Sunday, July 10, 2011

Meeting with friends at TSV

Some of my gardening friends came over for a visit at TSV. Since we have had very nice weather these days, I prepared dinner outside for us.

So out the tables and chairs and while one of the friends were setting up the tables, another friend and I fired the coal for roasting shrimps.

What can beat an alfresco dinner with good friends and tasty food right in your garden?!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Instant planting in a wine barrel

I bought a wine barrel (not really for wine, though) last week and let it lie around idlely because I haven't got enough potting mix for planting. But this morning I thought I could try making an "instant planting" in the barrel, using a few potted plants. This is how it turned out.

I got in there a pot of "grass" and ivy, a pot of rosemary and a pot of shrimp plant. Then I filled the empty spaces in-between the pots with plastic bags and covered on top with pine bark.

It looks natural enough, doesn't it?