Sunday, June 21, 2009

Getting things tidy again.

Rising at 7-15am to the sound of Alvin calling from the bedroom windowsill.
An early start is required today if I'm going to get any outdoor work done and, boy do I need to get things straightened out!
Temperatures are due to hit 96F(36C) today which on the heat scale is actually 103F(40C) when you perm in the humidity. Not pleasant working conditions for the Happy Gardener.
Thunderstorms and the hot humid weather have resulted in the grass getting in a terrible state so the mowing begins around the house....





Done! Before I can get the grass cut down to the creek I have to haul the fallen Persimmon tree out of the way...........

.....using the trusty Saturn as a work horse as I thought it may have been a little too much....
......... for Herbie to handle.
Now the way is clear to finish the job..........................



The Flowering Pear trees seem to have shot up this year.
Beside them are the new little Conifers.

All done, it's mid day and.............................

.....things are warming up as predicted.
I was going to go round with the Weedeater and straighten up the edges of the garden but..................

...shortly after starting it ran out of wire. I said a silent prayer of thanks.
At the front of the house we have added...............................

...a couple of new hanging baskets and.......

......purchased new patio chairs to replace the scruffy canvas ones and a matching table instead of the plastic tool box we've been using since we bought the place.
The cats got new canvas chairs too....................


Here's Wilson checking one out for comfyness.
In the front garden everything is lush and green.......





Around the back.................


...the veggies are baking but I'll wait until the sun is off them before giving them a drink.
I pull my third Kohlrabi.........

....but haven't decided what to do with it yet.
This is around the size that I find most flavoursome, bigger not necessarily meaning better in their case.
Work is over for the day, BBQing awaits my attention.

Prawn Kebabs, Basmati Rice, Salad, French bread and a glass of Chablis.

2 comments:

Dan said...

It is getting almost that warm here by next Wed. I am looking forward to it after having such a cool spring. I could go for a second dinner if it looked like your photoed plate.

Miss M said...

Oh boy ! You don't know what I'd give for a bite of that obscenely delicious looking dish right now !

Man is it ever hot in your neck of the woods. Nice chairs ! :)