Sunday, 25 April 2010

The Constant Gardener

As I mentioned when we first moved into our new home, we have a huge garden for me to play in. Of course, having a big garden involves a lot of work trying to keep things spruce and tidy. Luckily, I’m a fantastic gardener. (Although, I must admit that I get a little help from Missus!)

Let me show you a few pictures of my gardening projects.

Here I am checking out my gladiolas.


And these are my freesias.


In this little patch, I’ve planted more gladiolas. Notice how the tulips are already blooming.


There are a couple of Irises in this pot…


…some lilies in this one...


… and begonias in these pots!


These two fellas are my prized peonies.


Here I have a mixture of basil (in the large pot) and sunflowers.


And this batch includes parsley, tomatoes, chilli, basil and more sunflowers.


As you can see above, I’m trying to grow a wide variety of flowers and herbs. I’ll keep you posted on their progress throughout the Italian summer.

As well as the horticulture, I also wanted to invite some wildlife into my garden. So, I enlisted the help of Missus to help me set-up a bird box.

Here I am supervising Missus’ work. She did a good job for someone who had never handled a screwdriver before!


The finished product - my booti-ful bird box!


Next, we had to find a suitable place to hang it.

Here it is waiting for the new tenants.


As I said earlier, I will keep you all involved with developments in ‘Homer’s Horticultural Heaven’. Ciao for now!

10 comments:

The Life of Riley said...

Homer,

Your gardening is style is very differnt to mine. I like to see what is under the earth (my excuse to dig!) and also take branches off things (like thorny rose bushes) to check where the flowers are and see how cruhch the branches are. My mum thinks this is why she doesn't have a very good flower garden - but it looks like you are doing a wonderful job with your garden.

Woofs, Riley

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
Parsley, tomatoes and chilli makes a delicious sauce! Try it when you get them and you will see!
You are a very good gardener! I am sure all your plants will grow nicely!
The bird box is pawesome too! I am sure some birdies will be living there soon!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great assortment of pretty stuff and tasty stuffs woo have!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great gardener you are, Homer! We can't wait for updates to see how your garden is growing!
Your new birdiehouse is beautiful! We hope you get neat tenants!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dog By Nature said...

Thanks for your garden tourHomer...you have a very green paw:)

Ben said...

For a fella without thumbs you do a PAWSOME job of planting and nurturing the garden.
Ben

KT and Lady said...

Greetings Homer, we are so glad we found your blog. Love the day in the life way you post such interesting adventures. Keep up the good work. I have been to many of the places you have lived and like Singapore very, very much. We are your new followers and look forward to "Hanging with Homer". Stop by our blog when you can.
kt-goldens@blogspot.com

Belly rubs and duck treats for you...

KT and Lady

Augie and Ti's mom said...

I'd like to get one of those "gardening goldens," please! Seems the two we have aren't into yard work!

Sam said...

You have a beautiful garden, dear Homer. We can't wait to see your flowers bloom!

Sam

Lacy said...

w00fs, wow Homer, u iz a fantastic gardener..mama wants to know iffin u wanna come help her plant her tomatoes..

b safe,
~rocky~