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Hello 2021

Just a short post to say Happy New Year to the readers of my blog! So far the weather has been cool to actually cold- a quintessential Victorian summer, really. But- I did catch SOME nice weather yesterday… But today it’s been really cold winds and misty rain, so… 😂 […]

Trigger happy reflections

Seeing as I wrote a reflective piece at the end of last year, I thought I’d keep up the tradition and write another one for this year. It’s a monstrously long piece, but that’s 2020 for you. Needless to say, this year has been an utter rollercoaster of events, so […]

🌱 #5

Gee, these plants are going gangbusters at the moment! Every day there’s a new flower, or a bud, or leaves… it’s a daily ritual to see how they’re going. I’m really looking forward to seeing actual growing ‘fruit’- at this rate I don’t think I’ll have to wait much longer!

🌱 #4

After the initial shock of getting transplanted, the plant seedlings are slowly getting bigger and stronger. This is probably the most noticeable with the strawberries. I had seven separate plants growing in a small patch of a planter pot. Separating them all has meant that some of them got a […]

🌱 #3 (and some cool ☁️)

So, I noticed last week that the plants were getting a little burnt in the hot Australian sun. Even ‘full sun’ plants can struggle a little, especially when they’re seedlings. So I had a bit of a Google for what I could do for them, and I asked my carpenter […]

A scary time of the year

I get really bad hay fever. Anyone who’s seen me out and about during Spring will know this. I’m sneezing, blowing my nose, my face is puffy, and I look like I’m crying 24-7. It’s quite awful. For the last few years, to make my life a bit easier, I’ve […]

🌱 #2

A small photo update Turns out there were seven strawberry plants crammed into half a planter pot for about five years. 😱 Thankfully the roots weren’t too hard to tease apart, but this probably explains why the plant wasn’t doing so well. 😅 Bonus: now I have seven 🍓 plants […]

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IT IS TIME!! After cultivating plants in pots for over five years, I’ve finally been able to return to using garden beds. I’ve grown plants in both pots and garden beds, but I’ve always noticed that they do much better in beds. These beds are made with treated pine sleepers […]