Green Thumbs Thursday!

IMG_5071As Mummy has just pointed out whee does not has thumbs to be green but that is beside the point. Today in the garden whee noticed something. Mummy is a truly terrible gardener but somehow some things in our garden have survived. Here is out garden so far.

Whee started with three tomato plants, one basil plant, one curled parsley plant and one cucumber plant.

The cucumber was nicknamed the unlucky cucumber as it was repeatedly dropped and Mummy believed it was DOA (dead on arrival). Within days it had vanished. It’s vanishing was blamed on notorious criminal slugs and snails reported to be operating in the area, however, imagine efurryones surprise when whee found a weak looking little stalk today:


The basil plant was rather more unlucky and died pretty quickly when Mummy forgot to water in during the hot days. There is nothing left to pigture!

The curled parsley plant might have been over nommed and under watered because it doesn’t really look too well!


Finally the good news! One set of plants are doing well! Whee will be having tomatoes furry furry soon!

Also, Mummy’s apple tree which has done nothing for two years has suddenly decided to give her a baby apple this year! Hooray!


Does you have a garden? How’s your garden doing? Is your hooman a horticulture disaster or green fingered fabulous?

Happy Thursday



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Posted on August 22, 2013, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.

  1. Mummy isn’t to bad but she say’s she hasn’t much time to do all she would like too,xx Speedy

  2. Our mum loves her garden as you can see from our recent posts. Gets you out in the fresh air and we moggies love sharing the garden with the humans as we should all be free outside (Especially if sunny). Oh no Henry has just brought home another bird we had better go and praise him and sort it out LOve Archie xxx

  3. Yay for at least Tomatoes!! we have no much garden yet,we are too busy with the world of fencing ;( our old place we had huge garden beds and filled wth melons and tomatoes cucumbers letteuce,onions spud pumpkins heaps of goodies and when they finished the chickens went in to weed and fertilise..we can’t wait to get a veg garden here we have got four big apple trees that are new additions so fingers crossed for lovely apples πŸ™‚ Have a great day sweet ones hugs Fozziemum xx

  4. Your mum sounds as good as my typist, although she has done well with Basil this year!

  5. I have a farm, planted corn, melons and pumpkins. I’m hoping to get some decent turnout before Halloween.
    The tomatoes look yummy.

  6. Oh dear, we’ll have to send you a red cross parcel πŸ˜€

  7. We had tons of rain this year. The fruit trees and berry bushes did well but a lot of other things didn’t do as well as expected. Looks like your Mummy will have to buy you fresh treats at the grocery store instead of getting stuff out of the garden.

  8. Yup, we have tomatoes, asparagus, eggplant and tomatoes to go along with our scorching hot peppers. We have to have them in elevated pots otherwise the bunnies reap the harvest.

    • Whee don’t have bunnies round here but the neighbors cats and the squirrels and foxes have a field day digging up the flower beds!

      Sounds like you really have green fingers!


  9. Wow a baby apple. Last year we had ONE pear (it was rotten, but it was a real one). We have not one tomato this year, the plant was not even flowering, think we have black thumbs :o)

  10. No garden here. We have some flowers in pots but that is about it.

  11. Oh no piggies! Maybe she’ll do better next year lol. I am decent with the gardening because I come from a gardening family. They own a nursery and sell plants. The property that I live on has 5 greenhouses, and several tree lots and shaded areas with plants to sell. We have lots of apples this year as well as tomatoes, parsley, other herbs (no basil which is a shame because I like to cook with it), peppers of all kinds, lemons, limes, pomegranites… even though the plants are to sell, we still pick the fruit hehe.

  12. awww! All those plants are looking quite adorable, and healthy to me!!! Your mummy sure does seem to have a good green thumb! xoxox Kirby and leah

  13. Your tomatoes are beautiful. Maybe you can serve them at Buddy’s Boutique Bistro. My mommy loves the garden, and I have to say that I am a pretty good gardening assistant. Well, I keep her company, anyway. Our summers get really, really hot and miserable, so gardening hasn’t been much fun lately, but we are looking forward to cooler temperatures in a few weeks and Mommy and I will be back out there together.

  14. Molly Sue and Annabelle say their humans are growing a dalhia and that is all and it is barely hanging on.

  15. We have some plants! But they are untidy and sometimes the human doesn’t water them so they dry up. Donna is not allowed near the plants because they are posionous to dogs! D: We don’t grow fruit or vegetable since the human is not the greatest gardener and fears she may end up frowing poisonous food πŸ˜› Haha! But so glad your tomatoes are doing fine and pretty πŸ™‚

  16. wow, well done to your mummy. Our garden is a wreck! Mummy blames me but its her and the weather and the evil birdies BOL

  17. Tomatoes are yummy. Your mom did fine with that! We only have a couple of flower pots that Mom is able to keep alive. Happily, lots of her friends give us goodies from their gardens.

    Love and licks,

  18. Me Mum iz a horteeculturall deesaster!!! Da rosez not bloomin; da violetz packed up n left!! Only da Ivy came back to life n da Hostaz but dey iz bomb proof n Mum proof too!!!
    Me finkz Mum haz given up fer diz year!!! πŸ˜‰
    Yer matoez look yummy!!!
    Lub Nylablue xo

    • The hoomans have been complaining for years about a passion fruit flowers plant. Efurry year they cut it down and efurry year it grows back and tries to sneaky climb the house into bedroom windows. Must be in league with the ivy! πŸ™‚


      • Yow dat passhun fruit flower plant soundz bunderfull…yer Hu’manz can send it here…Wheek Wheek!!!
        Soundz like it n da Ivy iz in diz together fer shure!!!! Did ya tell yer Hu’Manz dey haz to get da rootz of da plant out of da ground or da plant keep comin back! πŸ˜‰
        Hu’Manz are so funny aren’t dey??
        Lub Nylablue n ‘Brown Thumm Mum’

      • They did try to get the roots out but this plant is determined. It has lived here for years and years and broken out of its pot and gone deep underground. The hoomans chop and dig and spray and scream at it efurry year but it just doesn’t care!

        Silly plant


      • Yow Nutty: LOL now dat iz Mum’z kind of plant….she wuud never bee able to kill it….. πŸ˜‰
        It iz funny when Hu’Manz yell at plantz n treez n food da drop on da floor… MOL WOL!!!
        Lub Nylablue xo

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