Thursday, 30 June 2016

It's freezing

It's certainly freezing at the moment in Ballarat. I don't want to venture out of the  house but unfortunately poor lasky as developed a serious limp so it was of to the vets first thing this morning. Home we went with pain killers & anti inflammatories & a appointment for Monday for X rays $$$$$$$$ oh my poor pocket . 
I have to keep her quiet & the only way to do that is keep her inside. 
So I've potted around the house taking photos of crystals 
Potted a few zebra plants up when I take lasky outside to relieve herself.
 Sat at my computer desk looking out the front window & the freezing cold day admiring all the bits & pieces in the garden .
I've noticed there is stories behind different plants . This geranium I scored at a church opp shop & the lilly above is from my Aunties garden.
This succulent I took from Mum & Dads house when it was sold. I'm not sure of the name I'm waiting to identify it . I think it's some type of aloe. 
It's a great day to be inside 

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

More planting

I think I will have to ban myself from EBay. 
I'm posting my purchases from today so I remember their names.
Did I mention I love succulents 
Echeveria Black prince

Kalanchoe Humilis

Echeveria "dicks pink"

 Echeveria Runyonii ( topsy turvy)
I planted these straight into my succulent garden.

The ones below I have planted into pots

Pachyphytum Clavifolia

Sempervivum rasberryice 

Crassula Rupestris ssp marnieriana

I also finished the rose garden & planted a couple more. I bought this one as my Mum & Dad bought their first house on Windermere street.

 I planted this one because we always should be thankful .

 This one just because I love the colors 
& this one as I love the movie. 

& a pet picture of course. I was cleaning the windows from inside & couldn't resist a photo of Alaska and gizzy sitting right in front of her . They couldn't see me as I'm sure they would of moved . Alaska just loves the little dogs. 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Over due garden update

Although it's the middle of winter here & there isn't a lot happening in my garden. I'm hoping by spring there will be.
Always this time of year my daphne goes crazy . I love daphne the perfume reminds me of when I was a child as my Nan & Mum both grew this plant 
I can't wait until all the flowers open.
 On the weekend I planted a few bare rooted rose bushes 

As you can see I can't wait for all these to bloom . David Austin roses are my favorite 
There are only a few blooms in the garden at the moment I think these are jonquils ( correct me if I'm wrong ) 

Shabby looking abracadabra rose 

Vege garden is a little tragic but I have a couple of broad bean plants

Mixed lettuce for my Thai beef salad 

This is supposed to be broccoli I have no idea what's happened . Any suggestions would be great 
 More kale . I'm going to make kale chips with this .
 I purchased a kaffir lime tree as I was always buying the leaves for my salad . 
Ok I had to throw in a succulent 
& a pet picture
& a opp shop find for the day
They fit nicely into my cabinet.

Since it's so cold and dreary outside Im using color in my journal . I love these journals . I have kept a diary for years. 
There is always somthing to do
I don't believe in the word bored 

Friday, 24 June 2016

My new addiction

I've always liked succulents & cacti. I love all plants but I have a diverse range in my garden . I have one garden out the front solely of succulents . Just over the past few weeks. I have taken a lot more interest in the many different varieties & have become a little obsessed with my collection. 

 This is one side of the garden but I plan to fill it so you can't see the stones. 

This is the other side. It's a work in progress . 

My daughter said to me today " mum I have just looked through your eBay & all I can see is succulents " I feel like a naughty child . 
I would love a display like this.
I'm reading Frida Kahlo's garden at the moment . 
Amazing lady.
Anyway I'm off to attend to my succulents in the snow.
Oh did I mention it's snowing in beautiful Ballarat at the moment 
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