Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day!

We have one happy father here! He got 2 lovely pressies, one is a Digital Voice Recorder, for using at the office to make verbal notes on, instaed of scrabbling round for a pen and paper!! The other.....

we had such fun wrapping this, then we had to ask a neighbour to keep it for us as we couldn't hide it anywhere because Kathryn came home!! Meet Henry......

poor Tori still half asleep!

he was made up with this, lets hope it keeps the real heron away!

The Sanguinea brugmansia is getting closer to opening

my large tree fern is beginning to unfurl a new leaf

We have done quite a bit in the garden today, the trelis has gone from the end of the jungle plot, it used to look like this

and so has the hedge at the bottom of the garden

which used to look like this

We are starting to get ready for the new 2nd hand greenhouse!! This hedge had been driving me nuts anyway and should have come out years ago, a russian vine I planted at the end closest to the fence about 18 years ago has just started to take off and take over, so this was another reason to 'get rid'! The tree I hope to leave but I may have to move a few of the shrubs forward, but will leave that till September, in the mean time I can be killing the stumps!!!

Cooking Roast Lamb today, mmmmmmmmm smells delicious, must dash!!!


RUTH said...

Love that Heron! Hope hubby had a great day...really looking forward to the Brugmansia. I wish my neighbour had never planted Russian's strangling my garden!

Allotment Lady said...

It is all looking spectacular - well done you - and I really covet the heron you bought

Ex-Shammickite said...

That is a beautiful heron, what is he made of? The garden is coming along famously, Congratulations!

alphabet soup said...

Your new page design is great Libby- and so is Henry. I imagine he has been designed and constructed for a rugged outdoor life in your garden.

Ms Soup

A wildlife gardener said...

What a great heron...let me know if it works, Libby, as we have a heronry in the nearby wood, and a pesky menace keeps stealing our frogs, toads and newts!

Your garden's looking amazing now!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Love Henry, he looks lovely in the garden and hopefully keeps real herons away.

Russian Vine is probably going for world domination, right? ;-)

smilnsigh said...

What a sculpture. I'm wondering what it is made of? Very, very impressive, I must say!