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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi on this simply stunning mid-Spring morning. The sun is shining, the air is cool at the moment and everything in the garden looks gorgeous. I love this time of year so much! Today I have another very busy day. I'm going to sow a long row of Scarlet Nantes... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, phew it's been a whirlwind morning so far and it's only 10.30am!! (Oops got sidetracked and it's now 12.10pm!). I've already accomplished quite a lot which is great. I'm having a cup of tea now so it's the perfect time to do this. Afterwards I'm going to go... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, so sorry I haven't posted before now, it's been a bit of a torrid day after a very! sad evening last night. I haven't cried as much for a long time. We now have no swallow sitting on the nest that has 3 eggs in it. Last evening while... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yikes it's Monday and I have a group of women coming to the garden at about 4.45pm for a picnic tea, rain or shine! I really hope it's not raining because if it is I don't know where they will be sitting - on our verandah I guess. There... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh boy what a busy day we had yesterday. I started by mowing the edges around the main garden and trees with the motor mower which worked a treat! The edges look amazing and I honestly don't know why I didn't think of the motor mower before now. I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh crikey again, I didn't post yesterday. I don't know where the days or hours are going to at the moment. One minute it's morning, the next it's the evening and I'm pooped! Thursday I was busy doing all sorts of things and by the end of the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on what is going to be a very busy Thursday. I am going to be in the garden this morning and then I will spend the afternoon handwriting plant labels and writing/printing out/laminating colour photo labels with descriptions for my plants to go to Bay Landscapes tomorrow. I go... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there, I'm chasing my tail today in a big way so I thought I'd share a photo of my latest gift tag. I loved making this one. I had a few days when I just couldn't work out how to make the most of the gorgeous fabric background on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Tuesday morning and I'm about to spend quite a while getting around 36 plants ready to be sent away in three separate postie bags. This is fairly time consuming but I like to make sure my ''babies'' are swaddled pretty well so they arrive in excellent condition! Yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh dear, you can tell my life is busy when I forget to post here. That's twice in 1 week, mind you that might be a relief for you, giggle! I had a lovely weekend in the garden and have managed to pot some more things up, move... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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A gorgeous annual that is well-worth growing and very sought after! Olive green blotched foliage is topped with numerous heads of purple flowers with dusky blue/black bracts. A stunning plant and a must-have! Sun, well-drained soil. 70cm x 45cm approx $7.00 Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Perennial Plant Nursery
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Morning on this lovely Saturday morning. I've just realised I didn't post yesterday - eeeek. I had a busy morning, shooting out at 9.30am after animal tasks to go to our local farmshop for vegetables and fruit, then on to Bay Landscapes to drop off and display my plants. Once... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, its Thursday and I'll be spending the morning madly writing plant labels for the punnets of flowers & other plants I'm taking to Bay Landscapes. I'm hoping by this time next year my business will be able to afford to have labels printed. Writing them, hopefully!! LEGIBLY, is very... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and phew yesterday was another slightly frantic day re ducklings. After John witnessing yet another murder via pukekos and one going down the overflow pipe out of our pond we just couldn't bear to watch the ducklings demise for one more second. Yesterday afternoon we manage to fence in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there everyone, yesterday was a beautiful day but there was still a cold gusty SW wind blowing. It was so funny, the morning was calm and I was thinking ''where is the wind that was forecast'' when BOOM around lunchtime it came with a vengeance. Crikey! I always feel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Tuesday morning and I'm rushing out the door to package up and post some plants to a client in Auckland. Here are a few more photos for you. The first one is our Khaki Campbell duck with her 10 ducklings. She only has 8 left now and we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Morning on this spring-like Monday. The weather is totally erratic at the moment and I rather like it. It's good to have a season that is the way it's meant to be! Spring is well known for changeable weather - from warm and settled to cold and squally - and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a rather lovely Sunday morning - the sun is shining and there is a very light breeze blowing. I think the wind is meant to pick up later today though. We had a good day yesterday until the evening when I made a rather horrible discovery. We walked... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, oops did I post yesterday?????? I'm not sure if I did - if not, so sorry! I had a really busy day - I was out by 9.30am to get our vegies at local farm stall, then to Bay Landscapes to drop off plants where I spent about an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, well the weather has gone crazy it seems. The lower South Island has been plunged straight back into winter and we're not going to miss out totally either. We're getting a few showers and the SW wind is pretty chilly! There is meant to be quite a lot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there, this will be another short post unfortunately because I have a bit of a frantic day. This morning I am busy labelling and sorting out plants to take to Bay Landscapes tomorrow and this afternoon we have a funeral to go to. Our neighbour's father/father-in-law died this week... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I have a really busy day today so I thought I'd share something John emailed to me. Hope you enjoy, I think it's lovely and so true! Smiles... A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Tuesday morning, oooh last day of September! I had an ''interesting'' day yesterday - the morning was great, I got quite a lot of seeds sown and did other things. Just after lunch I was messaged by one of my friends on Facebook asking me if I'd... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Monday morning and my nursery is open so I need to get outside pretty quickly. I've been for a walk this morning and am going to try to go for one every second morning at least, to keep my hip fit, fit fit! It's very easy for me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yawwwwn... yes daylight saving is here again. We put our clocks forward an hour last night (well this morning actually, giggle) so today is going REALLY fast. I love daylight saving in a way but I always find I'm tired for the first week after we put the clocks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake