Thursday, 7 July 2011

Around the garden at home

I am still getting used to using Picasa, which has grabbed myu photos and I can't seem to upload except through Picasa! This is taking forever, but so far today I have had no issues with Blogger and I haven't yet bothered to change to Wordpress.  The first two photos are in the wrong  order.  I know I showed the Congea last year, but this year I think it is even better and I have to show you again.  Bill is threatening to prune it back severely in the next week or so because it has taken over so much of the roof, but it will continue to deepen its colour for another two or three weeks yet - if he leaves it alone!

The Zygocacti are flowering in all their glory at present also.  The orangey/pink one below is hard to photograph as I only seem to remember to take my camera downstairs when the sun is shining on it! 

This one has a lovely pale pink tinge to it and loves the position in the shade house.

I haven't shown you a photo of Jock for a while.  he absolutely insists on having a game of chase the kong in the late afternoons.  Bill makes him wait very expectantly for a second or two before throwing it for him.  Kongs are toys made especially for dogs to chase, they last much better than tennis balls and they bounce eccentrically - more exciting for everyone!

I have felted another bowl - not aiming for the see through effect this time, just the colour.  I took a photo of the last one with a candle in it, I will see if I can find it and get back into this post to add it.

Well, blogger is very well behaved this afternoon!  This bowl is not really as yellow as that, but I couldn't make it any whiter with the night light.  I doubt if I will bother to empty out the battery operated tealight to turn it on and drop it back inside very often however!
Now I had better start typing out the minutes of the last committee meeting for the Gardens Friends which is what I should have been doing before I started this!

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  1. Your vase is beautiful Robin.

  2. Lovely post Robin. What is it about husbands that they want to chop things down as soon as they are looking beautiful?!! I am standing guard over one of our clematis. Your red and white flowered plants are similar to indoor plants we get here and are known as Christmas Cactus. Jock has grown up quite a bit.
    Your felt bowls are both gorgeous - it's a great idea to put a tealight inside, but the first one is my favourite.

  3. Love the bowls Robin and your garden is looking gorgeous. Better hide the pruners for a few weeks. Jock is looking very well.

  4. Gorgeous photos from the garden Robin. Hope you lose those secateurs for a few weeks!!! I just love Zygocactus, and that white tinged pink one of your's is so lovely. I have one that seems a little apricot tinged pink - very small plant, only two flowers on it at present. Your felted bowls are so beautiful too. My goodness, you've done so well with your felting. Jock looks so alert, jumping out of his skin to do something by the look of it. We have a 'Jack', and his is hyper at the moment, needs work again. Happy typing. Glad the photos and Blogger weren't too grumpy for you.

  5. Looking good Robin, we are nearly at the end of our holiday, it has been good, might have been better if i was moving better, but we have managed most things.
    Have you worked out how to keep your photos in the tray on picasa? Or to make a collage.


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