Thursday, November 15, 2007

A little more of my backyard

Hi everyone, my good friends Ron and Irene have now gone home after spending a week with me,while they were here Ron got stuck into my back over grown fernery pulled weeds, dead pot plants(lack of water) hidden by over grown Arum lillies, all dug up, now a few empty pots to re plant. Thats all for now ill be around to visit you all soon as I can

Now a few photo's of Ron and Irene in the garden.. Click to enlarge photo's

Ron's first job
this is the stag Ron is hosing
First job of the day
this stag about 5 years old and my 1st attempt at planting a stag using a hanging basket to form a ball, took the three of us to rehang,it was hanging from a well worn chain ,Ron and Irene lifted it while I put a new hook into basket then was all able to lift to hook over beam preparing to start this section of the fernery
Ron hard at work
and again
end result
Living on Earth is expensive,
but it does include a free trip
around the sun every year.
How long a minute is
depends on what side of the
bathroom door you're on.
Birthdays are good for you;
the more you have,
the longer you live.
Happiness comes through doors you
didn't even know you left open.
Ever notice that the people who are late
are often much jollier
than the people who have to wait for them?
A truly happy person is one who
can enjoy the scenery on a detour.



Blogger Gina E. said...

I'm wondering which part of Melbourne your friends live at, Jeanette? Anywhere near me? If so,would they like a job?? LOL. We nearly lost our 50 year old staghorn in the drought, but it seems to have come on again after the recent rain.
Thank you for your encouraging comment about my soapbox!

November 16, 2007 1:12 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


Great friends you have there! :) Your gardens look wonderful!


November 16, 2007 1:14 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Your garden is looking really good.

And how nice that Ron is such a help. You seem to put him to work every time he and Irene make a visit. That's nice. My friends don't think I need any help except my car friend would help me on my old car if I let him.

That Houston Chronicle is a bummer.
Our local paper is as expensive and doesn't have nearly as much news.

I always wondered why people who aren't late aren't as happy as us late people? Maybe they get unhappy getting there so punctual?

November 16, 2007 1:55 am  
Blogger Alice said...

How wonderful to have such good and handy friends. Your garden always looks so pretty. I love your little gnomes.

November 16, 2007 7:49 am  
Blogger rusty in miami said...

Your garden is looking good, nice to have good friends that help

November 16, 2007 2:24 pm  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jeannette,

That is a very nice garden you have there, and that stag horn is only five years old? Wow, you have a very green thumb.


November 16, 2007 7:51 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Now those are the sort of friends you want...doing your gardening for you...great!

I love your fernery by the pool, Jeanette, what a lovely cool place it looks.

November 16, 2007 8:03 pm  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Jan, Ron, and Irene, nice to see you all looking so well, the garden looks great too, as usual.

November 16, 2007 10:54 pm  
Blogger Isadora said...

Oh my dear! With your friends gone and the work mostly done - wouldn't you like to adopt me? What a beautiful back yard. I've never seen a staghorn fern that large in my life!! Amazing.

November 16, 2007 11:57 pm  
Blogger Susie said...

Lovely pictures. My stag horns are quite large as well. We have them mounted on a board that is nailed to a post.

November 17, 2007 3:16 pm  
Blogger RUTH said...

What wonderful plants! My poor garden is covered with a thick white frost at the moment...time for the winter woolies.

November 17, 2007 9:05 pm  
Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

Color me SO GREEN with jealousy!! A gorgeous yard...I wish I could do all this....I bet it takes a lot of time and effort. It's stunning Jen!!! [and I must remember to look at the scenery next time I'm detoured around the 'other side'.]

November 18, 2007 1:19 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Your garden looks wonderful, as always and how nice of Ron and Irene to work in it. They are the sort of friends we all need.
I am sure you repaid them with your hospitality. They wouldn't come back
if you didn't.
Is Thursday still OK with you ? I really wouldn't mind if you want to eave it till after Christmas.
Take care, Love, Merle.

November 18, 2007 3:20 pm  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Wow! The garden looks fabulous!
I love the new look!
We are in sync! You have a quote listed that I picked before I visited here and they match....
Great minds think a like :)
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) huggles
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

November 18, 2007 7:05 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

Oh geez, I am getting tired only by reading this garden work !!
I came back from Egypt on Friday evening and have now the blues. Our holidays have been so wonderful and seemed so short. From 30°C I sit now in - 2° isn't that awful ??

November 19, 2007 2:38 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

I need to order a set of friends like yours. If you say weeds or gardening here, people leave in a hurry. Your fernery looks great and I have never tried growing a stag fern but yours makes me want to try.

November 19, 2007 5:41 am  
Blogger Dick said...

Your garden is beautiful. I didn't realize that you are in a nearly tropical area. I miss the warm weather of Hawaii we were in just three weeks ago. Now we are approaching winter here in northwest Washington State.

Your list of some of the positive side of life is a good read, too.

November 19, 2007 11:07 am  
Blogger Pamela said...

I'm still looking forward to winning the lotto (ha) and coming with my coffee for a sit in your garden.
dang it's pretty,

November 19, 2007 7:40 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Dear Jan ~~ I am so sorry to hear that you have a bad back and hope it soon gets better for you. See how you are in a couple of days, as we can have lunch some other time, if it is still bad. Take care, Love, Merle.

November 19, 2007 8:08 pm  
Blogger Kerri said...

How wonderful to have the help of friends! Sounds like a good time.
Your gardens are wonderful Jeanette. The orchids, roses and fuchsias are spectacular.
I can see how much you love to grow things.
Your garden reminds my of my mums...lovely!
Glad you had a bit of rain.

November 20, 2007 1:15 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jeanette. It's wonderful that you have such great friends to help you out. I like the refreshing changes in your garden.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2007 12:35 am  

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