Thursday, September 20, 2012

In My Garden.....

I've been spending a lot of time in the garden these past couple of weeks and the rewards have been endless....
 
Seeds are popping up everywhere....
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Winter produce is still being harvested.....
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The heirloom grapevines that I took 30 cuttings from a couple of weeks ago are now shooting - yippee!!!! I would love to have grapevines all of the way around my veranda, one day....
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I was lucky enough to be gifted 8 different varieties of 'old fashioned' scented roses from the Hansen family about a month ago in the form of 50+ cuttings and can't help but smile every time I walk down this path as I watch them all slowly but surly start to shoot now that the weather is warming up....
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My next propagating task is to tackle this big Rosemary bush - I have visions of a Rosemary hedge lining a dull side of my garden that really needs a face-lift come next year...
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And lastly, I'm amazed daily as more and more of these gorgeous Iris's pop up all over my garden... These bulbs were a gift from an amazing gardener nearly 5yrs ago - WOW!!! Her name is Karen and she is a dear friend of mine. On her dry old bush block, where 15 yrs ago there was not a plant in sight, she has created a gorgeous garden that I envy each and every time I visit...
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Is there something in your garden that you were gifted??? Do you like to propagate??

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Seeds

Yesterday the weather was gorgeous, perfect for planting out some new seeds that arrived in the post this week - heirloom cucumbers, french sweet corn, bull's blood beetroot, ruby red carrots, mini purple onions, and 6 more varieties of tomatoes (I'm super excited about the Thai pink one's!!!??!!)....

I normally buy my organic vegetable seeds from Diggers but this year decided to try out these guys instead...
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So far I'm very impressed!!! I love the packaging (the seeds are actually in mini zip-lock bags inside their paper packs which I'm loving) and the oodles of info that came with each lot of seeds that I purchased is really helpful - some things I already knew but there was a lot of other info that I actually didn't!!!

So while Millie and I planted up yet another bounty of veg for my Spring/Summer garden Connie sat at the other end of the table constructing something that she proudly informed me was super important too...
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Do you have a favourite seed supplier that you like to use??? I'd love to hear about them!!!!