Thursday, September 28, 2006
its large and quite beautiful, I think I may have posted about it before.
I may be in the library for some time. . . .
I am going on my fifth permaculture course this weekend, looking forward to the drive in my newly 'fixed' old banger. fingers crossed!!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
bee on a dark red sedum
bee on a sedum I think is called Strawberries and Cream
this is Cerinthe minor aurantica 'Bouquet Gold', grown from seed.
a corn cob! not sure it will mature now, the weather is turning cold and this plant is already at a 45º angle due to winds.
the car has returned from the garage, its had two electrical 'thingmys' replaced and they said they 'hoped' this would solve it, I hope so too! I tried to pay for it with my new visa card which embarrasingly wouldn't work, luckily I had my bank card with me too so I paid for it with that, not sure if the bank account will stand up to that kind of abuse. The visa card people have no explanation as to why it didn't work and they want me to go and try it again to see, does this mean I have to keep shopping? I think I am too traumatised by todays expenditure to venture near any shops!!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
the biggest bee, on the bottom flower, I think I can see myself relected in its eye.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
up late tonight as I have just been to collect a friends dog to have to stay for the weekend. the cats are not pleased but Cara is a nice wee thing and is running away from them so they are quite pleased with themselves for being so fierce, poor dog!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
bare earth begins to appear as things finish their season and are cleared away. I made stew with the last of the sugar snap peas from this spot, the last of the broad beans from behind the little fence, turnips, string beans, onions , leeks, potatoes, courgettes, a hot pepper and some tomatoes. it might be the last 'totally from the garden' meal of the year.
and I need to find a ladybird to help clear up the greenfly on the last of the sweet peas.
Monday, September 11, 2006
there were two bushes in front of the green bin,
which I have moved to this island bed.
and planted two goosberry bushes in that space, one red and one green. they have spent the summer in pots as I meant to do this last year and didn't get around to it.
I call this digging out stones' as the island bed produced a whole wheelbarrow full and this little bit even more. I emptied the green bin and used the compost in both beds.
Tansy is now in a major huff as this is where she used to hide to watch the birds feeding on the nuts hanging from the washing line pole.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
the pumpkins are turning orange , the leaves have all died back but the stalks leading to them are sitll green and strong. the nastursiums are growing all through that patch now.
tall sweet corn with beans growing up them. unfortunatley no cobs though.
Friday, September 08, 2006
this fuchsia came from a bit of root from a plant that was a cutting from my Nana's garden in Lowfell, Newcastle.
I haven't managed to get a picture of them doing it but this is the hole that bees make in the fuscia to get the nectar out. my finger in the bottom right hand corner there, holding the flower still against the breeze.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
red tinge on the dahlia, they are totally covered in bees this morning.