Thursday, July 24, 2008


more cat pictures

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

sweet tooth?

this is my gooseberry crop, variety something with red in the name, I think it looks like a bowl of glass marbles. they've been simmered down, and I add a can of condensed milk and a tub of double cream. gooseberry fool. yum.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

update on mystery volunteer

ta dah!!! and here is the flower from my mystery plant, correctly named as dactyloriza by my dear friend Francesca.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

this holiday

a few days off work, nice and dry today so I'm not so much gardening as waging 'damage control' on borders and spaces which have not been weeded since last year!!!!
vegies being overgrown by 'italian aster', a lettuc left to go to seed, but I didn't realise it would take over!!
still, out from underneath things, the produce from a bucket grown potato, yum!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

busy but fine!

this was the last blue poppy, I don't think there will be any more flowers this year, hope it comes back again next year.
at the other end of the garden this beautiful poppy is making a weed of itself, there are so many but I haven't the heart to pull them out. I think I started out with large doubles and small singles and they've produced a middle sized semi double, mother nature at work with art!
the bees love them!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Michelle asked

what the foliage on the blue poppy looked like so here it is. its not got a lot of leaves and they are growing all up the stem, smaller, rounder and smoother than the leaves on my other garden poppys.