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Courtyard Garden 2

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By Bernieh


Courtyard Garden 2

Closer view of the courtyard garden



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Looks so Lovely :)

15 Jan, 2009

 

What a great place to live! Lovely, great photo.

15 Jan, 2009

 

What are the Trees with the White Bark.. I could just sit there at your Table now.. Mmmmm Heaven..

15 Jan, 2009

 

Those trees Youngdaisydee are just the trunks of old gum trees that were actually severely trimmed when this house was moved out here around 20 years age - the the trunks were all that was left of what would have been beautiful gum trees. They do add character to the courtyard though and look spectacular when the lights are on at night.

15 Jan, 2009

 

How lovely.

16 Jan, 2009

 

It surprises me Bernieh, nothing is creeping up the trunk. I always had philodendrons etc. crawling up my palms and gumtree trunks. You can see what it looked like when clicking on NT in my tags.
We get a lot of gecko's at night, in and outside. They do pooh on tables, ridges, even benchtops. I do have a servery benchtop adjacent to the kitchenwindow and I have to wipe it every day. These little creatures look cute, but in a way make a mess.
What do you do with your canetoads? Do you have pets?

16 Jan, 2009

 

Geckos are a constant mess-maker around here too but I've started spraying the outside walls with eucalyptus oil and it does seem to keep their numbers down - doesn't get rid of all but there seems to be fewer. Our canetoads are usually sprayed with dettol and then my husband uses the cricket bat to hit them for a six into the bush - that sounds horrible doesn't it but they are disgusting creatures as you know. No we don't have pets - we did have a red cattle dog for over 13 years but she died of old age - she has been hard to replace.

16 Jan, 2009

 

Bernieh:

It sounds horrible...but funny, sorry! It reminds of my dad and the Gecko battles in Hawaii. He used to spray them with a special pesticide and nozzle killing the poor things in his house. I know it sounds horrible! I would never have to the heart to kill one. Here in San Diego I just capture all the critters and take them back outside - well away from the house.

19 Feb, 2009

 

Hi all gecko "friends". I don't know what to do about them. I just wipe and wipe. I am afraid the eucalyptus oil will smudge the white walls and leave stains. The other night it was real bad, I opened the flywire door to go to the veranda and I counted at least 12 on the wall and ceiling. Maybe I will leave the fans on tonight, perhaps they will get hit by the roter. Also horrible really, as they are such cute creatures. I have sometimes caught them too, taken them away, but they were replaced by others, or perhaps the same ones found their way back home. Maybe I will put a sign up: rent to be paid or something. The good thing is, they eat mosquitoes. I hope they like the dengue as well, we have 400 people now with dengue fever in Cairns. It seems they bite you in the day and also indoors. I cannot cover up in this heat in the garden, it's not feasable. Bernieh I do understand you find it hard to replace the red heeler. I had a wonderful blue heeler, she died aged 18. But then there were two other dogs left and when the old kelpie died then, we had Pivot left and he was so lonely, so we got a red heeler. And it will go on and on, I think. They are wonderful dogs.

19 Feb, 2009

 

Hi Marguerite and Delonix. I think people have been searching for years for a solution to the gecko problem and haven't come up with one yet. We just have to live with their mess and appreciate the job they do I guess! I am very tired of cleaning up their mess though! Yes Marguerite I think Ruby was such a great dog that we were lucky to have had her in our lives - those red heelers make fantastic pets!

19 Feb, 2009

 

Pests or no pests it looks like heaven to me.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Well thanks Homebird - there are days when I do agree with you. Right now, in the winter, it is a paradise. Summer is another story - and you might hear me saying things that are not so nice!

27 Jul, 2009

 

Hi, I love this courtyard! its very pretty.

24 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks, it looks a little different now Liverbirdlain - there's lots of potted colour out in the courtyard right now. This photo was taken back at the end of summer when it's far too hot for potted plants - but from mid-autumn to early summer I've got lots of annuals and perennials in pots to add much needed colour.

24 Aug, 2009

 

It looks very secluded and peaceful in your courtyard i like to create secluded corners if i can ,mine is too small but ive managed to use clematis to get that feel over an arch thats over a bench.

24 Aug, 2009

 

I am lucky that I have this large space and you're right - it does feel secluded - there's a large garden bed on the right hand side (out of view) that is planted with very tall shrubs and then there is the pond area with the lattice all around it. It sounds like you've created a little quiet secluded space as well. Even if it is small space, it's that lovely quiet feeling you get when you spend time there that's important.

24 Aug, 2009

 

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 Mar, 2010



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