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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

De cluttering after Christmas


I am so pleased with myself this week,as I have achieved so much
Putting away the decorations a bit early this year because we are into a heat wave
The temps are going to be up to 43c for the rest of this week and into next
I find if I de clutter,it makes me feel cooler


The garden is glorious,blooms everywhere


The holly hocks are reaching way up into the trees
We have never had them grow so tall



The roses are the best ever




I sowed a whole packet of sunflower seeds,only to have one grow.
I think the black birds get them


In the vege patch
                                           I found  it easier to grow the simpler things like
basil,mint,parsley,sage,thyme tarragon


Tomatoes,cucumber,spinach,silverbeet and beans













Having only a small garden,some vegs take up too much room
I do manage potatoes too in any spare spots.


With the weather heating up I am enjoying visiting my blogger friends
in the Northern Hemisphere to see their lovely wintery photo's
I will be visiting their linky parties too
The links are on my side bar.
Looking forward to lots of good things happening in 2013
xx jeanetteann



11 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your garden looks amazing! Those roses are so pretty. I so miss my roses. I have got my tree down and already the house seems cleaner. No more needles everywhere. Looking forward to getting the rest of the decorations cleaned up. Have a wonderful 2013!

Sue McPeak said...

So nice to see your winter garden with those great tomatoes. I missed gardening in 2012 with the drought here in Texas. Hoping for a wetter 2013. Thanks for sharing your beautiful roses and sunny flowers. They sure brightened up our gray winter day. Happy New Year, Jeanette!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love holly hocks and yours are gorgeous.
Thanks for bring some greenery to us, since I am looking out at snow!

Stephanie said...

Your garden is so beautiful! I espeically like your Holy hocks and roses :)
Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year to you!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Alessandra said...

Oh...your garden looks marvelluous!!!I love your flowers especially the roses. I like to see these pictures in winter...in my country is very cold now!
Kisses
Alessandra

Merlesworld said...

I didn't realise it was that hot in Adelaide I noticed the temps for Perth the last couple of days were pretty high it's not bad in Sydney this year. Your garden is lovely everything seems to be doing very well.
Merle.......

Karen said...

Happy New Year! Your garden is growing so well. I can't believe how big the hollyhocks are.

victoriantailor said...

Hi Jeanetteann, thanks for stopping by, looks like you are off to a good start for the new year, your plants are amazing!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Jeanetteann, it is always such a good feeling to de clutter after Christmas. I do leave a bit of Winter up, but I always get the organizing bug. Just makes you feel good. Love your gorgeous blooms! I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup later today. I think sharing your gorgeous Hollyhocks will help chase away everyones Winter blooms.
Hugs,
Jann

Liz Hockamier said...

Your Garden really is amazing! I'm so glad that you are joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday. :)

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! :)

~Liz

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jeanetteann,
What a lush garden you have! Unbelievable those holly hocks I wish we could grow them here but the soil is too poor and too hot in summer. Enjoy them for me as well. Wishing you and your dear husband a Happy New Year. Funny that you also drive the Ford Fiesta in Australia. My Dad had two of them. Here in the USA they are starting to drive some more energy efficient smaller cars. It does make a huge difference in pollution and in your own wallet. We never have driven a big car for that matter.
Hugs to you and stay healthy.
Mariette