Saturday, March 29, 2008


El jefe has spent most of the week on his hands and knees creating a path through the space behind the bench, painting the wall and adding colourful tiles. We staggered back from the garden centre with bags of organic compost and horse manure and this will get forked in soon. The path has created little islands which make the whole area seem more manageable.

It was very peaceful sitting here at 6 p.m. yesterday. Charlie the chameleon showed up, caught sight of Yang basking on the pine bark and went motionless. When he judged it safe, he slowly made his way into the pampas grass.

Now that there's more interest inside the beds, we've removed the aptenia cordifolia from the edging. El jefe will have to get down on his hands and knees again and make good with more bricks round the bench hardstanding. (Have you noticed as you get older, there's more grunting and groaning with these actions?!)


Cheryl said...

Like the header Ladyluz, it does brighten the day seeing a pretty photo as you log into someones blog.

The garden looks very pretty, and orderly. The sun shining on it makes me envious....still it will come with time here, it is England after all!!!

Love the thought of the chameleon creeping into the pampas grass. Sweet.

Have a great weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Lovely images of your tropical looking garden! I would normally at home envy you living in such a paradise but now that I am basking in the rays of sunshine in the southwest I can truly appreciate your blissful garden of paradise!
I have toured many a garden here with mosaic and pottery like yours and think of you often! sunkissed in AZ and loving it! NG xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Pam,
Finally i am back home and to my garden-blogging.

I see you are busy and getting some good exercise too! Happy Springtime to you!

I just went thru a pile of mail and was delighted to see a card from you. Thank you so much for thinking of me . . .you are a good friend.

Ta ta for now,