Sunday, 11 July 2010

Mother Nature

Things are coming along............




All grown from seed after the harshest winter I can remember killed off most of my plants.

The rose trees survived they must be hardy little divels......



I was gutted when the freezing conditions finished off my eucalyptus.... he was a very handsome tree once...



But Mother nature has come into her own and given him a second chance.......magical.

15 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Eucalyptus trees are very hardy ..... hope everything will survive the proposed hose-pipe ban ...... you could drag the bath out from in front of the fire and use that I suppose ...

gitwizard said...

Is that DaddyP in his Bibendum costume lurking in your roses ?

70steen said...

DP ~ apparently the hose pipe ban was inforce from Friday but not much said in the press... we are ooop Norff of course ... now had it been in the Souff!!!!

Not sure plants like watered by oooddles of bubble bath plus that there water has to last us a week!!

70steen said...

GW ~ that face looks mighty familiar doesn't it?? :)

fracas said...

We've had record rain here since spring... flooding even, farmers not able to seed at all, etc. I'd be happy to send you our excess water... think it would post well? ;-)

I've been out fertilizing like mad, trying to catch things up because it was hard to plant anything on time... it seemed to always be raining! I lost some shrubs and perennials over the winter also. It was a strange winter for sure.

But, umm... now that I'm paying attention, it does look like DP hiding in your roses. Perhaps he's confused and thinks it's that time of year again, when gits gather outdoors for the annual gingernut hunt?

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Ha ha de ha ha .....

70steen said...

Dear Frac~ I feel awful complaining about our harsh weather... I can imagine in Fracsaskatoon it was short sleeve weather... ;)

Do you know I had forgotten about the randomness of gingernut hunting .... he has got far Norff this time in his quest lol x

70steen said...

ooops didn't see you there DP...

DrowseyMonkey said...

very pretty :) Is that a Michelin man behind the rose bush?

Diane said...

You are so organised, growing stuff from seed. I mean to do it every year but always remember too late :-(

Hope the rain that is forecast for this week eases your water problem - get those butts out! (Water butts that is...)

70steen said...

DM ~ Thank you ...and WB :)
Yes it is a Michelin man .. I found him abandoned in a street in Liverpool so I rescued him :)

70steen said...

Oh Diane it is a fluke that I have done this. I have been the same as you year upon year but this year I got a little organised .... lets see if they get past the slug attacks.

Oh and btw the Manchester weather is not letting me down it is persisting it down .....

nursemyra said...

Are they cornflowers in the top photo?

70steen said...

NM ~ yes they are ... they had a tough time as as they poked their heads up the slugs partied .. I managed to save a few and this is them ... love cornflowers :)

Cormel said...

This is a great post. Thanks so much for sharing, like always.