Sunday, 16 April 2017

Painting & Planting.

A couple more jobs done....

Painted the office. I try and do this a couple of times in the year


This is the weather side and it definitely needs those extra coats.


All the garden furniture has had one coat of teak oil now,



Such a boring job, but such an important one of you want to keep your furniture for a long time.

In the greenhouse the Rat's Tail Cactus (Aporocactus Flagelliforms) has decided to flower. The cactus always have such amazing coloured flowers, just such a shame that I cam often miss them as they are in the greenhouse.



I have planted the new Olive tree.


 making use of the marbles, left from T's wedding


The old Olive which I have had for a number of years has also been planted, should be happy for quite a while I think.



Off to find something else to do ................


Friday, 7 April 2017

Jet Washing Everything!

When your down and need to keep busy on a sunny day what do you do???

Get the jet wash out.

It always needs doing at this time of year. I forgot to take before photos but I can assure you this is now sparkling compared to how it started.


It takes a fair but of time to do all of this, not something you can whizz over as you would leave marks all over otherwise.


The main patio is the worst and all the gunk and mud always ends up in the gravel just at the end of the patio and looks a right mess. So once its all dried out (hopefully this weekend, as the weather looks good) I shall dig all this gravel and mud out, put it in a riddle and wash the mud away on the flower beds. Probably find I won't have enough gravel after lol!


All the way down the path


Even did the decking in front of hubbies office.  Once this has dried I'm going to try some 'non skid' decking paint, as this is lethal in the winter, better than any ice rink.


I still need to do the other side of the pond and


the furniture. But this took me over 3 hours to do. I think the neighbours where quite pleased when I stopped.


I still have most of the furniture to do, although we where told when we bought it, that it would not need jet washing or oiling!!


I intend to do both this year, as you can see from the table what a great improvement it is when its been cleaned!


Darcy likes it too especially if he is in the sun!!


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Seeds Sown today

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens',
Ipomea, mixed,
Lobelia Queen Victoria,
Solanum Laciniatum,
Solanum Mauritianum,
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan',
Cyphomandra abutiloides,
Ipomea Grandpa Ott,
Nicotiana sylvestris,
Sonchus Arboreus,
Sonchus Canariensis,
Cosmos Bippinatus 'Rubenza',
Zinnia Red Spider,
Calendula officinales,
Fuchsia Boliviana Carriere,
Lobelia Bridgesii,
Dark Cosmos mix,
Amaranthus Early Splendour,

Yesterday I planted ALL my Ricinus Seeds


My new growing light...


The greenhouse could be a bit full in the next few weeks. Not that its not full now!  Could be a tight squeeze!