Sunday, 27 March 2011

Now you see it, now you don't!





I cannot tell you the difference it has made to the garden it is so light now, unbelieveable.

The gymball got a puncture and Darcy gained a new toy!!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Hedge Trimming!

I have a chainsaw!

My neighbours hedge has grown 3ft over the top of the 6ft fence.

They have very kindly agreed to take it down to fence height.

So yesterday I began, they work full time and I was dog sitting anyway so I began....

I managed an 8ft run

and the difference is amazing. The neighbours where pleased too as it means they can see the hill again! I shall do some more today.

It was all too much for Darcy....

lazy sausage dog!!!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Things I Found!

Having torn the house apart, I eventually found my gardening book

in here

and I have no idea how it got there!!! But I am relieved!!
Anyway we are currently having a glorious week of weather and there is lots going on in the garden:-

Tulips out already, I expect they will get hit by the frost this weekend.

The Gunnera has come through the winter surprisingly, I uncovered it for the first time today!

This plant, a relative of the Gunnera has lived in a pot for 2 years on the north side of the house, last year I bought it down by the pond and yet again it is growing.

I had hoped the Gunnera might be dead and I could replace it with this as it appears alot hardier and far more reliable!

In the Greenhouse

I think these Maurellis have had it, they are quite squishy, but I shall cut them back abit further and see what they are like further down.

this one doesn't seem too bad

The crosiers in the Tree Fern are getting bigger..

and this stupid thing is going mad, I should pot it up into a bigger pot!

Lots of Ladybirds in the garden

Looking up the garden at the veg patch

I am in two minds whether or not to get rid of the veg and plant more tropicals here.

The baytree is definately dead, so will hopefully come out and we can re-route the path.

My handsom chap enjoying the sunshine!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Glorious Sunshine

See this

isn't it lovely, blue skies, white fluffy clouds and that bright shiny ball in the sky, out of the breeze it is glorious.

The pond is full of this

and the frogs are still busy!!!!!

In the greenhouse the windows are open

and the treeferns are looking exceedingly healthy.

just look at this banana, spent the whole winter in the greenhouse

has not been watered all that time and blow me it has started growing again. Wonder if its too early to start watering???

Depressingly I cannot find my book, the book I write in every year planning out my veg beds, when I plant seeds etc I have searched everywhere, there is 5 years worth of notes in it, I am gutted :o(