Monday, 30 May 2011

a picture a day and a Monday wish

Normal Service Will Be Resumed As Soon As Possible.
Well as soon  I feel better I blame Ali can you catch a computer bug?
Yes she is smiling at you J.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

HAZEL DENE: I've fallen off the wagon

HAZEL DENE: I've fallen off the wagon
Hazel I have fallen out of the wagon rolled down the hill and landed pocketbook first into a tree nursery where I bought one of these
and one of these





also one of these









and finaly for now





 Now I have to bury the evidence or maybe I will just plant them, I wander if the builder will notice.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Salad on the go go

today was a half day at the plant nursery and when I came home the first thing instead of going for a quick something from the fridge I went out and foraged in the garden I must say Halleujah I am a convert to home grown salad yum but
 I ate the evidence of this little miracle :).
I have been reading a comic book here is an extract from it

 Everyone Is Right

Once when Nasreddin Hodja was serving as qadi(judge), one of his neighbors came to him with a complaint against a fellow neighbor.

The Hodja listened to the charges carefully, then concluded, "Yes, dear neighbor, you are quite right."

Then the other neighbor came to him. The Hodja listened to his defense carefully, then concluded, "Yes, dear neighbor, you are quite right."

The Hodja's wife, having listened in on the entire proceeding, said to him, "Husband, both men cannot be right."
The Hodja answered, "Yes, dear wife, you are quite right."


It is funny and thoughtful sometimes everyone is right but it still doesn't help anyone.


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

First day working at the plant Nursery and my back is ....

Well not killing me but nearly. The day started off when the owner of the nursery sent one of his workers to pick me up and take me to the Nursery. I got to the there and the place was a disaster zone I felt like a Nurse I had to prioritize my patients otherwise I would take forever I really hate throwing away plants but a lot of them would not survive afterwards I had a conveyor belt system prune water bath and top dressing and then add a bit of mulch .there isn't a compost pile that will have to change I am really excited about this job and I have already made a mental list of all the plants trees etc I would like. Tomorrow I will take my camera.

My Danish corner

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Peach /Sweet Lady update and other stuff

Sweet Lady and cute dog


I think my Cherry tomatoes are blushing
These tomatoes are getting bigger everyday
Aled and I have already eaten straight from the plant the loveliest thing he said he loves these Cucumbers better then the shop .
The first Eggplant flower

The first of many courgette's






And the first of many more home grown ingredients.Also hot off the press I was offered a job as a plants women in a small nursery, I will find out more tomorrow.
I nearly forgot my present from the playschool children







Sunday, 22 May 2011

Saturday, 21 May 2011

I have a question does anyone know of.....

 La Trobe Bundoora campus in Melbourne, Australia. My son's girlfriend has just got a scholarship to study there for 5 months she is looking for accommodation and I wondered if anyone knew of anywhere near there? I am not asking for a place to stay just some info what can she expect from this area by the campus?

Thursday, 19 May 2011

A stroll around the garden after ..

Black cherry tomatoes


Tomato seeds that I collected after making sauce 


My window sill plants

Sweetcorn

Melon in flower

courgette?

Cucumber

Egg plant

Flower garden









Thank you again for the seeds







Wednesday, 18 May 2011

There was a crack and ....

 then this branch fell on the the nursery play area thank God no one was out playing.
 
 Later there were some more winds and more damage mostly trees and a few loose tiles. Aled came to the playschool he suddenly looks so big compared to the children there where does the time go?



 On the way home from work we saw some more damage from the sand storm


At home it was not any better except I had a parcel with  a lot of seeds for my Birthday thank you, you know who you are xox

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. ~Kin Hubbard

we are having a sand storm

The Sun

The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.  ~Joan Didion


A lot of trees are damaged


Spooky wild and gusty; swirling dervishes of rattling leaves race by, fleeing the windflung deadwood that cracks and thumps behind.  ~Dave Beard


The vegetable garden is just about covered with sand it was like a sand blaster



But at least there is no scaffolding and the house is finished nearly


Hum for a Blustery Day

From:  Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day
Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by: Sterling Holloway [Pooh]

Hum dum dum ditty dum
Hum dum dum
Oh the wind is lashing lustily
And the trees are thrashing thrustily
And the leaves are rustling gustily
So it's rather safe to say
That it seems that it may turn out to be
It feels that it will undoubtedly
It looks like a rather blustery day, today
It sounds that it may turn out to be
Feels that it will undoubtedly
Looks like a rather blustery day today