Monday, 28 October 2013

A favourite walking spot

If you ever get the chance to visit Ballarat a beautiful spot to go for a picnic is Lake Wendouree it's also a lovely spot for a walk. Opposite the lake is the botanical gardens which is also quite pretty. A walk around the lake is 6 km.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Im excited

I love getting mail, especially when its parcels like these ones.
I bought two copies of Robyn Clayfield
You can have your Permaculture and eat it to. I cant wait to sit down and have a good read and try out some of the yummy recipes.

Also Lisa Steeles
Fresh Eggs Daily
Beautiful book with lots of fantastic ideas and treat recipes for the chickens.
I am going to be relaxing this evening with some good reading.

Ballarat Open Gardens in Spring

After a morning at the local Market purchasing plants I decided to take a peek at two of the lovely open gardens on display this weekend. There were more but these two are quite close to where I live and after visiting them I wanted to get home into my own garden.

The first garden was The Old Curiosity Shop in Ballarat East.
It dates back to 1855 built by a bricklayer , James Warwick as a modest 4 roomed timber and brick home.
Also a keen gardener and member of the local Horticultural Society, Warwick was involved with many gardens in the Ballarat East area.
Using cast of crockery,glass, ceramic figures and mirror shards, shells, wallpaper samples, architectural ornament and slag a place was found for all manner of things. Children would bring china dolls and bits of crockery.
The work has its origins in the grottoes and shell houses that ornamented the gardens of large English Estates from the 1730s
The current owner has filled the garden with cottage plants and her own artistic flair.

Another garden I visited was completely different I found it amazing I spoke to the owner he said he doesnt plan anything he just decides to build things and his backyard is somewhat of a museum

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