Succulents in a shoe!

Succulents have never really been my thing; I prefer my plants to be a bit more colourful and flowery. And if they smell good, that’s even better! But after seeing how popular they are, last Christmas I decided to try my hand at propagating some to sell for a little bit of Christmas pocket money.

I found a selection of large teacups, got the Man of The House to drill some drainage holes, and potted up my little plants. I sold some, but here are the ones I have left

succulent teacups 2 (1)

I’ll tidy them up a bit, then see if they will go this Christmas! I have enjoyed having them around 🙂 Continue reading

Easy DIY Plant Markers

We’ve just enjoyed two weeks of school holidays, where we caught up with friends and family and generally had some ‘down time’. Now we are up and running with term 4!

I’ve mentioned before how challenging it is to grow edible things in my garden. The nasty little green caterpillars I can deal with easily enough, it’s the possums, bandicoots, and wild rabbits that are a bit harder! I’ve been wanting a raised garden bed for a while, and one day I discovered some serious work had begun… here are a couple of progress photos…

new garden 1

new garden2

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Spring Door Decoration

Spring has definitely sprung here in Sydney! It’s been a mild and dry old winter, but the warmth is starting to creep in, and short sleeves appearing. Mind you, today is a wild, windy, cold day…

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what to put on my front door to herald the arrival of Spring. (You can see my Winter wreath here.) I have some lovely ideas on my Door DĂ©cor Pinterest board, but I was just waiting for some inspiration.

Yesterday was also a very wild and windy day (of course no comparison to those experiencing extreme hurricane related winds), but we were all ‘sweltering’ in 35degC heat! Late in the morning I heard a loud noise and went outside to investigate. Continue reading