Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Working in the garden

I spent most of today working in the garden wonderful warm day until about 2.00pm then it became very hot so I had to stop for a ice block or two and a few cool drinks, but did get a fair bit done, I pulled apart the huge cage the beer fair built for Pidge he hasn't used it in about 3 or 4 years he only went there to feed  so we decided that a shelf was a better idea one where Drumstick couldn't reach and then his food would be safe from her anyway the wild birds still eat it.
This was Angus paddle pool when he lived here but he didn't like water very much so he never used it but we had it over the top of the cage to keep the food dry when it rained, not sure what to do with it might get some goldfish, lots of mesh wire that I took off the cage that I can put over the top, it looks like these two had read my mind and are waiting for the fish.
Long wait fellows no where near ready yet.
This is Pidge new shelf, the beer fairy put it up for him.


My Maple tree is in full leaf it's only been in the ground just over a year
It was about 6''high when I took it out of the pot it was in and planted it in the ground so it's going well.

Other thing not doing so well, it's been very dry the last couple of months.
Well time to go inside it's getting dark and the beer fairy is cooking tonight and he says it's almost ready.
 The next day, this is Drumstick's bath they like dust baths so this area is for her maybe she will be kinder to the garden now.
 I bought two little duckies last time I went shopping.
 This is Drumstick's water bowl
 And this is Pidge's both of them don't drink when I put in fresh water they like it a couple of hours old.
 Pidge now has a bird to tell him where to go.
 And I need three bricks high for the fish pond.

 This was going to be my Japanese garden but nothing has really happened yet and Drumstick enjoyed eating the plants I had planted.

 But I will get on to it when the weather cools off maybe after Christmas.

 But  the Boggie  always looks good no matter how hot or dry it gets.


 My jungle



 And here is miss distructoo.


37 comments:

  1. I do love your garden. It always looks so inviting - for humans, cats, pigeons and chooks.
    Dry here too. Sigh.

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    1. Every animal is welcome within reason and most people within reason too.
      So dry.
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  2. OOOh I bet you feel good after a day out in your interesting cottagey garden. So many little nooks and crannies,love that. You have such a homely home

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    1. I always loved gardens never had time when I was working now I like to potter around in the garden most days for a while.
      Merle..........

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  3. I love your jungle! I planted a bouganvillea once and it was just beginning to cover a shade house when we had to sell the house. I went past on a bus a few months later and the shade house with all the plantings inside and around it were gone. Just a bare front yard with nothing but the letterbox. I cried.

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    1. I have 3 bouganvillea's red, light purple and bronze,I also had a white one but it died within a year. The red has always been the best, I think it is the common one but I like it the best.
      I know what you mean so many people have lawn and not much else, I like nooks and crannies and places to sit and think and I like something to look at and a large expanse of grass and a fence is just not enough.
      Merle................

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  4. Glad you called it a boggy..I can't spell buorgun..bourgogn..burganv...that plant.
    Jane x

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    1. I'm so glad someone spells as bad as me, I give everything a nick name solves the problem.
      Merle..............

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  5. Has anyone taken Drumstick aside to tell her what a lucky chicken she is? Or, would she care?

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    1. I do get the most gentle pecks on the legs are they kisses or is she after the salt.
      Merle................

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  6. I had to come visit to see what was going on in your pat of the world, its a treat for my snow weary eyes to see all the green, your yard is like a Paradise, you treat your critters so good, what did the Beer Fairy cook for supper?

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    1. He has done the last two nights we had steak and vegs and last night we had tackos, he is a pretty good cook and like to experiment a bit sometimes it works sometime not so much.
      Merle.........

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  7. Your little corner of the world is quite delightful!

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    1. It's very warm at the moment.
      Merle.......

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  8. Wow..I always get a bright burst of life seeing the magic of your garden-space...so much beauty...so much growing.....those blooms are outstanding and lush and vibrant! Your kitties are adorable...and love those sweet little duckies! your maple is looking happy! Thanks for sharing your magic and adding a bright spot to my day!
    Victoria

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  9. Always nice to hear from you.
    Merle............

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  10. It sounds very warm there just now. It also seems as if you very much enjoy puttering about in the garden. It certainly looks lush and happy. Your maple is much different from ones I know, though the leaf is somewhat similar. I did recognize the coleus and the nasturtium (I think). Whatever the boggy is, it is gorgeous!

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    1. They are bouganvilleas they are a climbing type bush vine thingie they are flowering most of the year with odd flowers but in summer the are wonderful.
      Mine have long thorns on them and were originally planted to keep our dogs off the fence as they didn't like the next doors dog and barked a lot at each other a lot, it worked very well.
      Merle.........

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  11. The purple bouganvillea is very common. It is nice to see you have a different colour. It is certainly bright.

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    1. Funny I planted a purple one and it died, it was the very first one I planted maybe the soil is wrong for it or something.
      Merle...........

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  12. I would love to putter around your garden area. Glad to hear/see that Drumstick is settling in!

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    1. Well she does pay rent one egg a day but none on weekends, thats when she thinks it's a weekend about every 6 or 7 days.
      Merle................

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  13. Oh- You are working in the garden and we are growing icicles here! ugh- xo Diana

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    1. Sorry I don't want to swap I like my sun in moderation of course.
      Merle............

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  14. Oo, the red was a bit of a shock right in the middle there. What a lovely garden, something new every time. I know I keep saying that but it's like a totally different place every time you post!!

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    1. My garden not super big but there is a lot in it.
      I think it's all the nooks an crannies and the red in the middle is to cheer everyone up I know it has that effect on me.
      Merle............

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  15. Things are looking nice and lush there despite Miss Destructo! She certainly has a charmed life there with you. I can imagine there will be lots of fishing when you get the goldfish - better save that netting for the top! Love your red flower vine - I would try to spell it, but I know it would be a disaster. :) It's nice to visit someplace warm and lush on a cold December day here in Washington. xo Karen

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    1. By the time it gets to January we will be saying it would be nice to go somewhere cold but at the moment I still enjoying the warmth very much.
      I have trouble spelling most things so I keep a dictionary beside my computer now.
      Merle...........

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  16. Viewing your flowers and garden gives me hope on this 10 degree winter day that spring will return one day. I know you have fun with hour fr'hens and kitties.

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    1. Don't worry Spring will come.
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  17. It is so nice to see flowers and green around, we have snow here. Looks like pigeon has a cute friend near his new spot. I like the photos of the kitties waiting for the fish! Do they have to wait long? The Maple tree has really grown! I love bougainvillea, it is gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Maybe after christmas I will get some fish, Pidge is not too happy with his new friend but he is starting to tolerate him.
      Merle...........

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  18. always a pleasure!


    ALOHA to YOU
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3
    > < } } ( ° >

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  19. You have a wonderful garden. Spending time is garden is very good. I too love to spend time in garden. All your pets are loveable.

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  20. I'm wondering if they feel it's a giant empty litterbox...here kitty. But what a nice pond it will be.

    Jen

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