Sunday, February 23, 2014

Garden changes.

We have made big changes in the back garden
We decided to plant some green manure in the cleared areas
to rejuvenate the soil ready for planting out.

As we will be putting roses in here it can grow and then rest until
the cooler weather.

These were the tree ferns which had suffered badly in the heat wave
and although they have come back quite nicely,we decided to take 
them out and put roses in here

We advertised the tree ferns on Gumtree and they sold
They are going to a good home in the hills where they 
will be cool and protected under trees. 

We are going to dig in blood and bone and lots of mulch
to get ready for the roses.

Beans growing nicely and this year covered in red flowers
Last year they were white

The capsicums are doing well
I left these plants in from last year
and they are still producing

The dwarf beans are coming up nicely too in the seed tray
These ones will be yellow

Herbs in pots doing well

I read on Pinterest that you can cut the root from a stick of celery
and plant it. This is the result when I tried it. Amazing

The apricot tree in a barrel,I grew from a stone
This is 3yrs old now. Should be fruiting next Christmas


Capsicums,tomatoes, silver beet and spinach

I think this is a pumpkin
It's come up from the dish water we throw on the garden

This palm ( I've forgotten the name) is in the way of where
the roses are going,so we've transplanted it into a pot

This rose "Clair Rose" 
will be transplanted into the new bed

It is getting too tall for its pot


Teasing Georgia

A new climber we planted in September last year
I'ts nearly to the top of the arch and so pretty

The old bay tree keeps on keeping on 

A bit of tidying to do here

This space at the side of the house is ideal for veggies

We've taken out old palms here to extend the veggie garden

Well that's the garden organized again
Can't wait to plant the roses. 
Have to wait for some cooler weather though.
I hope you're enjoying whatever you're doing this weekend

Join me for some lovely linky parties this week
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Oh and take a visit to the Hometalk site,it's so interesting 

xx jeanetteann

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Release of my new book Jessica's Garden

                                                           Finally it has been released.
                                                   My new book called Jessica's Garden.
                                         Available here

I am joining my usual linky parties this week
the links are on my side bar

Happy reading xx jeanetteann

Monday, February 17, 2014

Beautiful tags

I thought I would show you my new supply of gift tags I received today
Are they not the prettiest.
I always place one in the parcel
 when I send off one of my little baby dresses
to a client
I always get a comment about how pretty they are

Elizabeth from the Porcelain Rose
makes them
Thank you Elizabeth
as usual I am thrilled with them
Elizabeth sells them through her etsy shop link below

I will be visiting some nice linky parties this week 
The links are on my side bar
Happy Week
xx jeanetteann

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Rain Rain beautiful Rain,the garden is smiling

These are our tree ferns after the heat wave
but do you see the green shoots
We have had 3 days solid of beautiful rain,torrential rain.

Another fern,another green shoot

My new David Austin Rose Teasing Georgia
Its smiling after the lovely rain

The veggie garden is smiling too
This once yellow capsicum turned bright red ,
so sweet 

The beans are so strange this year
They are climbing all over the arbours,but instead of beans
there are little red pea type flowers ?
This one has had some little sucking insects that I can't see 
sucking the life out of the leaves. The ones on the other arch have 
been left alone,but still no beans ?

Rocket springing up its little heads.
I've used my worm farm containers to plant seeds
as the worms all died in the heat :( even though I covered them and cooled them with water

One little carrot peeping through
can you see it?

Basil loved the heat and went mad everywhere
I made lots of Pesto

2 dwarf yellow beans showing through

Enjoy your weekend and hope you had a lovely Valentines Day

Please join me at some lovely linky parties
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xx jeanetteann

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Looking back at the garden before the heat wave

It is so terribly hot at the moment and has been for far too long
The garden has suffered so much even with heaps of watering
So I thought I would post some pics of the before
Hopefully it will recover for us to enjoy once again.

The tree ferns are burnt to a cinder. We are hoping they will 
recover. We will have to cut them right back to the stem
I think in the winter we will replace them with roses
They seem to be the only ones to tolerate such high temperatures.

The roses are hanging in there and still look like these did before the heat
well out back anyway. The ones in the front garden are struggling 

How is your garden fairing in this heat wave?
I have enjoyed looking at my own photo's to remind me what the garden did look like
and will again I'm sure

Enjoy your week
and join me at some lovely linky parties
The links are on my side bar

xx jeanetteann