Thu 19th, Jul, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage blog lovelies!
Well I spent the day out here yesterday doing some gardening…I have decided that I am a Winter Gardener in Australia…it seems to be the time I love to be outside, I must say that when it is really hot it all gets a bit less attractive, though this year I am hoping for lots of stuff to be doing a lot better than last year.
I am not sure if I am going to go too big on the veggies this year because to be brutally honest, last year it was a disappointment….quite a lot of effort for not too much return….
The main thing I had good success with was salad leaves and herbs ….and those herbs that don’t die off are now doing really well, I now have a couple of really well established Rosemary bushes – nothing beats walking out to pick some of that to go in the Sunday Roast, does it?
I have also had success with capsicum and chilli plus onions, my tomatoes were overall a failure, will have another go with them, someone told me it was the rain we had last year but I don’t know about that, I thought toms like water!
These are a few pretties I bought to brighten up around the front door and put in some pots…I love having pots by the front door, it’s a very English thing I think, a bit like hanging baskets, I don’t see many people doing it here…
I also stocked up on some more herbs…I love having lots of Parsley growing because I have it with everything…I grow it from seed too but I also pick up plants if I see them on offer…
And these pink and whites caught my eye too, I love pops of colour with white outside (surprise surprise!)
The Summer House deck is a nice little spot for some Winter Gardening (it’s still not really done inside there, but I have seen blinds I like, just have to go and get them and we now have a sofa that is in there, it’s new to me, but I thrifted it and beachy, will show you soon)
That’s it from me then from the beaches, I have some super ocean shots on the way….
I hope you like my adventures with this garden…I am really trying to make the best of it, it is far from perfect and my Australian gardening skills are to say the least poor…as I hit pubish here I kinda think what are you thinking posting this stuff?!! I do not live in a 5 million dollar architect designed house overlooking the ocean with a garden made by a team of garden designers here…it is NOT perfect, I did start a new life on the other side of the world, ended up in a ratty old cottage on the wrong side of town, I makeover old furniture just for me, not as a professional, I foof and plant things and I come here to show you the good bits and document it all along the way…
Bring it on Beach Cottage friends…
p.s. Barley is feeling a bit poorly after his op, poor fellow, he might blog later if he’s up to it