Monday, 11 November 2013

Garden tour

I love poppies!

 My garlic, herbs and poppy bed -

The beans have been planted - we love beans and never seem to get sick of eating fresh beans,

corner view and to the left is the strawberry patch not in photo. (I love watching the birds have a bath out my kitchen window)

to the right is the second bean frame - not in photos. The photo is showing how I have let myself turn my vege garden into a herb garden.. I have no idea how I did this.

 Making a little spot to add some tomatoes

 Mack in cat outdoor runs while we work. He no longer has a bed as he likes to sleep on his front since his sore back, he has a layer of carpet, a sacking bed and then blankets. Anything with foam he rips up...


Looking back on the way we just came - I should of moved my weed mat and buckets aye,
I'm really struggling to find spaces to plant my summer veges.

 view looking towards barn - you can see one of my bean frames and the gooseberry patch Brent has planted


 The virgillia tree is out in flower - magnificent show. Along the fence railing is the kiwi fruit

The virgillia tree is in the cat run - you can just see Freya in their tree house.

here you go Maji is walking the plank

 Now to James's garden - he has been busy building fences and planting tomatoes.

 Other side of James' garden his hops on the right, tobacco left first fence for tomatoes second fence for broadbeans
Brent moved the electric fence and made a lovely spot for our outdoor table and chairs to be set up - all ready for summer.

I spy with my little eye...

 MOLLY

 OOh she really is a lovely goat old Molly - Brent fenced it so that Molly can still come up and socialise while we are working in the garden or sitting at the outdoor table.

Don't yea just love Patrica Polacco's drawing  that she shared via facebook 

Linking up to Mosaic Monday.

30 comments:

  1. Wow sweets looking amazing!!! I love this tour around your beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing. I so must come out one day for a noisy and coffee Mx

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    1. Glad you liked the tour - I'll take more photos of our place and maybe be authentic and show the areas I haven't weeded. SMILE.
      Love Leanne

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  2. thanks for the garden tour. your place is wonderful. you live in a little piece of heaven!

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    1. We do have a slice of heaven don"t we.

      Her love shines over my horizon- she's a slice of heaven
      Warm moonlight over my horizon- she's a slice of heaven

      Now you got me singing Dave Dobbin - Slice of Heaven.

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    1. You are welcome - I'll do the fruit trees next. I sure hope we beat the birds!
      Love Leanne

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  4. I enjoyed looking round, but poor old Mack looks like he's in jail LOL
    I hope he's on the mend bless him. I loved that virgillia tree, it is stunning. I did smile when Molly popped up, mischief is in her eyes.

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    1. Thankfully Mack doesn't mind the jail too much. He is healing really well. Isn;t Molly the bestest goat in the whole wide world! I just love talking to her and she always comes a plodding (she is getting old now) when she sees me.
      Love Leanne

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  5. Stunning Leanne, I enjoyed the tour, I can picture you working in your lovely garden now....

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    1. LOL Oh Nicky you really don't want to see me working in my garden I am the scruffiest looking gardener. But I'll admit I'm the most comfiest in my old clothes full of holes.. And feet oooh they get so dirty nothing like earth under your feet nothing at all.
      Love Leanne

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  6. Garden tours are super, and when we cannot be there in reality, this is the best. Look at your poppies, and Molly, always there to join in. I do hope Mack is improving, and Brent can kneel on his knee to weed!!! Greetings to all, Jean.

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    1. Mack and Brent are on the mend - but funnily enough I don;t think I've ever seen Brent kneel to weed he usually bends. I tend to sit on the ground and get dirty.
      Love Leanne

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  7. That was a lovely tour of your gardens. I love your fish birdbath. I would enjoy watching the birds bathe too.

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    1. The birdbath was one of my girlfriends from her first home they brought - it has come along to every home we have owned. Sure is wonderful watching the birds have a wee bath.
      Love Leanne

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  8. I love poppies too. It's nice to see everything growing so well; and I too never get tired of beans, not when they are fresh from the garden.

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    1. We have 3 bean frames Brent and James have made. 1 for James' hops the other two for beans & cucumbers. I LOVE SUMMER gardening.
      Love Leanne

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  9. It all looks very productive Leanne!
    I'm admiring your gorgeous dovecote!
    The poppies are special - those ones look like shot silk - heavenly!
    Nice to see you joining in Mosaic Monday too!
    Enjoy your week
    Shane

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    1. Hi Shane, Doves were not one of my better ideas. They seem to breed fast, tell all their relations to hang out at our place and poop everywhere. BUT they are beautiful flying about.
      Love Leanne

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  10. Thank for the lovely garden tour. The poppies are a favorite of mine too. Your Virgillia tree is gorgeous, love the blossoms. Molly is a cutie. I enjoyed this post, have a happy week!

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    1. Thank you glad you enjoyed the post. Poppies are my favourite especially the doubles or full bloom type. I' planted red and pink seeds this year that I was given but they are yet to flower.
      Love Leanne

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  11. Molly is a doll! And that virgillia tree...!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!
    hughugs

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    1. The virgillia is beautiful I'll try and get a better photo of it. It's like confetti as it starts to drop.

      Love Leanne

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  12. I love poppies too!! What a beautiful color yours have. The goat is simply adorable. Thanks for a lovely tour:)

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    1. The purple poppies are something special aren;t they. I'm amazed at the details nature has when one stops and looks. Molly goat is one of my fav critters at our place.
      Love Leanne

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  13. Thanks for the garden tour and your poppies are beautiful!
    Monday greetings, RW & SK

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    1. Thanks glad you enjoyed it. Our garden is coming along - when we first brought the place it only had a house on it we have worked hard at building up the soil and getting the gardens in.
      Love Leanne

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  14. Oh, I would have such a field day with Molly as my willing camera subject! She has so much character, LOL! Your garden is looking gorgeous. It's so funny to see snippets of life on the southern hemisphere since we are gradually changing into a winter season.

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    1. Donna Molly loves her photo taken - she photo bombs soo many pictures. SMILE
      I imagine you guys are starting to cool down over there now.
      Love Leanne

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  15. Your gardens are so beautiful!!! I am eating up all that green as I look at the photos; we just had our first snow here and things are very dreary and cold outside my window.

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  16. Great garden with cool colors and possibilities.

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