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Cecile Landgrebe
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: This is not a diary but... Reply with quote

A couple of days ago I moved to a new apartment WITH BALCONY. Encouraged by Miss Poppy I started planting flowers and seeds.

A few pictures



Miss Poppy planted these tulips in January. They have been joined by a few pansies. I wanted to put those on the floor but my cat Adelheid started eating them.




In these baskets Californian poppies and Nigellas will grow. I hope. The seeds are there anyway.




And this poor hydrangea has been nibbled at by Adelheid. I tried to shoo her away by pouring water over her but it has resulted in secret nibbling rather than public nibbling. I hope it survives.



I planted anemones and put a little rose in a pot.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Honored Fraulein:

The flowers look beautiful! Every balcony must have flowers for beauty.

A note of warning regarding hydrangea: Those plants are poisonous to cats as it contains cyanogenic glycoside. Enough of that plant will cause very painful stomach indigestion and bloody diarrhea.

http://www.cfainc.org/articles/plants.html

Please keep your eye on your kitty for any signs of trouble and find a way to keep her from getting sick.

http://cats.suite101.com/article.cfm/stop_cats_from_digging_in_or_eating_plants

Rayati,
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How STUNNING, darling! I am so very impressed.
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Cecile Landgrebe
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Miss Spyker, thank you for that advice. That explains why the second time she nibbled at the plant she vomited plant squash on my new floor. I will certainly keep an eye on her but I believe she is no longer very interested in the hydrangea. Also I keep pouring water over her when she wants to take a bite out of my pretties. That may lessen her interest in plant eating too.
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Sushuri Madonna
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing these, honored Fršulein. It makes me feel as though I were there.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These flowers are absolutely gorgeous, dear Fraulein Landgrebe! And....I see purple, hehe!
Be careful, hydrangeas need a lot of water. They live well in places such natural spas, places with water spring and with small rivers.
I think that you need a small piece of iron in the soil to turn a pink hydrangea into a lavender/blue one, but I'm not really sure...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Miss Viola,

Thank you for your advice. It will rain for days on end so I think it will not be short of water any time soon. But I will keep an eye on the hydrangea when the weather is not as wet.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Poppy asked if I have a nice view of the sunset from my balcony. I would have if there weren't all these high buildings. Still I have nice evening skies on occasion.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More pictures!





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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see purple and fuchsia!
I love the painted vases too!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: Phoebes Pottering Reply with quote

A big thank you to the Gardeners. The Honoured Fraulein and Miss Poppy for sharing their 'blooming' photographs. The photographs, motivated me, (well that and the glorious sunshine we, are having here in the English Riviera) into spending some time in the garden. I spent a few hours digging out a well rooted buddleia, it was too near the house and blocking out the light from the sitting room. I then set about doing my pots and tidying. So, I thought I would share 'PhoebeJoyas' Potterings' with you! Hmm I have no idea how to add photographs!!(hee hee)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Poppy has told me how to add the photographs, so, hopefully soon.
Thank You Miss Poppy!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I started posting pictures of my pretties I might as well continue. I hope you don't mind seeing the same flowers over and over again. I am just so excited about watching them grow and change.




This rose makes me very happy.




I had white tulips but now I have red ones too.






The hydrangea survived the raids of Adelheid the Destroyer.




I have lots of seedlings popping up. It is such a joy to behold. There are so many of them that they push up patches of soil.






These will be Californian Poppies. Yes, in honour of.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dearest Fraulein Landgrebe, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful piccies! I can't wait to see the full-bloomed California poppies!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Honoured Fraulein, I am loving watching the blooming of Your charges!
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