Welcome to our blog. It will follow the development of our garden from quagmire, after completion of our self-build, to a garden that reflects our eco-friendly principles. We are wanting to create a garden that meets our needs as a family but is also a wildlife friendly zone. Well that's what we are hoping, time will tell if we are successful.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Gardening with Rosie

So the wet weather is back again. So far it has made the peas and sweet peas fail miserably. They are covered in mould and aphids. Thankfully, the nasturtiums have thrived. I'm going to try putting some in salad and see what the reaction is.

The garden is a bit of a mess with dog stuff everywhere but I have finally got around to doing a bit of weeding.

The dog decided to help. Here she is looking a bit sheepish as she has dug up more plants and decided to sit on them so there was no incriminating evidence.

Rosie has kindly shown me the correct way to scrape clean a plant pot

Thankfully, despite having eaten a chicken diet she will still come back to us for cooked chicken. Here she is enjoying a walk at the lake, rather a quick snack break on the way. I can't believe it, she's managed to gain a whole kilo in a week, despite not being well. That's chicken power! Now if only she could eat eggs...

Monday, 13 August 2012

Trouble for Rosie

Poor Rosie has been feeling a bit rough for a couple of days. She was prescribed a diet of chicken and rice by the vet and, not surprisingly, loved it.

I think the chickens knew something was up because they refused to lay eggs for a day.
 Here you can see Rosie is sitting nicely for a small chicken treat.
Here she is back on her four paws again. Has she learnt not to drink pond water, eat flowers from the garden, dig up and eat the chew toys from the soil? What do you think? I'm sure dog food is not one of the purposes of the multi-purpose compost.