Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Good Garden, Bad Dog
A few snaps from around the garden. The flowers are looking pretty good this year, there's been a perfect combination of sun and rain, and warm and cool.
Though the plants are healthy, I'm disappointed with the choices I made at the garden centre earlier this year. Last years garden was so much nicer, but I suppose I'm still learning.
I loved snapdragons as a child, we would pop their heads off and make impromptu puppets. As bedding plants I'm finding them a bit scrawny, I think they need to be placed with lower growing annuals.
I added baby's breath to the garden this year. It's a perennial, and being its first year in the garden, it's looking quite scraggly. Next year will be better.
These lovely bell flowers were a gift from my mother-in-law, Maureen. She gave them to us a few years back and this year they've been particularly good - a gorgeous shade of blue-purple and shaped like a perfect mound.
Lilies, I planted quite a few last year, but they're still looking a bit blah. Let's have a gander at some that were planted long before we bought the house.
While helping me with the weeding, Gus found this:
a tiny nest of bunnies. Elly guesses they are about a week old.
There's three left.
There were originally four, but Gus being Gus just couldn't resist taking one out of the nest to play and promptly broke it's neck.