27 September 2009 21:16:04
euphorbia in flower
this is it in flower. see how it changes colour when its finished flowering, i am a fan.
27 September 2009 00:47:40
this euphorbia is one of my favourite plants in the garden, it shines bright in winter, when i look out of my upstairs window at night it shines out from the rest, it has all year round interest.
26 September 2009 21:51:57
the rare honeybee?
my garden was, parden the pun, buzzing with bees all summer, except the honeybee which i seen today in my garden, hence the picture, i was happy to have him visit. did any of you notice were their many in your garden this season? their talking of introducing the new zealand buff tailed bee in the uk and ireland. but the honey bee is in real trouble in the wild.
26 September 2009 21:39:40
i planted my daisies at last, they will be full of flowers in a week or so i hope. i also planted oxalis bowiei which is a eyecatching pink with the usual huge shamrock leaves, i will post a pic later.
15 September 2009 22:59:21
my old garden
this is how my garden looked before the work began, i just wanted to post this for those who expressed an interest, i have no grass in my front garden either, i will post a pic or two for those interested.
15 September 2009 22:30:11
i bought 3 perennial michaelmas daisies in B n Q tonight which i will use to plug some gaps, it will add a nice bit of colour and the wildlife will be pleased, they are a great addition to any garden at this time of year and they will flower until the frosts, if we get any! i wont have time to plant them until the weekend. they are- white, purple and pink, i will be posting the pics when im happy with their progress.
13 September 2009 21:24:34
what a beautiful day! just to sit in the arbour reading the sunday paper, water gurgling away, the waft of lily scent in the air now and then, the buzz of the bees doing what bees do!, a painted lady lighting on the paper to bask in the sun and you freeze so as not to frighten it away, hoover flies darting around you as you read, the silence of the early morning as the garden reflects the love and endeaver you put in its conseption......the perfect morning, for me.
12 September 2009 21:45:42
i planted all my spring bulbs today, about 60 in total and i need a lot more. i have to shoehorn everything in, too much is not enough! the bees and butterflies were out in force on the verbena, purple candle and seedem, this weather reminds me of days gone by, you got this type of weather most septembers, i remember my dad always took his holidays at this time because you were fairly sure of good days. i really enjoyed today in the garden with lots of pictures taken as usual.
08 September 2009 22:27:24
i hope to plant several types of spring bulbs this weekend as it is meant to be dry.