Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We Has Postses etc

A storm brought down my tomatoes which were supported on 3 bamboo stakes (bamboo from my old garden!) and I lost about 3/4 of my crop. After untangling and retying to twisty metal tomato stakes (who'd a thunk they would actually be used for tomatoes one day) the plants are recovering.

There is a Lemon Boy (low acid, quite fleshy not too seedy), an orange one (juicy!) and a red one (not much flavour):

This is David Austin Leander - the buds open tangerine and fade to pink as they mature - not sure where the spots come from - haven't seen them before:

Pot of Coleus, potato vine and some added pots of Gerbera stuck into the original pot. The Gerberas have been disappointing as the original 6 plants stopped blooming over a month ago:

One post!

More posts!

The 1st picture shows how perfectly the posts were set - as you sight down the line you see only the 1 post.

Now all I need are the parts in between and I might be able to let the dog out!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Presenting the newest addition to the Red Bird household:

Princess Carlotta of Cobourg also known as Charlotte

Last two are a bit blurry but too cute to pass on

Charlotte arrived yesterday thanks to a very quick series of events. Mention of a cat in need by Liz at my knitting group Tuesday morning, a quick phone call to confirm gender (only a female would do) a quick trip to TO by John (hub of Liz) and the rest is history

She is very sweet and seems to be affectionate and a happy girl. I will be slowly introducing her to my boys once I figure out if she requires any shots or other medical attention (spaying, FIV test for eg).

She is 2 yrs old and her arrival brings the Red Bird family to 4 cats and 1 dog. Yahoo!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Weekend progress

Wasn't able to do much this weekend - last week's face plant has me still rather sore and bruised. (Montana bolted as we were coming out the back door and I lost my balance and planted myself on the rock edge of the shrub border!)

I did plant the white Phlox that my friend Hilary brought me from her garden though and some Salvia that has been lurking in a pot for some time now

Almost all of the post holes are dug (not by me!) and I should have posts in about 2 weeks. Slow but steady progress.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


The rock fence is gone - hope the city approves!

Didn't get as much done in the garden on the long weekend as I had hoped although there is even less grass now.

Fence is completely stalled - fence builder nowhere in sight