Monday, February 11, 2008


Its this little girls birthday today!
She got lots of lovely pressies which included her favourite 'Garden Vouchers'. She is off out to lunch today to the bestest Garden Centre around,so may even have a chance to spend them! She still has some saved from Christmas as well!

and even a personalised birthday card too

This weekend I spent being lazy in the garden, which is quite novel for me as the word 'lazy' is not one I use alot! I really only pottered! Anyway I bought some more box plants to put in each of the corners of the raised beds of the potager! Itreated myself to a 'palm' from Wilkinsons!

It was so hot on Sunday that both the greenhouses, top vents where open

Sadly I have lost my 'Musa Rubra'

But the 'Musa Red Tiger' is sending up lots of new leaves.

I wrapped both my outdoor bananas in different ways after finding out I actually don't need to wrap them at all! Anyway I unwrapped the one by the pond to see how it was coping and the answer is 'not very well'!! Its all soft and squidgy! Not a good sign!!
and as I post this I realise I forgot to re-wrap it again last night! Guess what we had a severe frost last night!! I will check the damage later!
Meanwhile some sky pics to finish with.....


Jacky said...

A very Happy Birthday to you, enjoy your day and lunch at the garden centre, does it happen to be near me?

ChrisJ said...

Beautiful sky pictures.

My plumeria is struggling because we had a few nights of near frost. It was so beautiful last year, so I'm still treating it tenderley.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Happy birthday Libby!!!!!!!!! How nice to read that you were thoroughly spoiled on your B-day, as you should be, of course.

What a pity you lost the Musa Rubra but all the other plants are looking great.

I'm enjoying the springlike weather and hope that you are too!


Sheila said...

Happy Birthday Libby..!
Sorry I'm late.
I hope it was wonderful, and you enjoyed lunch.
Hope the banana plant survived..!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I am glad to hear you had a lovely birthday. We only get one once a year so we should make the most of our "special day".
Lovely sky photos, as usual!
We are in the middle of yet another snowstorm tonight.... the world is white and will probably stay that way for quite a while. I am envious of your warm spring days.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Belated birthday greetings! Thanks for popping by. I haven't been to see you for a while (sorry!) and so didn't realise you'd been in for an op. Hope all's progressing as it should now (despite shifting dishwashers!). It would be great to see you at Dairy House. I'm contemplating a bloggers day ... could be fun!

RUTH said...

Oh Dear I didn't realise...belated Birthday Greetings

Anonymous said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you Libby! So sorry I missed this, I really must try and keep up to date with my blogpals! {{HUGS}} have a lovely weekend xx