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Green November

I love my early morning ritual with getting up – open up for the chickens – kisses and hugs, fresh seeds, greens and water – put the coffee on – empty the trash – pack the dishes from the night before – pour the coffee and my morning begins……

[one_half]My favourite morning spot on the back deck[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Everything is so green![/one_half_last]

I love sitting out on my deck in summer.The sun is way up there early in the morning and the birds and bees are busy gathering. Everything is so GREEN!! I love this! I take a walk between the veggies and fruit and see that all is good. The small damage from my little nasties are not punishable by death so they are allowed to stay. I see so many ladybirds that I won’t spray for aphids either. I will be gentle this season and share in my spoils!

[one_half]My Tea Tree Bush and Irises in the background[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My sunflowers are growing tall![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Rosemary as tall as me![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Festuca looking glam![/one_half_last]

[one_half]A stray tomato plant outside of the raised bed![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Delicious spinach…yum![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Ok, you can stay![/one_half]

[one_half_last]The local watering hole[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Taking a stop over on the local blommie![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Is this a hover fly?[/one_half_last]

Well, that was my morning today! I have plans to do absolutely nothing………

Happy gardening xxxx

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Bugs eye view

It is amazing what we see through our eyes. But what if we could see through the eyes of a bug? It is of course impossible for humans to percieve what an insect sees, but we think that a compound eye, consisting of 2 to 20 000 lenses will project a sort of mosaic image. So our eyes are very sophisticated to see near and far, like we do.

What an amazing world opens up to us when we add lenses to our eyes, in the form of a magnifying glass, macro lenses on cameras or microscopes.  I love looking closely at things, flowers, leaves and insects. I also have a nicroscope in my kitchen that I use often to see what is bothering my plants – a fungus or an insect. When I can get that on camera for you, I will definitely post it, but in the meantime I will use my camera!

[one_half]Borage in bloom[/one_half]

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[one_half]Onion flower[/one_half]

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[one_half]Violas still in bloom[/one_half]

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[one_half]Leopard Tree’s new leaves[/one_half]

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[one_half]Blueberry blossoms[/one_half]

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[one_half]Lavender always lovely[/one_half]

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[one_half]Fuschias – the bell of the ball[/one_half]

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[one_half]Wild flowers in my back garden[/one_half]

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[one_half]Rosemary blooms delight[/one_half]

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Happy Gardening


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Heaven Scent Nursery purchases

Hi Chris, I just wanted to share the plants I bought at Heaven Scent Nursery with you and our friends. The Lavender Tree (Heteropexys natalensis) has beautiful oblong reddish leaves and will be a beauty when she is grown – about 6m with a tall narrow trunk and it is indigenous. I then bought three Lavender (lavendula intermedia) (I am still mad about lavender!!) to go into my three silver buckets. I’ll take a pic when I’ve planted them. Not quite sure where I’m going to put them. My Artemesia is a Powis Castle and I’m becoming very fond of these plants. They are great insect repellant plants and together with our soapy organic pesticide it keeps the bad nasties away. I also just nip off the tips and put them under infected plants as a mulch and so far so good. I planted mine under the roses – so beware aphids! And the last plant is a rosemary – another great herb – with white flowers.

Happy Gardening! xxx

[one_half]Heaven Scent-ArtemisiaArtemesia[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Heaven Scent-Lavender TreeLavender Tree[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Heaven Scent-Lavendula IntermediaLavender[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Heaven Scent-Rosemary whiteRosemary[/one_half_last]

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What’s Flowering in Barbie’s Garden

It is amazing – I did not think my garden had much happening in the way of blooms! But I did find some. This is what’s flowering in my garden at the moment. My roses are always a great pride! They never let me down!

[one_half]Potato TreePotato Tree[/one_half]



[one_half_last]Pink RoseRose[/one_half_last]