The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

9 months

20 comments


Its been nine months since I was on this site, I find I really miss it. I had a lot of good friends on here and many more people I just hadn`t connected with yet. I am now a widower and that is the reason I havn`t been on. However life does go on and I still love my garden. I intend to take some pics this evening to show the way things have developed while I have not been attending to the garden as I should and asking some advice on how to get it back under control. For those of you who remember that I lost Skuby in 2012 I have been to Wood Green animal sanctuary and found a wee dug. He was a definite basket case but with eight months of one to one is now spot on!
Pics of him to come too.
Regards Pete.

More blog posts by pontoonpete



Comments

 

Hi Pete ...
... nice to hear from you.
I hope life is getting back to 'normal' for you now,
and looking forward to pics of your new canine friend.

Terra.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks TT
I think I`ve posted one of him?

10 Aug, 2013

 

Yes.. just found it :o)))

10 Aug, 2013

 

Hi Pete, sorry about your losses. Good to see you on here though. I only joined in February so don't remember you from before. I've seen the photo of your dog, looks like great fun! look forward to seeing pics of your garden.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Hi, Sorry to hear your sad news. Looking forward to seeing pics of your garden and your ex-basket case.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks for your comments I really feel I am back on here now.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Such a difficult time for you,
I,ve just found Nobby in your photos, he looks a grand lad.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks Pam
he`s really come on from being nervous and indrawn to a happy dog!

10 Aug, 2013

 

A challenge and so satisfying for you and for him, how old is he now

10 Aug, 2013

 

Well when I went to see them first they said he was three, but they knew nothing else about him except that he came from Ireland. So it is hard for me to understand how someone knew when he was born but nothing else. My own idea from looking at his teeth etc is less than five.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Welcome back Pete, ever so sorry to hear of your losses. Nobby has found himself a wonderful new home and I'm sure you both do each other the world of good.
He's a handsome fella and obviously very fond of you.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Hi Scottish
How great to hear from you,thanks for your comment and your welcome back it means a lot to me.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Hi Pete and welcome back after what must have been a tough time for you.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Hi drc
Nice to hear from you, thanks very much. Pete.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Hi Pete, good to hear you are beginning to feel like gardening again. I'm sure Nobby will be a big '"help" to you there. I remember your question about honesty - did you manage to get some seeds to grow the next year? they often take two years to flower so if you did they should flower next spring.

10 Aug, 2013

 

Hello Pete I'm really sorry to read your sad news but pleased to see you and to hear that you now have another pal to keep you company, sounds as though having him has helped you through some tough times as well as providing him with a safe and loving home, its a smashing pic of you and Nobby, he is obviously quite happy being with you on the boat, looks quite content on your knee, hope he's as good in the garden.
Welcome back Pete......

10 Aug, 2013

 

Hi Steragram & Lincslass
great to hear from you both, I`ve just been out to study the Honesty, there are about 7/8 stems covering about a foot square and as you say- no sign of flowering- still the tallest one is about a foot and they look healthy. Nobby, well you would not believe the change in him, he was scared of everything in the early days and I dont think he had ever been in a house. His contribution to gardening so far has been to dig out a bed for himself under the bench to keep him cool in this hot weather.
Thanks for comments Pete.

11 Aug, 2013

 

Best wishes to you both enjoy looking forward to your garden and life with your new companion :)

11 Aug, 2013

 

When our children were in junior school, we rescued a dog from the sanctuary, he was a right character,a proper Heinz 57 we called him Sam, the nearest our vet got as regards his age was that he was approximately 2yrs old, the poor dog was a nervous wreck, shout or pick up a newspaper and he would immediately wet himself and he had obviously been taught to attack cats, as we had two at that time you can imagine the kerfuffle we had at first, although he was always a scatty dog who used to escape on a regular basis until we had him neutered, within a few months he became the most lovable rogue imaginable, the whole family adored him, we had him for 18yrs Pete and in all that time he never had a days illness, don't often get that with a pedigree ....
Brynner our Flatcoat Retriever has also dug a hole this year, he'll be 4yrs old in a couple of weeks and its the first time so I put that down to the heat and him wanting a cool dark place, luckily its behind our bottom shed and doesn't show so I forgave him........

11 Aug, 2013

 

Lincslass
thanks for sharing that, clearly he was a great dog and it sounds as if Brynner is a bit like Nobby, and like you I didn`t mind him digging his bed in the shade as its under the bench.

11 Aug, 2013

Add a comment

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Aug, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 Jan, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    16 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 May, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008