Monday, December 20, 2010

Flower Power

Pink Gladioli

Yellow Gladioli

My garden

Sturt Desert Pea.
I love my flower garden.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Been busy making Christmas goodies

Some of the goodies I have been making. Lucky there are plenty of people to help eat them.
Toffee Truffles

Chocolate cups

Coffee truffles

 Christmas puddings

Marshmallow truffles

Peppermint Ice

Giant freckles

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Welcome to Summer??

Before the rain.

After the rain :( Drooping before falling over.

Think the tank is full.

What happened to the heat. So much rain, the ground is waterlogged and my poor sunflowers are droopy and worse - falling over :(

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sunflowers and Vegetables

What a surprise when I went outside this morning to pick some vegetables for dinner and found 1 giant zucchini among the other vegetables. Oh and thought I'd show off my 'autumn shades' sunflowers with up to 12 flower heads on each I can't wait till they all bloom. The little yellow sunflowers are the dwarf sunflower bushes which will grow and produce masses of small sunflowers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Watch my garden grow :)

Woo Hoo I finished the front garden, well apart from edging the kidney shaped lawn area and nursing the mess that pretends to be a lawn back to good health. The sunflowers may only be waist high this year but a few of them have 12 flower heads on them. Can't wait till they bloom. Here are some photos of my latest efforts. The third photo shows the section I dug today and the fourth photo shows what it looked like by the end of the day. Should be pretty when the geraniums grow.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

One of my favourite flowers

Called pig face it thrives in the full sun.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A seedling bench, a bad dye job and gardening :)

More photos to share. John made me a bench for my seedlings.

Simon wanted blonde hair, but ended up "blorange".

The garden is still a work in progress, I now have all 10 standard roses planted and one even bloomed. A Harlequin it started off yellow, turned light pink, then deep pink, then red then died. More are on the way though.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Garden progress

More photos, one side of the front garden is finished, the rest is still a work in progress.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gardening and Stitching - Yay!

I am making progress in the front garden between rain days, today it is raining so I am inside rather than in the garden, how will I cope?
The latest pictures of the garden progress and 2 stitched towels I made for myself.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The sun came out so I

started on my front garden. Now to find the energy to do this amount of work another 5 or 6 times over!! Boy we have a big front yard. The plan is to make it as low maintenance and low water using as possible. The next big project solar panels on the roof, I'll leave some of the garden for after the tradesmen install the panels, so as to avoid crushing of plants.