Tuesday, 27 November 2012

JaM............Getting Organised !

JaM taking just a moment to share whats been happening in your week.....

Just love having a few days to myself and this week I've headed off to the big smoke (Melbourne) to catch up with my children and friends.

What a lot of organising though before I even walked out the door !!!

Anyway I'm here and been out for a walk this morning, its grey and overcast and who knows what the day will bring.................

A little different than walking our dusty country tracks !!! but plenty of coffee!!

Joining in JODY  this week (it's been a while) hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Country days.

Starting on the Melbourne cup weekend and until the following weekend our Garden was open to the public as part of the Castlemaine & district Festival of Garden's.

If you had wondered why I had been so quiet on the blogging front..........

I was busy doing a lot of Weeding, Pruning,Composting,Sewing, Jam -making, Biscuit baking,plant labelling, and of course last minute jobs around the place, the odd gate to be hung and works of art made by the very clever other half!

This old cane couch needed a fresh new look so I made cushions out of hessian and found some 'garden theme" material to match it with.
An old table cloth with flowers draped over the back.

It proved to be a popular place for visitors to rest and enjoy the garden and sunshine.


Bunches of Bay leaves to take home........................

Remember the bunting I was making from an old tablecloth?

I hung it up high into an old peppercorn tree and then draped it down around 
                                             plants for sale.

10 days was probably a little to much but well worth the effort, I met some really lovely people from all over the state and some very close by, neighbours really and invitations to visit other gardens.   

Last two days have been spent recovering (resting my voice, never talked so much!) and planting out the last of my tomato and veggie seedlings and lots of seeds for (I hope) a bumper summer crop.

Planted Red Snake Climbing beans for the first time, has anyone tried those before?