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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden 269: Planting at last! Outdoor peppers & outdoor cucumbers.

Hurrah!!! After two weeks of hard work in the heat all my beds and structures are finally ready! Today I make a start on planting out all the seedlings (plants by now) that I started at home a couple of months ago……..there are a lot of them……so I may need a couple of breaks in my deckchair.

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Thoughts on……navigating obstacles & finding a new way forward.

Some days are tougher than others….some seasons in the garden do not go as planned…..I am learning to say that it’s OK. There’s no doubt that most of us are facing challenges at this time……and being human means an occasional meltdown…….that’s also OK. But after the meltdown we need to put our big girl pants on and find a way through it all. This is a long one (please DO NOT watch if you are a thumbs downer!!)……..I’m chatting my way out of a difficult situation.

For anyone needing extra help with their emotions today, or any other day, please call The Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: May Garden Tour (2020).

A little late…..but here is the garden at the beginning(ish) of May. It is definitely not up to my previous standards and my previous schedule….but it will have to do……I’m very disappointed BUT…..there are some lovely things to enjoy and celebrate when I look beyond the mess and all the outstanding jobs.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden 263: Carrots, leeks and spring onions & a word on netting.

I’m still playing catch up in the garden with my prep and my sowings……fortunately it isn’t too late to be doing these jobs. Today I’m sowing carrots, leeks and spring onions as companion plants….and having a bit of fun in the process……my own little tribute to all the fabulous work that our NHS does day in day out. I also have a chat about netting and wildlife.