Wednesday, 31 March 2021

A Little Bit of Sunshine




Primroses from my old childhood home

Snake's Head Fritillaries

Monday, 22 March 2021

Spring Seedlings

Mimosa pudics aka The Dancing Plant

Morning Glories (Heavenly Blue)

Sunflowers (Titan, Mongolian Giant & Giraffe)

Chinese Lanterns



Saturday, 20 March 2021

Monday, 15 March 2021

Sunday, 14 March 2021

The Mindful Garden #3

  Here he is - settled amongst the ivy in the section of our patio I am devoting to the creation of a mindful garden. He will form the focal point of the design. So far, so good...

Thursday, 11 March 2021

The Mindful Garden #2

 I have decided to create a mindful garden in this section of our patio:

Step One ~ Finding & Acquiring a Peaceful Buddha Statue accomplished :)


Wednesday, 10 March 2021

The Mindful Garden #1

This is one of the scruffier area of our garden. But I have plans of turning it into a patio feature by transforming this small 1 metre square patch of soil and plants into a Mindful Garden. Watch this space.. 

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

2 Tons of Topsoil

 Just had a delivery of two tons of topsoil It's time to take our gardening seriously...

Monday, 8 March 2021

Yard Art

 There are some big changes planned for our magickal garden this year. It is not quite warm enough to be sowing/planting outdoors yet, so I am starting Spring 2021 by sorting out my yard art.

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Window Film

Installed some cool window film to the south-facing porch window, Diffusing the harsh sunlight (hopefully to follow), as well as adding some more privacy to the porch, the film adds an iridescent sheen to the room that I find really charming. Only had enough film to cover one of the windows, but there is more on order...

(Left to right) Porticuria afra variagata, Trichocereus bridessii monsrosa,
Crassula ovata (Shrek's Ears) and Crassula ovata (Glastonbury)

Portulacaria afra with fossil ammonites

Red-tinged iridescent Crassula ovata (Shreik's Ears)

Pixie resting amongst two old Crassula ovatas
(check out the lighting on the main (right) stem

Sunshine came softly through my window today

Sun-dappled Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose

Monday, 1 March 2021

Three Barren Key-Holders


First Day in the Garden 2021

 I spent the morning in the garden, purveying the carnage left from a winter of neglect. Got big plans for the place over the next few weeks. Got a load of seeds sowed already, with a tonne or two of topsoil on the way...