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The Flowers of Rose Cottage – an album

It’s been a month since I posted anything, I’ve had a lot of ideas about posts and projects, I’ve even written a few drafts, but nothing made it to that ‘publish’ button. There’s been a lot of reasons behind this, and most come down to a crisis of confidence, so I’ve challenged myself to push through it and just post! Thanks if you’re still here reading! When we moved into our home 8 years ago this week, the main plants in the garden were  ...

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Gardening

Mini succulent gardens

Many years ago I had a wonderful succulent collection potted up in sweet little pots, and dressed in coloured stones. Years later most of those succulents are still surviving in a rather overgrown state at my parents’ house. They were always intended to make it to this house when I moved in, but never did, and I moved in from succulents to cottage plants and vegetables. Lately I’ve been wanting a little succulent garden again, and I’ve been enjoying photos my friend Lauren  ...

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Gardening, Our Home

The Front Yard

I used to be quite diligent when it came to blogging about my garden, but somewhere along the way I became less and less so. I guess that happened once I was blogging less and less, so let’s rectify this. When we moved in, in 2007, the house had a fairly sparse garden. We began to add to it; more plants, veggie patches, fruit trees, and it started to look nice. But then either through bad planning, lack of motivation, pregnancy, a new born.. the garden became rather overgrown, full of weeds  ...

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Gardening, Our Home

Safety switches and flowers

Very little crafting took place today. I spent the morning without power after the microwave tripped the safety switch. I unplugged it, reset the switch, and continued on my way only to have the kettle trip it half an hour later. A lengthy investigation, rapidly dropping temperature, and several calls to a very kind electrician later and I still didn’t know why it happened, but it stopped happening. Phew. Next up I noticed it had become a warmish day so Elijah and I did some work in  ...

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Gardening

In Bloom

I enjoy the challenge of Blogtoberfest but I am finding it a little challenging to post about sewing and craft every single day, especially when I haven’t done any sewing since Tuesday, so expect me to wander off topic every now and then! Today I’m showing you some things in the garden that I’m looking forward to. Clockwise from left: granny smith in flower for the first time; we planted it in 2008 | strawberries appearing | one of 10 flower spikes on my watsonia bulbs (expect many photos  ...

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Gardening, Life and Outings, Our Home

In the garden

We’re sadly attending a family funeral today. I spent some time this morning enjoying the sun and reflecting in the garden. The flower timings of some of the plants is odd this year due the real lack of summer beginning. The gladioli would normally finish around Christmas, but this year the flower spike only appeared then. We’re having problems with things eating the garden this year, as you can see on the dahlia. Not sure what to do about it as I’m not keen to spray insecticides around. On  ...

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Gardening, Life and Outings, Our Home

In the garden

If you’re in Melbourne you’ll already know that today has been just beautiful! (Election results aside!) I spent a great deal of it out in the garden doing some long needed trimming and planting. There are now baskets of pansies and violas.. Herbs drying in the house, rosemary in flower, freshly planted coriander and lemon balm in the garden and ever-growing broad beans.. There’s lots of pretty daisy-like plants… And everything else in between… From top left – this succulent has amazing  ...

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Gardens

We have a long way to go before our garden becomes my ‘dream’ garden and realistically there’s only so much you can do with a suburban block. I want a yard I can frolic in with an umbrella, have a picnic on the lawn and take tea on the porch.  Aren’t these ‘gardens’ wonderful! 1. Goodbye Autumn… (explored!), 2. Untitled, 3. Back at The Prado, 4. in the flower garden

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