Today, despite the weather being less than wondrous, I was feeling brave and decided to have a go at my second, and hopefully last, big project of the year. Last week I bought a bit of guttering so I could make a couple of planters for my strawberries. Today I got the whatsits in hand to…… Continue reading Planters Planted.
A tiny fly and an even smaller bug on an Honesty flower. I have only seen flies, hoverflies and small bugs on the Honesty. No bees or other insects. Strange.
Anyone know what this is? I’m thinking it *might* be a Doronicum? I saw it at Nostell earlier and I really liked it. No idea what it is, no marker for it, which is unusual at Nostell, and nobody around that I could have asked. I’d ask one of the guys but I’m not volunteering…… Continue reading Unknown Plant?
So I finally got around to finishing off my aquaponics setup. This has been one of the most annoying projects by far and mainly because of all the tiny mistakes I made while doing it. I started out with just an idea and here we are, working! Along the way I learned that I’m rubbish…… Continue reading Aquaponics… Finally!
So the last week or so has been a mix of ups, downs and a grinding of gears. First a mix of the high and low. In the above image you can see that my Amaryllis has opened, yay! But if you see the bulb in the middle you will see that there is an…… Continue reading Highs, Highs and Lows
Continuing on this weeks theme of getting stuff done while the sun shines… B-) Back near the end of January, me and the missus went to B&Q and picked up a few bargains, you can read about it here. Today, After taking two trips to the tip to get rid of some rubbish, I got…… Continue reading Lavender Bed
Now, before I start, I don’t mean the excellent Dinah Washington song… Last week I was lamenting on my Amaryllis’ being so very late to start… Well… Look at them now! Much better! Lots of new growth pushing up, no sign of a flower head yet though… Give them some time, with them being so far…… Continue reading What A Difference A Week Made