Saturday, 22 December 2012

A Pet Dragon for Christmas

My grandson has asked Santa for a pet dragon - not a toy one, a real live one. Santa may have trouble with that request. But then, I'm just as bad. I've asked Santa for a few extra hours in each day. It's no wonder the old man lives at the North Pole.

We have been very busy lately.
My daughter and her family are in the process of moving to Brisbane (from Cairns) so less trips to Cairns for us in the future but more grandma time. There's been a new school to find and a new house for them to live in. They are staying with us for a while until they can move into their new house so I have my family here for Christmas (Yay!)

Missy is feeling slightly over whelmed with two litte boys and a cocker spaniel sharing her house. It's definitely not as quiet as she's used to.

The garden is a bit neglected as well but it can look after itself for a while. Summer is peak growing season so the plants are growing like mad and so are the weeds.

Even where there are no flowers, the neos provide colour.

The caladiums  have all come up. They disappear during winter so I'm always relieved to see them again. The cannas and gingers are starting to come up as well. We had a very wet winter this year and they can rot in the ground if they are too wet while they're dormant so I'm glad to see they've made it through.

The shadecloth over the lettuce is doing its job well. We've had some extremely hot weather and so far, so good. John has been watering them every day.

The rockmelon are ripening.
They are 14 on the vines all together but I doubt they will all get to the edible stage.
The most important tree in the house at the moment.
It has some presents under it already but I can't wait to see what Santa brings.
I've never seen a real dragon.

Have a Happy Christmas everyone.


  1. Hope you get a pet dragon for your grandchild anyhow. Merry Christmas!

  2. Sounds like you have a lovely Christmas ahead with your family, Ros. The garden is looking good after the rain. I have a bit of a crush on caladiums at the moment. Yours are lovely. Seasons greetings.

  3. Happy Christmas to all of you :) have a lovely time!

  4. Look at your tree!!!! it is amazing - am I right that it is just hundreds of teddy bears? Happy christmas and enjoy the time with your family around you.

  5. Your Neos are gorgeous and the teddy-bear tree is adorable.

    Happy Christmas!

  6. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    I can hear the excited happiness in your words at having all the family stay with you during the holidays. Have fun with your Granny duties.
    Note from Brownie to Missy: Stay out of the kids way, and try not to get stepped on when they are all excited running around with their new toys. Merry Christmas Missy...woof woof.

  7. How fantastic that you've got your family to stay with you for Christmas. There's nothing better than being able to see the delight on childrens' faces when they open those long-awaited presents. How do you wrap a dragon? Lol, I think that's a fantastic present wish.
    Have a wonderful day.

  8. Your melons look great!! Merry Christmas from Virginia! I hope that dragon comes with a muzzle. :o)

  9. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    from your gardening friend in Houston,Texas.


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