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30 September 2010 22:11:15
Looking very good.
30 September 2010 15:07:49
I am not paranoid Rachel
Everyone covers their pond in bubble wrap. It seems to be working though as the heron was in the pond twice this morning before I put it up, and since then he has stayed in the field next door thinking out a counter move.
30 September 2010 15:01:54
I believe I owe someone a prize. It must be Fran, so if he would like to pick from these garden ornaments, to be set in concrete in his new garden area.
30 September 2010 14:57:13
Are Dahlias climbers
This one, in a bed of short ones, grew to seven feet tall as it came up through a rose bush
29 September 2010 20:01:45
Here is another picture of the crow dive bombing the heron, for those of little faith.
29 September 2010 19:04:01
Deb bought me a trug for the garden, here is pup checking it out. Deb must think that I am a prickly person
29 September 2010 18:58:55
Saved by a rook
The rook did not like the look of him and chased him off
29 September 2010 18:57:38
Here he comes
Coming to take more fish
29 September 2010 18:48:25
Heron looking down
This is from where he keeps dropping in
28 September 2010 21:54:38
The sky in the other direction this morning
All this before the rains came
28 September 2010 21:50:57
The sky from the garden this morning,
as I was setting off to walk pup
28 September 2010 13:07:04
Twine doesn't work
Just took this picture from the bedroom window, and look at the rascal he is on the pond side of the line. He is standing in the pond. :-( You can see that he has spotted me.
26 September 2010 22:17:55
The battle continues
Again and again we are harried by the persistant Heron who strikes daily, he is always there either our side or the other side of the hedge, how well we know those flapping wings and the law or diminishing returns that is reeking havoc with carrasius auratus. There is a lot of mud at the bottom of the pond so that any that have dived for cover therein will have difficulty getting back out of it and I am running out of twine. :-(
26 September 2010 22:08:44
Rhodohypoxis Bob Gordon
Or what is left of it, as pup decided to make a bed of it today
26 September 2010 14:58:15
Where are you
Could not find anyone on the site
24 September 2010 13:25:00
Took this at dawn. It was supposed to be a sunrise shot. Pup was still asleep so was not available :-)
23 September 2010 13:55:10
Not what you though, but still a garden shot
22 September 2010 22:33:09
Pup for my friend Fran
I think that he was thinking of going after that Heron who was back today
22 September 2010 22:15:16
OK here is the close up
Impatiens tinctoria, arises like a phoenix from the dead
22 September 2010 22:11:08
Would you like a close up?
22 September 2010 13:17:02
The front pond is looking good
21 September 2010 21:56:58
Noticed this flower in the garden today
21 September 2010 21:27:21
This seat is made from an old railway sleeper. I have had it for ten years and before that it was a lintel in an old cottage window for 150 years, and before that it was under the railway lines probably when railways were first in existent, if you place your ear on the seat you can still hear the whoose of the steam engines and the laughter of children growing up. Before it was a sleeper it was a tree growing in our dear country and planted 300 years ago, and I am proud to own it now.
21 September 2010 21:19:26
The poor misfortunate heron had no luck in our garden today so had to content himself with gazing at his reflection in the cattle water butt in the fleld beside us.
20 September 2010 22:15:40
An unwelcome visitor
Unlike Geraldine's. This was wandering around in the field beside us, planning and scheming to invade us. It must have noticed that Deb has cleared the water lilies off the pond. Pub you help is needed
20 September 2010 22:11:54
The seed heads of
17 September 2010 23:09:10
Took this today. I normaly mow the lawns every 3 days, but I have not mowed for two weeks. Lazy Martin :-)
17 September 2010 13:34:43
Bigger baby ferns
Here are some that I have potted up over the last few months. they soon take off.
17 September 2010 13:31:56
Here are some that I potted up this week, they have a few weeks to grow before they go dormant
17 September 2010 10:28:00
Close up of reminder
Or is it close up of pup
17 September 2010 10:25:58
pup has been reminding me this morning that I have to cut the grass. I have been letting things slip, but my motto this month is 'Lazy Martin' :-)
15 September 2010 21:20:57
Zoey and pup catching on a steam train
Did not take any pictures in the garden today, so put this one up of the two of them on a steam train shortly after pup found the source of the river Thames. Will give you some good garden shots on friday to make up for it.
14 September 2010 20:48:25
These climbers are scrambling over the Tea House
13 September 2010 19:58:32
Lazy old Martin as Liga says. Not much done in the garden this month, just wanted to enjoy it. a group of 18 wanted to come this weekend but I have turned them down. Only going to open in June and July from now on and May and August for large groups. I asked Zoey to take Pup out of the picture, but I snapped off my shot before she had left the scene. Sorry about that I am sure that you have seen enough of that young lad. :-)
13 September 2010 13:21:15
Where are you all
We have been looking for you everywhere :-)
11 September 2010 10:00:15
Here are the little rascals at work
11 September 2010 09:59:16
Damage to little birch
This morning we noticed that there was a lot of leaf damage to this little self sewn birch, I will put up a close up to let you see what is happening
10 September 2010 23:26:11
Close up of butterfly
Butterflies look a little sadder at this time of year or is it me.
10 September 2010 23:17:46
We noticed a solitary butterfly on this flower today, which was the same as Fran put up yesterday except that the flower is different
09 September 2010 22:18:26
Garden idea for Fran
Fran, if you were half thinking of laying a railway track to theme your garden design, can i suggest making what looks like the front of an old steam engine and making out it is coming through the hedge. Here is pup posing for you. we wondered why he could not see to well until we invested in a scissors.
08 September 2010 13:30:54
Just took this 3 minutes ago, and see how the paths get narrow at this time of year, pup could hardly squeeze through. Normaly this would be a problem for us but with our garden closed for the season, Yeehaa! We can let it be :-)
08 September 2010 13:27:20
Just took this picture five minutes ago and summer song is looking good
07 September 2010 22:36:19
Deb zoey and self walking down through the quad at UCC cork as Michael graduated today.
07 September 2010 06:58:55
Where are you all
Practising finding the source of Geraldine's lake. Don't worry pup will not be coming, he needs a break.
05 September 2010 22:39:06
Catching a train
Zoey, pup and I were catching a train last week in the hope of buying plants in a car boot sale in England, but it was cancelled due to rain forcast on the most sunniest day you could imagine.
03 September 2010 18:52:13
Jupiter last night
Ha Ha Fran!
02 September 2010 22:12:17
Forgot the name of this plant
perhaps Fran can help
02 September 2010 22:07:36
Anything Fran can do......
I can do better
01 September 2010 22:54:46
Rosa Moyesii Geranium
Lovely large hips after a wonderful display earlier in the summer