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Joyfulness and finding a garden through the gate in February

Joyfulness, Budlea, butterfly bush, sustainable garden, beneficial insects , butterfly, monarch butterfly, old world garden , simplelgardening, thrifty garden, big red geraniumArtist’s palette of swirled oil paints
Riotous and exuberant shapes and textures

Look no further!
Go visit your local nursery for a free lift of spirits

Free you say!

Yes definitely because no money changed hands.

By letting my mind be refreshed and calmed on a hot hot day under the misting sprinkler.

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I remembered …
Lavender cutting/slips growing under some greenery
Hibiscus cuttings/slips slowly growing roots in a glass jar
Red trumpet creeping vine cutting/slip started in a pot
Big Red geranium growing lushly from a cutting/slip

It was a stepping back in time of how old gardens were created.
Networking and sharing.

How to best utilise what I have at home in the garden…..just a moving round and swapping positions. Or repotting with large recycled pots from the neighbour’s hard rubbish clean out.

There was no instant gratification costing $$, just some methodical or random planning and a little patience.

Have you ever done this?

Joyfulness,  red Hibiscus, hardy colour for the garden

Hedging plants, hardy plants, Bunnings, instant garden colour

Hedging plants, hardy plants, Bunnings, instant garden colour

Blessed

Alexa-asimplelife

Joining Through the Garden Gate

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air, gardening in spring, propagate plants, Adventure, children, Fun in the fresh air, Gardening with children, grandchildren, Memories, raise a child, sense of adventure, figaro dahlia, Nastertiums , geranium, Big Red Geranium, orange blossom, pruning hedges, hedge , Lavender Today the sun does shine beautifully here in Sydney. Contrast to yesterday when the same sun was out but the wind nearly blew one over. Even sitting here in the kitchen I could hear the wind gusts roaring through some tall gum trees at a park over the road. I know in some parts of […] Continue reading →

Glamping … A new camping

Glamping...the new camping, pretend play, children, family time, grandmother, Imagination, imagination play, joy, make do, make time to play with children, Memories, play, raise a child, reconnect with children, camping with children, chill time, quiet time for children, play tent for one, visiting Grandparents, how to keep young being a grandparent , easy fun with grandchildren, frangipani tree, frangipani Glamping. A child’s perspective … We have fun glamping We have the glamping tents up lots It’s real cool Raining or sunny They are so much fun A place to chill Or pretend, ‘specially us boy cousins That’s the very “bestest fun” All you need are sheets and cushions LOTS Grandma always has heaps for […] Continue reading →

Australia Day at home

Adventure, Australia Day, Australian bush, children, country, family, family time, Fun in the fresh air, grandchildren, joy, Memories, sense of adventure, Adventure, Australia Day, Australian bush, children, country, family, family time, Fun in the fresh air, grandchildren, joy, Memories, sense of adventure, Privileged to live in Australia Retired Grandparents With time to spare Or so we thought We wouldn’t have it any other way Wonderfully blessed Making memories AUSTRALIA DAY AT HOME Jan 26 2015 A hard day here Sitting on the back verandah on this Australia Day Australia a land of contrasts indeed… Deep fried in […] Continue reading →

Gratitude for this day

Gratitude for this day, Adventure, connecting with grandchildren, exercise, family, family time, fun at the park, Fun in the fresh air, fun times with children, grandchildren, gratitude, happy, joy, keep fit, keep fit in retirement, Memories, raise a child, scooter fun, morgueFile free photos My gratitude for today was being able to go out with all of my grandchildren ages 16 to 3, just me and them. Grandpa has another week of work till his temp work is finished. Off to the park we went with all the requirements to keep little ones fed and watered and older ones […] Continue reading →

Fathers, Family and Friends

Fathers, family and Friends, Father's Day, family time, consumerism, commercialised, family catch up time, home made afternoon tea, family time at home, children's games, no fuss party, grandparents and family time, grandparent, grandparents, how to enjoy family time at home, journey of life , life is a journey, life is an unfinished map, life is an unfinished road map Fathers, Family, Friends Father’s Day was celebrated on Sunday gone here in Australia. It always happens on the first Sunday of September, the beginning of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a time when I truly would prefer not to visit the shops as there are such a number of people about, with car […] Continue reading →

#Change

#Change, retirement on a budget, staycation, holiday at home, adventure at home, mini holiday, holiday from home, free holiday from home, high tea at home romantic high tea at home Change… “To make something different. You can cause something to change, or you can bring change upon yourself.”… Google Business Dictionary Change When change is as good as a holiday Dust out those gorgeous china cups and use them more Change enlightens the spirit You are aching for a holiday, a change to the everyday […] Continue reading →