Thursday, 29 September 2011

Its been so long

Hi all

Gosh it's been so long since my last update i'm such a naughty blogger and i have no photo's for you... but i can tell you i have had some fantastic results this year with the veg plot, i have just dug up 6lb potatoes, picked 3lb runner beans, 3 red peppers, 2lb tomatoes and about 2lb strawberries, mind you i got a telling off as i am recovering from an operation and i'm not supposed to be digging the garden yet but i was itching to get out there and what with the lovely weather at the moment it just had to be done.

Over the season i have harvested loads and am really pleased with the results.

I will try and get some new photo's for you maybe when i have planted all the winter/spring plants and try not to be such a bad blogger TTFN

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Strawberries are go

Hi all

Well i have now got a new veggie patch and a strawberry patch and new fencing to keep the pooches out, my poor hubby has worked so hard for me the last few months good job i'm 60 only once lol
so here are a few photo's of my latest project.

Monday, 13 June 2011


My first courgette of the season can't believe how big he is yum yum weighing in at 1lb 9oz can't wait for tea time.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Update on pond

Just a few more piccies of how the second pond is coming along

All we have left to do is the electrics for the pump & filter then i can add plants & fish.

Friday, 3 June 2011

New Pond Day 1.....


Well as it's a glorious day today i managed to persuade hubby to start on my new pond, well i started it and he felt guilty and joined in lol, when we did all we could for today i sat there looking at the strawberries i have in a pot thinking i wished i had a strawberry patch well.....that was it up came some more of the old patio and i now have a strawberry patch ready to be dug over lol here are a few photo's taken on day 1......
Where the pond is going

Where the Strawberry patch is going

Not many ripe ones as i keep pinching them every morning lol
Just a few plants in bloom around the garden.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Quick update

Morning all

Well we have had some glorious weather lateley which has helped the veggies come along nicely here are a few photo's of what's happening here in Brum land

My first lettuce and it tasted gorgeous
Present from Helen & Gavin he is solar powered and lights up at night.
Waterfall at night with it's new lighting
So Pretty
Veggies growing nicely

In a months time i shall be entering into the age of not paying to use the bus and i can get free prescriptions yay, i have asked for a new fish pond to go along side the one i already have so i will take photo's of before during and after so keep watching.

Friday, 22 April 2011


Hi all

We have decided to have a new waterfall for the pond, a couple of weeks ago the filter wasn't working so we thought it was time we had a new one the one we had was a good one but it was getting on for 20 years old so its about time we changed it don't ya think lol, anyway we changed it from a gravity one to a pressurised one all seemed fine for a couple of days then we noticed the pump was making some funny noises so hubby checked it out and found that it was broke so now a new pump was needed, well we thought we've gone to all this trouble we may as go all the way and have a waterfall something i've always wanted, but then we couldn't agree on what type was it to be a slow meandering one or stepped one or a cascade one.
I've taken a couple of photo's of our progress
This is of the new filter fitted.

How it looked before we added the new waterfall

My wonderful hubby Jim making the new box

Hubby recieving help from our wonderful Son-In-Law Gavin
Fitted but needs a lid

Finished all but for the staining and waiting for the water to find it's natural balance again after we had to refill it.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Tomatos are go

Greenhouse all planted out with tomato's, last year i planted several varieties of tomato's to see which were the best so this year i have gone for 3 varieties that i felt were the best...and the winners are........Sun Baby a yellow very sweet tomato these are definitely my favourite, Gardeners delight & Money maker.

I've also planted Lettuce, cucumber & corgette.


Friday, 15 April 2011

A new season begins

Been a long time since my last post think i hibernated this winter lol but heres a few photo's of the flowers in bloom and what's been going on in the veg patch.

veggies planted so far this year potatoes, carrots, beetroot, peas, beans, summer cabbage.
We are in the process of making changes to the koi pond as the filter decided to stop working so we got a posh new one then after we fitted it the pump decided to stop working too so that had to be changed, we are now trying to install a waterfall but can't make up our minds how to do it but when we do i will take some photo's to share with you.