Friday, November 15, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloomday November 2013

Dendrobium orchid

This sphinx moth feeding on this butterfly ginger. On looking closer I realised it had died while feeding. What a way to go!
 Anthurium lily
Pride of  Barbados
 Desert Rose always in bloom
 Jamaican poinsettia blooming for the first time.
 I am making some orchid baskets for myself and for orders. If you need to order just send me an email or check Caribbean gardeners and homeowners page on FB

Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's bloom day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. The rustic Bajan Gardener has neglected her garden and is now trying to get things back in order. She is still picking at the homestead and in between looking at the weeds that have taken over her garden. To see more of what is blooming in other people's gardens please go over to Carol at May dreams gardens 
Have a great weekend my friends!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Homestead update November

The patio painting is almost done, the guttering will be installed as soon as I compare quotes. The old aluminum guttering is still good and I am tempted to reuse it but I am afraid that after 15 years leaks might occur. So I am looking at some seamless gutters. The garden will be the last on the list.
Patio lattice finished painting and waiting to hang the gates.
The walls are done with a coral stone rendering and have blown in some areas so I have to repair them. 
 The ceilings are painted in a pale green.
 I decided to paint the bedroom doors in this blue while the wood partitions are in a pale yellow.
 One of the workers spilled a can of paint, paint was everywhere.
 Bathroom floor tiles, I chose a wood plank tile. I am aiming for a rustic type bathroom.
 For the feature wall, I am trying to choose a tile that will add some rusticity and won't clash with the floor. I like the far right tile. Which would you choose? Tile selection is difficult and exhausting for me.

I don't think I will be upstairs for the Christmas season going by how things are going. I have been repairing walls the last mason ruined and it has been a slow process. This is because the present mason can only work Sundays as he is busy on another job. I don't want to take another chance with another mason. This is how things are done on this island. You have to pay twice to get things done right. Aaaaaggggghhhhhh!  And the dust from cutting the walls is everywhere. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!