Saturday, May 10, 2008

Quick Update!

I have not blogged or been blog watching much as having seen a physio I can only sit in certain chairs and in a certain way!!! I 'nearly' had a slipped disc!!! How you 'nearly' have a slipped disc I don't know, and I don't care I'm just glad it hasn't done any serious damage and for once I'm doing as I'm told!!!!!

My hubby is a treasure, I knew I married him for a reason!!!! It is major planting time in the jungle garden, and days count for these type of plants. Plant too late and they don't show themselves to their best before they have to be dug up and brought in.

So last night he arranged, today he plants, under close instruction from me!!




Another pic of my tree fern, unfurling



The advantage to having jungle plants is that planting them out during the summer empties the greenhouse leaving room for tomato plants




I know it doesn't look like it but there is alot of room in there now! Probably fit in about 12 tomato plants!



No not these ones, these I shall sell, I have another huge tray of them, plus the ones I put aside for me in the other greenhouse!

Talking of selling, I have had quite a bit of luck selling my Brugmansias on Ebay I'm now selling a couple of these


Ricinus New Zealand Purple, I grew one similar to this last year which said it should hit 4ft, do you remember



Well this one reckons it should hit 8ft!! I will keep you posted!

and finally before I dash off to stretch my back some more tulips




these where a late planting and are so sweet with there red stripes on the outside and the most beautiful creamy yellow on the inside!

6 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Haven't you both been busy!
The weather is glorious, I have been busy in the garden and it is so lovely to see the bulbs emerge. I planted tulips for the first time this year, so have been thrilled with the colours.
Take Care!

A wildlife gardener said...

I'm so glad your hubbie's helping you at the mo, Libby. I have degenerative disc disease so I can feel your pain. I use a TENS machine a lot...great if you have back pain.

Love your beautiful tulips...and I am pleased to read of all the success with your jungle plants :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Libby....I love the tree fern unfurling....they are so beautiful.

The tulips are gorgeous such a lovely colour combination...mine have all finished now. I might by some more for next year, I have seen some lovely ones this year on other peoples blogs.

Take care of the back...like wildlife gardener I to use a tens machine for neck problems.....doesn't cure it but it gives a lot of relief.

Well done hubby.

Ex-Shammickite said...

well, what can I say? what a terrific hubby you have, doing all the arranging and planting while you direct operations from the comfort of your garden chair! The garden is really looking super, you both deserve lots of praise.
My poor back garden is suffering from a combination of a hard winter and a lazy gardener.... must get out there and start cleaning up!

Auntie Noo said...

Your hubby is a star! - Tell him thanks from all your blogpals, cos we wouldn't have a summer of great photos to look forward to without his efforts! Thank you MrLibby! x

Vallen said...

Inspired by you, we have planted 6 tomato plants and lots of herbs. Small beginnings but if they come up we'll have a nice summer harvest.