Friday, August 31, 2007

path madness

just as I get to the end of the various garden paths, weeding tham and tidying edges. . .
the first part has grown more weeds, so I need to start all over again. . . .
Daisy supervising

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Robbie goes to a show

Barbara-Ann warming Robbie up before doing her dressage test
he's a handsome boy.
this is Bruno, being remarkably unconcerned about the electric wire type fencing(its not switched on) he'll get a shock one day!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


leeks, cabbages, brussels sprouts. I think I 've posted a picture of this bed before but I find it so pleasing to look at its getting another outing.
broad beans, these have now all been harvested and eaten, the row cleared away. its that time of year when things start to stop.
Tansy supervising from under the runner beans.

Saturday, August 25, 2007


gladioli are flowering now, standing up fairly well to the windy, rainy stuff. beautiful colours
beautiful nature!
french lavender

Thursday, August 23, 2007


I just love how camouflaged this bee is in the nastursium
another bee in a sidalcea

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


mane and tail washed, very pretty! (please excuse the mudy feet!

Monday, August 20, 2007

an award!

thankyou very much to Horizon who has nominated me for this 'Nice Matters' award. I have to nominate eight others 1.Rosemary at The Accidental Smallholder 2.Sara at Farming Friends 3.Michael at Ckayaker 4.Lily-Marlene at At Last I've Got my Plot 5.Kati at Realmud Garden 6.Frankie at Veg Plot 7.David at Snappy Crocs Garden 8.Matron at Down on the Allotment

Sunday, August 12, 2007


lobelia cardinalis
cosmos? growing up through a hebe
startling colour on this little viola,
a pumpkin baby, none are growing any bigger than this before they fall off.

in flower today: lobelia, liatris, nicotanis, aster, poppy, goats-rue, stocks, lavendar, wode, roses, gladioli, geranium, lavetera, lupins, sidalcea, borage, persicaria, delphiniums, sedum, f0xglove, linaria, vinca minor, gailarda, lychnis, carnation, ageratum, marigold, hosta, monarda, sweet-pea.
harvesting: peas, beans, mangetout, lettuce, cucumbe, tomatoes, leeks, onions, turnips, carrots, cabbage, kale, courgettes, chard.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

tagged meme

I have been tagged by Primrozie and anyone reading may consider themselves also tagged so please join in!

The Rules"Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves.
People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 random facts as well as these rules.
They then need to tag 7 other garden blogs and list their names on their blog.(except I'm leaving this open to readers)
They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog."

7 random facts/habits about me:

1. I hate to start the day without 3 cups of coffee(with caffine, not the decaffinated muck). failure to do so makes me very grumpy till about 10am when I actually wake up.
2. I also drink tea(with caffine)throughout the day as too much coffee is bad for you.
3. I also drink herbal tea(without caffine) during the evening or I would never get to sleep, re-all that caffine.

4. I have been a vegetarian for over 25 years.
5. I loathe housework and cooking.
6. I like to live in a tidy house and eat good food (agony#!!!)
7. I'm not actually sure if this meme is meant to be about gardening and if it is there is only one thing to say -ORGANIC- with lots of horse poo..

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


a nice big blue parcel
containing a rather bemused looking Robbie
what a nice horse

Friday, August 03, 2007

please bee

I realy needed into my garden shed but this wee chap seems to have taken up residence in the keyhole

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

just to prove to Rosemary

I am not that fabulous, and usually only post picures of me that make it look good.

here is Teddy pulling my arms out as I loose my seat
Robbie also pulling my arms out, same reason
this is me just got on the horse and being somewhat tense, very
this is me letting the horse fall into the circle and I have to get my reins picked back up

and the classic english riding seat know as 'tits out, arse out, lock elbows'

poor horses