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Back garden heathers ~ early March 2011


Back garden heathers ~ early March 2011

BIRTHDAY BOY ~ 7 years old this week ...

Almost two years ago, after life-saving surgery, followed by months of chemotherapy, Conker my Sheltie thankfully overcame the lymphoma, and is now in durable remission. Fingers crossed he remains fit and well ...

Happy Birthday Conker. xxx



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Happy Birthday Conker, beautiful photo Tt

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker - what a wonderful display too !

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Yorkshire and Paul :o)

10 Mar, 2011

 

Conker is looking so beautiful...and I think he likes your heathers as well...gazing at them with a very happy and contented look on his face. :)

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thank you Whistonlass ~
It scares me, thinking back to how he was very near to death, so soon after his 5th birthday...
He's a good boy ... loves his garden :o)

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker, good to see you looking so healthy and happy!, hope you get lots of hugs [one from me xx] and special treats! Beautiful picture Terra both of Conker and your lovely heathers.;0))

10 Mar, 2011

 

Many happy returns of the day Conker, lovely photo TT. x

10 Mar, 2011

 

Oh, he looks absolutely gorgeous.

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Pansypotter, Grandmage, and Alexandra ~

Hugs have been given to Conker :o) xxx

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker.... lovely heathers.... my Ella would have been 16 last week... still cant beleive shes not with us anymore.... so glad conker is fit and well now..

10 Mar, 2011

 

Hello Holly...
You did well to give both your lovely Yorkshire Terriers such very long and happy lives.. understandable you still miss them a lot. xxx

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy, happy birthday conker! He nearly shares a birthday with my two girls, they are 6 on Sunday.
Here is a recipe for a doggie Birthday cake!!!
1 butternut squash
1-2 1b mince.
Roast squash and cook mince...
Mix the squash and monce together.
Line a bowl with the squash skin then fill with mince.
Leave to cool. When really cold, turn out like a cake!!
Cut into slices for the Birthday pooch!!

So happy Conker is well, he is such a beauty! xx

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks TT...

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker. He is so beautiful TT. My favourite breed of dog. The heathers are lovely too.

10 Mar, 2011

 

happy birthday Conker...so happy you are well enough to enjoy all this attention..:-) x

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks everyone...
The heathers seem to be doing fine after the very cold winter ..
Sandra ... I hope your lovely little dogs are all well.. x

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy birthday, Conker. Millie sends birthday licks and wags too :)

10 Mar, 2011

 

xxx for Millie ... Thank you Gee ... :o)

10 Mar, 2011

 

Gorgeous display there Terrtoonie and Conker looking so proud and well.

10 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Sixpence... thanks ..
Conker sends you special <<<hugs>>> :o)

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy birthday Conker, lots of love from Tilly & Jack you are doing so well and you are the best heather there. I still miss Smokey very much, he his never very far from my thoughts :)

10 Mar, 2011

 

hugs 4 conker from me tooooooooooo .......... happy birth day !!! love the heathers ................. ;0)))

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker, you dont look a day over 2!

10 Mar, 2011

 

Hello Carol...
Conker says thank you xxx ... We understand that you still miss Smokey so much, but nice that he follows you around on your avatar photo, just as Bonsai the Welsh Terrier does on my photo... Love to Tilly and Jack.. xx

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Tetrarch ... Conker does look young ..
Maybe we should all eat whatever Conker is eating. Lol. :o)

Hi Cristina... Conker sends hugs to you all ... xxx

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks TT, love to you and all 3 boys xx

10 Mar, 2011

 

Lovely photo of your Birthday boy,and your garden,Terra.He looks so well :o).Happy birthday Conker..XX

10 Mar, 2011

 

Great to hear the good news about Conker TT he certainly looks wonderful, Oh and a good selection of heathers there.

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Bloomer :o)

Hi Bob ~ thanks ... Conker is enjoying life.
He likes inspecting my springtime flowers ... ;o)

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy bithday Conker, He is so handsome, I would just love to cuddle him up, I still miss Mojo so much , so i get great pleasure in looking at your photo's of him , Hug's to Conker . xxx And i love the colour of the heather ?. all in all a beautiful composition

10 Mar, 2011

 

:o))

10 Mar, 2011

 

Hello Sue... Thank you ...
Conker sends you a special cuddle... we understand about your still missing marvellous Mojo so very very much... you have wonderful special memories to treasure ... xxx

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker you are one very special dog with one very very special owner. xx

10 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Sue... I'm very lucky to have Conker xxx

10 Mar, 2011

 

what a lovely photo ~ how could it be anything other when its set in a beautiful garden and starring such a gorgeous dog!
what i cant get over is how conker is smiling and approving of the garden!

10 Mar, 2011

 

I`m so very happy for you Terra, Conker looks the picture of health that he is. Its been one year now since you went to so much trouble to find our lovely Perry for us and we`re both eternally grateful. :o)

10 Mar, 2011

 

Gorgeous boy Conker, and you are looking so well! Happy birthday to you, Lottie sends 7 woofs....:o)) A year today since we lost Finn Tt....Lottie has inherited his eyebrows....:o)

10 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Janey ...
I still have fabulous Finn on the front page of my favourite GoY photos ... I'm so glad that Lottie has those unmistakable eyebrows. Conkers says thanks for the 7 woofs.. :o)

Thanks Sandra ...
So glad that Perry has settled in well. It was my pleasure in finding him for you ... ideal owners :o)

Hello Sticki ...
Conker is very much the actor isn't he. I suggested he check on the heathers and he came up with the appropriate expression of approval ... Lol.

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday :o) X

10 Mar, 2011

 

Woof woof woof :o) xxx

10 Mar, 2011

 

:)X

10 Mar, 2011

 

lovely photo and happy birthday conker - he looks so well :-)

10 Mar, 2011

 

happy birthday Conker, you look so healthy after going through such an ordeal!

10 Mar, 2011

 

Happy birthday, Conker! Our doggies are still WWW for you. :o)

11 Mar, 2011

 

Conker says thanks to Kfunsters, Laura and Pip ~

the World Wide Wagging is working well :o)

11 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker xx
That really is a lovely picture, Conker looks like he is smiling at the pretty Heathers :o)))

11 Mar, 2011

 

Hello Annella ... Thanks.
Conker likes evergreens Lol.

Conker sends you woofs and hugs xxx

11 Mar, 2011

 

Aww, he looks so happy :) Birthday wishes Conker!!!

11 Mar, 2011

 

Woof woof, Jen, woof..... :o)

11 Mar, 2011

 

=P

11 Mar, 2011

 

I can't believe its 2 years ago!!! Well done Conker here's to a long and happy life...woofs from Rocky :)

11 Mar, 2011

 

Lovely picture of Conker and many happy returns! xx

11 Mar, 2011

 

Woofs Rocky !

Hi Red aly ~
Conkers says thanks and sends a big <hug> xxx

11 Mar, 2011

 

Many happy returns to Conker ... such a handsme dog ... so pleased he's looking so fit and well ... lovely photo. : o ))))

11 Mar, 2011

 

Conker says woof and thank you ...
... and hello to Megan :o) xxx

11 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker :o)

11 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Helen ... woof :o)

11 Mar, 2011

 

Conker is stunning! I used to have a collie....who I lost to old age a few years back. Your garden is very pretty too!

11 Mar, 2011

 

Thank you Heidi. Sorry to read you lost your dog. The older they become, the fonder we become of them, don't we ...

My back garden heathers have done well this year...
... I wonder whether the very cold weather has improved them !

11 Mar, 2011

 

happy birthday Conker you look wonderful. Very pleasent expression. Thankyou enjoy.

11 Mar, 2011

 

Conkers says thanks and hello to Tiny the budgie :o)

12 Mar, 2011

 

happy birthday Conker !!and wishing you lots more of them!!!!

12 Mar, 2011

 

Thank you, Arlene :o)))

12 Mar, 2011

 

That's the best news of the year so far!!!!! It looks as though dear Conker has a taste for heather there, :-)))

12 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Wagger ....
Conker has been celebrating all week ;o)
He sends a special message to you ~
"Woof <hug> Woof" ... he knows you'll understand..x

12 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday indeed. Much love from Sophie and me.x

12 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday lovely brave Conker. xx

13 Mar, 2011

 

You've made us all smile, TT - such a gorgeous photo, and it makes me want to hug Conker. No wonder you are so relieved that he's made it!! Fabulous.

13 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Ginellie, Sophie, Linda and Sheila ~

Every few months, Conker has check-ups at the vet clinic, when the vet reminds me that Conker is not cured, but is in "durable remission" ...

... however, every extra day, week, month is a great bonus

:o) xxx

13 Mar, 2011

 

all the best to CONKER. it looks as if he can smile.WONDERFULL PHOTO . Today is raining. I look at your picture waiting the springtime and the gardening. DAVID

13 Mar, 2011

 

Hi David... Thank you ...

Conkers sends you thanks and woofs :o)

Springtime is just around the corner...

13 Mar, 2011

 

Happy Birthday Conker xxx Big birthday hugs from me and Perry (woof, woof). Lovely photo TT :o)

13 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Mandy and Perry ...
... woof woof woof, and many thanks :o)))

13 Mar, 2011

 

Wonderful pic, Tt, and Many Congrats, Conker, on everything!

14 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks David ...
Conkers send woofs and hugs to you, J & E. :o)

14 Mar, 2011

 

belated happy birthday conker, our brave boy, hope you got cake to :o)) xxx
sorry late Terra i dont seem to get all my updates on pics and blogs these days ;o(
casper says meow and purrr x

15 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Sandra ... Thank you ...
I know what you mean about the updates ... I've only just found your comment here by chance ...

Conker had a lovely time ... lots of presents ....
he thanks Casper for the pussy cat messages ;o) xxx

16 Mar, 2011

 

Terratoonie:

Happy birthday to Conker! He's looking very healthy, fit and handsome. The garden is superb as usual, also. :>)

16 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Delonix ~
Conker enjoyed his birthday ...
... and he's a very good assistant gardener ;o)

16 Mar, 2011

 

glad im not the only one then Terra, glad conker enjoyed his day and had lovely presents x

16 Mar, 2011

 

Terratoonie:

I wish I could say my Puccini dog was a good assistant gardener....he just gets into all sorts of things. He's going to be 11 years old in a couple of months...and sometimes acts like a puppy. :>)

17 Mar, 2011

 

Delonix ~ Puccini will be a young veteran ...
but good to know he still has puppy ways at times.. :o)

17 Mar, 2011

 

What a gorgeous face Conker has. I hope he stays healthy. Our dog just had his 10th birthday. It is sad to think he won't be around for too many years. They bring such joy to our lives.

23 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Rbtp ~
Conkers says Hi :o)
I think your dog is called Brownie ?
Happy 10th birthday !
Yes, let's hope our dogs enjoy more healthy years to come ...

23 Mar, 2011

 

Yes, Brownie is his name. It 's hard to believe he is 10 already. The years pass much too quickly. You must have seen his picture then. You have a great memory.

23 Mar, 2011

 

Brownie looks lovely...
... cuddly Brown Bear ..lol.

Yes. The years pass fast.
There is a saying... "The only thing wrong with our pets is that their lives are too short" ...

23 Mar, 2011

 

Oh no...another one I've missed. Belated Birthday wishes to lovely Conker :-)

26 Mar, 2011

 

Conker says thanks Bornagain, and hi to your dogs xxx

26 Mar, 2011

 

TT ... I have Heathers in pots with Pansies & Osmanthus at the moment ... when the Pansies are over I'm thinking of planting the Heathers (which are small) in the gravel garden. Please could you tell me how long your Heathers have taken to grow to this size? : o )))

26 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Shirley...
These heathers have been planted several years...
They seemed to stay smallish, and then this year have blossomed suddenly, and become bigger ... I'm wondering if they liked the cold winter !

26 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks, Tt, I'll plant them in pots to grow on before they go into their final place! By the way, the Verbena Bonariensis I had in the front gravel last year six of them, appear to be dead now! : o ((

26 Mar, 2011

 

Last year the vb seedlings you sent me grew into lovely tall plants... thank you :o)
I've just popped out to check on them and they appear dead, unless they regrow from under the ground ?

26 Mar, 2011

 

Over the years, mine have always grown back, but I guess after THAT Winter, we shouldn't be surprised at their loss. I've scratched a piece of the wood, dead as a dodo! Oh well, here's hoping some seedlings appear in the back garden, as they do most years.

26 Mar, 2011

 

Lovely to see Conker looking so well. Flowers are beautiful too!

26 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Gillian ~ Thank you ...

Yes, thankfully Conker has been looking very well this year.... and the heathers bright and cheery :o)

26 Mar, 2011

 

I cannot believe I missed Conkers special day so I`m sending a big hug now, he is a picture of good health Terra..........

26 Mar, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Happy birthday Conker ,you are looking so Handsome ! is it really 2 years TT ? golly where has the time gone ,I'm so pleased to see Conker looking so fit and well , it was worth all the sleepless nights and days you spent nursing him .... xx

27 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Lincs and Amy ...
We've been out day... having fun, discovering three garden centres we hadn't visited previously... They are all centres which welcome dogs.

It was wonderful seeing Conker enjoying himself walking around all the plants and shrubs :o) xxx

27 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Tt, forgot to ask you what the lovely lilac heather is called (distracted by handsome boy), do you know its name? :-)

30 Mar, 2011

 

A very happy belated birthday to gorgeous Conker sitting there in your equally gorgeous heathers!! I didn't know he had been so ill, he looks so young and healthy! Long may it continue, we'll do anything for our pets won't we! Our two kitties, Chloe and Bear send a 'prrrinng!' and a good pampering!

1 Apr, 2011

 

happy birthday conker so glad hes on the better side

7 Apr, 2011

 

I gladly join the chorus of congratulations and good wishes. He seems to enjoy lilac flowers, like me!

10 Apr, 2011

 

Beautiful photo TT...I am so happy to see Conker looking so well.

11 Apr, 2011

 

Bornagain ... If I find the heather name I'll let you know ...

Conker sends woofs and hugs to Libet, Chloe, Bear and Jackie ... :o)

Hi Arcadio .... Thank you .... this time of year, there are certainly lots of lilac flowers around ! :o)

Hello Pottygardener ! That's made my day .... so nice to hear from you .... xxxxxxx

13 Apr, 2011

 

VERY belated Happy Birthday to Conker, he is a natural poser Tt he definately likes his photograph taken, I think he is the handsomest Sheltie I have ever seen, big hugs Conker XXX

14 Apr, 2011

 

Happy Belated B'day Conker!!

22 Apr, 2011

 

Woof Maggy7 xxx
Woof Aleyna xxx

22 Apr, 2011

 

woof back :o)

22 Apr, 2011

 

Oh my, what a lovely picture - that's before I read on
- so pleased Conker is doing well! He's lucky to have
you.

2 May, 2011

 

Thank you Vicki ...
Conker seems well and is enjoying life...
.. and I'm very lucky to have Conker :o)

2 May, 2011

 

Hi TT...just been looking through my Fav pics....

Hope Conker is ok....and doing good...

You know I haven't seen a nice display of Heathers on anyones pics, maybe they're not as popular...I love them,
and I grow mine along a border edge...They are growing like mad at the mo...so hopefully will produce a good flowering...

7 Jul, 2011

 

Hi Cris ... Thanks ..
Yes, Conker is looking well at the moment thanks :o)

Some shrubs and plants do seem to go in and out of favour, don't they ... my heathers flowered for a long time earlier this year... sounds like yours will bloom well :o)

7 Jul, 2011

 

Well, I've been inspired by these Heathers and have planted six in the front gravel garden! Thanks Terra ... : o )))

7 Jul, 2011

 

I hope your heathers do well Shirley :o)))

7 Jul, 2011

 

They're teeny ones at the moment ... will get back to you in about six months on their progress ... lol! : o )

7 Jul, 2011

 

Pleased to see Conker looking fit and well amongst the beautiful heathers....

27 Jul, 2011

 

Hi TT just thought i'd let you know I've aquired a new Heather this week...'Winter Chocolate'...will be interest to see how it develops..

28 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Dotty...
This is one of my favourites photos of Conker...

Hi Crissue ...
Good luck with "Winter Chocolate" ...
...sounds a good one :o)

28 Jul, 2011



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