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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi there, it's 1.35pm on Thursday here and in just under 2 hours I will be heading into Nelson for my second ''technique and repertoire'' ballet class with Valerie. I am looking forward to it so much, even though I am with youngsters. It doesn't matter one dot because I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there, oh brother I am MELTING!! It is 1.35pm on Wednesday and the sun is blisteringly hot again today. I am OVER this weather BIG TIME!!!! If you are on the other side of the world reading this and it's pouring with rain and cold - thank your lucky... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, ooops I didn't post yesterday for some reason! It was another blisteringly hot day, although not quite as hot as Saturday thank heavens. I spent the morning doing animal tasks and watering, plus a bit of cutting back, but not much. In the afternoon we went to our... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
....Yes it's another blistering hot day! Rather monotonous isn't it??!!!!! I'll say, poop and bother!! There is no rain on the horizon so I just have to grin and bear it. On a brighter note there are always shady areas I can garden in. This morning I cut back a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's another blistering hot day and it doesn't look as though this is going to ease anytime soon. Thank heavens we got some decent rain in January or things would be looking even more bleak. Our grassy areas have just started to look lush and green again and now... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's lunchtime on Friday and I'm waiting for John to come home with our lunch! I'm absolutely starving even though it still hurts in my chest when I swallow - darned esophagus - it's not putting me off eating! Hopefully it will settle down soon.. the pain seems... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
...a teensy bit better! I felt better in the morning but had a lot of pain after swallowing for most of teh rest of the day/night. I happened to use a torch to look down my throat in the evening and realised I have white blisters on my tonsils and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, its a very humid Wednesday morning and I'm in my studio writing labels for the plants I am taking to Bay Landscapes tomorrow. I normally write them and attach them after lunch but it is going to be VERY hot today so I decided to get them out of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday morning and I'm about to go and prepare some punnets to sow some more seed. I've packed up 4 plants to send to Christchurch overnight and also my niece's birthday pressie to go to Auckland overnight. This morning I had to go to the doctor unexpectedly because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, it's a public holiday here in Nelson today, Nelson Anniversary Day, so John has the day off. I am about to sow some seeds this pm so I guess I'm still working no matter what! Yesterday we harvested quite a lot of mulberries from our black mulberry tree (I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, and oh brother I'm so sorry.. the last three days have been mad! I had a wonderful time at the open class on Thursday night - oh my goodness, there was four of us from our adult class and 4 senior students so it was just right and there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh squuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee we woke to rain this morning. I was absolutely stunned to realise it was raining because the weather forecast last night on the news showed now sign of it, just a bit of cloud. It rained quite steadily most of the morning until 11am or so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I promise I won't, no I won't.. oh yes I will... IT'S SO SO SO HOT AND HUMID I CAN'T STAND IT!!! The rain that was forecast hasn't eventuated, we did have cloud cover this morning but it's gone and the sun is HOT HOT HOT. It is very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's late afternoon and I'm a happy chappy apart from being so darned hot and sticky! I've spent a couple of hours in the garden this pm - it was a toss up between pricking out two punnets of seedlings or weeding and the weeding won, mainly because it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, oh my goodness it is SOOOOOOO hot out there! It's humid at the same time which is just abysmal. There was a bit of cloud cover this morning so I managed to get about 1.5 hours of weeding done in the main perennial garden. Phew, better than nothing.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh my goodness it's another warm day but at least there is some cloud cover today! It is fairly humid and just occasionally a delightful light breeze wafts across to just cool things off a bit. I've started weeding part of the perennial garden and will carry on soon.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's almost lunchtime on Saturday and I'm struggling to do anything today. I have awful lower abdominal cramps which is most unlike me. When they stop I'm left with a dull achy discomfort. I don't think it's anything I ate last night and John is fine so I will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, oh brother it's hot and slightly humid again today... so irksome! I did ballet practise this morning and for someone who NEVER has perspired much while dancing no matter how hard I'm working, I did today! Crikey! Our neighbours are coming for dinner tomorrow night and I'm doing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's been another busy day and I'm only just getting the chance to post this. I went to Bay Landscapes to drop off some more plants and spent quite a bit of time tidying up the ones that were there. I bought home some of the instant colour spots... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's 2016 and this year I am aiming to spend more time on this blog, keeping my plant listings up-to-date and including gardening tips. I am so passionate about gardening and growing plants, especially from seed and I want to be able to share my passion with you. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Perennial Plant Nursery
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Hi, it's late Wednesday afternoon and I've had a very full-on day! I gardened next door for an hour this morning, after hanging out the washing and doing all of my animals tasks (which take longer these days due to the new chickies!). Then I came home and wrote plant... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, firstly so sorry I didn't post yesterday - for some reason I thought I had!! Well I am one excited girl.... it rained overnight quite heavily on Sunday night and then was just cloudy for most of yesterday until late pm when it started pouring. It was heavy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another fairly hot Sunday afternoon. There is quite a bit of cloud around and we were meant to have showers turning to rain this pm but there have been no showers and there's no sign of rain yet, darn it. There is a weather warning in place from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, today I REALLY wanted to spend time weeding my main perennial bed but yet again I had to spend most of today pricking out seedlings... those darn things just keep germinating! Giggle... Our little chickens/rooster are settling in well and they are really friendly. They squeak and struggle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi, we picked up our gorgeous Silver Pencil Bantams this pm - two hens and a rooster. We've named them Lacy, Filli (short for Filigree) and Louie (as in the French Louis). They are so gorgeous.. here they are in the bird cage before we transferred them to their temporary... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Art for Heart's Sake