Thursday, November 08, 2007

Orchids and Roses

Hi everyone,hope alls well were ever you maybe.I have had a quiet few days, then yesterday Wednesday I went bowling, after bowls Gwen called to in to see me after she went home I went and put my dinner on then went out to feed the dog when the phone rang it was my sister saying were are you,(lol)I forgot Pauline invited me round for dinner so I swiftley turned mine off put it in the fridge and went around to a lovely meal of roast pork with lots of veg thank you Sis. Today the pest man come to spray the house for spiders and insects I get this done every year just before summer, then went and had my hair cut and did a little shopping . Tomorrow my good friends Ron and Irene from Melbourne are comming to spend a week with me which im looking forward too.
Now to end with a few more photo's from my garden..Click to enlarge ,..
My white native orchid with many blooms
A little mauve rock orchid

this one has been blooming for a couple of months and in need of repotting, another job when it finishes flowering
this one also in need of a repot
A very pale scented lemon ive had these orchids so long ive lost the labels
another that blooms forever
my favorite rose "Blue Moon"
"Just Joey"
" Impressions"cream tipped in pale pink



Blogger Kali said...

Hi Jen ~ wow your garden is so beautiful!!! Loved all your photos.
You sound very busy and so glad you did get to enjoy that yummy sounding meal with your sister (I miss mine all the way up in Darwin).
I hope you have a lovely time with your friends visiting.
Take care xo Kali
p.s. I love summer fruits too...we have nectarines and apricots growing in the garden, and I keep checking on them every day to see how they're going LOL.

November 08, 2007 11:15 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Love your roses and orchids. Our orchids have finished flowering now apart from a couple of late ones.

How lovely of your sister to cook dinner for you. Glad you had that as a surprise.

Take care

November 08, 2007 11:58 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Gorgeous orchids and roses! I love the variety of roses you have.

I like the nicknames or tags you put on those roses.

November 09, 2007 1:03 am  
Blogger UP said...

One thing I love about reading a number of different Blogs is that I get to visit two seasons everyday. When you are writing about winter weather, others on the opposite side of the world are writing about summer.

So here I sit confined to my wheelchair unable to get out much but still being able to tour the world.

November 09, 2007 1:26 am  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Jen - I love flowers, but these orchids are exceptionally beautiful! THX! ~ jb///

November 09, 2007 1:34 am  
Anonymous colleen said...

It's so funny to think you are in a storm of fragrant color and we have all those leaves!!

November 09, 2007 1:36 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Jen,

As always loved seeing your flowers. WOW! Orchids seem to do sooo well there!

(It's a bit too cold here so I don't try to grow them much- but DO have one small yellow one)

Take care,

Junie Rose

November 09, 2007 4:19 am  
Blogger rusty in miami said...

Glad to see that your garden is doing well, your orchids are beautiful, I have many in my garden but I am not very successful at it some times some of my plants go 2 to 3 years without flowers and the snails seem to enjoy them too.

November 09, 2007 5:00 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

Lost my comments so in a nutshell, I think those are beautiful flowers especially the blue moon and lemon ive. Thanks for sharing. Have fun with your friends.

November 09, 2007 8:27 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Hi Jen:-) Your flowers are just gorgeous...I was thinking of all my Australian friends when Steve & I were at the Niagara Parks Greenhouse last weekend...they had many flowers and plants from your part of the world, including many orchids. I wish we could grow them here, but of course our climate is much too cold. Have a great week with your friends:-) xox

November 09, 2007 10:07 am  
Blogger Alice said...

Oh, my, you certainly must have two green thumbs! Your flowers are beautiful. I've never known anyone able to grow orchids. I always thought they were fussy and required a great deal of care and perfect temperatures every moment--more work than a home gardener could handle.

November 09, 2007 1:50 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

Hi Jen, thankyou for sharing your beautiful garden. I just love that rose "Just Joey" as that is what I call my daughter- Joey.
Looking at those plants, I can tell they just love you, as much as you love them!!

November 09, 2007 5:48 pm  
Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate.
That garden of yours sure lookes great,i see you have your music back.
See you saturday xoxo

November 09, 2007 11:56 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

On your blog it is sunny too ! a lot of others are sitting in the snow, I am purring like a cat because we have 32 deg and it is just wonderful ! when I am fat up of the sun I can blog because Internet connection only costs 2 euros per hour !!

November 10, 2007 2:06 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

That's luurvely stuff Jeanette; do you really have orchids growing in your back garden? Or did you fake it up with cut ones from the flower shop. Come on I know your tricks! Own up!!!

Seriously though we used to have TINY little orchids growing in our woodlands in Wales, they were... well, just like orchid flowers but about 1cm across... beautiful things... I think they are called "wood orchids"... only stupid certain dolt person next door neighbour let her dogs poo all over them (another story) hmmmm

Have a cheery weekend!
I'm heartily glad the old computer's back on it's legs (so to speak - don't let it run away)

Take care

"Vol 2"...

November 10, 2007 2:22 am  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi Jen, Loved the pics especially the roses, I've had a "blue Moon" in my garden for 15-16 years now a really pretty one.Here in the UK we are well into winter but I have loads of fuchsias still in flower (on my blog).Flowers seem to have trouble working out the seasons now.

November 10, 2007 10:12 am  
Blogger Janice said...


Ooooh, I just love orcids, and yours are just lovely. You can grow them your backyard just like that?

Wow, here we have to baby them and sprits them down daily.


November 10, 2007 2:35 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

the nor/easterly wind blows here tonight - and my last begonia is hanging in the garage. I wanted to see if it would last a few more days.

as always your flowers are to brag for.

November 10, 2007 7:10 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan~~ Your garden is just beautiful and I love the roses and the orchids. The white one is the same as my neighbor Helen had a while
back ~ finished now ~ it had 75 fronds. Never had any luck with orchids myself. Glad you liked Carl's
Garden and the jokes. I have posted earlier tonight, before I get too sleepy. Take care, Love, Merle.

November 10, 2007 8:47 pm  
Blogger Raggedy said...

I am so glad to know I am not the only forgetful one..tee hee
The flowers are gorgeous!
Have a wonderful weekend!
(=':'=) huggles
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

November 11, 2007 3:25 am  
Blogger RUTH said...

It's not only my fingers that are green now....the whole of me is green with envy! Beautiful flowers :o)

November 11, 2007 3:59 am  
Blogger RUTH said...

Hi Jeanette; In answer to your question about the fuchsia...I think it may have been Annabel...

November 12, 2007 12:24 am  
Blogger Sonia said...

Wow! Gorgeous flowers! I agree with Alice, you certainly must have two green thumbs!

November 12, 2007 6:55 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Jan ~~ I hope you are having lots of fun with Ron and Irene.
Glad you liked The White Rose and the jokes. Take care, my friend, enjoy your visitors but don't overdo.
Much love, Merle.

November 12, 2007 11:50 pm  
Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

Oh Lordy!! Well, boy howdy, color me JEALOUS!!! What beauty...what a green thumb! [do you feed your roses?] come on tell me your secret!!!!!!!!!

November 13, 2007 9:26 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jeanette. I have an award for you on my blog.

November 13, 2007 6:53 pm  
Blogger Susie said...

Beautiful flowers! Your garden must be a delightful place to relax. I'm sure your guests will enjoy spending time there!

November 14, 2007 12:13 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Your flower pictures are soooo pretty! Mrs. Jim has given up on orchids, we have an artificial one on the coffee table.
For me you can keep on with the garden pictures too. You DO have a green thumb it seems.

And you are making good use of your computer now that it is back. Good for you!

November 15, 2007 2:06 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Oh Jen, what do you do to make your orchids flower so profusely?? We were given some orchids about 20 years ago, and apart from the first year they have never flowered. We have moved them from one side of the house to the other, in sun and in shade. We've let them become potbound, we've dug them up and replanted them. We've fed and watered in some years, ignored them in other years. ZILCH! All we ever get is green leaves!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAH

November 16, 2007 1:10 am  

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