Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Back Again!.

Hi There, back again like a bad penny, can't believe how long it's been since I last posted, doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself!.
Been down to the lake again today sailing my small yacht, but first I did a bit on the garden at the rear of the bench tables, then a bite of lunch at the Cafe and a chat with friends there.

I'd dug out the old flower pots and then filled in the gaps with some pink chippings I'd bought on the way in. Now the garden will be very low maintenance and some thorny roses have been removed as they were catching on people and sails!.  

Whilst at the lake this week also saw these swans doing their mating moves when this Egyptian Goose butted in, I think he fancied one of them. 
You can almost hear the swans saying "What's it got to do with you, Bog Off!"

This is the one he fancied.

 Handsome little devil isn't he. My mate calls him King Tut!.

And his fancy!.

Today they are still being kept apart, and there is my Micro Magic yacht in the background.

Just recently have found a wax plant on our travels round the Garden centres and thought they were amazing plants and there are 100s of different types and colours, must find out where to get some more, not all garden centres seem to stock them.

This is one of them that I'd bought earlier, then I found out off the internet that they should be in a hanging holder to get the best view of them, so bought another one and spent ages and ages breaking off the plastic trellis and making this one into a hanger and there you see they are right!.
You shouldn't re-pot these plants whilst flowering so just put the pot into the hanging container until it's finished flowering

Nice isn't it, viewed from underneath. The proper name?, "Hoya Bella".

Look like wax, just opening.

Fully opened,very nice hey!.

Another bargain, pot 99p and plant 99p can't be bad hey, small but beautiful!.

Well thats it for this time will try to be more regular in the future, perhaps Senokot will help hey!.


  1. Good to see you back I was just about to do my are you OK email- is the garden you tended the one Velda did?

  2. Yes, I thought it was looking rather neglected so thought I'd better tidy it up and make it lower maintenance as the lads aren't really into gardening, I think they come to the lake to get away from that kind of thing in the first place!.