Nature’s miracles..

Gary and I are naturalists and environmental mad… One will often see either one of us…hydrating an exhausted bee, rescuing baby toads and relocating them to ‘safer’ area’s, putting fledglings back in the nest when then crash-land from exhaustion, after their 1st flight…the list goes on… Well……. You will NEVER guess what Gary and I…

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CSI…UGP….mystery ‘solved’

I was given a plant by one of my elderly clients (82yrs old). She told me it was a plant her husband bought because he liked the foliage…Right, UGP..(Unidentified Growing Plant, let alone Object..)….. She told me it was an ornamental goosberry….Something I Have never HEARD of, as far as I was concerned, gooseberries, lovely…

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Day 5 : 7 Day B&W Photo Challenge..

  Today I would like to nominate : ckonfab The rules are:    Seven days.                                Seven black and white photos of your life.                                No people.                                No explanation.                                Challenge someone new each day. There is no obligation, and anyone else who wants to take part is very…

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Day 4 : 7 Day B&W Photo Challenge..

    Today I would like to nominate :  artyplantsman The rules are:    Seven days.                                Seven black and white photos of your life.                                No people.                                No explanation.                                Challenge someone new each day. There is no obligation, and anyone else who wants to take part is…

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Day 3 : 7 Day B&W Photo Challenge..

Today I would like to nominate : girlptsddepression The rules are:    Seven days.                                Seven black and white photos of your life.                                No people.                                No explanation.                                Challenge someone new each day. There is no obligation, and anyone else who wants to take part is very welcome…

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Day 2 : 7 Day B&W Photo Challenge..

Today I would like to  nominate :  abriejoubert The rules are:    Seven days.                                Seven black and white photos of your life.                                No people.                                No explanation.                                Challenge someone new each day. There is no obligation, and anyone else who wants to take part is very welcome…

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You ARE Stronger than You Think you are

The honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour. Fascinating little insect really. I was sitting in the garden this morning, (I’m actually back in the garden now,…

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Just Another Day at the Office..

Last week the sun had her hat on and I couldn’t resist getting my camera out, so during the day, I took some photo’s to share with you all…. Twice a week, Gary and I do the garden maintenance, at an Alpaca Farm… never a minute that there is nothing to do…..it’s fab….The thought of…

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To Be of Value…..

I know it’s Spring, finally, well you wouldn’t have really known until this past week, thanks to the ‘torrential’ weather and ‘the beast from the east’…hopefully it’s NOT coming back and we can get on with resurrecting the weather-beaten gardens, that should have been in full bloom, but the freak snow pelted everything, even the…

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Feverfew & Chamomile –

Just a little help and advice to all newbie and sometimes avid gardeners, makes all the difference ……. SPOT THE DIFFERENCE As all gardeners know, when you first start out, naming certain species is not all that easy, especially when they ‘look’ and ‘smell’ alike. And it’s especially difficult if you don’t have someone around…

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