Monthly Archives: February 2016

Nina’s garden

I popped in to visit my good friend’s mother’s garden in Melbourne this morning – on Adele’s recommendation. Sure enough I discovered a hidden wonderland of edibles tucked behind a grand Victorian home! Nina introduced me to her perpetual spinach, … Continue reading

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Packing up and moving on

Did I mention we’re moving? Yup we’re packing up and leaving our first home (of 11 years!) to take a step closer to that grand plan of ours. How do I feel? Haven’t quite decided yet… I’m focussing on the … Continue reading

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Salvaged Soul – Dilemma of the Blue Coat

Recently I received a tip-off about a haul of vintage woolen children’s coats at one of our local op shops. So what did I do? Well obviously I changed course immediately and snapped up the last one! This darling little … Continue reading

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Freeloaders 

The other day I spied a couple of very un-orchid like leaves bunking in with my cymbidium.    Before you yell ‘That’s marijuana!’ this pot spent the last couple of years underneath a Japanese maple which explains the strong green … Continue reading

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Quit quitting 

Ok I know this is a male lion but the point is not lost on me…   

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Allo Aloe!

I carried these aloe vera cuttings in my suitcase all the way home from my dad’s balcony up in Queensland last October. After a few months of brown leaves they have finally acclimatised and the fresh new growth is green … Continue reading

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Our First Cherry Roma!

Finally the cherry roma tomato I’ve been keeping my eye on looked deep red and fully ripe this morning – so I pounced before my son and before the cheeky birds caught sight of it! This tiny little fruit positively … Continue reading

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