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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: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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February 25, 2006

je suis dan le jardin

yes, all day today I have been in my garden. Coming up the end of summer and there was alot to do. I stirred my comfrey tea and turned the compost heap. Then I got stuck into tidying my vegetable garden - getting it ready for autumn planting. I had planned on pulling my tomato plants out but there are still quite alot of tomatoes ripening on the vines so that it looks like I can leave the plants in for a few more weeks. So I went about tidying the plants and picking the fruit - the chooks got quite a lovely feast of damaged tomatoes - mainly from snails having a little munch - but I managed to collect 3 large bowls of tomatoes for us! It is so soul satisfying to gather the fruit of your own labour. I understand completely why my Grandfather loved his veggie patch.grandfathers garden The pumpkin vine is rampant but I just don't understand why on this huge vine, that there is only one pumpkin. It is up over the mattress base and onto the fence and 1 pumpkin! I did all the right things, maybe it is because of the all the rain we had when the the flowers were forming. We let the chooks out to have a scrounge and while I was tidying up I kept throwing them persimmons that had fallen onto the ground. Love the way they run at you as if they are going to miss out! It got quite hot during the middle of the day so I took a leaf out of master richard's garden - sweet alice and painted my plant stakes with left over paint. I only did 4 but at least that is a start. It should look quite quaint when they are all different colours.


Blogger Nicole said...

I am shamed! My garden must look like a pile of weeds compared to yours? Well the backyard practically is at least... have to clear them all out for Belle's party next week though Aaaagghhh!
I'd love to taste one of those juicy tomatoes.. MMmmmm

6:52 pm  
Blogger Amy said...

I second that! You put me to shame, I need to get into my garden so badly but too busy relaxing...

7:53 pm  
Blogger Garden girl said...

Robyn - I've been off the net for a rest - and have soooooo much catching up to do - love this post....I had about four tomatoes this year - pitiful crop! maybe the weather here had something to dowith this...maybe the gardener wasnt up to it? lol! will try better next year though!

12:30 am  
Blogger gina said...

I love your garden...it feels so home-y and cozy. I am a gardening novice...I have a way to go in terms of learning and experience. Oh, I have to admit that I have been a lurker here for some time now. I just want to say that your blog is the first I go to every morning. Your blog is warm, inviting, and I see you as a mother figure here in the blog world. You and your blog is like a safety net I run to when the world seems overwhelming to me. Thanks. gina

4:38 am  
Blogger Sharon K said...

It sounds like a good day in the garden, only one pumpkin it may grow big and win a prize for 1 big pumpkin. I like the post about your grandfathers garden. Thanks for the walk through your garden

6:37 am  
Blogger Alice said...

I'm glad you have overcome your aversion to painting stakes, Robyn, as they do look so nice in the garden, and not as splintery.

Don't vegie (and flower) gardens look tired and worn out by the end of summer? Much like their owners. But it's great to also get stuck into it and prepare for the next season. We are certainly more fortunate than our northern hemisphere friends in that we can garden all year round, instead of being buried intermittently under feet of snow.

What are you going to plant next Robyn?

7:05 am  
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