Thursday, March 24, 2011

Standing TALL.....

Spent last weekend at beautiful Airey's Inlet. My first time there and it just so happened to be their Open Mic Music Festival weekend too.
We had a really fabulous time there. Walked along the beach,daily bush walks,relaxed,good food, good company, great music and talent and even managed to climb to the top of this wonderful lighthouse! This lighthouse is the actual one seen in the great Australian TV series, 'Round the Twist'.
All in all, a weekend to remember....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pureness of WHITE

I was thrilled to find one of three belladonna lilies I had bought from a little wayside store in Woodend about five years ago was actually going to flower for the very first time!
I have watched it daily over the last week and finally got the chance to marvel at its beauty and purity.

Just a little further on in my back garden outside Trev's workshop, this Japanese windflower self planted a few months ago and is growing beautifully. Lucky, lucky me!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Healthy harvest

Finally got round to digging up the spuds today from my 'no dig garden' bed.
Mmmmm, very pleased with my crop of King Edward potatoes.

Cucumbers and beans continue to produce and capsicum plants have many baby peppers all growing nicely. First ever crop of beetroot looks very promising and is growing happily.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Revolver Designer Market

Very exciting news to share!
My etsy shop, Gojjell, has been asked to set up a display/stall at the next Designer Market, Thursday 10th March at Revolver Upstairs on Chapel St.
I'm very excited and have been busy creating a variety of goodies especially for this market.
The Art Deco dove necklace is one of my newest range of necklaces as is the amethyst nugget necklace. New suncatchers, brooches and earrings will also be featured.

Hope some of my followers will be able to join me.It should be a very interesting evening.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Beautiful begonias!

I have been growing this particular cane begonia for just over twelve months. Last summer I was rewarded with one smallish head of flowers on a shrub about 30cm high.
I was quite happy with this as it provided a smidgen of colour and interest in the spot where I had planted it.

This last month though,mainly due to the unusual high summer humidity experienced here in Melbourne, my begonias have excelled! I've found living with this humidity quite draining and uncomfortable but the one positive aspect of this weather is the incredible growth and flower profusion of begonias. Pleased to say that even my weeping white flower variety has thrived beautifully also.

Autumn is slowly creeping in though and I can't wait to see what wonders unfold in my garden world.....