Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lighting my Greenhouse at night

Thanks to my mother, I now have light in the greenhouse. I was describing to her how I would grab my little Lee Valley flashlight in the evening and go out to check things. I need to see where I’m walking, as I have a real fear of squashing slugs onto my shoes. Blech. Also trying to work in there in a thin stream of light is virtually impossible. So I was saying I wanted to put a light out there. Mom said, why don’t you get a remote control one then it would be on when you went in, instead of looking for the switch in the dark. I had no idea what she meant. Well it turns out you can get a plug in that is triggered by remote control like a TV. I got one called Woods Wireless Remote from Home Hardware. It works perfectly, even through glass and deck furniture. Mom also gave me a outdoor floodlight which I am using temporarily. It is smashing. Check this out. 

These pictures were taken in low light, so they are a bit fuzzy.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A very quick lawn update!!

Look how the lawn has thickened up on the closest side here. I am so thrilled. 

And the shade garden completely buried in willow leaves. 

The Pink Lady Apple stayed perfectly straight in the huge windstorm the other night...without support. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

It’s orchid time !!

I love this time of year. I have orchids budding and in bloom.