Saturday, 30 June 2007
Friday, 29 June 2007
The daisy follows soft the sun,
And when his golden walk is done,
Sits shyly at his feet.
He, waking, finds the flower near.
"Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?"
"Because, sir, love is sweet!"
We are the flower, Thou the sun!
Forgive us, if as days decline,
We nearer steal to Thee,--
Enamoured of the parting west,
The peace, the flight, the amethyst,
Even Scarlet has turned her back on me..........as my gardening crown slowly slips....
Still at least Leanne placated me by letting me use this.......
not having a lawn myself it made a nice change to do some mowing...................
At least I'm still Blogger Queen of the family......though from the looks of the picture below Leanne seems to be getting things sussed.......
Thursday, 28 June 2007
Wilma popped over to see me today and whispered in my ear that a certain somebody has a birthday (Friday) but as the birthday girl will be away for much of the day I'm posting this Birthday Wish a day early.
First of all she must have some cake...a special surprise in this one!
Then there's the presents to open
So who's birthday is it tomorrow????????????????????????
All together now.............HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENISE
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Shaz on her Us Danes Meme Page has tagged me for this meme;
INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:
1. Daddy Forever
2. The Ice Box
3. The Buzz Queen
4. Us Danes & Our Family
5. Me, My, Life, My Garden
Next select five people to tag:
1. Leanne...(good practice for learning to link...I'll show you how on Thursday)
4. Denise (a busy week I know but maybe you could do it next week?)
Then answer the following questions: (Read on for my answers)
What were you doing 10 years ago?
Working as Company Secretary and Book-keeper for a Packaging company. Blissfully happy with my wonderful hubby and becoming a fanatical gardener.
What were you doing 1 year ago?
Caring for my darling hubby and dreading what tomorrow may bring.
Five snacks you enjoy:
Pickled onion Monster Munch
Sardines on toast
Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
I am the walrus..The Beatles
Bird on the wire..Leonard Cohen
The sisters of mercy..Leonard Cohen
Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
Make sure the Team Smarties reach their £5000 target
Help the kids and a few blogpals realise their dreams
Buy a country cottage
Start up my own garden centre (profits to charity)
Learn to drive
Five bad habits:
Smoking before meals
Smoking after meals
Smoking between meals
Snacking (see above)
Falling asleep while watching a film
Five things you like doing:
Doing cryptic crossword
Five things you would never wear again:
Five favourite toys:
Cigarette rolling machine
Before I end this post....there has been serious flooding to many parts of England particulary parts of Yorkshire.....my thoughts go out to those who have suffered loss.
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
as I love the magical feel of the garden as darkness comes.....................
I've also received another Rockin' Girl Blogger Award ....thanks Anna (if you've never seen her fabulous photos you've missed a treat).......I have on on my Million Stories Blog and am so happy to have one here too. Anna was so kind when she said: Ruth has a wonderful blog full of wise words and a great photo every day to accompany them. She is also a VERY gifted gardener, and her garden blog is a joy to see!..............
now time for me to do some nominating......if you already have one I hope you'll accept another or if you prefer just pass it on to another deserving blog ......
Analia....I know you've been offline for a while but I know you'll be back soon....through all the trials that life has thrown at you you've always found time for your blogfriends. Your writing is poetry and I'll always be grateful for the special words you wrote for Mick.
Suzi-K.....your photos and tours are so full of fascinating information....and help me to learn about a part of the world (South Africa) I know so little about. Your art work is beautiful and has a quality of its own....wishing you luck in you new venture.
Elsie...(another South African friend) for all your inspiring ezi-blogs......so many gift ideas and wonderful recipes...and your ezi-kids-stuff-galore should be bedside reading for every Parent and School teacher.
Crafty Gardener...a beautiful garden, wonderful information and such inventive ideas that would grace any garden. The tower of tea-pots is beautiful and the tipsy pots!...inspirational.
LilyMarlene....who works so hard on her wonderfully productive allotment and still found time to post all her fabulous photos from Chelsea....plus (just in case I ever get to the Isle Of Wight) she is filling a Rumtopf!!!!!
and wondered what it was all about. Well after a bit of bloghopping I found out that there is Blog Talk Radio ....to quote from their own page
"BlogTalkRadio is a platform that extends the blog, allowing any individual to host a live blogshow online. Our service is free to all users, whether you host a blogshow or listen in. Plus hosts earn half of all revenue generated by their blogshow and Host Channel page."
Well it seems that Morgen is the "Mo" in the logo above and will be hosting his show today (Tuesday). So if you're around at 6:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) click on the Mo Show logo above and have a listen.
Labels: THAT'S NEW TO ME
Monday, 25 June 2007
this morning, against all forecast odds, there is some blue sky and sun peeping through.
Sunday, 24 June 2007
LOCAL 10 DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Jun 24 Rain......Jun 25 Rain......Jun 26 Showers / Wind......Jun 27 Light Rain
Jun 28 Mostly Cloudy......Jun 29 Mostly Cloudy......Jun 30 Showers
Jul 1 Showers......Jul 2 Showers......Jul 3 Showers
This is getting ridiculous...look what I found in my pond!!!!!
Yesterday was a truly miserable day here weatherwise...an overhead storm seemed to be circling around....and every time the rain stopped and I saw a glimpse of blue sky...when I blinked it was gone. I had intended that my Green Thumb Photo for today would be of a sunset....no sunset photo for yesterday unless you want to see a dark grey sky.....so for a bit of fun I've load a photo from January into a scratchcard...don't worry it won't take to long and I've supplied a coin; just click on it, hold and scratch away.......have fun!!!!!
Saturday, 23 June 2007
Madagascan Honeysuckle....grown from seed...now in its 4th year
First hardy fuchsia in flower
I use a lot of annual lobelia of all different colours in the garden; it's great for filling gaps and adding softness to hard landscaping
it's the first year I've tried this variety...I like the blue and white stripe effect
the Alstromeria have started flowering...this is a seedling of an original plant we had many years ago
this pink one is a dwarf variety and much more manageable in a small garden
This bedding begonia has come up trumps again this year (the white and deep red ones are still in bud)...I save the corms from year to year
the same as I do with the trailing begoniasI had a feeling the Lacecap Hydrangea was going to be white this year but after a few acid feeds it's starting to turn blue
my Japanese ferns are starting to look better now; far more colour differentiation in the leaves this year
the Lantana are doing well though not getting very big...I particularly like this one...the flowers come out yellow and gradually turn pink
this hardy geranium is so sweet; I love the leaf colour and the small pink striped blooms
both colours of Callas are out now..................
and last, but by no means least, a very important plant close to my heart has started to flower. This Star Jasmine 'Trachelospermum jasminoides' was the last plant that Mick and I bought in 2005 when he was still able to drive and to comprehend and remember what we were doing. It was a plant we had always wanted and just before he fell ill we went to Colne Nurseries to look for one as a present for ourselves. There were none on show and so we asked one of the chaps who worked there if they were getting any more in stock. The chap went to the Nursery greenhouse and found that they had just the one......some things are meant to be......
P.S. Shaz joked in the comment box of my Longest Day post that it would soon be Christmas....well the weather for next week is "turning decidedly Autumnal" (quote from our local TV news)..with daytime temperatures 13C at the most dropping to 7C at night.....only a couple of degrees lower than that and the "F" (frost) word will be bandied about......I really hope they're wrong......IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SUMMER!!!!!!