Thursday, October 16, 2008

Just have to show you this.........

My very first ginger flower..........

isn't it beautiful......

would you like to see some more I've taken a million pics in case it doesn;t happen again!!!!!

Say goodbye to this

as its time to dig up and pop in the green house. I have to still move this

and this

and this

and this to fit in

In the greenhouse I have already chopped some back

I need to chop these back

then as you can see they are full of water I have to drain this out, otherwise it freezes and kills the tender bananas.

I have never over wintered so many before, I wonder how many will be dead before next year???

This banana at the bottom has gone balistic this year, I think it is because of all the rain we have had, but he seems quite happy at the mo. no need to cut him back just yet.

I do love the markings and colours of this Ensete Leaf

and to finish with, my favourite coloured flower

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I Love My Girls!

What do you do, when you don't know what to do??

You phone Mum!!!!!

I have some amazing phonecalls with my girls.......

From K

Ring, ring, ring, ring
M: Hello
K: What do you do when the toilet won't flush away mum??
M: Call a plumber!!!!

From T, a while ago

Ring, ring, ring, ring
M: Hello
T: I got on the wrong bus, I'm lost
M: Do you not know where you are?
T: No
M: Well how can I find you?

Its nice to be needed!

By the way I forgot to mention Tori is fine and has an appointment to see a specialist in December!

Monday, October 13, 2008


As sunday was such a glorius day, and Jake had successfully found the cat flap, plus there where four of us here I though today should be the day when he would be allowed out!!!!!

he had an explore around and kept popping back in for a lie down! Or flop as we call it!

as you can see he is not easy to see

and after more exploring, look at the awful new fence our neighbour has replaced the ivy with!

he disappeared for 5 3/4 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not that I was counting of course!

So I tried hard to keep myself from worrying and having an early heart attack!

By moving some plants around to disguise the 'fence'! Quite pleased with this.

Sassy as you can see was not atall bothered

Eventually Jake returned, much to my relief, but then Sassy and Tango stayed out all night so I didn't get much sleep last night!!!