Veg Patch

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Vegetable Porn, Flowers and Wheels

I will start this blog with a warning. This is not an X Rated post but something rather odd happened recently.

A couple of days after my last post, in which I wrote about my chillies and specifically one which from now on will be known only as Peter, the traffic to my blog jumped by huge numbers. As a blogger you like to know if anyone is actually reading what you write, so it is possible to see how many people are reading and how they found the blog. 

Amazed at the numbers of people I clicked on the rather normal sounding website link, that they were all finding me from. GOOD GRIEF!!! my screen filled with ladies doing all sorts of strange things. I quickly closed the page and went to make a strong cup of tea. 

What on earth was going on, then it dawned on me, somehow, the fancy internet search engines, that index my blog had decided, that because of the proper name of my chilli, I was a porn site, and somehow they were directing people who wanted to see what I had just seen to my blog. 

And then I started to laugh, imagining lots of teenage boys quietly hiding away in bedrooms all over the world plucking up the courage to look at porn, and what did they get, my garden, complete with hens, and puppies. I hope that the blog appealed to some of them, and they are now more interested in gardens than Porn.. Not much hope of that !! 

So back to the garden.

I have always loved flowers and have spent a huge amount of money over the years buying them. I have read loads of other peoples blogs in the last year and realised that It would be very simple to grow my own flowers as well as vegetables. So this year I decided to give up one of my beds to them. 

I have told you about the seeds I bought in previous posts and having planted them out, now was the time to thin them . There is nothing more sad than having to thin out and sometimes throw away plants you have grown. 

The seedlings were growing nicely in regimentally (well almost) straight rows, now the bed needed to be a bit more random. 


I plucked up the courage and started to thin and relocate as many plants as I could




I now have a bed very full of flower seedlings. They should put on a lovely display and I will no longer be spending huge amounts of money on cut flowers. 

I have also planted some in pots and placed them on one of my recycled cable tables. 


I do have a flower out already on the patch. My chives have flowered. We have been eating lots of them, but they are just growing quicker than we can eat them. The flowers are very pretty.. 



I finally got around to moving the staging out of the greenhouse and have planted all of my growbags. The plants have responded with lots of growth. 


I have succeeded in growing my first ever cucumber. Its very exciting.. tiny but growing by the day


And then on to Wheels!! As part of our quest to live the Good Life, Jim and I have invested in a classic car. I have mentioned it previously and delivery is now getting ever nearer. It is currently in France undergoing a complete restoration. The car, a TR6 comes with its original steel wheels but we both had a hankering for some very fancy wire wheels. So we invested in a set, very expensive but worth it. 


The spinners in the centre are beautiful. I cant wait to see them on the car. Of course they needed tyres, so today they have been to Vintage Tyres at Buealieu. And they now look like this. 


So the TR6 arrives within a month. But those of you who have known me for lots of years will remember that I have owned a sports car before. In 1981 I bought myself a rather tatty little MG Midget. I loved it and Jim and I had some wonderful adventures in her. 


She was sold in 1984 to pay the deposit on a house. I often wondered what had happened to her, and buying the TR6 spurred me to action . With the help of the MG owners club, I was able to discover that she is still a much loved little MG Midget, living in Surrey. One major change in a restoration done on her 10 years or so ago , she is now white. 


Hopefully over the summer, the current owners are going to bring her down to see us. 

Well thats all for now, and if you are one of my new readers, who joined after my last post, this is a much healthier way to spend your days!! 

4 comments:

  1. I once had an email rejected as I wrote about something that was spanking new. It was to a headteacher's email and she rang me so we could both have a good laugh about it. Another school used to taken part in the School Birdwatch and had to submit results as blue thingy, great thingy, coal thingy etc. Now this post will attract anyone searching for p**n :D

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  2. Oh that is so funny & on to other things. I'm also hoping for a crop of flowers to cut this year too. I transplanted my left over Zinnia seedlings between the runner beans.

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  3. Oh I had a good chuckle especially thinking about the many people looking for that 'stuff' who you let down, ha ha haha. But on the flip side, you might have just got many more out of trouble as they get engrossed in your blog :)
    Your plants always look so good and healthy AND a cucumber now? Well done mate.

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  4. Lol! Ah, now I know the secret to good viewer stats!

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