Day 217: Repotting the Citrus Trees, and Taking Time For Me

Just over an hour ago I said to everyone in the house that I need some time to myself, so I have come into the conservatory to write this. It feels like the first bit of me time I’ve had all day apart from the nice walk early this morning (I’m glad I did that, and I was admiring the beautiful trees and how the light shines through… pictured above).

Anyway, after a long and busy day at work, I stepped out of the conservatory (work) and into the kitchen (home) and starting making a meat pie, mashed potato and veg. It turned out well and there’s enough left over for me and my youngest to have tomorrow (we seem to be the only ones that don’t mind second day meals).

New pots and rose bushes

Rubber pots and rose bushes

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that we bought three new pots during our trip to the garden centre. They are recycled rubber and have built in self-watering trays in the bottom, and when left unplugged it will drain the water. I think that they look really smart and we got a seal of approval from my eldest when we brought them home yesterday, which is an added bonus. They actually look good in the nice clear hallway (pictured above), but that wasn’t where they were meant to go.

We also bought two rose bushes which we temporarily placed in the new pots to bring home. They will be going in the garden somewhere, or repotted into larger pots. They have a few buds on them and I can’t wait for them to flower. I do love yellow and white roses.

Repotting the citrus trees in the new pots

My husband and I worked together this evening to take the three citrus plants out of the small pots that they came in four months ago, and we put them in these new ones.

We didn’t quite have enough potting compost, so we’ll have to pick some more up tomorrow and top one of the pots up. We’re not exactly sure where we are going to position the new pots yet, so two of them are currently sitting in the dining room by the back door and the other one is in the conservatory. We are going to have to rejig the furniture in the conservatory again to stop the trees being in direct sunlight as it’s been scorching the leaves in the hot weather.

As I write this, I can see into the kitchen – my eldest is tidying up from dinner. I did look at the mess earlier and thought about how I would do that after I’d had some time to myself. Now I don’t need to. My youngest also just sent me a text saying how much she appreciates everything I do. They are both very sweet.

I feel relaxed now.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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5 Responses to Day 217: Repotting the Citrus Trees, and Taking Time For Me

  1. johnranjit says:

    Its an expensive passion , but worth the time .

  2. Love the pots and they are made out of recycled products! I tried growing a citrus tree but I just don’t have the right environment for them. Your daughters are sounding as if they are coming around to the fact that you do a lot and for them to pitch in makes for everyday to be easier for all. No one wants an exhausted stressed mom all the time.

    • I didn’t think our citrus trees would survive, but so far so good. Shame you haven’t got the environment for them. Yes, the girls do seem to recognising and appreciating the amount I have to do. Every little bit helps.

  3. Pingback: Day 218: Clean Windows and a Sneaky Little Apple Pie | Sandra Madeira

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