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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.

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

I would love to see what you have in any garden. 

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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?

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

I would love to see what you have in any garden. 

Happy gardening and enjoy your weekend.

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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_

Happy gardening and enjoy your weekend.

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A Morning Coffee With Me…

Hi there and how are you today. If you have come over from Pips place, welcome! I’m Simone, come into my lounge and lets find a spot to sit down on the couch. I can put the kettle on or would you like a coffee. I love using my coffee machine, a latte or cappuccino?

It seems so long ago now but back in May I enrolled in a fantastic blogging course called Blog with Pip. I met some lovely new friends and even learnt some new things about blogging too. I might even go back and enrol for the July group.

Now although the course has finished, our last thing to do is to share our 5 things that we are loving right now and join in with Pip over at meet me at mikes. She is hosting A Cuppa Tea with Me so her May students can share some things about themselves. Unfortunately I don’t drink tea as I love coffee too much. The only time I have drunk tea is when I had morning sickness with all five pregnancies and last check, I am not pregnant! But I might put the kettle on and grab a tea bag if I feel the sniffles coming along. A nice warm cuppa will fix that.

So, with our nice warm drinks and a special morning treat here are my five things I am loving right now…

1. My cup of coffee. I always have one in the morning at around 9.30 am. It’s my routine and I love it. And if I have done some baking for the kids, I will indulge in a treat for testing purposes of course! Baked good seen here were Jam rolls made with small bread rolls and baked in the oven. I made these for the kids breakfast this morning. School holidays have started so I get to try out some new breakfast recipes. These were very nice and the kids liked them, tick!cupcoffee 2. Venturing out and going for a walk with my hubby. Exploring new parks and places. Enjoying some ‘we’ time.

hubbytree copy3.  I am finally using my overlocker my hubby bought me two years ago for my birthday. I joined in The Hottie Project which is hosted by Lisa from Big Little. I have missed being able to sew. But not anymore, there will be more sewing projects to come!hottieproject14c4. Baking in my kitchen. Just making, baking and making! I love trying new recipes and the best bit is I have lots of helpers to test them for me. I made this for breakfast last Saturday. It is a german style oven pancake. Very yummy, hubby and I had two servings! We had a good reason, we needed that extra serve so we could finish off our coffee!cupcoffee5. Using my Nikon D3200 dslr camera. Hubby bought this for me for christmas. I love photography. I am learning all the time how to use my camera and enjoy jumping into the car and finding places we can visit to take photos. This photo was taken on my birthday weekend getaway. Hubby and I went to Daylesford for a weekend and found this church between towns. It was a beautiful church just sitting there in the open between fields of grass and fences.daylesfordtripWell, what a lovely chat we have had! I am glad that you dropped by. Now don’t leave it too long between visits. I would love to put that kettle back on. There might just be a freshly baked treat sitting on the bench cooling.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

See you next time,

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P.S. Normally I do a post about what is happening in my garden or parks that I have visited. Anyone can join in and you share your garden, someone else’s or a park that you have been to. All you do is link your blog via the linky at the bottom of my post. But since we are having a tea party today I have postponed it. I don’t want to miss out on all the fun. I love having a chat and meeting new friends. There might even be some of you that would like to join in next time. The more the merrier, I say!!

 

 

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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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In the Garden… my neglected veggie garden

neglectedgarden neglectedgarden1 neglectedgarden2 neglectedgarden3 neglectedgarden4 neglectedgarden5My poor veggie garden has been a little bit neglected lately. I really want to head outside and give it some tlc but it just gets pushed to the end of my to do list. Hence, my in the garden posts have been a bit scarce.

  • My first veggie box is taken over by weeds. The chooks have been getting a handful of these when I venture outside to hang the washing.
  • The swiss chard/silverbeet has become really tall and huge! Everytime I look out the kitchen window, I remind myself that I need to go and pick some.
  • I planted 4 bush cucumber seedlings, it seems like ages ago. And all I have to show for them is 1 cucumber! Not sure how to tell if it’s ready to be picked. Any tips on when it’s ready?
  • My third veggie box has so many parsley seedlings. I had a parsley plant there and let it go to seed. Well, this is what happens!! I can use my favourite word here, a plethora of parsley.
  • See, parsley is even coming up through the lawn. We have mowed over it twice and it’s still growing back. The positive thing with all this parsley, is that I have a ton or plethora of parsley to make dried parsley, yum!
  • I planted lettuce seeds in the veggie box where I had the old parsley plant. They started to emerge from the soil the same time the parsley shoots came up. I think they have been over run by parsley! What do you think?

Every Friday I would like to share with you an In The Garden post. You can join in too and 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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