Plantnapper predictions & new sprouts!

Note to plantnapper

I wish I'd written this note. Srsly.

So it’s Friday night here in NZ and I’ve battened down the hatches, cleared off the front porch of anything that can wander away, and locked the side gate.

If you’re thinking a hurricane is coming, you should read about the plantnappers from last weekend.

I’m thinking the plantnappers (or whoever) will be doing a walk through of the yard tonight, as the last three times it’s been on a Friday night/Saturday morning.

We purchased a driveway alarm system and I’m ready to see if anyone comes along tonight or in the wee hours of tomorrow morning.  The freaking alarm is so loud it can be heard from outside, so hopefully they get scared away if they do try to come back.  I’ll be calling the cops if I hear it go off, that’s for sure, while trying to keep Ben from beating the crap out of them. RAWR.

Unfortunately our landlord was in Australia when I called him last week about getting better flood lights.  In addition to getting those, our dishwasher needs fixing, and so does the handle on the back door. The dishwasher is acting as a glorified dish rack this week.

Sometimes I’m glad we don’t own our own home yet! Maybe one day.

Ben wanted to buy a baseball bat, but I convinced him this would be a very bad, no good idea.  At least, I think I convinced him.  They didn’t have any at The Warehouse when we were there last, so I guess the plantnappers are in luck.

In other garden news, my nemophilia flowers are starting to sprout in my tire planters!  They doubled in size today.  They are really keen growers! :)  We had some really hot sun yesterday, so everything looks bigger than it was the day before.  I tried to get a good pic of them but my camera refused to grab them.

My mini Greek basil (first batch) has finally started to sprout, too! The sprouts are so tiny that they aren’t very photogenic with our ancient Samsung :(  And the french summer thyme that had already sprouted is really going for gold.  I ended up transplanting it into the big round bowl pot and planted heaps more thyme seeds with those sprouts.  At first I tried to keep the different kinds in different sections, but I decided to just sprinkle them wherever, so I”m not sure what this pot will end up looking like lol! It’ll be full of thyme, though!

I think I’m going to need to transfer my eggplant & bell pepper sprouts this weekend.  Unfortunately the plantnappers also made off with a stack of my medium-sized pots, so I’m going to have to buy some more.  Damn them!

New growth on my king of blues beans

New bean growth

My peas are still looking healthy, but my King of Blues beans are looking a bit funny!  I’m not sure why…might need to get Ben’s Dad to look at them. The kittens did get a good nom in on them before I transplanted them into the raised beds, and we have had a few cold nights since then, unfortunately! They do have some nice healthy green growth coming up, but their current leaves look a bit brown and their stems have darkened up some.  It’s probably just me being paranoid.

And some exciting (to me, anyway) blogging news — now & gwen got a link back today from Madeleine over at NZ Ecochick! You should check out her blog — she gives some really lovely tips on how to garden if you don’t have a lot of space and how to reduce the rubbish you produce & live more sustainably.  She also just got a new bunny addition to her family, and decided to take her out on a leash, like Damara & Leon! So cute :)

And some more blogging news — now & gwen has had over 1000 views to date! I never thought this would happen in just over a month of starting to blog. Thank you so much!

I’ll keep you guys updated on the plantnappers! Now I’m off to go catch up on some Vampire Diaries!  It’s one of my guilty pleasures that I will not be ashamed about. I love Damon.  End of story.  Ben knows of my love for Damon.  He likes Natalie Portman, so we’re even.

Credit for plantnapper note picture.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Madeleine @ NZ Ecochick
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 21:54:20

    I love that sign that’s so funny! I can imagine you writing it! Congrats on the big 1000 that’s super amazing in your first month too wow you rock! You should read the VD books they are super cool ( I hate to say it but way better than the show). I love trashing vamp stuff too. Haha! Your secret is safe with me!


    • gwen
      Oct 16, 2011 @ 20:18:26

      I cracked up when I found that sign, the article it was from is pretty funny, full of witty puns!

      I haven’t read the VD books yet, but plan on it !


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