Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Gift Ideas!

I have been keeping a mental note of all the lovely little gift ideas that I spot as I turn the pages of glossy magazines and treasures that I covet from afar as I read new and exciting blogs, there are just so many that spring to mind so I have narrowed it down to 10 and here they are!

1. Orla Kiely handbag from Small Acorns
2. Star fish pendant and chain from Tiffany & Co
3. Seed saving envelopes from Lark
4. Environmentally friendly re useable takeaway cup from Keep Cup
5. Resin salad servers from Dinosaur Designs
6. Bird Bath from Eva Solo
7. Organic pamper kit from Bloom
8. Hand crafted Tea lights from Wapa
9. Newspaper seedling pot maker from Heaven in Earth
10. Vintage Children's Nursery lamp from Vintage Nursery Lamps

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I love radishes! For a start their colour is so brash, the wonderful colour combination of deep pink and leaf green is so vibrant and almost "showy" for this humble overlooked vegetable and one of my favorite characters little Peter Rabbit found himself in trouble over a few radishes in Mr McGregor's garden. One of the other reasons I love radishes is that they taste great in a salad and are amazingly easy to grow. It really is as easy as scattering a handful of seeds in rows in a sunny position and daily watering to keep the soil moist and before you know it in approximately six weeks you will be pulling up baby radishes. There are quite a few varieties of radishes, I grow French Breakfast and Round Red, but the list is endless so be adventurous and try an heirloom mix of all different colours. Happy gardening!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Little Holiday!

Leo,Jack and I have taken ourselves North on a little break from the cold weather in Sydney. We are having a great time. The weather is spectacular, it is Summer everyday. Soon I will be back and tending to my veggies that have beenin the care of my vigilant husband. So happy gardening and I will have a new update later this week.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Veggie Garden Overhaul!

Well where do I start? A lot has been happening in the veggie garden of late, in fact Dan and I decided to redesign and add three more raised beds. In doing this there were a lot of things to consider, first decision was the design and this is what we came up with.
The second decision was the type of wood to use for the raised beds. That was easy we needed ACQ treated timber and this was readily available at our local Bunnings hardware store. So we set about remodelling the first bed, off came the existing wood and a little bit of digging here and there and voila there was the first bed complete, now to the rest. It took quite a few weekends and finally we had the look I wanted a "stylish" looking veggie garden.

They are now filled with soil and I am slowly filling them all with seeds and lots of seedlings, so stay tuned over the next few days as I update you all with lots of photos of my veggie garden.  Happy gardening.