Thursday, 25 May 2017

Oh ! What a Beautiful Morning !


 Oh ! What a beautiful morning ! ....this was about 6.30 am ..it is going to be fiercely hot today ...and I know you love it , but it just doesn't suit me when its this hot !


Anyway ....
I couldn't wait to go up to the greenhouse again this morning and get the windows open .


           As I opened the greenhouse door , a lemony fragrance is filling the warm air .

 
Both of the flowers have fully bloomed, I,m wondering if I might be able to pollinate these ? My Lab-lab beans are looking good ,I,ve not grown these before, this is a beautiful climbing bean thing with purple flowers and purple pods .


I haven't planted out my French Beans yet , the extremes of temperature between day and night would finish them off ....the ground is now too dry and hard .
  I,m waiting till maybe this weekend , when we have rain forecast .


           Gete -Okosomin update  ---- it's doing very well ...in it's next size up pot .


 It even has two tiny flower buds forming . I,m wondering if I might pollinate these flowers while the plant is still in the solar shed . I have to keep the seeds pure and not cross with any other Squash . To that end I,m not growing any other Squashes or Pumpkins this year ( actually I have grown some but I,m giving them to my daughter Babybear who lives miles away over in Helston and who has already  prepared her little Veg -Garden with compost and bamboo canes at the ready ! ).
Anyway ..... I,m hoping to share these seeds to seriously interested veg gardeners eventually .

I,ve got the paddling pool out , to catch the precious rain and give water for the thirsty wildlife to come and drink .


 I,m off to the Parc Eglos School children's boat launch thing !
    I,m looking forward to watching my grandson and all his class mates launch boats that they have each made on the Coronation Park boating lake ..Grandma and Grandpa have been invited ..it sounds like its going to be so much fun and I,m so happy for them that they are going to have a lovely day for it .
                                      Hope the weather is nice for you too !

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Nearly midnight , up in the greenhouse .....yawn ....


 O.k so I promised an update ...so come on ... its 23.20 pm ...lets go have a peek up in the greenhouse . Torch with fading battery strapped round my forehead ....moon rising over the meadow . Tired ..very tired ...


Yes ! The bud at the back is nearly fully open and the other one is well on the way !


                                              No words.. they are just so lovely .


                    I'll be up here again first thing tomorrow morning ....yawn.....


                                             Goodnight all and sweet dreams   ........

Epiphyllums about to flower !


Oh ! My Goodness ! These buds are getting bigger and bigger !  Although very warm indeed in my greenhouse  (I had to open the top window ) ,  it was a bit foggy this morning and I think it has held them back a bit .
 The sun has come out this afternoon and it is looking as if these buds might open any time very soon .

I cant get in under the bench where the pot is to read the label , but I think it might be Epiphyllum oxypetalum ..... I hope its not going to make me wait until midnight ..I cant remember...I think it might well do . Oh well , I will give you updates !  :)