Painting the town

I am off to the schoolhouse and whilst I am away the living room and dining room are getting a fresh coat of paint.

A pleasant surprise will await me while I work at gardening and cleaning for the next few days at the schoolhouse. We’ve got a few irons in the fire for the next few weeks so hopefully we will be able to tick a few things off the old list.

I will be happy to see that flat eggshell I have been scuffing and swearing at since we moved in. The previous owners painted it flat and then their children promptly began marking it up. Though we have done our share.

So long eggshell!

Annual report

Well so far so good is the status update on my annuals at the schoolhouse.

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The boxes of geraniums and bacopa seem to not only manage sporadic watering but thrive as a result. The petunias are a little less well off but not so bad as it could be. Not that it is an annual but it appears the nearby hosta has gone nuts in its new locale.
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This basket seems to be doing very well. I guess I made the right choices this year.

8 tips for a green home – an infographic

Here are some interesting tips I found for preserving our water system.

Given that this past weekend we had to take in the water pump for repairs and went without I do not take the wet stuff for granted!

8 Tips For A Green Home and Yard

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A Former Schoolhouse Is Converted Into A Rad Modern House by Beauty and Hairstyle

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Very cool and modern take on a schoolhouse. Take a look!

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Details: Photographer: Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer Source: Dom & Wnetrze

By: Julia Millay Walsh

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Prepping my pots

Spring is finally here in full swing.

The temperatures are still a bit cool but it was enough to pull out all of my pots for this year’s balcony garden.

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And let this be known that this is the last photo I will ever take of that awful old barbecue. It has now moved on to new pastures. Well the dump anyway.

After all the talk of vertical gardens and vegetables,  I am going to do things a bit more simply this year. All flowers, a few herbs and one pepper plant.