gorgeous, I can almost smell the flowers all the way to Iceland!

    Good luck with everything, I look forward to see how it will turn up for you :)

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  31. I imagine you are feeling both excitement and trepidation at the thought of a move. Happy house (and garden!) hunting!

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  32. What a kaleidoscope of colours.
    Good luck with the house move, yes scary and exciting at the same time.

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  33. Debbie, I just discovered your lovely blog today, and am in awe of your talent! What beautiful works of art your crochet is, and your garden is truly amazing....I began reading backwards from your dahlia (my favorite flower!) pictures in 2011, and am thoroughly enjoying every post. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty of your life with your readers. Good luck with the house hunting and relocation. I'm sure wherever you move to, it will be just as lovely! :-)

    Warm regards, Lisa in Oregon

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I'm looking forward to a new garden and trying new things!

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