Friday, September 26, 2008

Sick day update

*cough *cough :)

Well, no coughing, but I am sick - since I've sat around in bed all day and slept on and off, I thought I'd better do something useful now and show the pics I took the other day!

This is the beginning of our compost heap. Marty has already started the "bays" since this pic was taken. It doesn't take much to get a lot of green waste from our yard - it should make for some good compost in a few months time.

This is the side of the garage area that gets practically no sun, and it was covered in weeds and bricks and wood.

There are 2 rose bushes left out the front, but since spring has hit, I don't think we'll get them moved to Mum's house this year. The one on the side of the house is flowering like crazy, and the smell is quite strong! They're quite pretty, and if we were fans of roses, we'd be in heaven right now - but we're not! Despite their lovely flowers, I'll be glad to see the end of the thorny things!

Oh, and the potatoes I planted so long ago now - we were getting really worried about them since they didn't sprout.. so we all got brave and dug in to take a look - lo and behold!! They're growing!! Now I know that I planted them too deep.. hehe. Oh well, this is what the biggest one looked like when we uncovered it - it looks lovely now, I promise to take an updated pic tomorrow and post it. :)

That's the Saphire potato. I've since planted 2 more potato cages out with 4 potatoes each of the Saphire and Ruby Lou in them. More pics tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. So sorry you are not feeling well Manda. I hope you are well soon.

    I really like Henry's crate. Very ingenious. Lots more room than most regular crates.

    Busy, Busy always busy. Nice start to your compost heap. And I love the rose pic. It's beautiful. I agree about the thorns. I tried growing roses once but Mags kept eating them. I later found out that they can be poison to dogs. Be real careful Henry and don't eat the roses.

    Good luck on the potatoes. Looks like you have a good start. Oh and Henry don't eat the potato plants either.