Australian Bottle trees are one of the most unique native trees we have here…..

"Bottle Trees" I found in a friends garden. I just love them. They light up at night with solar lights . I want to have one of these in my garden too.

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ART INSTALLATIONS……………Permanent or Temporary………

They are a 3 dimensional work of art that is very often specific to a particular site. They are designed to change or transform ones perception of the space.
My butterflies were made for a particular exhibition. Now they are home,were do I hang them?! Ive chosen to hang them outside, subject to the weather & enjoy them for as long as they last. As butterflies in their natural habit are outside subject to the elements.

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In the garden on the weekend….. What glorious weather!

Pruned lavender bushes. Saved some for bouquets, some into bags for drying and some of the prunings were put into a saucepan and simmered to make lavender water. The lavender water was mixed with vinegar to make my own room freshener and fabric softener. This was a bit of an experiment for me. The house was filled with the strong smell of lavender, ……very very relaxing!

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Pottery – plates, bowls, or anything made from clay and fired to harden. There are 3 main types of clay, earthernware, porcelain and stoneware.

This is the first piece of pottery sculpture I have finished. I’m very happy with the concept. I just want to work on the colouring (glazing). Maybe more black, brown, straw and “orange” tones.

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It’s home! Out on the patio table with a collection of animal bones.
Below is a photo of another ” sculpture done with my first pieces of pottery

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Cottage Garden –

Cottage Garden – is a distinct style of garden that has it origins in working class gardens in England. It has an informal design, with its dense plantings & a mixture of edible & ornamental plantings. ( Wikipedia)

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My rambling cottage garden, poppies, garlic, nasturtium ………
Fresh bouquet from the garden.

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Recycling in the garden…. Old teapots, bird cages & iron work

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