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April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 20:35
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Out with the camera and iscovered this in the wild shady garden.

http://s364.photobucket.com/albums/oo90/inkadog/Mostly%20daffs-April%202012/?action=view&current=DSC02157.jpg


Wonder if this link will work.


Nope

It works when I click on it---it's a dogtooth violet

April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 19:01

Out with the camera and iscovered this in the wild shady garden.

 

http://s364.photobucket.com/albums/oo90/inkadog/Mostly%20daffs-April%202012/?action=view&current=DSC02157.jpg

Wonder if this link will work.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 18:36

Love the sculptures, and look forward to seeing the Creature of the Deep develop!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 15:47

Hi all-fail to understand this preoccupation with ironing--must be a British thing.

I am chuffed-just spotted some buds on my Tree Peony-it was a gift several years ago, and has never bloomed. Dying to see what colour it is!

today so far it's cloudy--the plan is to lay the first course of block for my retaining wall--not if it rains, of course.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 20:51

Wow! Gorgeous colours in that water! What kind of sharks do you have?

I have Scottish grandparents-or did. From the Highlands.

KG-there are so many boats here-at least one an hour in the summer-I'd never do anything else! The first ferry out of here is at 6am. Active Pass is very active! The ferries run between Vancouver and Victoria, and I am almost exactly halfway.Other ferries connect the islands.

Just mixed and poured a footing for my retaining wall-just past noon here, and I'm already knackered. Maturity has its drawbacks! Resting on my laurels now-or would be if I had any!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 17:33

Yes, Miss Bateman, that is the view from the upper deck [which I rebuilt this spring; now needs a retaining wall at the back and railings at the front]. Below me in Active Pass, the ferries between Vancouver and Victoria pass by, and there is a rocky islet which dries at low tide and is usually covered with sleeping seals and sometimes sea lions. In the summer, orca whales are common. Beside me is a thousand acre wild park.I need to fence out deer to grow most things.I am blessed to have inherited this place from my grandmother--the house is an improved summer shack--but I would never otherwise been able to afford to live here.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 18:51

Here on Canada's wet coast aquilegias grow wild--the orange/yellow kind. I pull some, and let the others be-I also have a few cultivated kinds that sometimes self-seed. I garden surrounded by forest, and with a view of the ocean. I am on a steep slope, with little soil, just gravelly sandy stuff, so most of my gardening is done in containers. I have extensive decks and many pots. Much of my acre is wild-ish, and it is often surprising to see what comes up. In the summer, available water is limited.

I have no lawn-just a flat area by the drive that I strim in the spring.

Garden Gallery

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 17:48

Love that akibia--mine looks pathetic. Here is my current fave--Delsinhaugh, I think.

Got a couple in a cheap packet of mixed daffs a few years ago, and have planted several more, so I can cut some for the house.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6857.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

April in Your Garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 16:25

Hello, all-looks like another sunny day here--yesterday I went to plant some lettuce seeds in an empty trough next to my berberis, {which is in a large pot at the mo.] I was delighted to spot several volunteer seedlings from  the berberis, which I dug up and placed in pots. Free plants!!!!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 17:26

Wouldn't feel guilty, Jo--a small reward and a job accomplished. I actaully hoover inside my cupboards and even the freezer! My spring cleaning is for gloomy days--latest job was steam cleaning all the downstairs carpets. I am actally happy that my place is so small-suits me. The upstairs suite only gets done when company is coming!

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