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By AndrewR


Some of you have already met Bruno and Barney

Then there’s the frog who looks after the pond

The pots on the patio are the responsibility of Schlecter. I bought him from a street trader in South Africa and he is named after pelargonium schlecteri, a species pelargonium I saw in the Drakensberg Mountains that does not appear to be in cultivation.

I grow a few vegetables and herbs and these two characters keep an eye on them. Meet Grimace and Wallet (if you spoonerise the names, you’ll see the inspiration for them).

The latest addition to the staff is Helen. She doesn’t really have a job yet but she is near an apple tree so I think she can take charge of the fruit. She is named after a cousin who went to Easter Island on her honeymoon.

Has anyone else got such a varied garden staff?

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Any clues about the name of the frog yet and where you got the inspiration for him?

28 Mar, 2008


Yeah How about a CLUE Andrewr ; )

28 Mar, 2008


Oh BTW, what is the variety of the white camelia next to 'Helen' in your garden. I have one exactly the same but I don't know what it's called

28 Mar, 2008


I love the Spider in the web Andrew.
Great fun.

28 Mar, 2008


oh what great friends you have in the garden, such fun. made me smile. I have a tortoise actually I must name him!!, he is pale blue, in fact I think I have two by the pond. I shall do that and post a photo sometime. :)

28 Mar, 2008


ps they are all great love the bears and the others are such characters, lovely variety.

28 Mar, 2008


No clues on the frog's name. That would be like telling you what numbers are going to win the lottery tomorrow. All will be revealed on 9th April if no-one has guessed by then

28 Mar, 2008


so if we get it b4 9th ul tell who got it & thatl end Comp ?

28 Mar, 2008


Yes, I'll post a new blog when someone guesses correctly OR with the name at the end of the two weeks if no-one has guessed it. Just as well GOY is on a bigger server as there are over 60 names suggested so far.

28 Mar, 2008


wow thats fab Andrewr :)

28 Mar, 2008


I love the spider too. GREAT

28 Mar, 2008


60 names and not the right one yet??

30 Mar, 2008


No, keep guessing Andrea

30 Mar, 2008


Lily (as in Lily Pad or in Toad Lily)
Pad-rick (sorry, thats corny isnt it?! They will get worse...)
Macintosh (Mac for short)
Harry Cane (as in huricane!)
Tori Nado (as in, yes you guessed it!)

I'll keep trying! I love a challenge.

31 Mar, 2008

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