Friday, July 26, 2013

black currents

These were my black currant bushes two days ago. I like to pick a handful to put in my oatmeal for breakfast. I didn't pick any yesterday, as it was pouring rain in the morning. So this morning I went out, and disturbed a blackbird amongst the foliage. I looked at my bushes, and there was not one currant left!! The birds have eaten every single one.
Hmmm.. the gooseberries are still there, I wonder how they taste in oatmeal? I'll pick a handful and see :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rosa De Meaux

Rosa De Meaux, a rose I received by mistake, as I wanted the White De Meaux. It took 3 years to produce about 3 blooms, and seeing they were pink, at first I was disappointed, and stuck them in a pot around the corner so I wouldn't have to look at them. This summer, I discovered them blooming away beautifully, and they looked so cute, tiny little roses with teeny little leaves, like a little pixie bush. I put them right by the back door, so I could admire them all day! How could I have been disappointed by these, I adore tiny little flowers.

Monday, July 08, 2013

freeing the street trees

During my early morning walk, I became aware of all the street trees, held captive by those rubber things they put on young trees.

These trees are now 9 years old, and they seem a bit stunted. I took a cutting from this willow when it was first planted, and mine is three times the size of this one.

So I went back out with clippers, accompanied by my cat Tinkerbelle.

 And freed about 50 trees along the street.

I am sure they are much happier now!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Garden Tour

 Graham Thomas English Rose.
My favorite color for flowers, this rose is planted right outside the kitchen window, where I can admire it while I wash dishes.

                                             Graham again

                                        William Morris Rose
A large shrub, planted by the side fence.

 Moyesii rose, a very tall wild rose. This is the bees' favorite flower during its blooming season. 

I videoed a garden tour of my back garden: