Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I love these silky tassels when they wave in the wind. This is their second year in the ground and the first of blooming. I know some gardeners don't like them as they grow so big, but we have a lot of land to use up and planted three.

We had a monster of a storm last Tuesday which knocked our modem out and it took days to get it sorted. This coincided with Yang getting an infection and we had daily visits to the vet to get him right. He is fine, eating again, but a little subdued.

The torrential rain last week meant that our water depositos are all full, the climbing plants - particularly the pink trumpet vine - have gone mad and we've just spent two days hacking back all the new growth. A good clear up of the veg garden is next on our list.

Apologies to gardening blogger buddies for not being so active, here or on your sites. Once I've caught up with the backlog, I shall come visiting.


Yolanda Elizabet said...

Pampas grass was once all the rage in the Netherlands. Everybody and their Auntie Sue had one. Nowadays you hardly ever see one. I think they're fun with those big plumes.

I'm sorry about Yang being ill, it's always so worrying when our little kittycats are ill, isn't it? I'm glad he's much better now.

That monster of a storm with torrential rains brought something good as well: a new lease of life for your garden.

I'd missed you and now I know why. No need to apologise, these things happen!

Give Yang a big cuddle from me and Yin as well for good measure! :-)

Sue Swift said...

Hi – this is an invitation to join the Garden Bloggers Retro carnival. I don’t know if you’ve ever come across the concept of a Blog carnival – if not I’ve explained it in detail on my site today (Oct 1). But basically the idea is to revive an old post which you think is worth rereading, or which you think new readers might enjoy. Send me the link to the post, and in November I’ll publish a series of posts describing and linking to all the posts people have nominated.
I hope you’ll join in and we have a fun carnival!

ladyluz said...

Thanks, Yolanda. I've been keeping an eye on yours but have ground to an overwhelming halt on my blog for the moment. Always uplifting though paying you a visit.

Sue, thanks for your invite. I'm trying to do something similar for hotgardens.net so will sort something out for the Retro Carnival.