May 31 2016 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening,

May garden walkabout

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Today I did a walk-about! I had a look at what was happening in my garden last winter….well I have to pull up my boots – that’s all I have to say!! The garden looks untidy but there are a few “Ahhh!” areas I had to snap. And to be fair, I took photos of the untidy areas as well, because there are some new developments and first-time vegetables! But first we [...]

Feb 03 2016 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, | 2 comments

January Harvest

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The year started with so many projects on the “TO DO” list, that we saw January come and go. We have successfully completed our Solar Geyser project and even though it is not a real gardening project, I really want to share the experience with you!! So I will make my next post a project post! But January still managed to delight me with lots of wonderful flavour and colour! See what [...]

Nov 01 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, Perenniels,

Food Garden

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If I had to add up all the time spent in my garden, the vegetable patch would win, hands down!! It takes so much time and love – in all kinds of weather! But the rewards are, for me, so worth it! The incredible bounty I collect makes my heart glow! It brings the best knowledge and experience every new season and the veggies are getting better and sweeter!! Even my family [...]

Oct 29 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous,

Bugs Galore

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Springtime spender brings more than the beautiful flowers and great edibles!! It brings the hungry critters that devour those same Spring essentials! They must have all arrived on the same bus, because my garden is full of them!! A fruit beetle in the Tea Tree This fly is interesting – what is this?? He seems to be devouring a house fly!! It looks like he is a predator. Perhaps a good thing? [...]

Oct 22 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Trees, Uncategorized, | 4 comments

Tea Tree Wonder

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I have been surprised this week with a flushing Tea Tree – in full bloom!! This is the first time !! I have had a few bottle brush flowers but this is spectacular!! I think this tree is about 4-5 years old! This year it has grown to quite a size, and we hold the secret to great growth with all our trees (mostly fruit trees) in our back garden!! The flowers [...]

Sep 29 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Products, Reviews,

Starke Ayres Garden Centre Visit

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My favourite outing – going to buy plants at my best-loved nursery – Starke Ayres Garden Centre. If anyone has it, they do! A great selection of seeds and seedlings (where I always go to first!) Every plant I have bought here has been well nurtured and tenderly cared for, from the supplier to the helping hands at Starke Ayres Garden Centre. My first impression was that they support organic gardening, first [...]

Aug 14 2015 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, | 2 comments

What’s Hot and What’s Not

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At every turn, you can find a gem of a flower or you can hit a gremlin!! Today was my day! I stuck my head out on this cold day and to my surprise found lots to photograph! So my post today was suitably named “What’s Hot and What’s Not!” Let me show you what I found ….. WHAT’S HOT: Lemon season!! Love them for salad dressing and for Lemon Cordial! WHAT’S [...]

Jul 27 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Uncategorized, | 6 comments

Flourishing in my winter garden

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I am so pleased to say that there is so much happening in my winter garden. Lots to harvest and even more thriving! Let me show you whats going on……. Lots flowering….  Lots to eat …  What is on its way… What herbs do we have… Composting pals… I hope you are having as much fun in your garden as I am!! Happy gardening xxxx

Jun 22 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Gutter Garden


I have heard the saying, “Weeds are flowers that don’t know that they have to grow in a row”. Well, I have found a new respect for this common plant – my new name for a weed. The Dictionary defines a weed: weed |wiːd|noun: “a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.” Well, that is not always true. I have a place for “weeds” in my garden and they are very [...]

Jun 11 2015 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Uncategorized, | 4 comments

Essence of my Winter Garden

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I love the softness and the coolness of a winter garden. After a harsh summer, it is a pleasure to see so much green. The mist envelopes the mornings and everything looks magical – the spiders webs look like jewellery. I hope you enjoy the walk through my June garden…….. Lets see whats happening in the front garden My beautiful Leopard Tree! Lets see whats growing in the winter veggie garden Another [...]