A Day In The A Blue Mountains.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I welcome you to take your time and browse , visiting my bush garden and discovering the wonders of my city within a national park; Blue Mountains National Park. Via my blog you will travel with me through the successes, trials and tribulations of gardening on a bush block. I share with you my patchwork & quilting, knitting, paper crafts, cooking and life in general.

Monday, 23 December 2013

M.I.A. 'Cause Life is O.T.T. - A.T.M. #2

Another task I set myself while M.I.A. was to propagate some herbs which will be donated to Blue Mountains residents that have had their gardens damaged or destroyed in the recent fires.

Mr Honey Pie is addicted to coffee.  What other way can I put it?  Luckily we have a great coffee enthusiast that delivers freshly roasted coffee to our door as required!

As a result we have endless bags that once held the aromatic beans.  Being the hoarder that I am, and the committed up-cycler I decided to put them to good use.

After slicing the tops off so that they are nice and straight (this is important....I used a ruler), I folded them down about three or four times to give me a nice sturdy container.

Using my Silent Setter, I punched holes for draining.

Even in our heat wave conditions, they continue to do very well, except for the sage which I always find a difficult herb to grow.
Have you ever used an unusual container to grow plants? What was it?

Thursday, 12 December 2013

M.I.A. 'Cause Life is O.T.T. - A.T.M.

I have been missing in action because life is over the top at the moment.

Here is a tiniest look-see into a fraction of what I've been up to...

African Violet

I've been propagating,

Flap Jacks



planting some more,

Senecio mandraliscae - Kleinia (?)

and even more.

Zebra Cactus

I also painted a bit.


And did a little bit of pasting.

I've fallen for how these tins have turned out.  The graphic above and below is from The Graphics Fairy.

I used a little bit of outdoor Mod Podge to adhere the graphic (printed in reverse on paper) to the painted tin.   When dry I rubbed off the back of the paper with a damp sponge to reveal the graphic which was then given a final coat of Mod Podge to seal. 

Jelly Bean Plant


The best thing about all this...is that I've managed to sell all the plants (and more) on a community on-line garage sale.

Perennial Basil 

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