Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Updates and front garden

I have now updated our menu for the past week. This week the poppies in the front garden have finished to be replaced by the double pale pink peonies, blue geraniums and roses:
Mind you the rain is putting paid to the top lot of peonies as the blooms are rotting on the plant, so annoying. They make wonderful cut flowers and scent the front room lovely for a day or so, after that, it is not so pleasant!

The white scentless roses also seem to suffer a similar fate although they don't rot in situ, the outer leaves shrivel to a brown colour which ruins the look of them.

I have just totted up the food and toiletry spending for last month and it came to £119.17, so we do seem to be sticking to our new target of £120 all in rather than the previous £160. That is good as it means £40 into the savings each month which can only be a good thing.

Despite spending less, I am still managing to buy one or two extra things each week for the spare food cupboard.This week it was a packet of couscous.

7 comments:

  1. Your garden is looking delightful m'dear.

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    1. Thank you, it is certainly all go at the moment. Hope yours is also growing well?

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    2. It's beginning to take shape at long last DC

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  2. Beautiful! I must get outside and take some photosof the gardens.

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    1. Thank you although tonight, I am having to fleece the tomatoes again!

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  3. A lovely mix of colours. I love this time of year, the Spring flowers are just starting to merge with the Summer ones and nothing is going over too much. That's an impressive reduction in your food shopping spending, really good :-)

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    1. This will be the first year when I hope to have a little colour when this lot fades. Normally it changes to green for a couple of months and I have added some new plants to try and change it a little!

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