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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.

Joyfulness, Budlea, butterfly bush, sustainable garden, beneficial insects , butterfly, monarch butterfly, old world garden, simple gardening, thrifty garden, big red geranium, garden gate, misting sprinkler, through the garden gate in February, marigold

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

Farmer gets a wife

of 1978, country life, country wife, rural living, old homestead , stone cottage, visiting a farm with children, cookery the Australian way, scones Impressions from my sister in law. Memories of 1978. #farmergetsawife Agriculturalists gets a wife City bride new to the country City spouse new to the country City girl marries her farmer City miss weds her rancher All of the above are depending on from where you live in this world. Different expressions….same meaning “I married […] 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 →

Finish

Finish, five minute Friday, retirement, finish work, count down to retirement , new adventures, new horizon, retirement is a journey not a destination Finish… A chosen title Joining in with 5 minute Friday I’m a slow Slow typist… START.. Finish…a word my dearest man has been waiting for many months Hanging in there at a stressful job more suited to a younger age group More suited to a faster typist But he stuck it out Counting down one […] Continue reading →

#fashion industry…my first job

#fashion industry, life skills, learning from young, sewing with children , Sigrid Styleknit, fashion incubator Working in the Fashion industry Recently I was directed to a sewing site which was more about professional sewing but it reminded me of my youth. My first ever job was working at a small boutique fashion knitwear place called Sigrid Styleknit….I did Google the name and got one photograph in some Australian migrant archives. […] Continue reading →

# World Environment Day …at home

#world environment day...at home, grow your own cuttings, mushroom compost, grow mushrooms at home, grow mushrooms from mushroom compost, garden with children, show children how to grow plants, simple living like grandma , rhubarb plant, grow rhubarb, how to cook rhubarb, rhubarb with yoghurt and LSA, teach children how to garden, joy of gardening World environment day which was some days ago… …well Life and Caring happened in between, but Hi, I’m back How am I doing world environment day … every day How do I see it … every day In simple language, in a grandma, mum and dad and family way Grow plants from cuttings to spread […] Continue reading →

Fun times and teach the children

Fun Times and Teach the Children Driving to the hairdresser early this morning I had to remind myself that we now have a new school opened in a local street. Note to self was “watch out for the low speed zone” whereas for the last 20 something years we just drove without thinking… …and so my mind wandered…. It happens again, […] Continue reading →