Friday, April 25, 2008

A Day In The Garden

Hi everyone, My Good friends Ron and Irene arrived last Thursday, was lovely to see them again.Ron played golf a couple of days on those days Irene and I did some shopping and visited Gwen and my sister Pauline were we had a chat and a cuppa before returning home.Then the last few days we spent a few hours in the garden.

After spending 8days with me Ron and Irene went home today.

I hope to get around to visiting you all in the next few days

Now to end with a few photo's.

The 1st photo was taken when Carol (Cazz) and Ian stayed the weekend. and Ian did a few jobs for me.

Ian moved my newly transplanted Stag in basket out of the fernery to the front post were it should grow and cover the basket in a few months, Also you can see Ian hanging my Cockatoo.

Above & below:A close up view of Cockies


My Briar Rose rose in need of a good prune, Ron volunteered to get the ladder out and was soon cutting it back, while Irene and myself supervised and helped clean the mess up .

pruned back and cleaned up.

Coral tree in flower

My Coral tree was starting to make a mess dropping all its leaves so I was able to cut back all the lower branches, when Ron and Irene arrived I ask him to get the ladder out and finish it for me as you can see he did.

Bingo!! No mess all cut back

Crepe Myrtle in flower

I pruned the Crepe Myrtle back a couple of weeks ago.It had white powdery mildew all over it, Oh what a mess it was making dropping all the spent flowers and leaves..

All cleaned up tools put away was time for a cuppa.

or was that a Brandy and Dry ginger.




Blogger Gattina said...

Your garden looks very nice ! I just came inside after my second sun bath this year ! It's so nice outside 19° but in the sun it's almost hot ! It's soooo good to feel the warm sun on my old bones,lol !

April 25, 2008 11:35 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Jan, your garden sure does look very nice!! I'm envious, but it is like a little red hen thing, we don't do all the work you do and probably wouldn't.
It is nice too having the fellows do some of the things that are pretty tough for you.

You sure had a nice visit with Cazz, I can't remember where it is she lives. It must be quite a ways away to stay that long.

You have a lot of blogging to catch up with also. I may do some more weeding while I'm catching up. Our Ireland stay was nice, we have some pictures for eventually posting.

April 26, 2008 2:36 am  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Jan ~ They were ALL beautiful... but WOW that Coral Tree and it's flowers were just AWESOME!

I know what you mean about the noise in the Hard Rock! (Not really a place to relax!)

You'll more than likely have been to my next couple of posts as well!
CHEERS! ~ jb///

April 26, 2008 3:46 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

I love the Coral tree in bloom. It sure is pretty. All your flowers look great. Where is the wheel barrel? Glad you had a great time with friends and such helpful ones at that. Peace

April 26, 2008 8:49 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~Your garden looks wonderful and I am glad you got some help with the higher and heavier jobs
Thank you for your comments and I am sorry the birds didn;t treat you nice
at Currumbin. Glad you enjoyed the jokes. Take care, my friend, Love,

April 26, 2008 4:54 pm  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Don't you love it, when things are pruned and neated-up?!?

Wish you luck with the *funnnnnnnn* {Not!} of the C. testing. I do hate the prep for that. But after the prep work, the rest is "a piece of cake." :-)


April 26, 2008 9:56 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Jan ~~ Thank you for your visit and glad you enjoyed the jokes
and there seems to be quite a lot of us ADULTS who are growing in the middle.
It is good that the Anzac marches and
dawn services are getting bigger crowds everywhere. It has been a bit cooler last couple of day.Take care
Love, Merle.

April 26, 2008 11:27 pm  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Hi Jen, Everything looks so nice and how wonderful that the friends helped out. Many hands make work light!

April 26, 2008 11:39 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

The coral trees are lovely but they can make a mess. My crepe myrtle has stopped flowering but the allamandas are still going and the bromeliads are just starting. Things never stand still in a garden, do they? There's always something ending or starting.

Anyway, Jen, your garden looks lovely now after all the hard work. Now you can sit back and enjoy it...until next time!

April 27, 2008 3:10 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

Oh Oh OH I want a coral tree.
I tried crepe myrtle once. I don't have a green house, tho
and winter around here kills

April 28, 2008 11:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello there, I came over from Biker Bobs place and I'm glad I did.
The pictures are beautiful! I love the Coral Tree is bloom! It's lovely.

April 28, 2008 10:18 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jen. It's great that you were able to spend quality time with friends.

You have a lovely garden. I love that Briar Rose arch you have. It's great that you had some help doing all those work in the garden. Must have been tiring but everything looks worth it.

April 28, 2008 10:43 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

Oh my, I want to come sit in your garden and just relax and enjoy. Its beautiful!

April 29, 2008 12:06 am  
Blogger Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I wish I had a garden like that... but living across from the beach... the ground is very sandy and you have alot of salt air coming off the beach... Plumbagos and Palm Trees for me...

April 29, 2008 2:57 am  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Jan, we are back at Wudinna and Vicki seems to have survived the trip OK, 600 km is a long way when you don't feel too good.
So far the medication seems to be working, there has already been 3 adjustments in dosage but as long as it keeps her going thats OK.

April 29, 2008 1:13 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

I always love to see photos of your beautiful plants. It's such an inspiration for someone like me who can't manage to keep houseplants alive.

April 30, 2008 12:44 am  
Blogger Renae said...

Hello Jeanette !! How are you ? I just love looking at all the photos you have of your flower beds, and you gardens. I still have a ton of snow !! It's supposed to be spring right now....I don't see it LOL !! Take care!! Many blessings sent to you . Cheers !!

April 30, 2008 6:01 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jeanette,

Your Cockies look like your Galahs.

You have a beautiful garden, and Ron did a fine job on your briar rose.


April 30, 2008 5:38 pm  
Blogger The Ramblin Irishman said...

G'day mate. I think that is how you say it. My wife loved the pictures of your garden. If she had her way our yard would be covered with every plant imaginable. Thank goodness I have some say in it. OK, OK, I thought your garden looked very nice too. Women!!!

May 01, 2008 12:49 am  
Blogger judypatooote said...

Wow, your garden and patio is beautiful....

May 07, 2008 6:09 am  

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