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Propagating A Lilac Bush

Several weeks ago when my friend Suzanne stopped by for a visit, she asked if it was possible to start a lilac bush from cuttings.  My lilac bushes were just beginning to bloom and she mentioned she had an area in her yard where a lilac bush would be perfect.   316 more words

Living Day To Day

Spoonful of Dirt

My sister Kelly gifted me a copy of this book. It has beautiful images of usual and unusual home objects used for planting succulents. Inspired, I managed to find a couple vintage planters that weren’t already holding crochet hooks or glitter pens, to plant me some tiny succulents. 131 more words



The fringed tulips ‘Exotic Sun’ opened to the most glorious flowers…

And I,m enjoying the odd rogue tulip that gets in with the main bunch like this one T ‘Curly Sue’… 212 more words

Cut Flower Gardening

Garden Update!

Hello hi how are you? I’m having a wonderful time down here in Merimbula, gardening, kayaking and buying everything Wollongong doesn’t have. I have noticed down here has a big focus on permaculture and organics, probably because it’s a farming community but it is refreshing! 44 more words


propagated terrariums

I moved my propagation plants into more permanent homes today.  The little ornament “incubators” gave the plants a really good start.  Most of the host leaves were starting to rot as the new growth took over so it was a good time to remove them and plant them.  204 more words


Seed Sowing and Dahlia Preparation

It doesn’t take much to get me gardening again – the sun on my back, a large bag of compost for sowing, some wooden stick labels  ( 50)  from the Pound shop, a Sharpie Fine Point marker pen, some clean pots and I’m off. 572 more words

Cut Flower Gardening

The Witch's Beanstalk

The Witch is no longer in possession of her beanstalks (or potatoes). They reached their end-of-life expiry and have been relegated to the darkest corner* of the compost heap. 67 more words