Sunday, September 14, 2014

The smells of spring.

Spring is in the air.
Granny loves the changing seasons.
The crisp cold of winter, with the rain that nourishes our land and the Soft temperatures of Autumn, with the lazy days and leaves fluttering to the ground.
Then there are the warm days of summer. (as long as they don't get too hot), with the day light saving and eating our meals out side and going to the beach.
 Spring comes with the wonderful scent of flowers wafting through the air.
Like the Jasmine.
Then Granny says that the garden needs to be fertilized.
So what do we have to do????
Put stinky fertilizer all over the garden and pretty flowers so we can't smell them.
Does it Pong???? Fhewwww... it is on the nose.
Then granny says "Don't worry the smell will be gone in 3-4 days.
What do we have to do???
Go around with a peg on our noses.
She says it makes the flowers grow so the garden smells nice.
I beg your Pardon!!!! you just put stink all over the garden.
"What is wrong with humans, I just don't get it."
Yep!! you got it. Grow pretty flowers and then what???

more manure.
Lovely lavender that smells so beautiful, (If we could smell it)
So after fertilizing we have to mulch. Well that was more fun.
I could nearly hide in this straw. It is supposed to keep the moisture in the soil when it gets cooking hot... 

At least I had a ride in the barrow.

Granny is happy now and she hopes to smell her garden again (ONE DAY)

I just found some photos of some of our Australian native flowers for you.
We don't grow them in our yard, although we love taking a gander at them.

This is a Waratah 

This is a Hakea.
And this one is the Sturt Dessert Pea.
After a stinky, pong day, I had a wash and ate toast, with peanut butter and honey on top.
Yum, Diddly Scrumptious.
With a warm cup of chocolate milk.

I'm off to bed with a honey biscuit under my nose, so I can smell, and dream of good things.
See you all next week.

Spring has sprung and all the little lambs are born at this time of the year.
I hope you like them.

Best Spring wishes to all my followers.

My thought for the day. 

"A garden is a place where you plant your dreams."


  1. Hi Wilbur,

    Oh, I love those lambies they are so sweet. I want to hug them. Granny's garden is going to be bee-u-tee-ful.

    Here we are preparing for autumn, the leaves are just beginning to turn color.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence ♥

  2. Poor Wilbur... but Granny is right... you need to stand the pong for a few days to be able to enjoy the beautiful smell of the flowers for the rest of spring and summer and fall... Your a tough bear - you'll make it. We're not sure about that honey bicuit under your nose... ;O)

    Flutterby + Birgit

  3. Hi Key en Wilbur,

    Wat een PRACHTIGE periode van het jaar is bij jullie aangebroken, de LENTE. Alle seizoenen hebben hun charme maar de Lente vind ik persoonlijk het allermooiste. Je ziet dan de wereld weer tot leven komen, en alles van een minuscuul klein blaadje uitgroeien toe ware reuzen, PRACHTIG!!! en heel boeiend ook vooral.

    Maar ja Wilbur, al die stinkende mestsoorten zijn geen lolletje, en dan zit het ook nog op je neus haha. Je kan het beste maar een paar dagen een grote wasknijper op je neus zetten. Maar Oma heeft gelijk hoor, je zal het zelf zien Wilbur dat door het mesten straks alles volop in bloei staat met de mooiste bloemen.

    Geweldig Kay, die bijzondere soorten bloemen die je ons laat zien, WOWwwwwwwwwwwwww, wat een juwelen van schoonheden. Wat is de natuur toch fantastisch hé.

    Geniet samen van de prille lente,

    Veel liefs,

  4. The garden is beautiful, Wilbur. I'm sure Granny appreciated you tolerating the smell. It really will help the garden. Sometimes we use chicken manure and sometimes cow manure. We have plenty to go around here in It is worth it, because the flowers will bloom and bloom. Rest up sweetie, so you can enjoy the lovely weather headed your way.

  5. Oh...Oh..... Wilbur! THAT smells!

    However.....(always however sigh...) there will be so many beautiful LOVELY-smelling flowers in your garden and they will make you and Granny very is a couple of days then?

    Let me tell you: a couple of SMELLING stinky days!

    Now, Wilbur, believe me...and I'm almost ashamed to tell you that smell! Living in the country.....knowing AHA! food for the plants, potatoes, grass, mais and more! We smell it a LOT!!!! Living between farmers.....with cows and pigs.....and they all have to p... the animals I mean : )))))

    My advise to you? put a cup of peanutbutter next to your smells NICE and strong!

    Good Luck!!!!

    Hi Granny, what a beautiful and special flowers you have in the surrounding! Thanks for sharing!
    CUTE little lambs!!!!

    Here? Autumn has just started!!!!

    Take care, both of you!!!!

    Hugs, Pink.

  6. Dearest Kay,
    Your garden seems to start looking just lovely and yes, feeding the plants and shrubs is something we need to do. Wish such chicken manure would be available to our area; great fertilizer!
    Thanks for sharing your spring beauty and hope you get to enjoy it for quite a while to come.
    Happy new week to you.

    PS I did reply to your comment on my blog, I have never ever been overweight. That is the tricky part of finding out you are diabetes type 2!

  7. Oh how I wish we had seasons here in Orlando, I love all of your gorgeous garden photos!


  8. So nice post!! Spring!!!!! I miss it!! And there is an Autumn in Ukraine now. But very warm, without rains. Very beatifull Indian Summer after rather hot July and August!

  9. Очень приятные эти весенние садовые работы)))
    Очень красивые цветы)))

  10. wie schön, ich freue mich jetzt schon auf den nächsten Frühling, bei uns kommt jetzt der Herbst mit großen Schritten. Liebe Grüße Iris

  11. Thanks for the photos of the unusual flowers. Such we never get to see here. Beautifully!
    I hope the stench is over soon, so that you can enjoy the spring. With us now is almost autumn and we have some days already cold temperatures as you have only in winter (winter is with us much colder) Enjoy the Awakening of nature

  12. Hi Wilbur - Wow I am so Happy you shared all your incredible flower pictures! So many that we don't ever even get to see over here where it is actually Fall now! Oh My Heavens you really Are on the other side of the world My Friend! ~ LuV, TiGGy

  13. Bellissimo orso e bellissime foto! ^_^


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