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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a slightly damp Saturday afternoon! This morning I took my lovely friend Janet to a local shabby chic market. It was such fun and there were some lovely treasures to be oggled at! I managed to get a very cheap little shelf-thingy that will be perfect either in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, oh and squeeeee look at this!!! This is Trillium luteum, a trillium (wake robin) that is hard to get here in NZ. I am very lucky to have two pots of it. This is the first time it has flowered for me since I bought them 2 years ago.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and oh boy what a rushed morning I've had today. I've been sorting out plants, printing labels, laminating labels, handwriting labels to take to Bay Landscapes tomorrow. I seem to be taking an average of 15-20 plants there each week which is fabulous! I have some punnets of different... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
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As for ''Flush of White'' but with flowers in shades of pink, apricot and lemon. $7.00 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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This incredibly hardy perennial is so pretty. A luscious clump of basal foliage is topped with 30-40cm stems of pure white flowers. Dead-head for more flowers and to maintain vigour. Sun, semi-shade, well-drained soil. 40cm (when flowering) x 30cm approx. Semi-evergreen. $7.00 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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A gorgeous plant that sends up 1m stems of very pretty foliage topped with fluffy white flowers. Sun, semi-shade. Winter dormant. 1m x 75cm approx. $9.00 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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this rare and very beautiful yellow salvia is one of my absolute favourite perennials. Best in semi-shade, it sends up very sturdy stems to around 1.5-2m and these are topped with beautiful pale yellow salvia flowers from late autumn and last well into winter. Loved by waxeyes. Semi-evergreen. Frost tender... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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This is a gorgeous member of the salvia family. Beautiful brick red flowers are produced from late summer right into mid-winter. Waxeyes flock to it for nectar. Best in sun or semi-shade in well-drained soil with some protection from harsh frosts. Does very well under my tree canopy. Cut back... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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Much sought after by lovers of Victorian flowers. Olive grey-green foliage and flowers in shades of plum, buff, lemon, burgundy with lemon centres. Mixed colours (will name the colours when they flower). Perfect for rockeries in semi-shade or as pot specimens. In containers, 1 part potting mix, 1 part good... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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Perennial phlox are worth their weight in gold during the summer months. This variety produces stout stems of highly fragrant pure white flowers in clusters. Deadhead for another flush of flowers. Forms a tidy clump. Best in full sun but will tolerate semi-shade. 90cm x 75cm. Winter dormant. $7.00 Note:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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This is a much sought after, gorgeous perennial that has very attractive grey-green foliage with scalloped edges. The flower stems are very tall with tiny frothy buff-coloured flowers. Multiplies slowly by underground runners. Not invasive! Sun with some moisture or semi-shade. Also does well in dappled all-day shade. Winter dormant.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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As per ''Mixed Shades'' but with stems of pure white flowers. $7.00 Few only, more available in Autumn 2015 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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As per ''Mixed Shades'' but with stems of lovely blue flowers. $7.00 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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As per ''Mixed Shades'' but with the most glorious bronze/red foliage and scarlet red flowers. Truly a show-stopper and so pretty! $7.00 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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This is a fabulous perennial and is suited to all sorts of situations from full sun to almost full shade. The flowers are identical to bedding lobelia only larger. They are shades of pale pink, purple and red and this wonderful hardy perennial will grow anywhere except the driest sites.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
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A very hardy perennial with strong foliage and large double deep apricot flowers over a long period. Very good for dry areas once established. Sun, semi-shade. Semi-evergreen. 60 x 90cm. $7.00 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Perennial Plant Nursery
Hi on a VERY windy Wednesday morning. Oh my goodness I'd forgotten what strong winds are like - rather LOVELY! We don't get a lot of really windy days but when we do they are just magical in a way. There's nothing like a strong wind to blow the cobwebs... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, on this very sneezy, wheezy Tuesday morning! Bah! Enough not said about that! I've just packed up two lots of plants ready to send them overnight courier to their new owners. It's really funny - I always feel as though I'm sending my babies away from home.. crikey! I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there on this very sneezy Monday morning! Ugh ugh ugh, yes I have a head cold and my face feels as though there is a brick and cotton wool behind behind it! Eeeeek, urghle.. Out vile bugs! I am off to see my surgeon for my six monthly check... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there, yes you guessed it, I have John's head cold, or the beginnings of it anyway. I'm hoping to give it away REALLY soon, giggle! I don't have time to have a cold, just too much to do. It does explain why I've been feeling so tired at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, yikes I've just realised I ahven't posted yet today.. Crikey where has the time gone? We went out this morning to do a few things - it was raining - and got home around 1pm! We had lunch and then I did some potting up. Not much else... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, it's Friday and I'm about to head out the door to go and stand in the L O N G queue at the vegie farm shop. Sometimes I wonder if it's worth it, but then I get VERY fresh beautiful produce and usually have good conversation while waiting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Art for Heart's Sake