Sunday, July 29, 2007

I`ve Been Tagged...Seven Random (Gardening) Facts About Me, Meme.

Sara, over at Farming Friends http://www.farmingfriends.com has tagged me for a garden meme. I`m not quite sure how to go about this so I`ve taken some nice pictures and some flubs, `cause I guess I`m sorta of a mix between the two at times myself LOL And more than 7 pictures but oh well. I`ve been really slack here lately.
So here goes a tour around my back garden, the good and the bad of it, Sara :)
P.S. Hanna at This Garden Is Illegal http://www.thisgardenisillegal.com has tagged me for this same meme I`ve just learned LOL. I`m as usual going to just let anyone who loves memes give this a try because some people are fussy on them. Hope that`s okay with you guys.

The butterfly bush is getting ready to bloom any day now. It`s so pretty when it blooms and the butterflys and hummingbirds love it. The plant beside it is a perennial geranium that`s just new this year and I`m not sure if it will flower yet. ...

This end doesn`t have much happening other than two new this year lavendar plants and some weeds sprouting through the wooden sink cover under the kitchen window hehe.
Sure can see that we need to add more sand on those bricks!...

The Bugle Vine.....bugle? lol I knew it was something musical. The Trumpet vine has gone mad again and is beginning to bloom. Oh and to the far right there, hidden on the ground...that was two gorgeous herb plants I had in my kitchen window. The one window that the plants seem to like. A luscious Basil and Rosemary, both dead to the world. I thought maybe they would revive somehow if I brought them outside. And a couple of daisies that need deadheading...

The potted cherry tomatoes are coming along wonderfully....

As are the Beafsteaks although some have wilty looking leaves for some reason this year and not from lack of watering. Must be because it`s not as hot this year maybe...

Yep, there`s the unfinished part. Still there. Still waiting to be finished. Covered in loose odd bricks holding down the now torn garbage bags...

And there`s my foot that went through the garbage bag into the muck as I was doing a balancing act across the random bricks to get to the "raised brick garden that would be"....

And these are the plants I had nicely arranged here and there in the front room that stopped blooming and had to come outside instead...

But my great big Delphinium has had babies this year and the Flox is doing great....

And my herbs. These are my very favorites back here. I so wish I could bring them into the kitchen after summer. They would look so fantastic in there. I`m going to stick some in the ground. I refuse to learn my lesson yet and am going to bring the small pots inside anyway :P No sign of strawberries yet, but there are a few flowers, so maybe....

Mmmmmmmm, the potted hot peppers are thriving, mud and all....

We`re getting tons of beans. I guess I should have bought climbing beans for those teepees though LOL

Well, that`s it for now. Hope everyone is having a great weekend and it`s not raining in England! You could send some this way. We only seem to get a few minutes of rain at a time this year.
If I ever finally get things done around here enough inside for pictures, I`ll post some.
See ya soon :D

18 comments:

karen said...

wow!! thank you so much your my first!!...lol, as you probably know Lee-ann is my sister and is always telling me to do this.. so I have decieded to give it a go.. thanks for ur visit and ur blog is great.. I only hope i can learn to to this ..

farmingfriends said...

Hi Tea,
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour of your garden. I love your delphiniums and your cherry tomatoes are positively blooming.
I love the decked area with the table and the plants on it - it looks so pretty and inviting.
We have sun in England at the moment - hurrah!
Thanks for taking part.
Sara from farmingfriends

smilnsigh said...

Great pics all!

Thank you for commenting in my last entry... before I zapped it. -grin-

See, I never say where I live. Family and friends are so spooked about me doing so. But it was a beautiful day here yesterday, and could be viewed on national TV too. And I succumbed. Then I got 'cold feet' again.

This is what was on national TV. It's the oldest continuously running race track in the country, and has been kept true to its Victorian heritage and ambiance. We love it, although we don't pay attention to racing. We love it, and are protective of it, same as we do/are of our whole Victorian ambiance/heritiage, of our beloved city.

Just giving you a little background, since you were sweet enough to comment. :-)

Mari-Nanci

carolyn said...

Hey it's not raining in England well at least not right now and not here, great garden tour.

Hanna said...

hehehe

What a coincidink with the meme! It just goes to show how many people value your thoughts. :)

Blue said...

I keep forgetting you are a redhead now!! Man you look great with red hair.
Your bistro set looks great, and are you watering your lawn because it is lush and green and mine is parched like dried out straw.
xoxo
Blue!

PG said...

Lovely garden tour, you have so much space! And I wish our tomatoes were like that, it will be a miracle if we get any at all. Amazing that you have humming birds; they sound SO exotic.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

You do look lovely with your red hair-really suits you!! It's stopped raining here thank-goodness! Your garden photos are gorgeous!!

eduardo waghorn said...

I love the caring of gardens, indeed...I had a yard some years ago in the country, you know, I cultivated potatoes, vegetables, etc..animals...I think they was one of my best times into my life...
Greetings from Chile, I found you through WUBA...
Welcome to my blogs:)

Rosa said...

hehe, you and your muddy feet. Your garden looks fab! Wish I could jump through the screen and get me some of those beans! I love your hand-made stakes!! Happy Summer!

UKBob said...

Hi Tea, I don't suppose you have a close up picture of that trumpet vine thingy do you. I think I might have one here but not sure. My tomato leaves often look wilted but it doens't seem to affect them. When you put all those bricks down do you bed them in to sand or brush sand in to the joints. Be careful not to drop one on your foot anyway - OUCH! Sorry I can't send any rain as we are having a drought, no rain for THREE whole days!!! Anyway your garden is looking very nice I must say. I enjoyed the visit as usual. Bob.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What a lovely trip around your garden. Love that pic of your foot! Auguri from Sicily.

Tricia said...

oh!!!! how i love the blue buttefly bush, you are making me want to go to the garden centre...where i've spent muchos dineros already this year!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Hi Tea! Gosh... I've not been around the blogs of late. But your garden tour looks great and I love that photo of you.

It finally stopped raining in my part of England and today promises to be warm and sunny. I'm driving up to Leichester to pick up a new addition to our home. :) I'll post a photo and you'll see.

I have this terrible problem with snails and slugs. They've destroyed many of my plants - even if I put slug pellets down. I've decided that, next year, I am only planting plants that slugs don't like. Do you have any favorite slug-free flowers?

love, Kim

judypatooote said...

Your garden looks good.....I have a tomato plant that looked like yours but now I checked it and have one left....the rest are laying around my backyard with bites out of them....the squirrels that i think are so cute, aren't cute anymore.....

miss*R said...

om my, your garden is just gorgeous! beautiful...I want to come visit. AND you are a gorgeous looking gal too xoxo
ps - can I do this meme? It might take my mind of my mum for a tiny while xoxo

au poussin bleu said...

Garden looks lovely and it certainly give the very english feel cottage. May i suggest you put some sand in between your red bricks as with the weather it will help to age and the moss will settle well , i think it give a very romantic english feel to it. ;)
Thank you for the grand tour , better than the C.H.S

~Becky said...

i like your little teepees for the peas or beans.
Happy Summer
~Becky