Sunday, August 22, 2010


Today I sowed the first lot of seeds I got from Eden seeds, their website is Here they all are sitting in my greenhouse.

I sowed:

  • Mignonette lettuce
  • Richmond River Apple Cucumber
  • Beetroot cylindra
  • Silverbeet Rainbow chard
  • Jap Pumpkin
  • Turkish Turban Pumpkin
  • Melbourne Early beetroot
  • Jalapeno chilli
  • Capsicum Californian Wonder
  • Roma tomato
  • Jubilee tomato
  • Break O Day tomato

Some of them will find that their new home is just below - well nearly, Dave will be done by this arvo and then it will just be the dirt to come!Look's like the sweet peas are finally going to bloom. The non-dwarf ones have not grown to their full height so I will have to see about another spot next year. The camellia has bloomed and it is lovely. The flowers are HUGE on it, like bread and butter plates.And here is where the roses used to be! They all went to new homes though. I am thinking of putting purple, blue and pink lavenders in here. Mum said she has a couple for me.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Weekend News

David's sister Julie and her son Hugh came to stay on the weekend, it was a really nice visit too. She had been to visit friends in Nundle and drove up from there. They are thinking of moving up this way so Dave took her for a drive around to see what there was to see!

On Sunday we took her to the markets. I got some green tomato and zucchini pickles that are yummy. I am currently out of pickles/relishes for our lunches and these are lovely and the lady who made them comes from Bundarra. I also go a bunch of rainbow chard for $1. I really really love there colour. I have four of these seedlings planted in the back garden.

I transplanted my snowpeas today so I am hoping they shoot off and start growing like weeds! The lettuce is just about ready to be picked so I hope this is a sign of things to come. Sadly my Eden seeds didnt arrive today so more than likely tomorrow will be the day. I cant wait to start raising them ready for spring - I got my green house ready!

The fairy garden looks so fantastic - the picture does not do it justice! I love going out there but will have to put in the next lot of flowers soon so it still has colour after the primulas die off.

Did a bit of cooking this weekend too. I made lemon butter, passionfruit butter and mixed berry jam (raspberry, strawberry and blackberry). I made a tray of muesli bars and maybe the best loaf of bread I have ever cooked!

Other big news in our household is that Miss Amelia lost her FIRST tooth yesterday! Dave spotted the gap after she ate her lunch....and her tooth! But not to worry she wrote a very nice letter to the Tooth Fairy letting her know all about the situation and left it in her tooth bag under her pillow. Luckily the Tooth Fairy must encounter this all the time because in her tooth bag this morning she found money!
Lastly I got the ginger beer bottled. I am leaving this lot a bit longer as I want a good strong fizz this time. Cross your fingers!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Lovely Children!

They can be scary!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Holiday!

We had a great few days up at the Gold Coast. We went to Seaworld, Mt Tambourine and Movie World. Here are a couple of photos that we took while we were away.

Presents Galore!

Well I had a very nice birthday! Even though most of it was spent in the car travelling but it did end with a walk on the beach which was the first time I had ever done that on my birthday.
Mum and Dad gave me some lovely gifts the necklace and earrings are beautiful and Mum made them herself!This is what I put the money Megan and Katie gave me towards - a greenhouse for my seedlings. I also got a new pink watering can.Boots from Dave and the Kids. I also got a gardening book from each of the kids and a sapphire pendant.This is the applique wall hanging that Bronwyn made for me.

Here is the worlds most gorgeous apron - I hope Mum likes my presents as much as I love her and Dad's to me!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Thursday!

With tomorrow being my birthday - 36!! I got a couple of early pressies as I wont be at work tomorrow. Work got me chocolates and flowers, can you see the Green protean-like flowers? Any ideas on what they are as they look really great.
Tash got me this book (which I had been eyeing off at Big W) and a bag of snack Bounty chocs! Kim from work got me a voucher and Bronwyn made me a handmade wall hanging applique - it is great and I already have it hanging up, I will take a pic of it soon.Lastly here is a photo of my Brussel sprouts - they are growing so well in the new garden - what a difference sunshine makes! Have a great weekend!