Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
My friend, just loves his garden, he is retired now , he was a spitfire pilot 2nd world war.I popped in to say hi and snap snap went the camera haven't cropped or any thing. I need to go back in to town bit of a busy time you know, but hey if you like looking at photo's please do thank you
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Photo by me on my white garden table
This little monster is known in german as the "Dickmaulrüssler" (the thick mouthed trunk, literally translated) and I found the translation in Wikipedia. If you want to know the biological details and life of him then have a look in Internet. He turns up in my garden starting in Spring and by the time Autumn arrives he has eaten his way through half the leaves in my garden. The roses suffer, the privet suffers and anything with a green fleshy leaf suffers. He prefers the thicker leaves. The leaves have a round pattern where it has eaten away what it wants. Of course you can spray all the bushes with some sort of insect poison, but I have a couple of cats and do not want them to be poisoned as well. All that is left for me to do is take photos of the little monster. When the colder weather arrives he even has the cheek to come inside and crawl around. They seem to prefer white surfaces, luckily, so that you can see them better.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I just got the October/November issue of Organic Gardening Magazine! This is the bottom of page 12, photographed in my golden sage plant.
Also, today Alan found this strange mutant grape, no I didn't grow it. Have you ever seen anything like it? Not only is it huge, but it has ribs like a pumpkin! After photographing it, Alan cut it up and fed it to the chickens.
Joel gave my contact info to Donald's soon to be new family. His new "mom" wants him to come to the farm soon, before she deploys to (I think) Virginia to train combat helicopter pilots later this month. His soon to be new "dad" has just deployed to Iraq. Their son will take care of the farm while they're gone. In the mean time, we're trying to photograph Donald a lot and shoot videos of him before he goes. He's growing into quite a handsome cockerel, and he still likes to sit on my lap!
That's it for now!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
It has been sometime since anyone posted here and after taking a small tour of the posts in this group, I could not help but notice how beautiful the posts have been.
Maybe it is autumn where you are and the leaves have turned into those magnificent colours nature adorns our foliage with before the winter comes and blows hard covering some of your gardens in a blanket of snow.
Here on the other hand it is spring and although it is a very mild spring this year with good rains and usually quite over cast conditions the garden has loved every drop of this welcome rain.
I went to the garden store yesterday and bought some fill up plants such as the ground cover snow in summer, a peppermint scented geranium, some beautiful blue lobelia planted beneath fragrant blue salvia and an old fashioned red Kalenchloe.
So today as it is over cast I will do some planting and hopefully these grey clouds over head will sprinkle the earth and help the new additions.
I also purchased a pink Hippeastrum in flower and have decided to leave it in the pot for now as it has one flower and two more buds to come out later. With Giant flowers these are such a glorious bulb plant and not overly fussy to grow.
I hope that you will share your gardens and photos with us here and of course videos as I said previously this group has posted some truly wonderful posts in the past and I for one would love to see more friends and input into our little Garden Gurus Group.
Peas and Peace to All.
Green is Good.
Milli in Australia.