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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Spring has sprung!

I love spring, it must be my favourite season.  Mind you I say that every season......except in the middle of summer.....My fair skin is not designed for our hot dry summers.  Spring is full of new growth, new possibilities, new life.  Everyone looks to be outside. 



Henry watering the pots.  I thought by giving him a cup and a bucket to water with his exuberance would be contained, but alas 15 minutes later he was soaked through.  ha!

My camomile needs to be picked and dried for tea.

Fresh baked banana bread.

My beautiful bunch of sour sobs picked by little Henry.  A bit rumpled but picked with love and proudly displayed  "I pick you bootwiful fowers Mama."

Washing in the sun.  I love when its not draped around drying on racks inside our little cottage. 


I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! 

Much love,
Emma
xx

13 comments:

  1. I reflect back on the dry and dusty grounds of your house when you first bought it compared to the lovely living surrounds now - well done. the gardens and pots are wonderful. When we lived in SA our children used to eat the nectre our of sour sobs! Sour sobs make great weed fertiliser tea BTW

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    1. Yes, it was a dry dusty patch. Interesting most of these plants were here. Obviously not the herbs in the pots but all kinds of things have popped up with some TLC. :) there is still plenty of work to be done, sheds to pull down, gardens to build. Slow and steady.

      Xx

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  2. I love the boat! Is it going to become a raised garden bed, a climbing apparatus for the kids, or is it registered and just waiting to be hauled to water for use? I enjoyed looking at your spring time photos. And hasn't Henry grown!

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    1. Ha! The boat is past registration. It's stripped out, and has holes in it. The neighbours gifted to us as their grandsons had outgrown it. It's the boys sandpit. :) Which came at a perfect time. Grant didn't have time to build one and I was really craving an outdoor play space.

      And he has! Such a little fellow now. He is Working hard to give up his day naps.... :/ much to my dismay...

      Xx

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    2. Peter is 3 and a bit, and gave up naps ages ago. Much to my dismay too. Of course the advantage was, he'd be asleep between 7 and 8pm at night. Which meant, we got a few hours in the PM, to ourselves. :)

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  3. Your garden looks lovely, Emma and I think there's nothing quite as beautiful or special as a bunch of flowers picked by a child for their Mum:)

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    1. Its a bit wild, but that quite suits us!

      And I agree, even if it is sour sobs - they are so cheerful arnt they?

      xx

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  4. Emma, I can tell you are really enjoying spring. I believe you have had a lot of rain in SA. We have had a wetter than normal winter here in Queensland so it will be interesting to see what summer brings.

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    1. A lot of rain is an understatement Chel. My goodness.....Its been really crazy weather.

      xx

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  5. I am loving my gardens too at the moment, the extra rain and then sunshine has been working wonders! Even the weeds look beautiful, much to hubby's annoyance :-)
    How big does the chamomile get?
    I have some calendula seeds sprouting at the moment.
    - Kelly B

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    1. at least the weeds are green rather then brown which is our summer! Lol!

      The camomile is quite small, kinda like seaside daisies.

      I need to grow calendula too. :)

      xx

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  6. Your garden looks so pretty. What are you growing in the large pot that Henry's watering and do you have soil going all the way to the bottom. I sometimes find doing this...little plants in a deep pot... the plants don't thrive.

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    1. I have never had a problem with that, I wonder if it is a drainage issue? It is peppermint, and has taken off now! I always pot with proper potting mix so they don't get waterlogged. In summer I have the problem of keeping the water up to them. but these are close to the house so tend to get extra love.

      xx

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