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In The Garden…5 Ways To Use Aloe Vera

I was out in the garden yesterday and when I was watering some of the seedlings, I saw our Aloe Vera plant. My hubby’s mum gave us our first Aloe Vera plant about 12 years ago. She gave it to us when we were living in our first house. We planted it in a huge pot and placed it outside near the shed. When we moved from that house we decided to leave the Aloe Vera plant behind as it was too big to move and hubby’s mum said she would give us another one. She had some huge Aloe Vera plants. There was lots of little plants growing everywhere in pots.

When we moved into our current house, we were given a new little Aloe Vera plant. We planted it in it’s new home and since then we have had to separate it a couple of times and re-pot it.aloeveraThe Aloe Vera has helped us with many things. Have you used an Aloe Vera plant before?

Here are five things that we use our Aloe Vera for:

  1. Treat burns from minor accidents (stove top, hair straightener, fry-pan etc)
  2. Apply on stings or irritation from insect bites.
  3. Use it for heat rash, eczema or an irritation rash.
  4. Mild and severe sunburn.
  5. Cuts and grazes.

Using the Aloe Vera for us has worked. But if you are unsure as to whether to use it or not for yourself, consult your doctor.

aloevera1Here are links for some more uses for the Aloe Vera plant.

40 Amazing uses for Aloe Vera

Seven ways to use Aloe Vera

Aloe Gel: Harvesting the fresh stuffaloevera3It’s amazing how things clear up with using the Aloe Vera. It’s a special little plant with lots of healing benefits.

Don’t forget you can join in with In The Garden and share your garden or someone else’s. It could be the garden down the road or the park that you have in your town. You don’t have to have a veggie garden. It could be plants that are flowering or trees that are growing. It could be planted in the ground, containers or bins. Just add your link below.

You can now join in with me via Instagram. You can just share your garden photos and tag using #_inthegarden_

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In The Garden… Happy Little Seedlings

All my new seedlings are tucked cosily into the veggie boxes. They have new soil which has been turned over. The veggie boxes are weed free and enjoying the new residents.inthegarden1inthegarden2inthegarden3inthegarden4inthegarden5inthegarden

  • A cute little bush of Lemon Thyme
  • Trying out a Perennial Basil-Mint plant
  • The Beetroot seedlings are so tiny compared to the large veggie box
  • Snow Pea seedlings in a row
  • Also, a row of some Garden Pea seedlings
  • The sun was shining onto my loganberry bush. Absorb the rays guys!

That is what has been happening in my garden this week.

What has been happening in yours?

Don’t forget you can join in with In The Garden and share your garden or someone else’s. It could be the garden down the road or the park that you have in your town. You don’t have to have a veggie garden. It could be plants that are flowering or trees that are growing. It could be planted in the ground, containers or bins. Just add your link below.

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In The Garden… New Seedlings

Our trip to Bunnings last weekend, saw me bring home some seedlings for my veggie garden. I couldn’t resist heading out into the garden section and have a little look at what was in season. I know I said I was going to wait until spring/summer but I can’t!! Who can resist the urge to get out into the garden, not me! newsoilOn Monday I had some new soil delivered so I could top up my veggie boxes. The new seedlings are going to love their fresh soil.newsoil2Some of my new seedlings, Beetroot and Peas.newsoil3I also got some Snow Peas and Lemon Thyme.newsoil1The new seedlings are awaiting their new home so I hope to get out there today and settle them in.

How is your garden going? Do you have any new seedlings waiting to be planted?

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In The Garden… Revisiting

There hasn’t been much progress in my veggie garden. At the moment, my veggie garden has been cleared of all weeds, the soil has been turned over and they are sitting there waiting for the spring/summer planting season. So I thought I would go back and revisit some of the previous In The Garden posts.

2014 02 14_1753I look forward to growing some more tomatoes in summer

silverbeetI always enjoy planting new seedlings
cornsI can’t wait to harvest what we have grownnewgrowth3I will be getting some new strawberry plants this yearstrawberryI look forward to harvesting these yummy sweet strawberries
newgrowth2 It’s nice seeing new growth coming up through the soilwombathill2 My hubby and I hope to revisit the Daylesford Botanical Gardens soonkidsoutside1 I enjoy seeing the kids playing outside and making mud recipes neglectedgarden3My parsley plantation is getting bigger and bigger. I might need to get out the dehydrater and start my homemade dried parsley

What has been happening in your garden this week?

Don’t forget you can join in with In The Garden and share your garden or someone else’s. It could be the garden down the road or the park that you have in your town. You don’t have to have a veggie garden. It could be plants that are flowering or trees that are growing. It could be planted in the ground, containers or bins.

I would love to see what you have in any garden. All you need to do to join, is add your link at the end of this post and we can pop on over and have a look. Or you can just share your garden photos on Instagram using my hashtag #_inthegarden_

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In The Garden… Plenty River Trail

plentyriver2Plenty Riverplentyriverplentyriver3Maroondah Aqueduct Pipe Bridge (opened in 1891)
plentyriver1 A piece of the water pipe that was used on the bridgeplentyriver4Batman Apple Tree (planted in 1841)

A few weeks ago, hubby and I went for a walk along Plenty River Trail on the search for the Batman Apple Tree. We found the beautiful apple tree and also on our travels, we saw the Maroondah Aqueduct Pipe Bridge.

Here are some links about these historical sites:

Batman Apple Tree: 

Museum Victoria

Greensborough Historical Society

Maroondah Aqueduct Pipe Bridge:

Greensborough Historical Society

Maroondah Aqueduct System

Have you been to a park or a botanical garden this week? What has been happening in your garden?

Don’t forget you can join in with In The Garden and share your garden or someone else’s. It could be the garden down the road or the park that you have in your town. You don’t have to have a veggie garden. It could be plants that are flowering or trees that are growing. It could be planted in the ground, containers or bins.

I would love to see what you have in any garden. All you need to do to join, is add your link at the end of this post and we can pop on over and have a look. 

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In The Garden… Winter is here

violet parsley strawberry leavesWinter has started to creep in over the past couple of mornings. It is very cold when heading out the door to take the kids to school. A few times we have had to put the coats on. This morning I even put my scarf on, brrrrr!

I have noticed the garden has been changing this week. Our fruit trees are letting go of their last clump of leaves. The plants are starting to slow down with new growth and deciding what they should do now that winter has sprung.

  • the wild violets are starting to flower and have just sprouted from the ground. They seem to die off in summer then pick back up again when we have some rain and sunshine.
  • the parsley just keeps on growing. The poor lettuce that was trying to grow has been over run by parsley.
  • the wild alpine strawberries we have growing between rocks has started to bloom with little flowers. The kids enjoy eating these as they are really sweet.
  • the sun was coming up and the light was lovely shining through this tree. All the leaves are starting to go orange.

What has been happening in your garden? Do you have any flowers that are opening?

Don’t forget you can join in with In The Garden and share your garden or someone else’s. It could be the garden down the road or the park that you have in your town. You don’t have to have a veggie garden. It could be plants that are flowering or trees that are growing. It could be planted in the ground, containers or bins.

I would love to see what you have in any garden. All you need to do to join, is add your link at the end of this post and we can pop on over and have a look. 

Happy gardening and enjoy your weekend x

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In The Garden… Wingrove Park

After our indulgence from last Sundays yummy baked treats, hubby and I decided to venture out and go for a walk. We needed to burn off some of our extra bun baggage! wingrovepark6It was nice to see the creek beds flowing with water. The sound is so soothing and very peaceful.wingrovepark1We met a bunch of these pretty ducks waddling through the grass. It was very funny trying to get these guys to stay still. wingroveparkAny close movement and they’re off!wingrovepark2This tree was so tall. The diameter of the trunk was huge.wingrovepark3Although the tree had since died, there was still signs of life growing in holes and amongst the crevices of the trunk.wingrovepark4We found these old gates while walking around the park. They lead into a property, would love to know how old they are.wingrovepark5We also spotted this old shed. It’s amazing what you find when you go for a walk. You wonder why they were built there and how long they have been sitting there unused.

Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed our walk and felt so much better after it. I think we eat one too many pieces of bun!

It was great seeing some gardens last Friday. Karen from Leaf and Petal shared her post of tree bark. It was interesting seeing the different colours and textures, thanks Karen! And over at The Windmill Paddock, Elisha shared her visit to Aroona Farm. It looked like they had a lovely time and she has lots of photos for you to see, thanks Elisha.

If you would like to share your garden, every Friday you can join in with the In The Garden post. You are more than welcome to share your garden or someone else’s. It could be the garden down the road or the park that you have in your town. You don’t have to have a veggie garden. It could be plants that are flowering or trees that are growing. It could be planted in the ground, containers or bins.

I would love to see what you have in any garden. All you need to do to join, is add your link at the end of this post and we can pop on over and have a look. 

Happy gardening and enjoy your weekend x

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