Thursday, 31 December 2015

Next door back yard clean up.

 We were trimming over where Derricks cage is being built.
The two young fellow who live next door were motivated and borrowed our cutters to clean their yard up, I think they got a bit carried away they had a massive pile of cuttings so the beer fairy offered to munch them up in the mulcher we worked all afternoon yesterday until the muncher said I would like a break now and stopped, he was all clogged up but all well now so will finish today.
This about half the pile so I had a look over the fence this morning not much left, that pile of sticks behind the clothes line was rather lush pine tree, hope it comes back as I know the lady that owns the house was very fond of it .
 I looks very bare now but they are not gardeners, and they can now get to the clothes line.

 Does anyone know what this and the following picture are I think they are trees of some sort most likely dropped by birds but I often throw my fruit seeds in the garden so far none have germinated but this year everything has gone mad.

 Bogie is flowering again.
 Four o'clocks everywhere

 Looks like I will have to do a bit of cutting back too.
Well smoko over back to work.

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  1. I like the lush, green look of everything. Even if some mulching was required. Nice of the Beer Fairy to help out!

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    1. He likes mulching for some reason.
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  2. to have that green and those blossoms in January,, what a treat that would be,,

    you are such good neighbors,,

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    1. It's funny for us to have cold days at this time of the year.
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  3. Everything is so green! Derrick will be so pleased; I wonder if he will like the laundry view best of all.

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    1. Maybe he is a odd fellow.
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  4. Um. WOW. Yeah. I sort of wish they'd've just left a patch? You know, for interest and shade? I can't say it looks bad though.

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    1. Well they won't do anything for a good while so the garden will have time to recover.
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  5. Our Four O'Clocks are all yellow. I didn't know they came in other colours.
    I much prefer you green and leafy haven.
    And a very Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    1. Mine are all red even when I planted yellow ones they died or turned red.
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  6. Lovely and green plus shady.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Need lots of shade at this time of year.
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  7. Oh that bare concrete! Well, at least they can get to the washing line now. Your garden is as lovely and shady as always. I don't have a clue about the unknown trees, they don't look like fruit trees, but I could be wrong.

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    1. A few concrete gardens around here, easy to manage maybe.
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  8. The first photo looks like an avocado we have a self seeded one but my husband thinks they need another one to pollinate because its never had any fruit. Cheryl : )

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    1. I thought maybe avocado too.
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  9. Hello Merle, your garden is looking beautiful. I love your Bogie, I wish I could grow it here!
    I wish you and your family all the best in 2016, a Happy, Healthy New Year!

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    1. Is it to cold where you are .
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  10. Hari OM
    Not sure about either of those 'trees'.... with so many nuisance plants around these days, it might be prudent to 'hoik' them oot! I love the four o' clocks... but they can take over a bit too. Gotta say, that's some contrast between the lushness of your place and the concrete next door!!!

    Have a safe and peaceful Hogmanay dear blogpal - here's tae 2016. YAM xx

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    1. I alway pull out the four o'clocks every year, they always come back.
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  11. oHHHH THAT LOOKS LIKE HARD WORK...I BET YOU WERE HUNGRY AFTERWARDS
    HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HUGS FROM
    MADI AND MOM

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    1. Alway hungry, I like my food.
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  12. Nothing much left in next door's garden. I like a nice jungle like garden with hidden spaces.

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  13. ... next door did a great job getting rid of the garden 'rubbish'...
    it's good you were able to munch it...
    I have no idea what your mystery trees are.
    I like your garden a little overgrown, it looks so lush and lovely....but I agree with you, a little cutting back would be a good thing.. xxx :)
    Hugs... Barb xxxx

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    1. End of summer is time to do it, too hot at the moment.
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  14. Merle, that's nice of your husband to work all day in your neighbor's yard cleaning up. It looks a lot better now. I see a heart leaf in the picture with the pink flowers, what a cool picture. I notice stuff like that often. :)

    Happy New Year, Merle. Wishing you peace and joy in the days ahead. Say hello to Drumstick for me.

    love, ~Sheri

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  15. Crikey Merle ... Your yard is so much more inviting than your neighbours. Not much to sniff in there. I could get lost in your place. It's lovely. Mum said she doesn't know the name of that tree but it is a pest and grows from birds dropping seeds. We're always getting rid of them at our place.

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    1. I got furry and feathery friends, They like places to hide and sniff and scratch around, the neighbours don't have animals but my my cats visit and they like that.
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  16. Glad your Christmas went well. It always seems a holiday when I spend time with you in your wonderland

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  17. You are sweet.
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