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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi there, it's Friday pm and I'm about to start madly sowing tomato and flower seeds, plus prick out my first tomato seedlings! Ballet class this morning was great. I had a bit of a rushed start to the day because I knew I had to go via Bay Landscapes... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Thursday and Wednesday escaped me again! Crikey my life is just really busy at the moment with seeds and seedlings coming out of my ears. I'm finding it hard to juggle everything. I love posting on here every day so when I miss one it just feels WRONG!... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys and oh my it's been a LOOONNNGGG day!! I started this morning by getting 3 mail orders of plants ready to go, including having a viper session with a roll of clear packaging tape that wasn't behaving itself when I was closing the bags. In hindsight I so... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, yikes yes I missed yesterday - we had friends stay overnight on Saturday night and Sunday morning just disappeared. I was really busy for the rest of Sunday writing and recording my radio show and lots of other things so simply forgot to blog!! Ack! This morning I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday afternoon (hmmm mornings just aren't happening at the moment, giggle) and I'm letting my lunch ''go down'' before I head back out to the farm shed to do more seed sowing. I've sown petunias, begonia, marigolds, phlox and more this morning and this pm I'm doing some... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Friday afternoon, 3.25pm and I've had a good but busy day so far. I went to ballet which was WONDERFUL.. we learned a few new steps and I managed to ''GET'' them! Squeeeee! Then on to a local private hospital where my neighbour is (Caroline had keyhole shoulder... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a rather dull, slightly chilly Thursday morning. It looked as though the morning cloud was going to clear a while ago but it's come over again and the temperature is dropping by the feel of it. Rain is predicted tomorrow and for most of next week - this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Wednesday morning and I've just made a list of the plants I'm going to take to Bay Landscapes tomorrow. My seedlings are selling really well which makes me SO happy. I'm gobsmacked by the quality of the seedlings I'm producing, they are amazing - bless their hearts. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, eeeek and ewwwwwwwwwwww I just started weeding an area of my perennial bed where the weeds were looking matted and close the the soil surface. Oh my goodness, to my horror the soil is very puggy and wet even though we really haven't had a lot of rain this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a surprisingly chilly Monday morning. I wasn't expecting a frost so waking up to 1.7 degrees C was a bit of a shock. For some reason I thought it was going to be warmer than that! A bit of rain is predicted later today so things should warm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi it's Sunday afternoon and I'm having another very busy day. I'm about to do ballet practise too. Here's the link to my radio segment on the nationwide Radio Live Home and Garden show yesterday morning. It's about 20mins long. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it was so lovely to be on this nationwide Home and Garden show this morning. I love sharing my passion for cranesbill geraniums and plants in general. I will be gradually updating this online catalogue over the next couple of weeks. Last season I sold out of some of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Perennial Plant Nursery
Hi, it's Saturday morning and yes I missed yesterday. Somehow it just disappeared, giggle. I went to ballet class as usual in the morning and then came home via a local hardware store to get more potting mix. By the time I'd had lunch it was about 1.30pm and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a gorgeous Thursday morning. The sky is blue, the sun is shining and there is a lovely breeze blowing.... WAIT... eeeek it feels like SPRING! Oh brother, am I ready for this, NO NO NO NO NO! I know for a fact that my seedling growing business is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's raining lightly this morning so I'm about to start working on my christmas gift tags. I know I've been saying this for several days now, so I darned well better START! Today I want to share a photo of my ''work in progress''. This is another large canvas... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Tuesday morning and I have ballet class instead of practise this pm, squeeeee! Our teacher was unable to take a class a couple of Fridays ago so today is making up for it - yay that means two classes in one week! Winter can be a bleak time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's Monday afternoon and I've spent the entire morning packing up the 105 tea light holders. I still have to tape the boxes of 10 shut and then tape the big boxes shut, then I'll address them. I'm taking them to a local company called ''Pack and Send'' to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Sunday early afternoon and I'm about to do ballet practise. This morning I recorded my radio show and started battle gooseberry patch. I have two varieties - 2 x Invicta and 3 x Pax (a gorgeous heritage variety). I'm weeding the patch and am concentrating on cutting off... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Saturday and I'm about to do some pricking out of seedlings. I'm going to try something a little different - I'm going to take a short video while I do it and see if I can upload it on here. I'm not sure if I can join bits... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Morning, it's Friday and I'm about to run out the door to go to ballet class. Hopefully our teacher will be well enough to be there today. This past week we have had some magnificent frosts. One morning I noticed a hellebore (winter rose) that was flat as a pancake... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Thursday morning and I'm madly trying to get all of my plants organised to take to Bay Landscapes this pm. I made a list yesterday and this morning have been handwriting the labels and am about to staple them onto the punnets/pots. Handwriting the labels doesnt take long... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Morning on another magnificently frosty Wednesday morning. It's nice and warm here in my studio but my tootsies are freezing, even with woolen socks on! This winter we have had more tuis (native parson birds) slurping up sugar water than we've had for a few years. Tuis are nectar feeders... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Yay, it's Tuesday which means ballet practise this pm. It could end up being a ballet class if our teacher is well enough because we didn't have one on Friday. I don't mind which it is, I just love doing ballet! I do find the drive in and out of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Monday and this morning it was only -2.7 degrees C.. brrrr but OH SO GORGEOUS! John took the dog out for a walk before work and came back with freezing ear tip.. ermm pull your woollen hat down over you ears honey!! Giggle. I had to go out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Morning on a beautifully frosty Sunday morning. We had a really heavy frost this morning - it was -2.0 degrees C at 7.45am! It's now 10.45am and I can still see frost on parts of the garden. I can't help feeling sorry for my poor tomato seeds in the tunnel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake