Tag Archives: garden

  1. Macro Monday: Finger puppet?


    Monday 04 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a friendly little praying mantis… We get these a lot around here, and I’m truly fascinated by them. They …
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  2. Summer roses…


    Thursday 20 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Roses in summer are almost unheard of for us! Admittedly the weather is far kinder than normal this year with temperatures, …
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  3. Wordless Wednesday ~ Young Pommie


    Wednesday 22 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  4. Final pomegranate flowers


    Sunday 05 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Early July, and we have the final pomegranate flowers…  Should be a fairly good crop again this autumn – can’t …
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  5. Dill seed head


    Sunday 31 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Dill is such a small and delicate herb – and which I’m about to chop back for summer and cut/freeze …
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  6. Roses are red…


    Wednesday 20 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Every girl loves their red roses, sure, but even us mortal males can appreciate their simplistic beauty. I love these …
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  7. The delicate orange rose


    Sunday 17 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Another day, another colour rose…. and today we feature a dusty orange coloured specimen, with hints of lilac and yellow …
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  8. Pure white


    Saturday 16 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Oh go on then… here’s some more roses…. There are many colours that I love in the garden, but how …
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  9. Sorry; more Pomegranate flowers


    Thursday 14 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I know…. it’s only been a few days since featuring the start of the pomegranate flowers, but they don’t last long, …
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  10. Friends of the Cacti


    Wednesday 13 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s that time of year when our various cacti have their babies. We have three species, but these large cacti, which grow …
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  11. My favorite rose


    Saturday 09 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We have many many rose plants now, situated in four large rose beds, as well as a few other places …
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  12. Pomegranate flowers have started


    Thursday 07 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    These are just the first to show for the new season, but always love to see the pomegranate bushes come …
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  13. Quince flowers


    Sunday 03 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We’ve never had much luck growing quince in the ‘house garden’ of our farm, but most of our fruit trees …
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  14. Our extra large red roses


    Saturday 02 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from looking at our first roses of the season, we have been fortunate enough to have a full show …
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  15. First roses are out


    Tuesday 28 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As with everything in the garden, the rose are out that bit later this year, but nonetheless, they are worth …
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  16. Interesting balcony visitor


    Saturday 11 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Ok then oh wise friends of the ornithology persuasion, what’s this beauty then? I was sat there at the dining …
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  17. Macro Monday: ‘Bud’


    Monday 19 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday The bottle brush is now in flower, but their buds are beautiful to …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray (II)


    Saturday 23 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the frayed ends of a seed head. Hope you enjoy this …
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  19. Grrreat Perr-lums !


    Tuesday 08 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Plums were pretty good this year But just picked the last though Gonna miss this evening snack… . C’mon figs, …
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  20. Wherever I Go, They Follow


    Sunday 04 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Doesn’t seem to matter what my work is, my little followers are never far behind. . All but a couple …
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