Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I'm Such A Bad Parent ........ + A Special Gift


Well it is still freezing here in Tassie.  The coldest winter for a very long time but I guess mother nature knows what she's doing.  I am dreaming of blossom, sunshine on my back and the smell of spring's bulbs, the first signs of spring are slowly appearing.

I received this very special gift in the mail yesterday from Illene.  I will treasure it always - Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness.



On Sunday I did indeed brave the cold weather and did some potting in readiness for some spring and summer colour.  I also re-potted all of the aloe vera babies from my mother plant.


We had a breeze through built at the back of our house around 3 years ago made from cedar.  It has castle doors at either end and provides a lovely indoor/outdoor undercover area to enjoy the warmer weather.  The cats love it too as they can bask in the sun and bird watch.  At either end is an undercover entrance area which I utilise for undercover plants.  This is where I have put all of the newly potted baby plants.



Can you see the wine barrel in the corner???


Can you see the sick looking creeper in it?


That kinda happens when you don't water them for many months !!  I am such a bad parent.......  Hubby says I have a "gold" finger and that I can turn any green plant gold.......  Rather uncharitable of him really - This one is still green !!  You will be pleased to know that it has had a very big drink some new soil and a promise to keep a better eye on it.  A Pinkie Promise.....

Don't forget that if you are going to the Craft & Quilt Fair on Friday that Jo and I will be there !!  Look for the red balloons and the red polka dot bag - We won't be far away.

Oh and pop by Jo's blog tomorrow as it's her birthday - Don't tell her I told you.

Hugs - Fee XXXX

12 comments:

Christine M said...

Hi Fee. Looking forward to meeting you and Jo (and the others) on Friday. It should be fun!

Allie said...

What a sweet gift from Illene! Your plants are looking good - you should see the grass and plants around here from the heat, everything is turning brown. Sure wish we'd get some rain! I hope your creeper makes it!

Barb said...

I am sorry, I found humor in your post....not a bad parent..well....not really....

Jo in TAS said...

I have that golden touch too Fee!
See you bright and early in the morning YYyiippee!!!
Who cares about Birthdays when You're going to Melbourne to have fuin!!

Maree: said...

Can I Come & Carry Your Bags for You...I am Sooo Jealous of You & Jo off to Melb....maybe next year!!
Love your little cnr of plants I am guessing you don't barbie much with plants all over it...that wouldn't work for us here lol.
Enjoy Your Trip...are You Sure Huh!
xx

Kerri said...

Cant wait to catch up with you girls. Wish I was there tomorrow night. I will have to organise a trip to tazzie I think. Have fun shopping tomorrow. See you soon

Pauline said...

I hearing ya with the cold Fee......mannnnnnnn...been freezing!!!! I am a deloraine girl..never bothered me before???but this year...brrrrrrrr have fun in melbs..i was going to go..but figured might be pushing my luck...we do O/s next week...

Lizzie said...

See you Friday..
Lizzie
xxx

Vicki ♥ said...

Yay....its not long now until Friday :) Cant wait to see you and Jo and everyone else :) Travel safe Fee :) HUgs Vicki xx

Sarah said...

Hey Fee
Gold thumb.... Thats a new one! I ge told I hae a 'black thumb'... I suppose the thumb of death! lol
Have fun in melb xx

Roseanne said...

Love your gifts. I went to town with sarah on friday we brought lot of bag of potting mix for her new fruit tree.

Margaret said...

I am a bit late with this comment, but I had to think Yeah! it certainly is winter , you can tell when the BBQ is used as a plant stand . Creepers usually don't die, so a big drink and it will be right again fancy no drink and growing in a wine barell. Happy to see you girls had a good time over here.