Thursday, 25 September 2014

A wonder around the garden after a thunderstorm.

 We are off to the doctors in a hour but this great storm just passed over lots of thunder and lightning not a lot of rain but enough to freshen everything up and the sun has just come out so I grabbed the camera to grab a few shots my path is almost finished I found some little pink and blue tiles to give it a bit of colour.
 Polished the sundial and thats how much rain we had in the birdbath and cat and chicken drinking bowl.
 This is a new garden it's only pots at the moment but if I plant things in between the pots they usually take over unless they taste very good and  Drummy eats them.
 I needed to repot my yucca it was so top heavy that it kept falling over, now it's in a pot about six sizes bigger and much heavier.
 More flowers on the lime tree, I am expecting lots of limes this year.
 These are pretty but they can take over.

 The beer fairies garden of fouroclocks.

 New herbs starting to grow.

 Drummy just has to be in the photos, even when the gate is shut.


 The maple is shooting new leaves.

 Jasmine is dying off it still smells wonderful.


 My mulberry tree has huge lumps on it, it's a insect of some sort but my tree is 20 odd years old so it's at the end of it life.





 My other unusual path made from railway cleates they were on the railway sleepers that I build up the side gardens with.

My garden has a just washed feeling to it and I like my ladybirds on my back gate.
But we must head off now to Parramatta as TBF is having some tests this afternoon.

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  1. The Jasmine pollen season was a bit short this year, I'm grateful for that. The flowers are just as pretty without pollen, but they die off sooner.
    I like the look of a freshly rain-washed garden.

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    1. The Jasmine does upset a lot of people my son hates the stuff but i love it and my jasmine was given to me from a friend that has since died so that makes me more fond of it.
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  2. Hari OM
    All hiss and little spit then? Enough to freshen the canvas as you say... Ohhhhh I love wisteria though as you say, it can become rampant - but then so can four-o-clocks...adoring that portrait of Drumstick through the gate wire; poor Mulberry.

    Good luck and best wishes to TBF for positive outcomes. YAM xx

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    1. Drummy is not camera shy I noticed if I have the camera she follows me around.
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  3. Your garden is looking lovely.. I wish I could smell the jasmine.. Drummy is cute. Have a happy day!

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  4. Pretty good photos. I love the one of Drummy at the gate.

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    1. She is a cutie, well sometimes.
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  5. Your garden looks shiny and bright!

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    1. Rain always gives it a good wash.
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  6. .. Hi Merle... the rain as short lived here too... but it did freshen up the garden... your yard is looking great... hope the mullberry tree has a few more years in it yet, it's such good shade..
    Hugs ... Barb xx

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    1. I hope the mullberry lasts a few more years, you know how cool it is under it in the height of summer.
      Merle.............

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  7. Everything looks lush and green there, Merle. I love the smell of the air after a good thunderstorm. xo Diana

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    1. Yes it's a lovely smell.
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  8. Your garden always looks so pretty, Merle! There are lots of Sunflowers blooming right now, but they will soon die and snow will begin falling so I will just enjoy your lovely flower pictures until our Spring comes again :)

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    1. It is a lovely time of year, still cool nights but lovely warm days.
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  9. Love your garden, whether wet or dry.

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  10. I hope that the doctors visit and tests went well - and that the results are good news.
    Love a rain-washed garden and love yours, wet or dry.

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    1. They didn't tell us anything, they send the results to his doctor we will find out next week.
      Merle..........

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  11. Delightful pics. Love the one with the ladybIrds!

    Hope your husband's nose is on the mend?

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  12. I very fond of my ladybirds too.His nose is a lot better.
    Merle..........

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  13. Your aloes are thriving thrashing flashing! Visits to your garden always make me feel that life is good. Thanks




    ALOHA from Honolulu
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    1. Most of the time life is good but a little rain must fall to keep the balance right.
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  14. I love the sundial. Is it accurate with telling time?

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    1. If I can get the position right it's pretty accurate with in a quarter or a hour.
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  15. Nice photos, Merle! I'm sure that rain freshened everything up. Love your herbies, too! They are coming along, once again.

    Hope your weekend is delightful. Susan

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  16. Hello Merle,
    The purple flowers are so pretty. I don't think I've seen these before. This is the first time I've seen Drumstick up close, hello there! aahh, the smell of jasmine makes me smile every time. I can't believe you had a thunder storm recently. It rained this week, and I loved every minute of it. It's still warm in the afternoon, but getting cooler every day now that Autumn is coming.

    Enjoy your weekend, Merle.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Do you mean the Wisteria it's a beautiful flower but the vine is grows on can take over mine is in a big pot to stop it from spreading.
      We often have rain in early spring and the winter was fairly dry till a few weeks ago but I love the summer storms the best.
      Merle...........

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  17. Your garden is looking refreshed and ready for another season. Do you have to sweep the tiles to keep it clear of leaves or does wind take care of that?
    That is an adorable picture of Drummy behind the gate.

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  18. I sweep my yard most mornings otherwise we are buried in leaves and I use the leaves for compost.
    She is a sweetie is Drummy.
    Merle................

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  19. The garden always smells so good after a good rain!!
    You empress me so much with your beautiful garden!!
    Your Wisteria is beautiful!! My Dad had a Wisteria for years growing in his Mamossa Tree in our front year. But it never bloomed - was just a vine!! He gave it 7-8 years to bloom and finally got ticked and cut down the Mamosa Tree and the Wisteria Vine.
    Nice looking Drummy!

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    1. My wisteria came from my sons place and is in a large pot because they take over but it bloomed after a few years, at his place it was all over the front fence and was a wonderful display but when he replaced the fence he had to dig it out.
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  20. Your garden is like a magical sanctuary! Look at all of those blooms coming in! And I hope that your husband is feeling better! Take care friend....Nicole xo

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  21. Everything is so fresh and lush after a storm...looks great.

    Jen

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  22. I have tried and tried and tried to get Wisteria to grow in my yard. You have a lovely yard!

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    1. Mine came from my sons place but must be kept in a pot as it will take over, if you get snow it would be hard to get it started I've heard that it does like it too cold.
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