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A Garden Pathway

PathwayHi Barbie – this one is especially for you. Here are the photographs of the garden path you asked me to take at Fairholme Nursery in Elgin on Wednesday. I love this look too and am seriously considering doing something like this in my back garden. The lawn I have there is not really doing it for me anymore and it guzzles huge amount of water to keep it looking even half-way decent. That’s before I even mention that it is not growing well in some of the very shaded areas. I think something like this would be a good low-maintenance, water-wise solution for that whole area, and a bonus is that I could plant some more pretty perennials on the right hand side seeing as I am running out of space in my garden for all the plants I would actually like to have!

It’s just an idea at this stage – I’ll wait and see how my lawn does in the next few months and see how you do your path!

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Happy creating!

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Unusual Planters

I love creative gardening – you know, when people do creative things in their gardens with plants and planting vessels. Like these two old boats filled with vegetable plants and the other with Nasturtiums. A friend of mine was in the little fishing village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast recently and they stopped off for coffee at a little place called “Oep vir Koep”. (For our non-South African readers, “oep vir koep” literally translated that means “open for buying”). Its a very quaint little place and popular because of its uniqueness. Here you can buy local delicacies such as fig preserve, snoek, bokkoms, koeksusters (a sweet pastry) and other local brands.

I would love to get something really unique and different to place somewhere in my garden … maybe an antique wheelbarrow overflowing with some pretty flowers!


Boat with Veggies

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Boat with Nasturtiums