Saturday, April 28, 2012

This is what makes my garden grow . . .


This morning I got up early to receive a load of horse poo.


The arrangement is: I mend my cousin’s pants -


He periodically delivers horse poo for my garden


Of course, my favourite season is here AUTUMN, when I am often found in the streets, raking up strangers leaves and bagging them up and driving them home to my compost heaps


It does help grow these wonders


And they are continually rewarding me with their beauty


Oh Happy Days

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Slow to warm up

 This is how I spent most of ANZAC DAY, while watching the march on TV
Not in love yet, but working on it!
"Lest we forget"

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Autumn Flush


Lots of lovely flowers in my Autumn garden 
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

That time of year . . .

Master Flowergarden thought that it was time for another scarecrow in our garden.
First we had to go through his cupboards to find out what didn't fit anymore -
and then,
inspired by this clever lady

I knew there was a reason we had been keeping animal bones, collected from the farm, parked under a tree in our back year.

We were both very proud of our combined efforts.
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Saturday, April 14, 2012


Look what's hiding on my couch . . .

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gardening for Joy

Going to the Garden Show in Melbs at the start of the holidays certainly got me inspired.
Weather permitting, I've been out with my beloved plants dreaming and working in my garden.
I have these MAGNIFICENT Winter Gladdies coming up to bud. I've counted 8 buds so far, which is very very exciting.
On closer inspection around the garden, I have spied lots of little shoots of bulbs coming up already.
I see some here and I see some there
. . . and I bought some new ones too
In the April issue of ABC Gardening Australia Magazine there is a great article on How to Grow Great Bulbs. People think that I am knowlegable about gardening, and have a lovely display; but certainly never so much that I can't learn something new. In the same "mag" there is also an article on Vegi Gardening, which is so timely for me. My chickens are scratching around out there and I can't wait to plant something.

How to Grow Great Bulbs
The Big Weigh In
are from the April issue of ABC Gardening Australia
magazine – worth a read!
I've turned my compost heaps x 3 and it all looks luscious
My "girls" are doing their part in getting the vegi patch ready for planting
Another good read is:
" Fruits of Their Labour "
which is from the April issue of Country Style magazine.
Holidays are great for catching up on all the things I love.
If you'd like to get some great "Gardeners Cards" made by me, don't for get you can
click the link below
...go on, have a look
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Playing with Colour

A tidy up of my sewing room the other week, uncovered some "unfinished business"
Now it's some "hanging up on the curtains, unfinished bushiness"
I don't like to rush things hey!
Uncharted territory for me, is Garment Sewing -BUT- I made a new skirt!
It wasn't until I put this photo up, that I realised that I have sewn right through for the secret sewing part. I was so impressed and excited with myself about the invisible zip . . . hmmm
It doesn't pay to be too cocky!
This was another find . . . I might make this into a table runner I think . . .
. . . but colour is what I like playing with most of all
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A New Quilt

Playing with scraps again . . .
. . . and that's the way I like it!
"they're" building a new suburb at the end of my street
what are the sheep to do?
that's progress for you
I have enjoyed the sunsets over the farms for the last 6 years
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