Tuesday, 31 October 2006
How the bees and butterflies love the Agastache. The leaves are quite aromatic; a sort of spicy smell. When there are a lot of flowers out it looks a bit like a candelabra with all the flowers sticking up.
We didn't actually plant this antirrhinum; a passing bird or a gust of wind must have sown it for us. We love it and hope it will seed around and come true as it has variegated leaves.
I really like these shorter alstromerias. In a small garden like ours the taller variety can take over. They make a lovely cut flower and really last well in a vase.
Labels: A to Z of our garden
Monday, 30 October 2006
Whether you agree with it or not there could well be a knock on your door from trick-or-treaters Tuesday night. If you do have children or grandchildren who are going treat-or-treating please follow these guidelines.
Trick-Or-Treat Safety Tips
Make sure young children are accompanied by some responsible teenagers or adults when they go trick-or-treating from door to door.
Ask your kids to go trick-or-treating in known neighbourhoods.
Tell them to use pavements, cross only at the corners and strictly instruct them never to run between parked cars.
They should not go inside anyone’s home unless it’s someone known.
If they go out in the dark, give them a flashlight and ask them to stick to well-lit streets.
Saturday, 28 October 2006
Friday, 27 October 2006
Thursday, 26 October 2006
Hummingbird moth <---- just click
I having been trying for ages to work out how to put a video clip link on my blog; and thanks to fellow bloggers on Google have managed this. It was taken last month and had me running round the garden like a woman possessed. This moth moved SO fast and I was only using my digital camera to record it.
Tuesday, 24 October 2006
Now that winter is approaching I have decided to create a new blog. I will use the "Me, my life, my garden" blog to post more about our garden with little stories and bits of information about our garden during the past years. The new blog is going to be a sort of diary going into more detail about our lives since hubby was diagnosed with brain cancer. I hope that by doing this visitors interested in gardening wont be bogged down with information about hubbys condition and, vice versa, visitors interested in the "caring" aspect of my life wont have to go through all the gardening posts. Of course the two blogs are very much part of the WHOLE story of our lives and I hope that many of you will visit both. Hopefully, time allowing, the new blog will be up and running in the next few days.
Monday, 23 October 2006
Sunday, 22 October 2006
Friday, 20 October 2006
Was having a look around the web last night and found a site that did a free guest book; so if you have happened to drop by please sign it. Also been uploading some photos to my picasa web album. So easy to do that even a newbie like me managed it. If you click on the picture of the fuschias you can go and have a look at it.
Thursday, 19 October 2006
Wednesday, 18 October 2006
Have I done the right thing?
Tuesday, 17 October 2006
Sunday, 15 October 2006
Friday, 13 October 2006
In to October now so already dreaming about what the garden will be like next year and praying hubby will still be here to see it. Been busy starting to clear the garden up a bit before the winter. This year everything seems to be going strong with no sign of the "dying down" we usually see by now. A few changes need to be made though so I've had to be ruthless and start cutting down, digging up, splitting and moving around some of the perennials. Also planted a few more bulbs for the spring. The annuals like the busy lizzies and begonias are still going strong so will leave them until the frosts finish them off. Its been nice to do it in pleasant weather. The temperatures are really holding and it has meant that I've been able to bring hubby out into the garden in his wheelchair to keep me company. I know I'll always have the memory of him being with me in the future when all the work I've done comes to fruition. There have been some incredible sunrises and sunsets and so I've been taking loadsa photos.
Saturday, 7 October 2006
Sunday, 1 October 2006
Terrible storms today. Dont know if its the air pressure or what but stormy days always affect hubby badly. Wish he was able to tell me if he is in pain or not. Its days like this that I get scared that its the end. Mustnt get melancholy though; lets look at some pics to cheer my self up.