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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Weekly Report


Does anyone else have a cookbook that looks as battered as this one?!  I received it 57 years ago and I would not part with it!



Our David Austin climbing rose bush arrived and we managed to get it planted last night.  I sure hope it grows well!  I think the roses will be a light pink.



I love this color pink and would have preferred my climbing rose bush to be more this shade but we were lucky to get what we got!



The sweet pepper plant seems to be doing well except for a couple little spots on the leaves.  I did spray it with neem.



This is the yard long bean plant that Chris Fisher gave me the seed for two or three years ago.  I am so happy it is still living.  It is in a 5 gallon pail and what you see around it is cardboard as I am trying to keep Coco from pulling it out and eating the leaves.  I will be heartbroken if she does!!!!!!!



In this five gallon pail is a little snap pole bean plant that I just transplanted today.  Again the cardboard in back of it and a couple pots of basil is in front of it to try to keep you know who from destroying it!



A Morning Glory plant growing up the obelisk Carol Lambe gave me years ago.  It has a little discoloration on the leaves but the next time I use Neem I will squirt some on and see if it helps.  If it continues to get the bad spots before I spray the Neem I will have to do something sooner.  "Wonderful Gardener" was not too keen on keeping the Obelisk as it looks kind of bad and needs painting but I was not ready to part with it.  Besides it gives the rustic look to my yard  and when the Morning Glory covers it and blooms I think it will be pretty.  Can't wait!



The sugar peas are bravely trying to climb my string!



We found a small water fountain and thought it fit in with our yard.  I love to hear the sound of water running when out there.



What do you think?  Would this pot be large enough to grow some potatoes in next year??  Well, this is it for this week!  Please leave a comment and have a super-duper day!



22 comments:

Cheryl Kimbley said...

I love all your pretties. I really like the ladder and wheel barrow in the previous post.
I am all about color!

Rain said...

Hi Nancy! :)))
I LOVE the fountain!!! Love it! I'm very lucky here, we are about a block away from the river and we always hear the water running when things are quiet at night, but I remember having one of those rock fountains at my last place. Running water is so calming isn't it? I have some Morning Glories to plant as well in a few weeks. I got the Moon Flower because I'm planting a moon garden, I can't wait to see how it shines at night! :) I have to remember to make some kind of trellis for those flowers to climb.

Trust me, I know it's no joke if it happens, but every time you mention Coco and having to take measures to keep your plants safe...I giggle because Charlie is Coco's doppelganger in that regard lol...But I would not be pleased if she snacked on my seedlings, that's for sure!!! :)

I don't know about that container for potatoes...when I did my research, I always saw big containers, in fact, I'll be using garbage bins. I was going to use my old winter tires, but I'm afraid I might actually need them this winter if I can't afford new ones, so I bought some 77 liter garbage bins, $12.99 each for my potatoes this year...first year I'm doing them, so I'll be reporting the results on my blog!

Your photos are lovely as usual! :))

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks! I like color do. It just makes things more cheerful don't you think? I have been wanting a ladder now for quite awhile and my friend gave me the wheel barrow. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Rain, Thanks! Lucky you to hear the water running at night. If you use the 77 liter garbage bins for potatoes I wondered what kind of soil you plan to fill them with. It would take a lot I would think. I need to do some research also. I am always trying to squeeze in as much as possible! Nancy

Betsy said...

I love that fountain! We, too, love the sound of running water. We have a little fountain right outside our door at the trailer at the lake. I have it going every day when I'm there. It looks like your gardening is coming right along. I feel happy that Dennis planted my flowers for me last weekend . That's about all I'm going to do.
Blessings,
Betsy

Henny Penny said...

You have a real little garden there and it all looks so pretty and healthy. I love growing those yard long beans, but didn't have any to plant this year. From here, that pot looks big enough to grow some potatoes.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Betsy, I am glad that you can enjoy your fountain at your trailer. It was nice of Dennis to plant your flowers for so that you can enjoy them. We just have to do what we can do and try to enjoy that. I hope you heal soon! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Henny Penny, Thank you! My yard can't compare to your yard. I am going to try to save some yard long beans seeds this year if I can. Nancy

Granny Marigold said...

Everything you've planted is growing and thriving!! Just keep Coco away from everything...grin.
I wish my sugar peas were as hearty as yours. Maybe if we keep having sunny days mine will do better.
I love the sound of a fountain too. Yours fits right into that corner.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Granny Marigold, Thank you! Growing veggies with a dog that loves veggies is really a challenge! If we ever get consistent nice warm days the veggies may really take off! Nancy

Granny Marigold said...

Hi Nancy, I just read the comment you left on my blog. You mentioned that you might be interested in Susan Branches books and I wondered if you read her blog?

Margaret said...

LOVE the cookbook! I too have a few favourites that were well used before we had kids. Can't wait to have the time to dig into them once again. And lucky you getting a David Austin Rose! Those are my absolute favourite but they are touch and go hardy in my area. I'll have to try one in the future anyhow, as the risk will be worth it and you just never know! And that pot looks pretty big - no harm giving potatoes a try :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Granny Marigold, Thank you. I had not looked at the Susan Branch blog but just did. I don't think I would be interested in reading her blog on a daily basis but may check it out again sometime. Take care! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Margaret, I hope our David Austin rosebush does well. I think we are barely in the growing zone for them. It is under and in the alcove so will get some protection. I love the knock out roses too as they are so hearty. Will have to read about growing potatoes in pots this winter! Nancy

Julie said...

Hello Nancy, everything is looking so wonderful & lush & thriving in your garden. How beautiful it all looks!! I adore your new fountain & I agree with you, by the time that plant grows up, you wont even see the obelisk. I love a "bit of rustic" anyway. Have a super weekend xxx

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Julie, Thank you. We have had lots of rain and maybe I water too much! It is so nice to visit and become better acquainted with you. I love the tea cup with the pin cushion and lace around it that you have on your header and enjoy seeing the things that you make. Nancy

lil red hen said...

You sure have a lot of pretty plants! I love flowers and wish I had a flower bed filled with different kinds of blooms.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lil red hen, Thanks! Raised beds are the way to go as I age. So nice to have you visit! Nancy

Pom Pom said...

Everything looks healthy and happy! Now you have me remembering that I want some white geraniums. I must go out to find some.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Pom Pom, Thank you! I hope you found some white geraniums. I love the pink ones! Nancy

Leigh said...

I received my Betty Crocker cookbook 41 years ago! It's pretty raggedy and I'm especially sad that the index is mostly gone, but I wouldn't part with it for the world!

Everything at your place is a delight to the eye. :) Glad to see you've still got your hands in the dirt!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Leigh, Thank you! Guess you can never take the love of gardening out of a gardener no matter where! I have never heard anyone say they wished they didn't have their betty Crocker cookbook! Nancy