Saturday, June 20, 2015

Remainders of the GREAT SLUGGING

Last Monday night, after a great deal of rain and warm temperatures, my garden was SLUGGED. I must have picked off 15 or 20 slugs. Ugh.
The ravages

Hard to see, but more ravages - they ate an entire bunch of pea plants and alyssum

So, after much salting and a bout of cooler weather which cleared the out, I decided to tidy things up a bit. I also learned that it's better to try to train up peas in the way they should go earlier in life.

I removed most of the wire and pulled the pea plants up onto a trellis and the railing.

I also put in a wire divider between the herbs and pansies and cut the herbs back - my neighbors were happy to get mint and basil.

These are doing fine, although I may have overplanted them a little - the morning glories are strangling the nasturtiums as they struggle towards the light.

I shifted the remaining trellis to the side, weeded (with care due to nettles) and, although you cannot see them, strung fishing line across from the wire to the trellis to encourage the peas, morning glories, and nasturtiums to climb.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Indoor garden and tidying

Spring layout of inside garden - amaryllis are almost all packed into the refrigerator. Most of the empty pots have nasturtiums or sweet peas.

2 amaryllis not quite ready to refrigerate yet. Chives pots reseeded above. The two pots on the right are calla lilies - one has sprouted, the other isn't quite sure yet. The big pot has nasturtiums. You can see the strings waiting for the vines to come up.

Movies reorganized.

Haven't cleaned out the craft shelves yet though

This was before I had a discussion with the spiders about a reasonable web to wall ratio and vacuumed a little.

Yes, will definitely have to clean the craft shelves out....sometime.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bead and Button Show: The Spoils

This is my collection of hummingbirds, taken before I left to remind me which ones I have

This is what I bought. Lots of chain and things to make earrings, and a record and puzzle from 1/2 Price Books.

My new hummingbird

Some of my favorite new beads, from two different places. This is what they'll look like after I put them together. A wire flower and enameled metal leaf.

And some more laquered thingies to make earrings. I may have bought the butterflies now I will have four.

Friday, May 22, 2015

See how my garden grows

Everything growing nicely, safeguarded by wire

The peas are coming up around the mini rose and alyssum

The mint is exploding (I've already cut it once) and some peas are sprouting, but
I haven't seen the African Daisy viney things yet. I don't think. Unless they look like peas.

I didn't think I put peas in the pansies, but I guess I did.

The lemon basil did not recover from being dug up by the squirrels, but
the chive seeds are sprouting a bit.

All the morning glories and nasturtiums finally sprouted. Or most of them
anyways. That corner is a new thing I'm trying and it gets even less sun than
the rest of this spot.

The tulips are almost finished. The hyacinths never did bloom. Oh well.
The peas here have sprouted, as has a lot of groundcover I didn't dig out
thoroughly, so I now need to weed.

Friday, May 15, 2015