Thursday, 11 December 2014

A wonder around the garden after the rain and Susie.

 We had a break in the weather today so I went for a wonder around the garden so see how everything was after the weeks of rain, most things are as happy as can be with all this humid wet weather but not me so much.

 My little plastic plants get a good wash.

 And this poor little ceramic bird fell in the cats and birds water, all rainwater not had to fill this for days, my cats will drink out off any containers that hold rainwater in preference to tap water so they are pleased, lots of rainwater to drink.
 Everything is thriving


 And the turtles are happy.




 My bay tree was on it's last legs a couple of weeks ago but has a new lease of life since all the rain.
 You can't get the gate open to The beer fairies vege garden but he has tomatoes pumpkins potatoes and tobacco plants in there somewhere, oh and grapes

 Lots of tomatoes but all green if we don't get some heat soon they won't ripen and all the tomato dust I

 used just got washed off.

 The passionfruit looks healthy but no flowers yet.


 weeds popping up everywhere.

 my elephant and asian lady will need a bath, they have mud all over them.


 The broms are all flowering.







This is Susie, her mum made the hat she looked lovely on her wedding day, I always wanted to paint her so a couple of years ago I did but don't remember if I ever showed her to you.

28 comments:

  1. Crikey ...... your gardens sure lookin' good after all the rain. It's gone crazy. Even the turtles are multiplying, aye??

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    1. They sure are I love my turtles.
      Merle...........

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  2. Too bad all our snow doesn't leave such nice stuff in the garden.

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    1. But freshly fallen snow sure looks pretty.
      Merle...............

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  3. Your garden is thriving and everything is so green and lush.

    Your turtles are adorable :) Hugs to you!

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    1. We have sun this morning I hope it lasts.
      Merle...........

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  4. Your garden is looking WONDERFUL - I wish ours looked a fraction as good. I love Susie too.

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  5. It's all so lush and green! except the coleus which is brilliantly purple. I love your turtles.

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    1. It's funny that coleus grown in shade is green.
      Merle...........

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    2. It needs sunlight to colour up.

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  6. Hari OM
    yup.... LUSH, sums it up! It was all white here this morning, but now rain has washed it all away... but not in the way yours has. As always, your painting brings a smile... YAM xx

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    1. There are reports on the news about all the trees falling over, the rain has softened the soil hope mine are ok.
      Merle..............

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  7. It all looks so lush and tropical to my colour starved eyes!
    Jane x

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    1. We are having tropical weather at the moment .
      Merle.........

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  8. I guess we all live where are roots are established, like our gardens..... but you are fortunate to get so much rain and moisture. We rarely get rain.... just the water from the winter snows. I enjoy all your lush, green new growth. I bet you can't wait to get out there and dig in it. LOL

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    1. We have droughts too, often we have water restrictions in summer and the gardens suffer.
      Merle........

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    2. Drummy is my digger she does a wonderful job with the soil.
      Merle...................

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  9. Everything looks so lush and green after the rain, Merle. Susie is beautiful!~ xo Diana

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    1. It poured last night but fine weather ahead.
      Merle........

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  10. Parts of your garden looks like the Amazon jungle! So lush and green.

    You are a very good artist. Loved the painting.

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    1. It is a bit like a jungle at the moment.
      Merle.....................

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  11. Hello Merle, your flowers and garden are doing great. Very pretty! I love those turtles. Have a happy weekend!

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  12. I like your garden. It is such a riot of growth. Happy turtles are cute.

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  13. ... merle ...the garden is looking so full and lovely.... everything is so pretty ... Nice painting... Hugs and blessings... barb xx

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  14. Tis so lovely in your green garden! I also have a thing for turtles, M :-)




    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  15. everything looks wonderful, its so refreshing to my eyes, all I see is snow here, that is an amazing painting you did!

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  16. Hi Merle - things are looking very lush and lovely in your gardens. I love your porch sitting area :) Your painting is wonderful - you really captured some lovely detail of her hat and sweet dimples. xo Karen

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A first tooth for our little lady and eating out.

We are off and playing more and more on the floor. No teeth yet for Wilbur but Clemmy has one on the bottom. But impossible...