Saturday, 6 May 2017

Misery in the Rain

I have yet to publish the kind comments from my previous post .. thank you to those fellow bloggers that stopped by  : ) I appreciate it !
I just wanted to illustrate how soggy and miserable we are with this cold rainy weather we have been stuck in for a while .. there is in fact a possibility of snow on Monday ... BIG sigh.
For now we feed the birds to help them along .. this poor Mourning Dove caught my attention as he/she perched on the rose arbor in the rain .. we felt so sorry for the poor drenched thing.

I won't have any decent pictures of our beautiful little Serviceberry because the rain has ruined the blooms ... what a start to the garden season ?

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Hiding from your blog ....

OK ... I have to admit I have been hiding from my blog because I have been a total slug .. but not without reason, but it is personal so I don't really want to go on and on about myself.
I was able to do a few hours in the garden today and it has been mind blowing.
The garden doesn't care if it is untidy or needs a bit of straightening up .
It GROWS despite me ... and in a way I am very glad of that .. no matter how much tweaking it may need it refuses to be off put by my neglect ...
IT IS ALIVE and KICKING .. phew !
But ? we are in for a ride with the weather ... it has been a weird Spring as it is but the rain is coming back with a vengeance ... up to 45 mm supposedly through Friday ...
I looked back at my old diary from last year and by the 7th I had already bought loads of herbs , soil, compost ... so I still have time to squeak by ? maybe ?
Mean while a few pictures to illustrate the garden is running whether I am caring for it or not !

The daffs are supposed to follow the curve completely , but I screwed up with the count to the other side .. and ? this is after some substantial rainfall so they look rather sad.
The allium have suffered with rainfall and are looking a bit SAD
My Red Majestic Corkscrew Hazel is a treat to watch as it's leaves unfurl and a few catkins are budding ... the sad part of my tree inventory is that I lost my Crimson Queen Japanese maple.
One of my oldest Japanese maples .. it stings to lose it .. and I'll never know the whole truth of what happened to it ... so I am on the hunt for a replacement once I get out and going again.
The hellebore have been a treat ....

OK ... I had to put this in for a laugh .. I am having a bit of a struggle with my picture files but there we go something on the side of smiling ?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A plant support that EXCITES ?

OK ... I am getting desperate here ... we are in the midst of a two day winter STORM ..
Highway sections have been closed ... there was a 40 car pile up .. with a dangerous transport truck losing it's load of hydrochloric acid.
It led to evacuation for some people close to the area .. terrible timing in this weather.
A total mess and TOTALLY driving away any thoughts of Spring for me.
I am grateful for the snow that will help the ground water level, but this LATE in the year for it to happen?
Talk about discouraged.

So what got me excited today that has anything to do with gardening ?
Should be impossible you say, right ?
Well .. I called our Lee Valley store to find out if they had the half circle wavy plant supports that
I could not get last year ... and they actually have a load of them so I am HAPPY !
 I know .. looks like no big deal, but they really are a great product because they support the plants and look very inconspicuous at the same time.
They have been exactly what I was looking for.
A BONUS during a long, hard, attempt of escape from this ridiculous WINTER weather !

This picture is just to keep me .... going ? .. Spring does have to come eventually , right ?

Thursday, 9 March 2017

A P.S. To Spring

It is highly unusual that I am posting so quickly again but I would be remiss if I ignored what I heard and saw this morning.
We have seen robins early than today .. when the warmer weather seemed to bring them in and made them some what happy with the promise ( a little premature I think ) of Spring.
This morning .. I heard some soulful sounds and a picture of what the cold and wind was doing to this particular one .. I felt so sorry for him.
I had to capture the moment though .. yes it really is a robin.