Friday, August 03, 2007

Beautiful Brugmansias!

Well a fat lot of good all the consultation with the equestrian centre has done, they believe they have done 'everything practicable' and have resubmitted the planning application!!! I presume by 'everything' that 2 letters, 2 switch on of lights and one meeting plus altering the angle of the lights is everything?? We shall hit the council now!!!!!!

I had my first home grown tomato

its called Black Cherry, and it has lovely thin skins and boy what a taste, definately recommended!

Some of my Brugmansias have come into flower and I only wish you could smell them

This is one of my new ones Brugmansia Herzenbrucke the scent is unbelieveable

I am a little disappointed with the colour, but presume its because it is a young plant. It should look like this

This is my good old faithful, which has been flowering none stop through all the rain

and the beautiful Sanguinea

I am having a right old battle with the slugs, they adore Brugmansias and off course this lovely wet weather has helped them breed prolifically. So I am sad to say I have had to revert to slug pellets + I have pots of salted water around the garden and I now do an early morning and late evening patrol with a large shovel!!!

The air at night recently has become suddenly very autumnal, well thats what my tropical plants are telling me, I have recorded 6C and some of them are suffering! We are in the process of re-doing part of the patio, it was a matter of having to, we have a down pipe that all the rain water from the flat roofs goes down to a soak away, it is ridiculous, so we have bought an extremely large water butt which is currently being installed, sadly I had to dig up my caster oil plant, I was surprise how small the root was for such a big plant, anyway it has been replanted and as I always say 'it has two chances'.

Fortunately I am away for a few days, I say fortunately because it will make me rest my back as I have done far too much yet again and its twitching!! I'm off with Tori to visit my sister, I shall be leaving the workers to fend for themselves!!!!


RUTH said...

I can imagine the scent of those Brugmansias...heavenly! Slugs have been my biggest foe this year too...they've chomped things they've never chomped before! We had those really chilly nights too....strange year...lets hope the sun the last few days means things are improving. Have a great time at your sister's

Auntie Noo said...

Have a good time as your sister's, and rest up that back! - Maybe it'll be easier to complain now that the lighting situation is back with the council???? - Hope so!

~ Janice ~ said...

The blooms are gorgeous! I've never seen those before and am trying to imagine the wonderful fragrance. :o) I hope you relax and enjoy your time visiting your sister!

Gretchen said...

Have a nice visit. :)

My garden consists of one lonely rose bush that needs more care than someone with a total black thumb can give it. Any thoughts on bringing it back to life? Any flowers that need very little care?

Felicia said...

Enjoy your trip. Your garden is a delight :)

Sheila said...

I hope the rest helps your back Libby...xx
The brugmansia Sanguinea is fabulous, they all are but that is my favourite.

mrsnesbitt said...

Hope yu have a good rest Libby.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Have a good trip, and perhaps when you come back, the slugs will have all paked up and gone! The blossoms are gorgeous.... do you grow them outside or in a greenhouse?

Allotment Lady said...

Have a great rest. The brugmmansias look stunning - and was that tomato greenhouse grown?

You can't beat that first bite of that first tomato of summer can you.