Archive for April, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


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The cunning plan worked

My cunning plan seems to be working.

We will be eating our first radish from the Kitchen Garden tonight – so far they have not been attacked by flee beetle or slugs.

And the carrots have germinated nicely underneath the radish leaves. Now we just have to keep the carrots covered up with fine mesh to protect them from carrot fly ….

In fact these radish (Cherry Belle) look so good – that it tempted me to buy seeds for two more varieties to-day. Neither of which I have tried before French Breakfast 3 and Long White Icicle.

Everything in the kitchen garden seems to be a few weeks behind this year. Last night I nearly went out to it in the middle of the night – we had such torrential rain that I was convinced my shallots would have floated away – but they were still there this morning – albeit looking a bit rain battered. However – I don’t want to talk about what the rain did to my tulips (sigh).

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Weekend Walk – 27/04/08

We picked the best day for our walk this weekend as we went on Saturday – and the weather was good. No wind and no rain.

If you click on the picture – you will see that one member of our group had so much energy she was way ahead of us (The small black dot in the center of the picture!)

Fortunately this week – we managed to have our coffee break, in this wonderful spot, with no rain!

To-day it rained (that wet rain again). So I had a useful day in the Greenhouse, sowing seeds, (Veg and flowers), pricking out and potting on.

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Wet Friday and Arte y Pico

Well I was rained off work to-day – it was very “wet” rain. I know that no rain is exactly “dry” – but some rain is definitely wetter than others – this was a very fine wet rain that seeps into my bones and is just – well – wet!

Anyway – it gave me the opportunity to come home and sort out this post for the Art y Pico Award, which Threadspider passed along to me. Thank you Judith – much appreciated.

So here are the details – which I have shamelessly copied and pasted from Threadspiders blog.

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico
5. To show these rules in your blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

I would like to pass this on to the following blogs that I enjoy very much.

Sandy at Garden Path

I really enjoy Sandys Haiku along with everything else that she photographs and writes.

Frances at Fairegarden

Frances’s garden is amazing – I want it … all. Frances has a beautiful blog, well worth a visit.

Nancy at Soliloquy

Nancy is a great blogger – not only do I enjoy her blog – but she is wonderful at visiting other peoples and leaving comments.

David Perry – A Photographers Garden Blog

Davids photos are wonderful and his Journal Entry for April 23rd will stay with me for a very long time. His is also very generous with information about how to take good photographs.

And Monica – Girl gone thread wild.

Monica has boundless energy and enthusiasm – she has done an amazing thing with her Pink Artists Doll – Love Squared. A huge project – which will raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Tulip Cummins in bud

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

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“The big E”

I have been passed on two awards!

First – thank you to VP for giving my blog the big E

I think it is supposed to be passed on to 10 people – however I am passing it on to six. It is a difficult choice because there are so many gardening blogs and textile blogs that I enjoy very much. Also I am sure that many of you have received it once all-ready; but here goes.

I would like to pass this award on to:-

Shirl – Shirls Gardenwatch.

Shirl has some great videos of the birds and her garden. She has also kindly responded to my frantic e-mail on the behavior of blue tits

Easygardener – Greenforks (Gardening with a passion)

I enjoy easygardeners gentle humor and seeing what is happening to her flowers and veg.

Esther – Esther in the Garden

Who can resist reading a blog written by someone who is married to a Martian – when I check her blog – I am never quite sure which way the developments in her life will take her.

Mark – The greefingered photographer

I enjoy his photographs – and he is my nearest neighbor in blogging terms – only a couple of hours away!


Shirley Anne Sherris – A talented textile artist, who I am glad to have met in “blog land”

and Sharon Young – another talented textile artists – who reads my gardening blog as well as my textile one – thank you Sharon.

I will do the second award tomorrow – but I do want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who visit my blog and take time to leave a comment. It is much appreciated.

As you can see from the photo above – my tulips “Angelique” are nearly fully open – so exciting.

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Wordless Wednesday – Cherry Blossom

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Weekend Walk – 20th April

Just a short walk this weekend as I have picked up an irritating bug – so have been feeling under par. My friends were happy to have a quick walk – as they all were busy this weekend.

So we did a quick hour along the beach – as you can see, we had to fight our way through the crowds.

I really like these encrusted rocks.

I must say a big thank you to VP (Veg Plotting) for passing on to me one of these

Thanks VP it is much appreciated – and I will have a bit of a think and pass it on next week.

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