Tag Archives: Spring

Sunflowers!!

So it’s been less than a month I think since I planted my sunflowers, they are now biggish and we (me and my mom) finally got around to planting them in the garden last Sunday (23.04.17) I planted 75 seeds in trays and roughly half of them germinated, we then planted the 12 best ones in our garden, 6 red and 6 yellow! We still have some good looking ones left over which I will be giving to family, this is usually what I do when I plant a ton of seeds, cause who doesn’t love to be gifted Sunflowers!! 🌻🌻

Some got eaten by snails though as I’ve been keeping them outside in their pots so they can get the most of the nice sun we have been having!

Anyway, here are some pics of how they looked before we planted them in the ground!

And here are some pics of the ones we planted in the garden!

Sadly none of my dwarf red ones grew, not sure why, I did the same with them as with my others, I guess they were just dud seeds, was quite looking forward to seeing what those ones looked like as well, but nevermind, try again next year!

These giant ones though are supposed to grow up to 14ft… will be interesting to see how big they do grow and I will definitely post updates on them here too!

Enjoy 🌻🌻🌻

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Spring Has Sprung! 🌻

Well almost… 6 Days!

I can’t wait, I am so done with the cold weather now, I’m ready for a bit of sun and warmth, also my baby will hopefully be a May baby and I am super ready for him to be here except for I’m not actually ready, I have literally nothing prepared, but hey I got like 5 to 10 weeks til he could decide to make an appearance, plenty of time right…

So anyway who else is excited for spring?

One of my favourite things about Spring is flowers, specifically Sunflowers, I am pretty sure I have posted about my love of Sunflowers before, but man do I love them, especially giant ones, they are so satisfying and easy to grow!! I haven’t grown any in about 3/4 years but this year I have decided that seeing as I am moving back to my parents house I will grow some again! I planted 72 seeds (a bit excessive I know) on the 6th of March, 24 Giant Red ones, 24 Giant Yellow ones and 24 red/yellow Dwarf ones, so far 18 have started growing, it took them roughly 5 days to start sprouting and I am super excited to see how they look when they flower which should be around May/June time I think, though don’t quote me on that as it has been a long time since I’ve grown them!

There are loads of other great things about Spring, here are some of my favourites:

  • The smell of freshly cut grass
  • Baby animals (especially ducks)
  • Sunshine
  • Warmth
  • Flowers
  • Everywhere starts to look more alive again
  • Easter!!

Hayfever however is a bit of a downside to spring and summer but hey you gotta take the good with the bad right…

Here are some pics of my freshly sprouting baby Sunflowers for your viewing pleasure!

These are them when I first planted them on the 6th of March.

And these are them today on the 14th of March there are 18 in these pics, though it may be quite hard to see them all as the picture quality isn’t great.

If all of these Sunflowers grow I am going to have soo many! I tend to give them away to family and friends though when I grow loads like this because there is no way they would all fit in my parents garden!

Anyone else have a favourite plant to grow during Spring/Summer?

Spring Is Coming & #NerdProblems…..

Today was such a nice day!

So again this week I had no lecture today, I Β could definitely get used to this, seeing as the best thing about Narratology is that we have to play AD&D other than that its pretty boring, at least the lecturer we have doesn’t exactly make it that interesting!
Seeing as we had no lecture we decided to have an extra game of AD&D, it was as usual awesome! which brings me to #NerdProblems =P, we have been playing for about 6 weeks, I play 2 games a week but I don’t own my own dice set, I’ve been using one of my mates sets cause he has 2, now I have decided to buy my own set and I have found 2 that I like, I can’t decide between them!!

Here is the first set: Green D&D Dice

and the second set: Elven D&D Dice Set

I really can’t decide which I like best! I may just have to buy both sets cause that would be the easiest decision, then I’ll also have a spare set should I need them, which do you guys like best? I’ve always been really bad at making Β decisions, I’ve been trying to decide all night =P

On a different note though, SPRING IS COMING!!! This makes me feel sooo happy!! I’m done with winter now, warm weather please!
Today was a nice day, I took my coat out with me but didn’t need it and it was nice enough to walk into town from uni instead of getting the bus, we were done with D&D about quarter to 5 so it was still light when we left.
It’s also meant to be really warm at the weekend, I hope so, we were predicted snow but I really don’t want any of that now, I’m usually super excited to get snow, but, I think if I woke up tomorrow and it had snowed I would be pretty disappointed, I would also like it to warm up so that I can get my plants back out in the sun!

I’m gonna have a nice chilled weekend with Nick, we’re hopefully gonna watch season 2 of Game of Thrones and play some Star Wars =D he can be my carer for the weekend, I still have my fingers strapped up, my friends find it funny cause I can’t open anything, but it is super frustrating, I didn’t realise just how much you rely on your index and middle fingers to do things! it makes getting dressed, putting shoes on, drinking, eating and loads of other things highly frustrating! I also really hate the feeling of claustrophobia it is giving me, sounds silly really i mean its only 2 fingers strapped together, but it just feels horrible and restricting, it got so bad last night that I had to unstrap it, which of course made the pain quite bad in my finger but ah well, I’ll live =P it doesn’t hurt too bad today which is good =D

What have you guys got planned for the weekend?

See you all later!
Sarah