Archive : gardening

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

Dec 02 2014 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 2 comments

November gifts from my Garden

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I am so glad to be in the dirt again! So much has happened these past months and to be back in the garden to see what gifts it brings makes my heart so glad!! My favourite is the summer tomatoes!! Nothing tastes like a sun-ripened red garden tomato!! My salads are jumping for joy! I am harvesting the most delicious varieties of lettuce and to add to this, great summer sweet [...]

Sep 18 2014 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, | 9 comments

Garden revival

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You know that feeling when you go away on a holiday and come back to your home – it feels like you are a stranger! It takes awhile to become familiar again with your garden. That’s how I felt! I felt as if I had been away or hibernating – I had to spend at least a day just greeting everything that was actively growing or peeping out of the soil. So [...]

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! [...]

Jul 18 2013 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 12 comments

Mandela Day honoured

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Today is International Mandela Day and Madiba’s 95th Birthday! We have all been called to GIVE BACK on this day! The objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.” My sister, Marion, and I took [...]

May 03 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 11 comments

What’s growing in my backyard

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After a week of work committments, my head has hardly moved away from the computer. This has left me with the feeling of “cabin fever”! I was so pleased that we had a holiday on Wednesday – International Workers Day (Labour Day) – and I was NOT going to spend another moment sitting! I was in the garden, playing with the newbie chickens and Skollie (who has calmed down quite abit!) and [...]

Apr 29 2013 by in Barbie's garden, Christine's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 12 comments

The Gardening Blog in the News!

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I was so excited when Christine told me that “We are in the Fair Lady Magazine!!” It was such a surprise to the both of us that our “little” blog made it in one of the top woman’s magazines here in South Africa! We are both grinning from ear to ear and had to share this with all our gardening friends! And the Article reads: “Life long friends Barbie and Christine are [...]

Mar 24 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 10 comments

Earth Day clean up

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I normally miss all these important dates – like “Earth Day” and “Water Week” and read about them in the news paper I lay in the chickens bedding weeks later. So I decided that Earth Day (wednesday, 20 March) was my day in the garden. I spent time cleaning up and looking at ways to help the Earth in my own backyard. We have been thinking of adding a greywater system for [...]

Oct 27 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 13 comments

Last October Days

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After the heat of yesterday and the windy morning, I finally ventured out into the garden to see what needed tending. Besides the blown-over trellis and the build-up of weed, I was amazed to see lots of new growth and happy flowers. I am amazed at how much a garden can really give you when you offer some love and care.  I treasure the surprises and the jump-for-joy moments, like the new [...]

Oct 19 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Wet October day

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Well, the sun is hiding behind dark, ominous clouds and the rain is coming down. I know my garden loves it and after a few warm days, I am quite happy sitting indoors. Just survived a bout of nasty flu and a quiet weekend inside with a great book sounds like a good idea. I did, however, take a quick walk around to see what needed my attention, but my plants all [...]