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More on the garden

I actually planted that garden over a month ago at the end of June. Winter not being a prime growing month the plants are slowly getting established. We had quite a wet July and now we are getting a warm August.

I remembered the name of one of the plants which is pratia white but cannot remember the other one yet.

Here are more recent photos of the garden. I have been having trouble making the furniture. The children love watering the plants and my glue from my glue gun seems water soluble so the chair back keeps falling off. Have to figure out something else so the furniture is a bit more robust.

The other day I made some figurines and inspired by the Magic Onions blog I made a swing for one of the figurines to put in the garden.

Everywhere we go the children want to collect rocks and shells, they are only allowed to pick out one or two favourites each and then we put the rest back for others. The swings is made from an interesting broken shell with wire wrapped around it and then the loop is hung over the tree. As you can see there are a few other shells dotted around the garden.

I am still streamlining my figurines. The two sitting on the chair are made from wire 10cm long and bent in half and twisted with a bead for a head. One is wrapped in a small ribbon, the other in embroidery thread. Embroidery thread is used for their hair as well. THe original instructions I found said use raffia but I wasn’t sure how that would go wet and these dolls will get wet. The figure ont he swing is a 12 cm piece of wire and I cut up a ribbon to wrap around it, which is why it looks so frayed.

So that’s the update on our garden.

August 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment


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