Friday, June 02, 2006

thankyou gardening friends

Oxalis lacinata

I have recieved today from Jane, at work, a tomato Gardeners Friend and a tomato Golden something(nice yellow tomatoes). Then Billy came down with a dozen good sized leeks to plant out and gave me a 'proper' lesson in pinching out tomatoes. I am always reluctant to 'stop' something growing but I know there will be better crop.

8 comments:

Wildside Musing said...

Claire, I love your gardening friends! And good on Billy for teaching you to pinch back. I have a very hard time with this too, but am getting better. For instance, my garden has far too many things growing closely together along with all the weeds too. And with all this over-abundance of rain we're having currenly followed by warm weather we are bound to have some serious problems, such as rust, powdery mildew. I need to clip and pull big time before that occurs -- but I hate to -- it's so pretty now!

patsy said...

the reason i said if i live that long i am 68 years old and i don't expect to live past 70, that was my parent age when they died but i don't worry about it. i have a good life. i don't have to go to work any more and i enjoy staying at home. i really like the computer and all the places i get to see on it.

clairesgarden said...

Wildside, sometimes i can't pull weeds either, the space behind the shed is never weeded and I thnk I'll make that a bigger area, later in the summer when I'm not so busy trying to dig and plant then I'll give it a good weeding.
Patsy, thats a good attitude to have, but still, I hope your here longer!

madcapmum said...

Isn't it great to know someone who's willing to SHOW you how to do something? I learn so much better that way.

Carol said...

I'd much rather be shown how to do something than told. That's how I best learn new gardening tips!

clairesgarden said...

Madcapmum, its much better than learning it from a book, nice to have gardening neighbors! although sometimes his ideas are a bit different from mine. he was telling me today that rather than having grass or flowers he would just have driven a tractor straight up the garden and put it all to vegetables...
Carol, me too, your garden looks fabulous, glad you visited!

Kerri said...

This oxalis is so delicate and a beautiful colour. Great picture. Lovely to have garden friends, isn't it? I too have trouble pulling plants to thin out, or throwing away perennials that I've divided. I'm so happy to have people to give the perennials to.
I enjoyed reading your meme and catching up on all your posts.
Over here in the US 'jumpers' are a (shift style) dress and your jumper is a sweater or sweatshirt. I had some fun with the terminology when I first arrived here, especially regarding babies...there were a few embarrassing faux pas :)

clairesgarden said...

Kerri, thanks then, everybody must think I am running in fleecey dresses then? ha, what terminology about babies, theres about to be two arrivals here soon(not me personally, but two good friends)and I'm sure to mention them. I am so sorry to learn about Tuxedo, he was a cat with style, bless him, Claire