Monday, 23 October 2006

this and that

Did my usual trip on Saturday to see my Sister Joy ~ it was really nice because some of my other relations were there as well ~ My Niece Carol and Nephews Ben and Paul ~ another nephew David and his wife Sue and my Nephew Tim and his wife Jannette  (Tim my hero who rescued me from the spider last week)

I must admit I looked very closly before going to the door this week didn't  want to demolish another spiders home ~

We went to the Garden centre and bought some bulbs ~ and Tom took Lyn to another centre to get the tree's you see in the pictures ~

I figure if you are going to plant trees in the garden it may as well be fruit bearing ones  ~ we did have shrubs in there before they were black and red currant bushes and they were huge ~ and took up a lot of  space ~ so now with the trees there we have planted all the bulbs between them ~ so hopefully they will look nice in the Spring Time ~

Driving home from Joy's on Saturday I was held up at every set of traffic lights and as I had the Camera on the Dash Board I decided I would take a picture at every stop ~ The first was at the Roman Catholic Church ~ I went to St Johns School it was called "Heigham House" in my time there but they renamed it at a later  date ~ the next one is in Heigham Street  where the back entrace to the school is ~ this is where my Brother Tony used to come out when my Mother left him at the front gate ~ thinking he was safely at school for the day ~ I was held up at two more traffic lights but then it was non stop and every traffic light was in my favour so didn't get a chance to finish my photo trip going home ~ didn't think it would be wise to just snap picture's while I was driving ~

 

I would like to congratulate everyone on being nominated for a VIVI  ~ it is so nice to see lots of my friends on those lists ~

 

34 comments:

lsfp1960 said...

Wow, your yard will be like an orchard !  Will there still be room for me to pitch my tent?  There are palm trees that grow in our climate.  A lot of people in my area have them in their yards.  I need to get some bulbs too.  My roses are like your..but it's too late to cut them & bring them in.  Cutting stimulates growth and at this time of the year we want them to go dormant.   I'm just letting them go into hips and that will bring on dormancy.  Linda in WA  

jeadie05 said...

How nice to go and visit Joy,and see her family too ,I love the pictures of the garden and the trees and bulbs, wont that look good in the spring ,look forward to the pictures then ,we had sunflowers grow from birdseed too,Have good week dear ,.,.,Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

I love gardening but am really a novice at it.  We went to see the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle a few weeks ago and they really put ours to shame.  We came home and my husband was right out there in the garden immediately pulling weeds etc.  Result! (as the younguns say)  I don't know if we will ever have a garden as nice as Sissinghurst...haha, but we can have our little Eden here on earth.  Thanks for another interesting entry.
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

jeanno43 said...

Your garden is going to look stunning in Spring.  I no longer buy bulbs, too much work, I do have Daffs naturalised. No room for fruit trees but we do have a plum.  Loved seeing the pictures.

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rayne1123 said...

i love the flowers, will those trees grow and live all winter long?  i am not sure how your seasons are but here they would freeze by next week  lol.  i hope you had a great weekend
noelle

ora4uk said...

Oh Ally...your garden is going to be so pretty come spring...we are getting some bulbs to plant tomorrow when we go shopping..hubby and I that is....we had rain this week end...ground should be soft...easy to dig in...hopefully that is....our fall foliage is not as pretty this year...don't know why...just didn't seem to be as vibrant as in years past...crazy weather we have I guess....it is cold today...39 degrees...and overcast...not gloomy...but not sunny either...LOL...hugs toya from KY...Ora

astoriasand said...

Good Evening Ally, I don't know why but I did not get an alert for this entry,nor do some of my followers seem to be getting mine so they say..I have been going around just now lots of journals,as lately,alerts just do not seem to be coming through to me for some journals.Glad I clicked on yours.Nice to see some plants again,away  from all the halloween things.Rain rain rain many have had, I read.Here has been good.The bulbs will be delightful in spring.Love the fruit trees you have bought too.You should do a garden journal next,your plants have been super this yr and fruit etc pics are lovely.enjoyed your entry once more.Take care.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

blpltt said...

Oo Ally, you make me feel guilty; so much to do in the garden here, but terribly wet.  Loved your virtual trip home !  Bunny xx

plieck30 said...

Been missing you girl. Glad you had a nice visit and the traffic wasn't so bad you could take too many pictures. Paula

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  It`s a pity you can`t visit me at our garden centre but I think it`s bit too far for a few plants...lol!  What a good idea to let the sunflower seeds grow, I might try something like that though with my luck I`ll get dandelions...lol!  Take care. :o)

Sandra xxxx

springangel235 said...

Those bulbs are going to be so pretty when they bloom in the spring...loved all of them.  You bought some really nice plants...love the last of the roses...very pretty...you have a wonderful week...enjoy!
Hugs and love,
Joyce

jaymact1 said...

Your garden will look a treat with all those bulbs.  Hope the weather stays so you can get them planted on a nice day. take care Love Joan.

mllevl said...

looking forward to a pic of your garden in the spring Ally....  Eve

nightmaremom said...

:::giggle::: glad ya didn't tear down another house :)~
hugs
d

oddb0dkins said...

Those sunflowers look a little bedraggled, lol, but at least you gave them a chance to grow. B. x

halliday0957 said...

Hello Ally, How good to hear from you again. Quite a few faces been missing since the Vivi votes. Dunno why. Been missing myself most of the time. Your encourage
ing comments and those of others have re-awakened the writing instincts in me so airtime on aol has been short. Have read your postings, dunno why again but I seem calmer afterwards. You are good for me. Thanks Jim Halliday

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...

just dropped in to say hello! and hope you are ok. I hav'nt been by for a while as i have been side tracked...lol.

Astra!

jlocorriere05 said...

Your garden is going to look pretty in the spring, we want photos of all those bulbs when they flower! Glad you had a good day with your family on Saturday. Don't you find that if you catch one traffic light you catch them all?! Jeannette xx  

tendernoggle said...

Your garden will be so pretty this spring!
You almost had a family reunion at your sis's house! I know you all enjoyed it too!
love ya,
carlene

stupidsheetguy said...

You just have a way of making everything so delightful. Thanks for a smile, since I can't sleep, lol.

Jimmy

susanebunn said...

Oh I bet there's a good story behind your brother escaping the evil clutches of school everyday!  What kind of fruit trees did you plant?

Susie
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susanebunn said...

Dur!! I looked at your pictures and saw the trees!  Never mind my last comment!  think I better get that second cup of coffee this morning!  LOL

Susie

cacklinrosie101 said...

Ally, it is so nice to put things in the ground in the fall and anticipate how lovely it will be in the spring.  LOL..I'm laughing at the camera on your dashboard.  Glad you hit a lot of red lights, as we got to enjoy the scenery.  Have a nice rest of the week.  xx  Chris

wldconnie said...

I love fruit trees. I do miss my garden terribly. I envy you planting all those bulbs and trees. Thanks for sharing. Love Conniex

egre328 said...

Oh your bulbs and trees are lovely.  Just wait until those trees are all bearing fruit!  We too have just had a surprise late flowering sunflower.  It just grew from nowhere in a crack in the path where we assume a bird had dropped a seed.  It certainly was a surprise and really cheered us up.  Nature is so determined to do its job, don't you think?  Eileenx

gaboatman said...

Ally
I enjoyed seeing the pictures of yor tripto the garden cneter and all the goodies you bought to plant.  Your garden will really come alive this next spring!  I especially enjoyed the pictures you took coming home and I'm glad you decided not to shoot while actually driving, LOL!
Sam

bethjunebug said...

Nice pictures Ally. Have a nice day.
your journal friend,
Liz

jennyp51 said...

I have just come back from a lovely weeks holiday in norfolk.  I'm new to journalling and love your images, trying to put some in mine but failing miserably.

Jenny

mkolasa101 said...

You are so sweet Ally always leaving those nice comments on my journal.  I love yourjournal, just love everything about it.  Your graphics, the photographs and explanations, your way of telling your stories, I feel as if I know you just from your journal and it's so good to know that others like to leave the sunflower plants that pop up from the bird feeder where they land to see what they do.  That the double bonus of feeding the birds sunflower seeds, we end up with two gifts, watching them and haveing suprise flowers grow.

Blessing to you sweet lady.

Marlene - A Poets Point of View
http://journals.aol.com/mkolasa101/PurelyPoetry

fasttrack58 said...

Lovely photos.... my white roses are blooming the best now... and I did not have any wild sunflowers come up this year so bought some and hopefully they will come up again next year....
Have a great day!
Linda :)

bbartle3 said...

I surely understand the impulse
to take photos from the car. I have
one from under a web of curving
overpass roads, pix I've labelled,
"Los Angeles Concrete."  ha ha ha.

Oh, let's talk about sex, love, war
and politics!@ domesticity. Ha ha ha
ha ha ha.......   - Barry

mtrib2 said...

I have 4 apple trees, a pear, a sweet cherry, a 'pie' (sour) cherry, two large pecan trees, and a hazzlenut and chinese chestnut trees along with many ceders, etc.     Your yard will look wonderful and you will have your own fruit in several years.     I enjoyed the photo of the church and your journey in your car.    mark

lindachapmanuk said...

hi Ally! just catching up again!!! loved your pics that was such a good idea taking a pic every time you stopped. Its interesting for us to see that.we should all do that (when I get a camera anyway!)

lindachapmanuk said...

ps..Linda xx  !!