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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon. The cloud has cleared and we now have a light breeze blowing which is wonderful - I hope it will stay around long enough to dry out the ground a little bit before the next onslaught of rain on Tuesday! The water table... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's a very exciting, if somewhat nerve-wracking day for me today.. my website is now live and launched. Here's a link to it: https://www.heirloomplantnursery.co.nz/ I'm eternally grateful to my dear friend who constructed this website for me. It is beyond fabulous and very easy to navigate around. Please... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a gorgeous crisp, fine Thursday morning. I'm in the farm shed potting on some cuttings and some gorgeous woodland anemone bulbs that I will be adding to my website in the near future. Speaking of which, I've been spending a lot of time sitting on my rear end... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's a very chilly, grey Tuesday morning and my feet are like iceblocks! I'm about to go and label some plants for delivery this week so I'm wearing my gumboots and they are NOT warm! Eeeeeek.. I love this time of year for one main reason - the bird... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, well I've been slogging it in the kitchen garden for most of the day and I have to say buttercup is NOT my friend at the moment. My poor globe artichoke bed is choked with the most gorgeously healthy buttercup I have EVER seen! They are at least... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday afternoon and I'm late back from ballet class because a lovely friend that comes to class took me for coffee and then we ended up at Spotlight looking at patterns for dresses because I've got two weddings to attend next year - one niece in January and... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well my exciting news is that my new website will be going live either on Friday or next Monday! I am so excited but also a little nervous because quite a few of my hardy cranesbill geraniums are showing ''out of stock''. This is because I've sold out... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, yikes and crikey, where did this week go???!!! I had no idea it's been 4 days since I posted on here! I've been busy with ballet as usual, plus pricking out seedlings including some perennials and sowing more seeds. It was very wet here on Wednesday (from pm) and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a gorgeous crisp late autumn Monday morning! We woke to a slight frost in the kitchen garden this morning.. ermm I mean there was a slight frost in the kitchen garden, we didn't sleep there! Giggle! I had a very productive weekend in the kitchen garden. I had... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday afternoon and I've just come back from gardening next door. I'm about to launch myself into our garden after I've watered the tunnel house. At this time of year I have a bit more spare time for gardening thank heavens because my seedlings grow and sell more... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday afternoon and I'm about to go and prick out some seedlings before heading off to the first ballet classes of the new school term. Today are my freebie classes, Grade 4 and 5. Yikes I'd better look at the DVD because I've completely forgotten any Grade 4... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, here are some photos from last week. The first one is of my gorgeous Mum. I adore this photo, it truly shows her beautiful personality and strength of character. Not bad for 89.5 years old! Ooh those eyes and look at her hair.. gorgeous! I will treasure this photo!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's 9.20am on Saturday and I've been planting gorgeous anemone blanda (woodland anemone) and some bluebells on the edge of the woodland garden near the garage. I can't wait for them to flower in Spring now! It is a murky sort of day with grey skies and apparently rain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh how I've missed doing my blog posts! It was tricky getting decent wifi in my motel room so in the end I gave up trying to post! I hope you missed me?? Giggle.. I'm home and from now on I will have my head down and I will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi from sunny New Plymouth!! I suddenly realised I haven't posted for 4 days!!!! That's a first and tells you how frantically busy I was this week. It was my birthday on wed and I had a good day, especially at ballet open class then meeting a friend's daughter for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday evening and oh my goodness I'm having SUCH a special week! For once my seedlings etc are taking a bit of a back seat which makes me feel VERY guilty but this is something I needed to do for me! I am attending open classes at a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, I hope you're having a wonderful Easter wherever you are! Well Fiddler is done and dusted - we had our final performance on Wednesday night then a quick bite to eat (Indian food at 10.30pm.. ewwwwwwww).. plus some speeches and presentations to the directors etc. We were also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's a very wet Wedneday morning and I'm just back from delivering plants to Mapua Country Store. Luckily it didn't really rain while I was there because it was pretty steady beforehand. Tonight is our last performance of Fiddler and I have mixed emotions about it. I will be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi all, it's Monday morning and I'm more than a little jaded! As of yesterday afternoon we've done 8 performances (including 3 dress rehearsals) in a row!! Yesterday was a matinee and I have to say the audience was a bit flat which is a bit of a shame because... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday early pm and we're about to eat our main meal for the day. Last night we performed in front of a full house in the Theatre Royal in Nelson which is almost unheard of for a local production. How special is that??!!! Tonight we're up in Motueka... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Thursday morning and it's been such a busy week! Head hitting pillow midnight every night! We had our final dress rehearsal on Monday night and then the preview performance with a small audience. It felt strangely wonderful to see people sitting in the theatre. Last night was opening... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, well it's here.. it is now officially ''Fiddler on the Roof'' week.. We had our first rehearsal at the Theatre Royal last night and it was amazing to be performing on that stage! It is such a gorgeous intimate local theatre so it's a dream come true for me.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday morning and I'm about to leap into the car to head to ballet class. We had our rehearsal on Wednesday night and it was another late one - 10.30pm so didn't get to bed until just after 11pm. I was half dead yesterday, needless to say. Heaven... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's Wednesday afternoon and I'm about to label plants to delivery to Bay L tomorrow morning. I normally do them on Tuesdays but my ballet times have changed. I now go to ballet class, extra Grade 4 & 5 classes 45mins each late Tuesday pm and ballet practise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Monday morning and I've had a crazy few days! On Thursday I delivered plants to Bay L and then left for ballet at 2pm, had practise then class at 4pm followed by a dash home for an omelet and then out again to Fiddler rehearsal. Friday morning I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake