Moosey News : March 2009
I've agreed to the Garden Club visiting the Moosey Garden, so there is much frenetic weeding (and soul-searching) going on. And Minimus the wild woodshed kitten has totally reinvented himself - he's the tamest, smoochiest house kitten ever!
This month's features :
- Cloud Farm - A New Zealand Garden
- Bedding Flower Annuals
- Alan Titchmarsh's Favourite Gardens
- Building with River Stones
- Santana Climbing Red Rose
- Plant of the Month : Cosmos Annuals
- Animal of the Month : Rusty the Dog
- Garden Quote : On Real-Life Gardening
- Garden Gallery : Dog Double
- Forum Focus : Popping In and Out
- Gardening Advice : Balancing Plants and Animals with Real People
- Searching for Moosey : Personality plants
- Coming up this month : The Garden Club visit!
This month's features
On a recent Garden Club trip I discovered this treasure of a garden, high in the clouds and mist on Banks Peninsula.
The annual bedding displays I've seen lately are so much more colourful than the flowers in my own garden...
My latest gardening library book has been extremely inspiring, thanks to author Alan Titchmarsh.
I need more stones... I need more stones... The Moosey Journals are full of this small sentence. But what on earth for?
My big red pergola rose called Santana gets its own rose page - finally!
6. Plant of the Month : Cosmos Annuals
Hurray for these simple daisy-shaped flowers, which remind me that I do like the colour lilac, and the shape of a daisy... And Cosmos plants were featured in one of the very first website pages, too.
7. Animal of the Month : Rusty the Dog
Rusty needs this award - recently he stuck his nose and paws into a wasps' nest, with some rather stinging consequences. Dear dog!
8. Garden Quote : Real-Life Gardening
Another gem of a phrase which feels terribly original - but is bound not to be...
9. Garden Gallery : Dog Double
You'll enjoy this photograph of Rusty the dog peering into the Moosey Pond.
10. Forum Focus : Popping In and Out
We never know who is going to pop in and say hello - sometimes new gardening friends, sometimes old favourites. I don't mean that the forum gardeners themselves are old...
11. Gardening Advice : Balancing plants and animals with real people.
Good gardeners need balance in their lives...
12. Searching for Moosey : personality plants
- What Plant Am I?
- Hee hee - I've been working really hard lately on the What Plant Am I? Quiz, adding new questions and new plants that just might match your personality! Give it a try - and apologies if you end up being a Venus Fly Trap or a Cactus!
13. Coming up this month : The Garden Club visit!
Sorry to keep going on about this - and the first real autumn garden days.