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Philippa
New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi honeys, after a ''too long'' hiatus I'm back! Needless to say life has been hectic over the past couple of months. We had a wonderful trip down south to my home province of Southland and it was SO fabulous to be able to spend quality time in my hometown... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh brother I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've posted. So much has been going on with a horrible drought this past summer, severe water restrictions, the Nelson fires and so much to do in my nursery etc. Add paperwork coming out of my ears and you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well things certainly changed here on Tuesday afternoon. Out of nowhere a huge wildfire took hold in strong S SW winds. We took a cup of tea down to the shade by what's left of the pond and as I looked right I could see what looked like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, well January was a fairly eventful month what with one thing and another. We had no rain to speak of, everywhere is parched and we have been declared to be in early drought in our district (Tasman). This could turn into full blown drought next week so they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, oh my goodness here we are on 23 January already! Where has this month gone????? I enjoyed a bit of a break from shipping plants over the Christmas/New Year period and was hoping to get a lot done in my garden during that time but then this happened... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Boxing Day here and I'm gardening, chasing the shade. We had a lovely damp Christmas Day which was my wish that came true! I'd been watching the weather forecast like a hawk for 10 days before Christmas and it kept saying sun. If there's one thing I dislike,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well it's been a LONG time since I've posted yet again - where have the past few weeks gone? I, for one, am gobsmacked that we are in December already! This year just seems to have flown by. As you know I have been working hard towards my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi there, yes I'm still here, madly packing boxes, putting plants aside for future shipments and not managing to get much gardening done! Having said that the garden is looking amazing at the moment. The spring growth is beautiful (yes, even the weeds) and there are flowers and also lots... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, yes the madness is continuing. I am so busy I don't know which way is up.. perhaps I need to post here more often to clear my head? I have such good intentions to post regularly but then things happen and I completely forget! Last week was crazy,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, I'm in the midst of packing up orders, even though it's Sunday, so they can go tomorrow. I'm also packing up lots of plants tomorrow to go on Tuesday - yes it's that crazy time in the gardening year, Spring. This morning I've packed up 170 plants to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, oh boy what a busy month September was and October is going to be even more busy. I've just got back from spending four days in New Plymouth celebrating my gorgeous Mum's 91st birthday. Wow - 91!!! I came up with the idea to do a ballet performance... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, I'm still here, just absolutely frantically, ridiculously busy with orders, pre-orders, potting up perennials, weeding the garden (only at weekends sadly) and ballet. There doesn't seem to be a spare second in any day lately! It's wonderful that my website is so busy and without my NMIT students... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, blushing here.. crikey it's been almost 20 days since I wrote on here. I can't believe it - where have the days gone??!!! I've been frantically busy with all sorts of things - potting up perennials, sowing oodles of seeds, moving plants around, trying to keep track of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, oh how I miss writing my blog regularly. I just can't seem to get myself back into the routine of doing it! I have to say life is VERY hectic around here these days with plant orders, pre-orders and plant propagation coming out of my ears. It's wonderful,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
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.... EEEEEK it feels like Spring! It is mid-winter and at the moment it feels more like Spring! We have clear blue sky, sunshine, a light breeze and the air has the Spring feeling to it! The temperatures are around 14 degrees C which is too warm for mid-winter! Pookies... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys and oh my goodness, I can't believe I haven't posted since 25th of June!!!! Where in the heck is this year going I ask myself. I've been so busy with NMIT students being here, working on orders, answering emails, sowing seeds and potting up perennials that I don't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
.... like a REAL winter! Yay!!! I'm so happy at the moment - finally we seem to be getting a ''real'' winter after what seems like years without one. We still haven't had a loooong stretch of frosts the way we did around 7 years ago (I think) but we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, yesterday we got our first really decent rain in what seems like weeks. On our property we only had about 25mm (1 inch) of rain for the whole of May and June was looking that way too. So far this month we've had 46mm, 36mm of which fell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
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Hi honeys, it's been another fairly frantic week in one way or another with a bit of frustration thrown in for good measure! A gorgeous cold snap swept up the country later in the week but as usual we missed it here - we just got a drop in temps... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's been another busy week with some huge orders coming through from my website. First and foremost I am so thankful and slightly stunned at the reactions/orders I am getting from my website. It's so lovely to be be doing something I love so much that is bring... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well winter is almost here - officially this Friday, in fact. We woke to 0.4 degrees C this morning so needless to say it was a little chilly changing Ted's (geriatric duck in a pen) water this morning. I must invest in a pair of warm, waterproof gloves... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well winter is almost here - officially this Friday, in fact. We woke to 0.4 degrees C this morning so needless to say it was a little chilly changing Ted's (geriatric duck in a pen) water this morning. I must invest in a pair of warm, waterproof gloves... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's been a busy few days as usual. It's just sinking in that I'm no longer growing seedlings wholesale, just for my plant stand so now I have plenty of time to concentrate on my perennials. Having said that my to-do list is pages long in terms of... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, my silence was due to being up in New Plymouth for a few days to visit my gorgeous Mum. When I got back last Tuesday I had one day to get organised before my dear friend arrived for 5 nights! It was so lovely to see Margaret and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well this week I've had slightly ''dicky'' knees to coin a phrase. I think one of the exercises on Friday twisted my knees into an odd position and now they are tweaking every so often! It's not too bad just very annoying especially when I plie in ballet... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake