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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi, it's Thursday morning and I'm swilling down a much needed cup of tea! I've just got back from delivering 62 punnets of vegetables and flowers to Bay Landscapes. Normally I do this on my way to ballet class in the afternoon but today things are a bit different. John... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there, it's Wednesday afternoon and I'm about to head to the farm shed to sow another 25 punnets of various vegetable seeds, plus prick out a few more punnets of seedlings. It has been grey, bleak morning and now it is chilly and has started to rain. It's not... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday morning and I'm about to head out to the farm shed for an hour or so to do some pricking out. I have to eat lunch at 11.45am at the latest on Tuesdays because I start dancing at 1.15pm and there is nothing worse than having too... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a rather wet Monday morning! I knew it was meant to rain but it is pouring down fairly steadily. I'm in the farm shed pricking out seedlings and I have to say it was a little hard to get motivated to do it. I could be here in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Sunday late morning and John has just left to go to Blenheim (1.5 hours drive over to the East Coast of the top of the South Island) to go to a rugby match with his son this evening. It's our local rugby team, the Nelson Makos playing someone... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a rather lovely Saturday morning. There is a little bit of cloud around in the sky but it is quite mild for late winter. John decided to light the bonfire in our paddock this morning and for this girl, who is PETRIFIED of fire, it is definitely not... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, well it's official - my busiest time of the year is here! Even though it's not Spring for a few more weeks my crazy seed sowing season has started in earnest. One whole side of my tunnel house is full of seed trays and I keep looking at them... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, well it's been another busy day and I'm about to go and check on our dinner. I went to ballet class via Bay Landscapes to deliver some plants at 2pm. Class doesn't start till 4 but by the time I've sorted my plants and checked on the ones... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Wednesday lunchtime and I've just finished gardening at my neighbours' for an hour. It's a STUNNING spring-like day again today. We had a slight frost this morning and now have a glorious sapphire blue sky, a teensy breeze and sunshine. I have so much to do this pm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's almost lunchtime and I'm taking a break from pricking out seedlings. I have quite a few punnets (small plastic trays) of them to do today and I find doing about 3 in a row is enough standing in one spot and I need to take a break. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a beautiful Sunday but I have to say it feels more like mid-Spring than late winter.. eeeeeeek! The day started off with a slight frost but the temperature has been steadily rising since then. At the moment it is about 15.8 degrees C which is warm for late... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, we woke to rain this morning but now it has reduced itself to a few spits here and there. We went into Richmond (10mins away) this morning to run some errands and met a few people we know which was nice. I had to get some more tape for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, I'm about to rush off to ballet class this morning so here are a few photos of yesterday's glorious frost. Smiles.. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on what was a VERY frosty morning! I trudged outside with the camera when I went to feed the ducks and chooks. I just had to catch a few images so I can remember how glorious the frost was. It was -2.4 degrees C this morning which is quite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
This was amazing to watch... such a beautiful process and loved the shading that really brought it to life! Incredibly talented! Love, love, love and yes very goddess like! Smiles from New Zealand!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on STENCIL MANIA | Nika Rouss (femme) at simply me
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Hi there, boy we had a hard frost this morning and I'm looking at one of my favourite Salvias.. Salvia madrensis, wondering if it is going to survive this little cold snap! It is planted in what was a semi-shady part of the woodland garden but now that the Acacia... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, we had a magnificent frost this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed trudging over the frosty long grass in the paddock and crunching the ice on the muddy puddles left over from the rain. We have an area in our paddock where storm water pours through from next door and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh boy I'm trying to work in the farm shed but I only get about two things potted up then I have to rush out into the sunshine because it is so cold in there. We had another really good frost this morning and at this time of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi on a beautiful!! Sunday afternoon. Our day started with a magnificent frost and a temperature at 7.45am of -1.9 degrees C = my bliss! I adore hard frosts. I trudged out to feed the ducks and the chooks at about 8.30am in my dressing gown and gumboots with no... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there honeys, after a couple of rather dreary (but beautiful to me) wintry days the sun is shining, we have blue sky and a light breeze! I'm hoping the breeze might get a bit stronger so the ground can dry out just a tad. It is so squidgy (great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, do you love REALLY healthy spray free vegetable and flower seedlings? Would you love to have them delivered to your door? I grow all sorts of vegetable and flower seedlings year round and would love to be able to send them to you. Some vegetables such as lettuces, cabbages,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Perennial Plant Nursery
Morning.. that's a change from saying Hi! every day, giggle! I'm just taking a tiny break from pricking out seedlings in the freezing cold farm shed. It's a dull, grey wintry day today with snow falling further down the south island - not here, boo hoo. I've done some typing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's early on Wednesday afternoon and I've just been labeling some plants to take to Bay Landscapes tomorrow on my way to ballet class. We woke to rain this morning and it was quite heavy for a while but by late morning it had gone and we now have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there on a chilly but beautiful Tuesday morning. There is a warning for heavy snowfalls further down the South Island from Wed-Friday and our temps here are meant to drop to around -1 degrees C for a few nights at the end of the week and into next. I,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, well darling Mr Sparrow didn't make it through the night. I did my best but I think he may have been old and suffering from heart failure judging by the way he was behaving. At least I know he died warm and safe from predators. I buried hem in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake