Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wish I had a scratchy gadget on here so you could smell the flowers.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I have one Hydrangea shrub in the front garden, yet there are three different colours of flowers on it.
The shrub gets no attention what so ever (Only from visitors who admire it) It gets the odd rain shower on it, has never been fed and has a prune when I get tired of looking at the brownish coloured flowers during winter.
It gets very little sun, as it faces South-east.
I marvel at it's beauty. The colours are
The little picture at the bottom is of another
Hydrangea I have in the back garden.
This one gets fed with Rose food 3-4 times
a year. And always keeps the same colour,
faces north-east and gets the morning sun only.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Below, is a photo I borrowed from Google images of Canna indica Tropicanna black, as my leaves have been eaten a little by caterpillars.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I adore the colour pink, gold is my favorite precious metal. The people who I am giving it to, are all stars.
In no special order, I would like to start with...
Julie in the U.S.A @ http://asucculentlife.blogspot.com/
Julie has a very informative gardening blog and her passion shows.
Maria in the U.K. @ http://thegoddesskitchen.blogspot.com/
Maria loves pink too, and loves to bake and make cakes. Her pink spotted
chocolate cake is a *must see*. Yum yum Maria.
Vicky in the U.K. @ http://ahealthyappetite.blogspot.com/
Vicky has a very tasty blog indeed. Her simple chocolate cake is a must. I did it for my eldest son's birthday recently.
Brenda in Ireland @ http://teandwheatenbread.blogspot.com/
Brenda never seems to leave her kitchen, there is always something baking in that oven of hers. But we know she does leave it 'cos of the wonderful garden picture she sent me for the post IRELAND, in Guests Gardens.
The GIRLS of http://vipantrywedonthaveablogblog.blogspot.com/
Gail, Coby and Nikki, you are all excellent writers, cooks, cake decorators and photographers of food. This is one heck of a good blog. Keep it up girls.
Now, what I would like you all to do is....
Think long and hard to whom you would like to pass this on to. Select FIVE blogs, and pass this award on to them. Stating these rules. If we all pass it on to five, it should soon reach the whole of the blogging world.
Brenda is the owner of that lovely house and garden, IRELAND, in my quest's gardens. Please see labels.
She is also the writer of http://teandwheatenbread.blogspot.com Please go and see the sterling work she is doing in the kitchen and on many foodie sites too.
Brenda is not feeling too well at the moment, so you visiting her and leaving her a message, will no doubt cheer her up no end.
I think it's time that I started giving a few awards out from this blog, so stay tuned, am off to have a look for some.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Below, is a photo of the back garden. Small, but well used and planted out with over 70 rose bushes, ferns, lilies, small trees and fuchsias. The swing has now travelled up the coast to my back garden, giving them a lot more room for plants.
Below, is the May bush mentioned earlier, but now in full bloom. And with a visitor. This lorikeet landed on my mum's head. Now let me explain. Mum doesn't like birds doing that (LOL), she is a little scarred of them. Fine, if they are in the air, trees or on the ground even, but not on her head! There is a photo somewhere, deep in my computer, with it on her head, but I wouldn't do it to her. (The look on her face is priceless)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Below is a close up of the Rainbow Lorikeet so you can see how colourful they are. This is a male. The colour between the sexes is very similar, but the male has a larger head. (Same as in humans really. LOL)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
One of a pair of Blue Princess Parrots, below.
One of a pair of Green Princess Parrots. Such a pretty bird and very comical to watch.
Indian Ringnecks, a pair. Had these a month now and already they have laid 5 eggs in their breeding box, and hopefully soon, she will go in and sit a while! It will be interesting to see the colours of the babies.
And last is the Quail, bit of a nuisance really, as we have had to put on smaller wire at the bottom of the aviary, as their young are very small and very active from day one. However, they do do a good job in keeping the bottom of the aviary clean. Just don't step on a baby. Dad is on the right, mum in the middle and a 3 week old baby on left. Currently, I have one female sitting on eleven eggs. It will be interesting if they all hatch!!!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This blog was started 9 days ago. I am having such fun with it and showing you my favorite garden pictures.
And now I have my first award. From the very talented writer and cook, George.
Her blog is http://culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess.wordpress.com Do go and see her, she would love your visit but please leave a comment too. It is a foodie blog, but she talks of other travels too.
And while I am at it, I might as well tell you about my foodie blog (my other love) You will find it at http://pinkbytes.blogspot.com
Thank you very much George. I adore yours too.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I used to grow all sorts of plants that required a lot of water, but over the last couple of years, have changed to a more draught tolerant garden.
Like these BROMELIADS, that
only need watering around once
I am sorry, but I am not into botanical names with my plants.
So here is a small selection of pink, purple and red prickly Broms.
Have around 30 different sorts and most are throwing pups at the moment.
Goody goody, more plants.
Three sorts of native birds have made their nests in it too. And the racket that goes on in the late afternoon, when they are all coming back to their nests. You can't hear yourself think! But I love it.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I am really looking forward, to showing you lots more photographs of my garden, but that is it for now.