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In autumn 2010, my husband Ian and I both quit our jobs, sold our house and left the flatlands of the east for the mountains of Wales. Our goal is to create a more self-sufficient lifestyle in a place we actually like living. Whilst Ian will continue to earn some money as a freelancer, my part of the project is to reduce how much we spend by growing and making as much of what we need as possible. The purpose of this blog is to keep friends updated with how the grand project is progressing, but all are welcome here. If you're not a friend already, well perhaps you might become one.

Monday, 2 April 2012

A study in purple

We have some lovely purple flowers in bloom at the moment. Downstairs, we have...

Wild pansies in the rhubarb bed, with aubretia tumbling down the wall behind.

Upstairs we have...

Primula with grape hyacinths.
OK, they're not really purple, but humour me, would you?

and what's that in the background?

Yes! It's purple sprouting brocolli!

The best purple flowers of all!

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