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And so a few general photos this week, keep you updated

Ok so firstly Olly and the snails have settled in well, heres one saying hi

Decided to put some sludge and stones down for Olly so here are all the guys

In the water pot, and LOOK who knows what these are? yep seems like its water snail eggs (if its not tell me ; )

and more eggs

and back in, enjoying a swim

In the front, the golden arch, and the big day a few days ago where the clems finally touched for the first time

The arch is looking very good so far, wanted it more bushy on the right hand side but hey the left is looking fantastic

and the giant Stipa grass has these lovely seeds

small campanula looks nice

and for Sticki, Pimper and all you foodies out there repairing your car, heres your all day breakfast, get you in the mood to tackle the brake hose ; )

Ok back over the veg patch and goosey is keeping an eye on the boys

hello boys…hello

ah hello Gnuts, hows it going, having a nap? oh its Stevie

prrrr zzzzzzzz

Over now to the polycave, the white lightning passion flower is doing great

and the tomatoes are all in (all 18 of them ; ) and growing rapidly, this will really show the polytunnels strengths

and good for the grapevines

and yes a while ago the passions collided over the door, with loads of buds

Buds all over the white lightening as well

And common passion flowers, try not to get in the shot ok

white lightening yet more this week

and back again, does this go with my old shirt

and just over this last week going from one end to the other with new flowers

looking up at the door

other side

and outside whats Gnuts up to?

ah steady now

Just sat watching

and still there later on the right, can you see

and back to todays passion flowers

facing the outside

grapes have grown quite a bit in the last 3 days

how about some poles for the toms, was going to use string but have lots of these so hey

a couple

a triple

right in the corner, yeah get ya face in!

ok fella thats it for today, coming abck after cutting down the weeds

and I leave Gnuts to explore the cuttings…meow

.(=^_^=).

added shot of side of arch

….Extra extra update. a couple more pics….

Hello little fella, found him hiding in the end of a pice of wood. Sorry for the blur. OMG is that a snake in the bottom right hand corner

Very pleased with myself, had let the veg patch area get rather over grown, cut all this by hand with the scythe, alot of the nettles where shoulder hight : /

For Lulu, Clematis ‘Arabella’ (I think) after rescuing it from the weeds. didnt know what to do with it so stuck it by the fence, large root on it, should I take it back?

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wow! stevie!!! what are you feeding everything on! its all growing brilliantly!!!

love those passionflowers, they are just fabulous! vines look very good

good to see Gnuts!

and snail eggs too!!! they must be happy!!

breakfast looks very yummy.

hope those chickens are safe from Gnuts or do they just entertain him?

18 Jun, 2012

 

That polytunnel is going great guns..........any snakes in there?
Ah I see, gNuts is a cat?!!
You need my mega grape vine in there........could make wine!
How much tomato chutney yoos gonna make?
Just taken loads of pics of my garden this eve.............

18 Jun, 2012

 

I think breakfast looks fattening!! But a good all dayer!

18 Jun, 2012

 

yep cant beat your own polycave to get things going : )

No snakes yet but you never know (but i've regularly weeded it)
Gnuts likes to take a walk around or come over and see what I'm up too

Well Lulu thats what you get when you need to finissh the sausages and frozen fishcakes ; ) maybe a bowl of cereal in the evening as well

18 Jun, 2012

 

We got liver n' bacon tonight with a side order of grilled snake!

18 Jun, 2012

 

Passion flowers look wonderful...... Now please don't laugh ...... Do passion flowers produce passion fruit, the edible wrinkly doodahs.........

18 Jun, 2012

 

instead of black pudding???

18 Jun, 2012

 

stevie i think you should contact guiness book of records with that white passionflower ~ how far will it grow and how many flowers on??

18 Jun, 2012

 

i had loads of snail eggs last year steve but the fish ate alot lol, infact all my snails are gone now, what happened i dont know, anyway fab pics, love the one with puss watching chucks haha, lovely passion flower to :o))

18 Jun, 2012

 

Don't think they do Magnadoodle!! We should google it...

18 Jun, 2012

 

Not passion fruit Magna, but a fruit that is quite bitter.
Gorgeous pics Stevie, love the p.flower looking out!! You live in a great place, looks quite peaceful.

18 Jun, 2012

 

thanks folks, I am thinking of taking all shots at arms length looking backwards ; )

just to clarify for safety reasons, yes mega breakfast but the sauce you can see is ketchup and a tad of brown source and not brake fluid which is highly toxic

NB news flash will be doing only raw foods for july

18 Jun, 2012

 

a backwards looking blog???

raw food????

18 Jun, 2012

 

That was great. Your pasion flower is looking good and so is the arch :o)

18 Jun, 2012

 

Hywel, just added a pic at the end, on the left side. If you look at the gap between the trellis and the arch, the Bill Mackenzie Clematis fills that gap nicely. The pic doesn't do it justice as its nice n bushy and looks nice. Visually brings it all away from the wall and joins up all the shoots

18 Jun, 2012

 

its fabulous Stevie! should go into the NGS yellow book ~ the first trellis entry??

18 Jun, 2012

 

Great blog Stevie. I just love Olly!!!
Passion flowers is superb, in fact all of it superb. Thanks for sharing :)

18 Jun, 2012

 

I can see the photo ... it looks as if everything is growing in pots, and it's all filling out nicely.

19 Jun, 2012

 

Its all looking fantastic Stevie..oh those passion flowers! Wow! Love Gnuts she is cheeky eh?
Not sure about the breakfast lol..You'll get fat! Lovely pics :))

19 Jun, 2012

 

That is what I would call an idyllic way of life Stevie.
Cat, goats, goose, polycave (sorry forgot chickens) - growing your own food. Do you know how lucky you are? Some poeple can only dream about it. If I were you the polycave would be full of different vegetables (room for few climbers as well, lol)
Nice to see you getting more and more involved in gardening, your place is really looking better every month:)

19 Jun, 2012

 

Have lost half a stone Pixi, (and kept it off for the most part) and if I can lose another I will look quite slim : )

I have had one person swaer blind GNuts is a girl and one who is adamant hes a boy So its either GingerNuts or Ginanuts(as in nutty) either way GNuts is that special hedge cat

19 Jun, 2012

 

Good boy! lol I lost a stone! and i wasnt even trying lol. Still eating cakes and biscuits! but not that combination you had lol!

19 Jun, 2012

 

a stone pixi?
half a stone stevie?

thats fabulous, i must try harder!!!

19 Jun, 2012

 

Yeah..was on a proper diet about 9months ago..but then when Dad died and other things happened I just ate when I felt like it. Needed to lose the belly! its almost gone now..really need to exercise tho!

19 Jun, 2012

 

well done you!! gardening helps and you have lots of steep hills you could be climbing near you? btw how far are you from loch lomond?

19 Jun, 2012

 

I would recommend a job in a garden centre if you want too loose more than a stone, lol. Especially in spring. Have to invite myself for a coffee somewhere with a bathroom scale. Don't have my own:(
BTW - how many kilos are in a stone? Never really remember ;-)

19 Jun, 2012

 

Too many!!!!!!!!!!!
I think about 6.6 kilos to a stone..........

19 Jun, 2012

 

Nah I dotn do climbing lol but been in garden all day weeding etc..think I will have lost a few more pounds! Lock Lomond is a fair bit from me ST..i'm in Fife.

19 Jun, 2012

 

ah, you were further away than i realised. i was thinking you were nearer to glasgow?

19 Jun, 2012

 

No jsut over the river from Edinburgh..but its not that far I guess :)

19 Jun, 2012

 

ah, edinburgh my favourite city!!!

19 Jun, 2012

 

Never go there often! Too busy! Not as friendly there either!

20 Jun, 2012

 

added another couple of pics (stop talking about Scotland ; )

20 Jun, 2012

 

i like that little frog ~ no even i know that is not a snake in the corner!!!
nicely cut field you have there stevie ~ build it and they will come ??? all ready for a very big car boot site??
the clem looks really pretty

(sorry stevie, it wont happen again ;-) )

20 Jun, 2012

 

Oooh Soreeeeeeeeeeee! Hush ma mouth!

20 Jun, 2012

 

What have you got in your hand? Is it a frog?

20 Jun, 2012

 

Yes Pixi tis a frog, just been over to water the polytunnel and say another 2 at me feet so lots of small frogs about now

20 Jun, 2012

 

we took a baby frog home on the school bus once, needless to say it escaped!!! great hilarity!!!

20 Jun, 2012

 

oh, well - that's where the extra arm lenght is coming handy. Well done Stevie - we're proud of you. So what are you going to do with the area now? dig a pond for a frogs? lol

20 Jun, 2012

 

Aw you're lucky..Ihad two in the pond but they disapperaed or were eaten or something...i love frogs :)

20 Jun, 2012

 

no frogs here :-(

20 Jun, 2012

 

Arabella will be very happy tied onto the fence. Trying to get a good pic of my Petit Faucon but something is nibbling at it....
That snake looks a bit like mine!
How's Scotland today?

21 Jun, 2012

 

Ok will (Scotland ) put a bit of (Scotland) string there (Scotland)

21 Jun, 2012

 

giggle giggle!!!!!

21 Jun, 2012

 

Hehehe Scotland is wet! Driech Depressing! I have to go out tot weach soon and I dont want to!

21 Jun, 2012

 

All looking really healthy Stevie, love the white clemetis:)

22 Jun, 2012

 

cheers nana ; ) more frogs coming soon

22 Jun, 2012

 

ribbit ribbit ~ bet they love this weather!

22 Jun, 2012

 

frog on

22 Jun, 2012

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpevZ0-wUYQ&feature=fvwrel

22 Jun, 2012

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