Friday, July 06, 2007

Don't Walk into the Light!!!! Go down the Garden!

The farmer has altered the lights and will be switching them on tonight at 10pm they will be warmed up by 10.30! I don't think it will be dark enough plus will we get a true reflection of what it will look like in winter with all the leaves on the trees! I'm really not sure what to do?
Interestingly enough I spoke to the guy at the planning office and he obviously didn't say in so many words but I got a strong feeling he was not keen on these lights!!
MMMmmmmmm, we will see.

I am so tee'd off with the rain now. The grass is about 8 inches long,



which is going to be difficult to cut as we no longer own a motor mower, the lawn has got so small that we got ourselves a push mower, which is brilliant, except when the grass gets long!!!

I can't dig, or weed cos the ground is too soggy. I need to get the greenhouse up as the coal is being delivered on the 8th August and at the moment no one can get anywhere near the bunkers!!!

So what else is going on down the soggy garden????

Things are growing.......


Flower beds are blooming......



Look at the state of the tomaotes? I haven't the foggiest why they are so leggy!!!!



Peppers are growing...



These are the second lot of Brugmansia cuttings I've taken, some are looking a bit sad, I think its becuase of the extremes of heat and cool. When the clouds clear its steaming then they come back and its flippin cold!!!!!



These are the first 2 cuttings I took.....


from this...



I took two cuttings that are doing really well!



Now for some experimentation, I have a number of elephants ears (Alocasia's) around the garden and I have been told if I pot them up in shingle they will grow in the pond and reduce the nitrate levels so here goes.....





Now lets see how long it lasts!!!!

Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

PG said...

My peppers are doing very very badly, now I've seen yours I might just give up on them...

I found you this, you can't let the b..... get away with it -

http://www.nsca.org.uk/pages/environment_facts/light_pollution_law.cfm

Yolanda Elizabet said...

It's a bore isn't it, all that rain. I know a few garden bloggers who'd love some rain as their gardens are parched. Wish we could send all that rain to where it is needed.

I can't so a thing either in the garden. I've bought a lot of plants that I want to put in but I can't everything is just too soggy.

I'm very interested to see how the elephants ear will do in your pond.

Have a lovely weekend Libby!

RUTH said...

I think many plants like your tomatoes are suffering because of the low light levels...they like wall to wall sunshine. The garden is looking lovely though and the Aeonium cuttings look really well and I'm sure the Brugmansas will be happier once/IF we finally get some Summer. Interesting about the Elephants ears and the pond; I'll be interested to hear how they cope. Hope you have a good weekend and the pesky lights blow a fuse.
Rx

Ex-Shammickite said...

Ruth is right about low light levels. I have lots of mature trees blocking the light and the tomatoes aren't doing as well as they should.
But I had to giggle about your long grass. My lawn is yellow and crunchy, we have had so little rain. It rained on Wed this week, but not enough to make much difference.

smilnsigh said...

Oh your flowers are perfection of what a country garden should look like. I love it. We are trying for ours, but it takes time.

I just don't know what to say about the night lights issue... On at 10pm?!? Oh I know JUST what to say. But it would get your blog an XXXX rating on comments. :-(((((( Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......

Mari-Nanci

talj said...

Everything looks so lush! I bet you cant wait for some nice weather! I hope you can get your grass cut soon too!

Have a lovely weekend :o)

~ Janice ~ said...

Lovely photos! I enjoyed seeing all the different shades of green and a variety of shapes and textures in your plants! :o)

RUTH said...

If you're happy to do it I've tagged you on my Bee's Eye View blog

Allotment Lady said...

Everything is looking good, and I can't see long grass - I see a mini meadow!