I haven't been blogging for a number of reasons. I like to take pics for my blog and as you know my camera broke, so I am using K's high spec heavy weight one, which takes amazing pics, but is a bit of a pain to carry round as its so big. Every time I went out the door with my little one I would slip it in my pocket, so you got more 'random' pics! I have to think about taking this one out!
I haven't been able to do much as my knee can't take the extra weight of carrying or walking to far, it still keeps locking which is not only painful but downright annoying!! Although to be fair to the specialist, he never made any guarantees!!
I am currently working hard on building up the muscles in my thigh as they have deteriorated badly, due to me obviously favouring my strong leg over the last year!
Anyway enough moans and groans...
I started to clear out the greenhouse last week as we have had a number of exceptionally chilly nights and it is nearly time for me to bring in my tropicals
the tomatoes had really gone nuts and had I been able to leave them I would probably have got some more toms from them!
most removed, just need hubby to remove the grow bags
remaining tomatoes! I had amazing green growth but not alot of tomatoes this year, I may have to rethink how I grow them!!!
In the small greenhouse I have brought in some of the more tender plants
I also purchased a new one Alocasia Wentii, the upper side of the leaf is green
and the lower is purply green to purply black!
On the bench I use a reptile heat mat, I find they work well as they only heat where things touch. So the gaps in between the plants are cold, whereas underneath the pots are warm!
I intend to buy a larger one and will place it on polystyrene.
In the pond the papyrus has grown beyond all expectation!! The whole of the pond needs to be cleaned out, we do this about once every four years, and this year is it!!
Anyone any idea what this is?? its been growing in my veg bed and I have no idea where it came from, I have just been watching and waiting to see what happens.
Such a beautiful colour at this time of year!!
An Impatiens tinctura flower.
You can see how the leaves have shredded and are now turning yellow, nearly time to tuck them into the greenhouse for the winter!!