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daily parcels * tied up in string *

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.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

May 06, 2006

gardening the vintage way

a day to garden for me! we have been moving my veggie garden this past week or two - I wanted it nearer to my kitchen, which made more sense. I just mentioned it to my soul mate and he thought it was a great idea and started then and there! we had a few shrubs to pull out - a lilac which I was sad to lose but I will plant another somewhere else. The way the world is today - I want to start growing as much of my own produce as I can. Too many chemicals used in commercial growing and with this genetically modified stuff that is going on - well, that is a whole new world to me and I think to the powers that be - no one knows the long term effects.
off the soap box ! I have finished one bed - enriching it with mushroom compost, composted leaves and a good handful or two of lime. then covered it with lucerne and will let it rest til spring time - I want the worms to have a good old time for awhile and let them do their thing. I also hope to start another comfrey tea mix - wonderful stuff ! THE ORGANIC GARDEN
I hope to get to buy some herbs today and will plant them around the perimeter of the garden - not sure which ones as yet - but I am hoping to get a good variety - for cooking as well as healing. and some to make sleep pillows as well.
I just wandered around this morning and took a few photos of the garden in progress.


Blogger Peggy said...

Isn't it so peaceful working in the garden! I am so loving mine this year. Before I always had a big one away from the house and had to do alot of weeding and hoeing. Now I have lots of raised beds close to the house and I can see everything growing out my windows. I just need to walk a few steps in any direction and have veggies, herbs or flowers. Have a nice day in the garden

8:52 am  
Blogger dolly said...

oh it is a glorious day to be gardening ms*R!!! enjoy

9:48 am  
Blogger Nicole said...

How wonderful... when Christopher gets home from work this afternoon I will give him his overalls and turn city boy into country boy.... turn him into the direction of the garden and off we go. My next door neighbour so generously gave us about fifty hedge plants... she is so kind. You are doing a fabulous job Ms*Robyn.. xoxox

10:08 am  
Blogger berriehead said...

BeaUtiful as ever! yup you have the touch!

11:27 am  
Blogger Rosa said...

I keep forgetting you're on the other side of the earth! (Fall!) Good for you for all you do for the earth and its inhabitants! Good for you.

12:06 pm  
Blogger melissa said...

I'll be interested in what you can grow there in the colder months. And, love your neat gates! They make clever fencing.

Take care, friend!

12:08 pm  
Blogger Calidore said...

Your vegie garden is looking seriously good Ms Robyn. Well done for all that gardening, I hope you aren't too exhausted this evening.

8:45 pm  
Blogger Kerri said...

Thanks for a peek at your gardens. It's wonderful that you can do so much in even the cooler months over there in Oz. You're lucky to have a hubby who is willing to help with changes. Ross is like that too. Worth their weight in gold, right?
Have a peaceful and relaxing time in your garden! It really is wonderful therapy, isn't it?

10:47 pm  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

Your garden is looking fantastic, and much more organised than mine! The organic gardening principle is a sensible one and should be adopted by everyone, the less harm we do to the world, the less harmful it is to us (a reader of Lovelock here).

Enjoy your weekend in the garden, we'll be doing the same!

3:11 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

Oh yes I understand cackling. Say it all the time here. and now I can cackle about it.

4:07 am  
Blogger paris parfait said...

How fabulous that you have space for a garden and are creating such a lovely one. Please take pictures as things grow and post for us city dwellers who have only tiny balcony gardens!

8:52 am  
Blogger gena said...

I shall try that comfrey tea mix! I was hoping to do some gardening this weekend,but it is raining here in the UK(its 1.22am Imsomniac!!!)so unless it cheers uo tommorow,its a no go!

10:26 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

You have a wonderful husband...all you have to do is mention it? Looks like you are going to have an amazing garden. Have fun.

Take care,

3:37 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Oh I love the iron fences. Are they from old iron beds? Isn't gardening just wonderful satisfying? I admire and envy you for having your own vegetable garden! Unfortunately I have neither the space nor the time for it. Enjoy!

7:05 pm  

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