Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloomday December 2015

Poinsettias in a tin pot
 pallet love vertical gardens

Renown UK Landscape Architect, Author and Garden Tour organizer  Heidi Howcroft came by to visit whilst on the island last week.
Season's Greetings and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their garden. Still no rain and things are looking grim for 2016.  I have started making garden arbours for sale. This one is a seated arbour made of treated pine. It is available in natural , red cedar and green. If interested just drop me a line or visit Garden Spaces on Facebook. To see more blooming gardens please visit Carol at May dreams gardens. Have a great week !

Monday, November 30, 2015

Weekend Ramble

  Eye candy for sale Chrysanthemums and crown of thorns.

 Dianthus and Gallardias also on sale

 An early morning visitor that freaked me out. A giant heron it looks like appeared and has been turning up for the past two mornings looking for some food. It has a wingspan of 6 ft or so and is about 3 ft tall.

I had another garden Ramble over the weekend and I would like to thank all those of you who attended. I met a follower of my blog who lives in the UK and Barbados. She was excited to attend because most of the time she can only read about the event. Thank you Anita it was such a pleasure meeting you.  Linda Lewis and her group of friends came by and it was a joy to see a FB friend in person. I was told by many who attended, that this should be a regular event during the year and I plan to do that next year.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Garden Ramble plant and craft market this weekend

Tutorial on making curry with the herbs from the garden.
Tutorials on how to make garden luminaries and planters from everyday household containers.

Enjoy some bajan delicacies and fresh fruit juices all home grown. Come mingle with other gardeners and plant lovers. Exchange ideas , meet new friends learn a craft and learn about butterfly gardening. Come on over relax and enjoy the day or the weekend ! Parking available at the Rubis gas station. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day November 2015

 Yellow and white Chrysanthemums
Pink  Chrysanthemums
 Adenium obesum aka Desert Rose
 Oxalis spiralis
It is hard to say good bye to these Picobella petunias
 Amaranthus illumination

 Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.

 We have had some rainy days last week but still not enough to fill our reservoirs for next year.  My friends up North are now preparing for their winter season and we down here are hoping for more rain and cooler weather.
To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol's garden at 
Have a great week my friends!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day October 2015

 Sesbania grandiflora aka Parrot's beak in bloom. These are from seeds sown in April and planted out in July. They are between 15 -20 ft tall.

 Back garden 

I decided to do a pallet make over and created a herb planter stand.
New grill on the block. I saved this grill from the land fill and it is amazing what a new paint job can do. Norman do you recognize your former friend?
A friend and I took a stall at a local festival. Sales were a bit slow that day. 
 Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. It has been really hot and humid and still not enough rain. Well we have November and December  to come. To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol at May dreams gardens
 Until next time take care and happy gardening!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

September remember

Fish cakes a local delicacy is being fried  by Cynthia a member of the St. Lucy Parish Independence committee

It was lovely seeing my hospital roommate Linda her husband Russell and his aunt June. 

Patrons sampling some of the local fare.
 Some scenes from the Garden Ramble that was held 2 weeks ago. The response was good and many will be looking forward another one next year. 
In attendance were many members of the St. Lucy Parish Independence Committee who helped coordinate the affair. Their mission is to promote community Tourism.
The St. Lucy Parish Independence committee is a community based organization with a mandate to ensure that Barbados' Independence is celebrated in communities across the parish, not just in November but all year round where Independence is not a one day affair but a state of mind. Our independence day is on November 30th and my island will be celebrating 49 years of Independence from England.
Special thanks to Janice Springer program Coordinator, Pedro Cumberbatch , Julie Burnett, her mom Cynthia Burnett who manned the fish cake booth and the many members who assisted.
Also special thank you to my daughter Lauren and her husband Marlon and my gardener Rawdon who worked his butt off to get the garden in shape.