Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Everything is sprouting

How exciting is that, our long winter appears to be going!!

I am having so much fun with Darcy, I have been forgetting to look around the garden and blog!!! I'm sure the novelty will wear off when he starts digging big holes everywhere lol!!

The seedlings in the greenhouse are all transplanted now they had grown so much since this pic, I have an assortment of tomatoes, Cherry, Moneymaker, Sungold and a Plum. Sungold are my absolute favourite and I like the Plum ones for sauce making.
I have grown at least 6 varieties of chilli, totally mad I know, but when we went to Jamie Oliver's Restaurant, he serves a chilli jam, and it is to die for and this is what I intend to make this year!!

The cucumbers have grown the best I have ever achieved, I shall have cucumbers coming out of my ears!

This is one of K's pots she planted up when she lived in the shared house when she first moved up to Worcester September last year. She was so unhappy there that we helped finance another move to a flat, but sadly it has no garden, so I gained the pots. Thank you very much they are beautiful.

Just look at the iris, fabulous colour!!

My window box, by comparison is deadly boring! My argument is that this is on the north side of the house and gets no sun whatsoever through the winter!!

A couple of very large crocus in my tulip pots. Which are growing wildly!!

Oriental Poppy eager to put on a good display!

First primrose, always makes me smile!

Forsythia, no matter how you say it, I can't decide if I like this or not. It flowers on the last years growth so after flowering, which will be soon, cut it back and it grows into a boring green bush. But a cheerful splash of colour at a time of year that it is needed!

Oh! Um!

Dogus followus, new species only found in my garden!! lol!

Climbing Hydrangea.

Queen Elizabeth Rose, such a beautiful pink and a lovely scent!

and finally my Hellabore, quite late for me and not such a big clump, not sure why!!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Making the most of the sun!

I have been busy in the garden, having a puppy is like having a little child with you. You need eyes in the back of your head!!!!!

My helper!!!

These are the three beds I planned to have finished by the end of the month!! I seem to have mislaid the rake, I expect it is burried in the shed somewhere!!

Had to clean the pond pump out also, so its looking good, plenty of frogs but still no frogspawn! We usually have our first 'clump' about 23rd Feb, so we are on target to be a month behind!!

K came back with us at the weekend for one night to meet him, she is terrified of dogs and has been since a baby, we know exactly what set her off, we went to stay with a friend who had 2 Old English Sheep dogs that never stopped barking the whole weekend! Anyway she loved him although a bit nervous when he did his 'tigger' impressions. (jumping up and down on the spot) I think the small size helped!

He is having a sleep so off to do some more stuff round and about!!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Do Wirehaired Puppy Dachsunds Feel the Cold?

I wonder.
I had nothing to do with this, Darcy removed all his bedding and made himself comfortable by the Rayburn, which was blazing away!

I really think he feels the cold, which could explain his reluctance to go out and tiddle, but no one will tell me if I'm right!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

More on Darcy

his beard is growing

Saturday, 6 March 2010

How to Escape


1 small dog + 1 cat flap

I know I should have stopped him but it was so funny to watch!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Mr Darcy

is living in my house, I am such a lucky lady, he is dreamy, handsom, a little bit naughty

do you remember this, best part of the film...............

swoon, sadly its not that Mr Darcy, mine is slightly shorter and has four legs and a tail

he arrived last Monday, after much deliberation, we had talked about it for months. I have always had labradors, as far as I was concerned they where the best. Hubby had labs and dachsunds. I met a dachsund on our visits to South Africa, they where alright but I never liked the smooth coat, so we looked and found (very few around) a Wire Haired Dachsund Breeder,

she lives as the crow flies less than 3 miles away and had a dog and a bitch available now! It was an accidental mating, so although he has a pedigree as long as your arm, he can't be used for breeding, fine by me!

He was also a little bit older than your average pup, being 13 weeks, but he has settled in so quickly, sleeps through the night, no crying, at all. We have had 2 completely dry nights too!

He is so funny he makes me laugh and fills some of the long days alone I have.