The life and times of an English Airedale Terrier puppy

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Gardening with Dad

Well Saturday morning we were all up bright & early to do gardening. Luckily it was a lovely sunny day so we could get lots done. I'm proud to say that most of the gardening was being done in my honour. Mum & dad are making the lawn wider so that my agility equipment fits better. It has nothing to do with the fact that I keep digging in all the flower beds I'm sure.

I had to rally the workers quite a bit as they took far too many tea breaks for my liking. Chop, chop people work to be done.

I was very useful to have around. Mum's gloves kept ending up all over the garden, so I helped out by running around, finding them & carrying them around. What a helpful little boy I am.

I know pink pretty gardening gloves aren't the most macho thing to be looking after, but I do think I look pretty cute. Mum didn't think so when she kept having to come & get her gloves back though, hehehe.

Look how much soil & old plants we dug out. We filled a whole skip! All the areas that are just mud on the sides of the garden will be turfed to make the lawn wider & mum & dad will have the two curved flower beds which I had to promise not to dig in, boo.

As it was hot work, I requested an ice cube break. Hmm, choosing which one to crunch first was a tough choice. Eeny, meeny, miney, mo...

Yum, good choice. Very refreshing.

What? Time to go back to work already? OK dad!

Dad painted the shed while I checked how full the rubbish bags were. Too much soil in them & they were too heavy to lift. As site foreman I felt that health & safety was my responsibility & I didn't want any injuries on my site.

Dad moved on to painting the fence. He doesn't reckon the lady who lived here before had ever treated the fence or the shed as he said the wood was really soaking up the paint. It looks so much smarter now.

It's like a whole new fence, so hopefully it will now last a couple of years. Do you see the trampoline next door? I love watching the neighbours kids bouncing on it. It looks such great fun!

While dad painted the shelf, I thought I'd get on & do some planting for mum. To show her how much I was going to take good care of the new plants & not chew them up you see! I found my trowel so I was all set.

There we go. So pretty. We need to put some bedding plants in for the summer. They'll spread & fill the gaps until these plants grow bigger.

Mum is going to cover the soil with pretty pebbles. I think it makes the lovely plants show up more. I think mum has an ulterior motive in that she thinks I'll be less likely to dig with the pebbles there. We shall see...

We still have a lot of work to do. There's a lot more fence to paint, the turf to lay & more flowers to plant, plus mum & dad want to jet spray the patio so it's all sparkly & clean. After that I think we'll be having a BBQ & party. You all want to come?

Oscar x


Jasper said...

Wow, are so lucky to have such a nice back yard to play and romp in! What a good helper you were today! GOOD BOY.
The flowers and newly painted fence look so nice.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Do I see a Kong growing in your garden?

Bussie Kissies

Lillie Valentine said...

WOw Oscar, your yard looks SO nice! You are a really good gardener. Mom was wondering if you could come help her fix her gardens. You are lucky to have so many nice plants. MUAH! Lillie V

Bogart said...

Excellent gardening work there Oscar!


Fu Fu said...

Hey Oscar, you sure help out alot in the gardening. I hope you get treats for the good work you've done. ;)

~ fufu

Toby said...

wow Oscar - well done for being such a good helper in the garden! Those stones around those plants look mum put a fence up around the stoney bits in my garden because I keep stealing them! Hee hee!

Those ice cubes look soooo refreshing! I want one...I'll got nag mum now!


Huskee Boy said...

YES!! I want to come for your BBQ.. think of all the sausages and chicken wings..!!
I must say that you have helped out a lot with the gardening (and fertilising of course..).. what a smart boy!

Maggie said...

What a pretty spot your mom and dad have created Oscar! I'd love to come for a burger! Thanks for the invite!

Love ya lots,

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Very nice garden you have there.

Boy n Baby

Simba said...

What hard workers you all are.


Faya said...

Et bien Oscar, qu'est-ce-qu'ils feraient sans toi ! Je suis comme toi toujours prête à donner un coup de papatte pour les aider. J'adore le jardinage surtout la grillade qui suit.... papouilles mon grand

Boo said...

oscar, nice job! i wonder if u get paid for supervising? did you did you?

i like the pebbles. i think it sure will make your digging difficulty... oh, i really mean make the garden looks so much tidier.

wet wet licks


Jackson said...

I think the pebbles look good. I like moving garden pebbles around into my own pattern and then perhaps dropping them on human toes. It keeps them busy putting them back again. Why don't you try it? J x

Nanook The Newfoundland said...

awwww...your garden is bootiful. It is still very cold and rainy here, so no gardening yet for us! I usually find a nice shady spot and nap while mum digs around in the dirt.

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

Hi Oscar,
I like to help work in the garden too! xxx Asta

Suki said...

I want to come, Oscar! You did such a great job helping your parents out :)

My mommy loves gardening, too, but it's soooo hot out that she hasn't done any lately.

Puggy kisses

Loui (and his mum!) said...

Hey Oscar, what do you think is going on? My mum had a blitz on our garden on Sunday too...and that grass eating machine come out too. I don't think I like that, so I chased it up and down the garden!

Loui xx

Butchy & Snickers said...

Pawty, pawty, pawty! We'll come! Your fence looks like new! Good thing they are making more room for your things. Pink doesn't look so bad on you, looks good with your black fur, hehehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Joe Stains said...

your yard looks great and you look like a great helper. we dug up all the junk my mom tried to plant.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

did u actually had d whole set of agility equipment??

as for me, i only had 6 weave poles..

do feel free to post up some pic of ur equipment...i really love to c them..

Blue said...

Hi Oscar
Just a quick visit will I've 'wireless' for a few hours!
Am very impressed with your gardening skills... keep up the good work. My patch could do with some attention!
Pets & pats

Peanut said...

man you did good work there. See Flash's friday post about our trampoline.