Sunday, 21 April 2013

Veggie Patch sign and little Jazz

Do we plant seeds or not? Well, I've planted some potatoes and onion sets and in the greenhouse have put some peas in pots, and that is that! Itching to plant all the other veggie seeds but to early and cold, probably May will be the best time and as we have such long daylight hours up here in Scotland, they usually catch up.

In  anticipation of all this, we have built a fence around the veggie patch out of re-claimed wood and having a rummage, found this picture that I painted many years ago on the back of a cupboard door. This is going to be screwed onto the fence, so everybody knows what is going on behind the fence!!

I just painted the wording on this week. We used to have it ontop on the kitchen cabinets for some years. I was practising painting on almost anything that didn't move in those days!

                                              Close up
A sweet little birdie perched on the flower pots, and a trowel ready for action.

On other news my daughter has just got this little darling.
Little Jazz a cocker spaniel. How cute is he.... and such a lovable little doggie. Him and Nikki get on really well together, although Nikkie was a bit wary of him at first but soon sucumbed to his charms. (although she was a bit indignant that he had the audacity to go in her bed and inspect her toys!!) haha.

This weeks linky parties are;


  1. I love that you have a sign for your veggie patch fence- very nice it is too!
    What an adorable little spaniel!

  2. Your Veggie Patch sign is great. And another super cute little dog.

  3. Great sign - but Jazz! He is soooooo cute, really gorgeous!

  4. Great picture for your veg patch! We haven't planted any yet so am feeling I ought to get on with it or I will regret not having any in the coming months!

  5. I like the bright colors on your garden sign. Very nice. Little Jazz is adorable. What a cutie!

  6. Aww, cute puppy. I've just given up my allotment -your post has mad me a little wistful

  7. I'm not a veggi gardener but love really fresh vegetables. Love your sign.
    Little Jazz is adorable :)

    Jan x

  8. The sign looks wonderful. I hope it encourages the veggies to grow. Jazz looks really sweet, I'm sure Nikki is really pleased to have someone to play with.
    Ali x

  9. What a great sign. So much detail. It will look great :)

  10. I can't do veggie growing myself hut I love to se others doing it. There's nothing like homegrown veg. Your will be surrounded by a beautiful fence too.

  11. awwww your sign is gorgeous! The perfect addition to a cheery veggie patch :) We are cautiously planting seeds now too and potatoes are in at up at our allotment!

    Cocker spaniels are such lovely dogs and the cutest puppies!! :)

  12. Thank you for linking up at our Busy Bee's blog hop! You are very talented. We appreciate you sharing with us!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's

  13. love your sign........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  14. hi. what a lovely sign, and .... darling dog! thank you for sharing your news and creative endeavors with us, and linking it up with us at our linky party at

    could you please be so kind so as to link back from your article to the party. that would be sooo nice.