Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Garden Clean-up....... Part 2.....

Hubby has been doing a lot of garden work over the last few days........
Overgrown

Tidy
He has done a lovely job .....I'm so pleased with the results so far.......



the hanging plants are trimmed......except for this one that is looking full and fabulous....






the orchid house
Hubby has put these Bromiliad plants in our front yard until we decide what to do with them...they are quite overgrown and too big for their pots....they were hanging over the path.....

..new plants potted from  older, larger plants .....you can see the narrow space the plants out the front had to be in.......needed thinning out.....


more re-potting...


...more to go...


much neater.....


Will post more when we do more........ it's so nice to see the millions of freckle plants reduced to a nice reasonable number.......
Have a good  day...
Hugs and Blessings...
Barb  xx

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tidying up the garden.... part 1

Two weeks ago my Hubby broke my yellow chair...welll.he stood on it and the frame twisted. He straightened it ..but felt it was unsafe to use any more.....
I didn't want to throw it away, so I decided to use it in the garden.........
This , of course, meant I needed to re- arrange some pots and move things around...

.....lonely yellow chair waiting near the overgrown May hedge while I decided where it would go.


This is the little garden under my clothes line...and our Lilly House......

...and here it is  ...switched around a little..... the table's in the Lilly House and  the chair is under the clothes line awaiting some new plants......

Here is the Fernery  before tidying  up...


                                                               ....and after........ looking good...


This is our front May hedge (where the Yellow Chair was in the first photo).......if you look closely you can see I have trimmed about a third of the hedge... a work in progress....


This is the side passage which is overgrown and is the next area to be tackled and tidied...later...


A couple of pretty flowers to finish with.....

                            I took this photo about a week ago..........



                                     ...................and here it is today ......... beautiful.........


                                 ...and so.......Goodbye  until part 2....... from me and my little froggy...


Hugs and Blessings
Barb  xx

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Of Doctors and a Garden

 We had to take Mum to the Doctors recently because of a sore leg...it turns out that she  has cellulitis in her left leg and has to rest and elevate  it...... she's not happy about this.
We're  taking her to a specialist tomorrow.

Here's Mum watching TV in the lounge room..... the day bed comes in handy.....

My poor old dog has been having a few panic barking attacks. This happens when he is disturbed when sleeping.  We had a talk to our Vet and she said he has a sleep disorder....similar to sleep walking in people. It's called Startle Response and means he's barking and jumping in a panic before he's fully  awake .... we now keep the dog in the back room. He's not allowed in the main house in case he has one of these attacks and  jumps on or trips up Mum.  We have all settled into the new routine very well.

Here is Kyton relaxing on the floor in our all-purpose back room......


Hubby and I visited a friend the other day and I took some photos of the odd little sculptures he has in his garden....














I hope you like this little tour of our friends garden....

Have a good day...
Hugs and Blessings..
Barb  xx