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daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Culburra Beach , NSW, Australia

I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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January 24, 2006

in the garden

I haven't been in the vegetable garden since I returned home, too scared actually. After my son said that the snails had been rampant while I was away, I was just too down hearted to even venture near it until this morning. It wasn't as bad as I had expected. Oh, yes the snails had feasted on my bean plants, leaving only sticks where I had left lush bonaparte bean plants & they had a little nibble of nearly every zucchini. But my pumpkin is flourishing & my potatoes are nearly ready to dig up. AND I have lots & lots of tomatoes. So I pulled the beans, zucchinis & the capsicum which didn't do alot this year, tied the tomatoes up and generally gave the whole vegie garden a tidy up. Then (and I have no idea what possessed me) I decided to move my compost heap from one corner to another. 'Joe' I said 'would you mind just giving me hand for a min?' explaining to him what I wanted to do - move some tin and hammer in the star pickets 'it won't take long' I said. hmmm - wrong. but then I realized that to move the compost bin I would also have to move the wire leaf bin that I have for my autumn leaves and while we were at it, we may as well move the spring mattress base that I use to grow my climbing beans on. Two hours later it was done & all I had to do was put the leaves back into my leaf compost bin and fix the carpet that I have on my paths(I use this to keep weeds down) . It is looking quite wonderful, all ready for autumn planting. but just one thing - what is it with the growth spurt that happens in a garden while the owner is away on holidays? Not just weeds, but trees & plants as well. Do the plants sit there waiting til you drive out the gate & yell 'she's gone* quick! drink down this organic growth fertilizer, we feel growth spurt coming on' - is that what happens? I can just see it ! !


Blogger Kali said...

Yep ~ I'm sure they do Robyn! It's like, "yeah, they're gone ~ let's paaartaay!!" *lol*
Isn't your Joe a good hubby for doing that impromptu work?

8:00 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

have you gone bonkers?!!!! you *moved* your compost heap - what did they feed you on that cruiseship lol! and hahaha isn't my computer desk tidy - it's my mission to keep the area junk free in my new life and have a pleasant area to sit in while I am at the computer! lets see how long it lasts

night love dollx

10:15 pm  
Blogger Flossy said...

Heehee, the mental picture that painted was great! Partying plants. Well, you got a lot achieved today, well done :) That holiday must have refreshed you no end!

11:04 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Ha ha yes that is exactly what happens! I wonder about that everytime I go away for more than a week.

Oh how I admire that you have a really vegetable garden and hens and all! That is surely lots of work but bio food as a reward, that's fantastic!

1:58 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I think you being at sea has given you a crazy burst of energy. Well good for you! I bet your garden looks great.


3:19 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

I can just imagine how your garden grew while you were gone! But...WELCOME BACK!! We missed you! Sorry to hear about your sea-sickness. What a shame. I kind of had the idea that cruise ships did away with that sort of thing in this day and age. Wishful thinking I guess? It must have been wonderful when you started to feel better though. Sailing away, leaving the world behind...

9:47 am  
Blogger Cookie said...

Robyn, maybe the plants do that just to let you know not to go away for too long again !!! Sneaky lil thangs !

2:20 pm  

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