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30 June 2010 14:54:33
spot the leprechaun in the foliage
This is the part of the garden where there is very little colour, mainly one colour, but that does-nt bother me as long as its bounty is good and plentiful
30 June 2010 14:24:59
perfection and beautiful
Can-t put its beauty into words, so I will let it speak for itself.
28 June 2010 15:41:39
This is just to show an update of the raised flowerbed we built during the winter. Now it is starting to become a delightful clourful display
28 June 2010 15:24:04
Divine with cream
We have being enjoying strawberries and cream every couple of days, thanks to the strawberry plants. I have to say there is a hell of a difference between them and the shop bought ones. There is just no comparision.
18 June 2010 16:08:35
It is a month since our good friend Rita took her leave of us to attend to the eternal garden and watch over us while we tend in our mortal garden. It is a good 12 months ago since Rita last posted a journal but yet she is remembered as if it was yesterday was her last journal. Those of us who met her in belvedere and spent time in her company left her presence wiser and the happier for finding a good gardening friend. It is amazing how much friendship can build over such a short meeting and a few regular e-mails. It is amazing the affection held for Rita on this site and it was evident by the number of people enquiring about her health and passing condolences at her passing. I know she was held in high esteem among us for her knowledge and williness to impart wise titbits. It is for that reason I beg your indulgence and ask you for your suggestions.
Olga was in contact with me and was inquiring how we should remember our good friend. I was delighted that I was not alone in having thoughts on the matter and now we are asking for your suggestions. I proposed to Olga that we should run an annual competion open to all, whether you have a 3 acre garden or 3 window boxes, equally open to flower gardeners and veg gardeners. Open to those who knew her and new members who have not yet joined us. However there ends my idea and i only have a skeleton of an idea. Also would we run in over the winter when we have more times on our hands and how do we include everybody ?
I throw this matter over for discussion and if some-one can expand on the idea or some-one has an idea of their own please feel free to sugguest it. I hope this is to every-ones liking what we are trying to do and we look forward to every-ones comments and sugguestions
14 June 2010 15:35:07
Like all gardeners I put away all my gardening tools in the winter. However in my rushing I forgot to drain the last of the petrol out of the strimmers. Now when the first cut of grass was due, one pull of the cord and the lawnmower sprang into life. Unforunately I cannot same the same for the strimmers. It started first go but preceeded to cut out. Kept doing this and as i was in a hurry I used the clippers, well there was little growth and the job was not big. However on Saturday the job was big and the strimmers was needed.
I beseeched all the saints to let it start and they did-nt fail me. Sprang into life for about 2 minutes and died. kept doing this and eventually I decided i would have to fix it. Herself indoors nearly had a seizure when I told her to clear the table as I needed to strip an engine, and she did not calm down when I told her i would put newspaper down. I had to do the job outside on a workbench I made up. Could not find the fault, knew the problem and then about an hour into the job found the problem. Perished fuel line due to some muppet not empting it over the winter.
Fixed now, but lost a good part of the day which annoyed me as I had planned to do a lot. I have to say herself did-nt help, did-nt even bring me out a cup of tea, Always says the garden has nothing to do with her, but quick to point out when its untidy. Anyway its fixed and once again I am a happy bunny in me garden, and she a happy queen in her kitchen
11 June 2010 22:30:47
Fierce busy this week in the garden and a kindly soul has stopped by to aid me in my endeavours. A kind old slug is helping to thin me carrots.
10 June 2010 23:08:16
A beautiful day, which got better by the hour. Only left the garden at 10pm and only did so as light was starting to fade. managed to get the spuds sprayed and the tomato plants tied up. Planted the last of the cabbage plants today and to keep the youngest fella happy we planted out his sweetcorn plants. only hope we get the sunshine to ripen them or his first venture into gardening could be his last. Would have loved to get much more done only work and life has to be looked after as well
10 June 2010 22:47:00
A Name Please
Some-one was good and gave me this. Who, I have long forgotten and what it is I have never known. I would be most grateful if some-one could name it and tell me all about it please.
07 June 2010 22:19:23
This is my favourite rose, well at the moment as it is the only one in flower. Big purple petals, beautiful aroama and when the wind blows the yard is covered in purple petals, but the rose is always covered in blooms. This is one to be appreciated
07 June 2010 21:19:28
leaves, hope for something underneath
Some of you will remember the episode I had last year with carrots, or to put a finer point on it the lack of carrots. Not one carrot grew. This year i took a different approach to the matter. I bought a couple of bags in the "Euro Saver", designed for putting the weeds in, but I filled them with topsoil and compost. I bought carrot on a seed tape which saves thinning. I planted 5 bags of carrot and 1 bag of parsnips. This year the result is looking far better
06 June 2010 19:53:34
Looks the part
Some of ye will remember that I got wrought iron frames made for the piers so I could take the bare look of them. Couple of months ago I bought two containers in Aldi that were close to the dimensions of the frame. I have to say I am very happy with the result
06 June 2010 19:41:39
hopefully will stay healthy
Heavy rain here all day and very warm at the same time. Glad I sprayed on thursday evening. I dread the blight, a sneaky bugger that invades at lighting speed, but hopefully the weather will return to sunshine and we will not have to worry about blight
01 June 2010 21:55:34
pleasing to the eye
During the last two weeks, even with the funeral, followed by First Communion, work and training courses, I managed to get a few minutes in the garden. Yesterday was the first full day i got to myself and I appreciated every minute I spent in the garden. However I managed to finish a project a fortnight ago but only now can i show it to you.
I was seeking advice earlier in the year about clematis and honeysuckle and how high they grew. Well I changed my mind and am growing them up against the dog cages. That was my original plan for them when I bought them, then I changed my mind and then I went back to my original plan. I have to say I was very happy with the end result and was rewarded with two of the clematis coming into flower