Monday, June 30, 2008

tomatoes!

hiding in the slightly neglected greenhouse, things keep growing even when you're not looking
will probably check on them a bit more carefully now, the last couple of weeks I've been so busy its been a case of watering but not looking.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

todays garden

these pretty little flowers are from a sempervivum, a house leek. it lives in the greenhouse and seems to quite like it.
I took several photographs to try to show the bees in the foxglove flowers but this is the only one that shows, its very dark inside a foxglove flower and the bees can dissapear totaly out of sight!
and just look at all the flowers on the broad beans! I imagine every one turning into a lovely pod of beans. everything in the veggy garden seems very behind, some folks seem to already be harvesting these. I am getting great lots of lettuce, some nice baby onions and have had one teeny baby courgette.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

astrantia

its like a pincushion,
I love these flowers in close up

Thursday, June 19, 2008

change of direction

QuantumSavvy
I am just laughing at myself. I have just sold, on e-bay, a set of Double Bit, for riding advanced dressage.
I have just bought, from e-bay, a Natural Horsemanship Hackamore. which is a rope headcollar with rope reins. hopefully that means riding around gleefully with some attempt at control while I and horse enjoy ourselves.
bit different then!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

mystery solved

Francesa has sent me this photograph, of what my mystery plant may turn into, the spotted leaves are typical for this wild orchid.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

any ideas?

this is labled 'unknown volunteer'
anybody any idea of what it is?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

blue poppys


the petals have fallen from the first poppy which came out, and a pleasant surprise to find another two opening.

Monday, June 02, 2008

todays flowers

almost every photograph I took tonight when I got home
I can't choose, so have uploaded all, mostly unedited.
some very similar






ah, in this one you can see the new scratches now across the lens of my camera, oops. they're only showing up when the light is at a certain angle but they are deep and right across the lens.

at last, self seeded love-in-a-mist





and I have a blue poppy!
one of my few purchased plants, this came from the Scottish Explorers Garden
can't wait for it to come out fully!! I visited there last year with the SRGC.