quinta-feira, 29 de maio de 2008


Oh what a GLORIOUS way to start your day FRESHLY SQUEEZED LARANJA (oranges), count the pips if you can. It always puzzle´s the Little Gnome, how do you grow baby Orange trees, when the Oranges haven´t any PIPS?

quarta-feira, 28 de maio de 2008

Louies Rose Bush

Just very good friends the Pansies and the Fuscia´s, flower power. Then quickly followed by The Rose Bush, a present from Mr Louie to Grandma Gnome at Christmas. So many and such lovely roses. Quickly speeding up from the rear, the beautiful flowering Yucca, YES have another LOOK, it´s only got TWIN FLOWERS!!!!!!

Neighbours Cottage

Had to let you all see the Neighbours Cottage, what a LOVELY ENTRANCE, maybe i will be able to get a look at the bottom of the garden!!! Note the A S M make of it what ever comes to your mind

segunda-feira, 19 de maio de 2008

Pansy History

My how the Pansy´s like the run down the side of the path. Only cost the Gnome 60 cents, GNOMEOUS VALUE!!!! Over 500 flowers at the moment, increasing by the day.

Mary & Tom

Gnome & Grandma Ma Gnome, have had new guests this week, Sister Mary and Brother in-law Tom. Once again been Beaching, shopping at the Gnome center and out for Dinner. Costa Rica´s, Casa Velhlo´s and Tacho´s all on the Dinner list. Gypsy markets on list for Tuesday and Wednesday. Been out for two Quiz nights coming a close 2nd and 3rd. Lovely House Warming present of four beautiful plants for the garden, Thunbergia Alata (Black-eyed Susan, Nerium Oleander, two Latanas. All planted down at the bottom, adding much colour and shape.

quarta-feira, 14 de maio de 2008

Bottom of the Garden

Been busy at the bottom of the Garden, no time to sit and snooze, not even a cup of tea. Three nights Stone hunting, brought great success. New free standing Stone Wall, protecting the Little Gnome´s from the Spikey Cacti. Shelter for the Peach Tree roots, also adding a nice curve to back path. The 7 Cala Lily´s, now moved alongside the Firs by the new Patio. Looking quite Gnomish. Now over 450 flowers on the pansy´s, only awaiting tiles for the pathway then all will be completed!!!!

domingo, 11 de maio de 2008

Patio day 4

coming along nicely just the path and grouting, plus a little tidy up.

segunda-feira, 5 de maio de 2008

step 3 Patio

Really taking shape now, some of the plants back in their home spaces now. Can´t do any more until tiles are fixed, especially the front and side edge ones.

sábado, 3 de maio de 2008

The archway

Well the Archway is back in 2 barrow loads of concrete, dug out pathway. Just need to level and put the formwork in place and get mixing again. Could take 4-5 barrows of concrete . Early start tomorrow, get it done before the sun comes around. Pathway done, just waiting for the tiles, 4 barrows of concrete, perhaps I should have used the mixer. just have to keep spraying the concrete, to stop it drying out to quickly.

Patio day 2

Day 2 of Patio extension, Leveling, with a 2 cm run off for if and when it rains. Now to reinstate the Archway and make the new path. Freebies in garden 10 Flag Iris´s and another White Cala Lily. Comments from no 4 Lelia the gardens looking beautiful.

sexta-feira, 2 de maio de 2008

May Day May Day

The Gnome is back, yesterday was May Day , the Workers day off. Traditionally the food to eat today ,THE SNAILS, told by Pedro you must boil them slowly and for a very long time, but surprisingly they are very nice. We are off to Gabi´s luckily Gabi does not like them. Its a B-B-Q. Before we go, take out the Archway, move the three Fir trees back towards the Kerb as far as possible. Moved the Bouganvillae, the Jasmine and a few other little plants to begin the Patio extension. Barbie, Kebabs, Pork, Chourico, Pepper, Onion, Belly Pork, Fish, Sardines, Cappaurcho, Beaker and Squid. All with Salad, Boiled Potatoes, Barbied Peppers and Broccoli. Of course Red and Green wine, followed by Liqueurs. Have a lovely time chatting, playing with little Phillipe, 3 hours at the table eating and drinking. Today the beginning of the extension to the living room Patio, extending out 2 metres and along 7 + metres across, will double the the size of the patio. Top of the earth out, irrigation sprayers and pipes moved, waiting for delivery of hardcore. Its here, talk of the Devil and he always turns up. all systems go. Well 6:30, all looking well good, working day 8:30 till 6:30 GOOD GNOME DAY.