Category Archives: garden diary

Bulb time

Bulb planting time – spent the last few days planting tons of bulbs. These were dug up from a large clump and released from each other to start anew. Happy gardening and always be … botanical. 🙂 #

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Delicate and fragrant

Flowering here in the garden only once a year.

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Wonderful Wednesday

Mid-week in the garden – weeding, raking and admiring the blushing rhododendrons.

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Goodbye mum

My mum passed away last week when the jacarandas were in full bloom. We will miss you so much xxx

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Time of life

Life is like a garden: sometimes plentiful, sometimes sparse, greener than others or drier than some, but no matter what the season – always looking for the sun. Be happy; be botanical.

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Cheery day

A much needed cheery sunny day here on the mountain – perfect time to fill a vase or two.

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Wisteria: waiting for winter 

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A garden lookout

Record rainfall over the last few months have prevented me from spending time in the garden. We have had snow, wind, hail and low level flooding! What a winter! I guess this little fellow is waiting patiently for my return. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Garden

On Christmas Eve I did nothing. The tree stood decorated for weeks, the presents wrapped, the cards written, my mother and daughters’ gifts posted, the menu decided and the garden watered and silent – except for the wind which, from … Continue reading

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Peony time

This has to be one of the most exciting of gardening times – when peonies bloom. They are the grandest of all flowers – I think, at least, and very fortuitous in Oriental cultures.  I would like to brag that this … Continue reading

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