Thursday, July 24, 2008

Strawberries - take one.... take two....

Ok - I was so proud and happy with my garden and then I come home and find this. Strawberries take one....


So today I went and got some more. Stuart was alone with the strawberry plants, which were up on the lounge I might add!, for all of 5 minutes while I ran a bath for the kids. Strawberries take two....


By this point I've got the shits. Big time. So I went with the whole "don't get mad, get even" thingie so I spent the afternoon building my new garden area which is now Stuart proof. I have also got an orange tree to keep the lemon company and both are looking lovely and healthy and haven't been attacked as yet! I went to my local F&V too for the styrofome boxes which are working really nicely. Oh and Stuart is seriously pissed off at me now that he can't get into the garden - he's been doing laps along the fence line trying to get through.

When I was at the nursery today buying the strawberries that are no longer strawberries I was talking to the nursery lady about fruit/veges in pots and she also suggested ballerina apple trees which are smaller versions but which produce full size fruit but you have to have 2 trees for them to cross polinate and produce fruit and one of the varieties names is Charlotte. I think that's a sign - they've gone on the wish list for my birthday, I think one from each little person would be a nice thing.

In kidlet news Charlotte is booked in for the first week in September for her surgery. I'm scared because she is having a general anaesthetic but I know it needs to be done so now it's just chatting to her about what is going to happy and why. She has asked if Libby (her cabbage patch doll) is allowed to come with her so that Libby doesn't get 'heartbroken; (her terms!) while she is away. The surgeon seemed to be really good and had a great rapport with Charlotte so I'm hoping all will go well. I think the hardest part will be the fasting - she is allowed a light juice and toast brekky before 7am and then nothing until the surgery which I have a feeling she won't like. It has to be done and I'm hoping she'll be much better after it's all done. Fingers crossed.

4 comments:

Bells said...

naughty Stuart!!! He's worse than possums!! Good work sealing it all off.

Love the sound of the Charlotte apples!

Michelle said...

I've got a possum called Porku who totally destroyed our broccoli crop. We fixed him good and proper with chicken wire, and then he destroyed that too, by sitting his fat arse on it. He finds it harder getting around the tougher fencing wire now, though!

Kuka said...

oooh your little garden looks good =)
I'm thinking this might be the weekend to get my garden reved up - I think i need a lemon tree to match the native lime the Boy's dad got us... where did you get yours??

Jejune said...

I must admit I'm guessing who Stuart is - a bunny? A friendly caterpillar? The kids' invisible friend? ;)

We rent too, and I finally got a lemon tree in a pot a few years ago - it's great. I hate the whole 'can't really do a garden properly' thing too. I bought blueberries in pots a little while ago. Must look into those dwarf apples, they sound good too.

Hope Charlotte's surgery goes smoothly, for her AND you.