Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
here he is modeling his new sweatsheet, I bought it for him as he turned his old one into ribbons last week.
also ordered at the same time a fleece blanket for Angel to wear while she cools down, Barbara-Ann has started driving her recently. how cute is she in her little rug!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
its probably about two inches across, and this is the only one that came out though there are other leaves in the pot.
this is a double Sanguinaria, also known as bloodroot.
it was a bit of tuberous root when it was gifted to me and its increased a lot in three years, there's quite a few coming up now.
Monday, April 21, 2008
things! growing! whoppee!!
two kinds of lettuce, I am desparate for some fresh lettuce to eat.
some mizuna, to add to the 'hopefully soon' salad.
and some carrots, to have as a wee treat.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
you go to page 123 of the book you are reading, find the fifth sentence/phase and then post the next three sentences/phrases.
this is a library book "The Taking" by Dean Koontz:
"Molly, Neil . . .I'm sharing this out of concern for you. I don't mean to cause you any distress."
"Too late," Molly said.
"You're my friends," Derek continued. "I don't want to see you waste your final hours or days in futile resistance to an inevitable fate."
well, its a horror/thriller, we're being taken over from outer space, not to be read just before bed time. . . . I've just reached the part with the fungus..... and ther's lots of rain, hence the borrowed photo.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
tulips also in a pot, intended for the doorstep but I think they're too big to sit on the doorstep
this double primula has lost its name, it looks a bit pink on the pc screen but in 'real life' its a deep red.
primula guineve giving a good show
a white fritillary, this is in a pot on the doorstep. you can just see the checkerboard marks.
a lovely 'snakeshead' frit. I love these when they open with their checkerboard markings.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Gamekeeper shouts, 'Dinnae drink thon water min, it's foo o' coo's shite n pish.'
Man replies, 'My good fellow, I'm English ....repeat that in English.'
Gamekeeper replies, 'I said use both hands - you get more that way.'
received in an e-mail today, cheers Fiona!
apologies to those South of the Border.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
2. I Was Born2Cree8
3. Veg Plot
6. Blooming Writer
7. The Hesitant Scribe
8. Down on the Allotment
9. Green Thumb Chronicles
10. Snappy's Gardens Blog
Friday, April 04, 2008
drumstick primula, I can't remember if I bought, scrounged or grew these.
this is another one, nice blue colour.
and the rhubarb crown starts to produce some stalks. bags of sugar ready. . . . .
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Corylus Avelana Contorta, this little shrub is starting to put on some size now, it was wee for years. it spends the winter being entertaining with its twisty wood, and spring the lovely catkins. then in the summer it fades into the background. a very useful shrub/tree.
I am a big fan of the lifestyle of Permaculture and completed an introdutory course last year with Ed Tyler, one of Scotlands most active and knowlegable permaculture teachers, he has just started his own blog called Local Futures and its well worth a visit.