Annuals

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 [...]

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 [...]

Feb 18 2014 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 17 comments

Sunflowers from sunny Cape Town

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Hi all gardening friends!! My year started off very busy work wise and the summer has kept me more outdoors than in! We are experiencing a heat wave these past few days so 32 to 38 degrees is the average!! Whew!! Hot in Philly!! I have to show you my beautiful Sunflowers that were all over my garden this summer. They are now going to seed, but were spectacular this summer. Lots [...]

Oct 25 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 12 comments

October clean up

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It is always a good idea to have a family visit to motivate you to get the garden looking great! This got me energized and I have enjoyed the manual labour! Got all the muscle groups working! I ordered bags and bags of compost and bark for mulch and got my act together! It might not look like much from the photos but the whole garden was tackled! I also have some [...]

Oct 15 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 1 comment

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in October

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My joy to see some sun and that the garden is looking springy for the first time this Spring. It still needs some loving care from the gardener, but in essence it is looking colourful and fun. There are areas where Mother Nature has used her own initiative and gathered a few seeds from last season and made a fabulous display! I spent less at the garden nursery these past months and [...]

Oct 13 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, Uncategorized, | 6 comments

Garden Clutter

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Ok – so now I am back in my garden and all I see is clutter and mishmash and an overgrown, totally out-of-control garden. Well, that is not so bad because I don’t particularly like too much order in my garden! They say that weeds are plants that haven’t learnt to grow in rows! But a happy companion growth is good!! All I decided to do today was record the, aah-hem! mess! [...]

Sep 05 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 18 comments

Back in my Garden

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Well I guess you all thought that I left the country!! Well, I did! I travelled to Germany on business and also to visit family. During this time, my hubby stayed home and said that the weather was cold, wet, very wet and miserable!! I had a fabulous trip and took lots of photos, so I will have to do a special post on my trip. My garden looks forlorn and totally [...]

Jul 30 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 16 comments

What’s eating my parsley?

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Hello my gardening friends! I need your help with something. I just don’t know what is eating my parsley!! I have looked for insects and have looked for caterpillars and I don’t think it is a fungal infection. It is definitely a biting insect! HELP!! I am losing both my parsley bushes and they take so long to grow. Look at the stalk of the parsley – it is being chewed! If [...]

Jul 18 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 5 comments

Growing up revisited

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Just a quick post to show the new seedlings growing. I can see the difference between the kale and the chinese cabbage now with the second set of leaves (I am sure they have a more scientific name) coming through. I am excited about the kale – I saw a recipe with kale and it looked so scrumptious!  With so much nutritional value, it can only be a great addition to any [...]

Jul 16 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 5 comments

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in my winter July 2013

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I did not want to miss another Bloom Day! There is always something blooming here and wanted to join in again, so no one will think that I have closed my garden gate. Even though there is not a lot to see, I love the blooms that are coming through now – my favourite Borage and the sunny Calendula daisy. The worst of winter is passing and the days are getting longer. [...]