Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gardening and Sewing at Kainga.


Well we have finally received the day we were after. Rain has been coming in bursts throughout the day. Great for the veggie garden. We were out hunting for those green grubs that the white butterfly lays and found our first piece of broccoli growing. It won't be long now and we will be eating this for tea every night. Yum. We grow things organically here at Kainga. So a wander around the garden and a quick stamp on the ground with our feet kills off any bugs that dare to enter.
We have been picking English Spinach and Chinese Cabbage from this garden bed for several weeks now. Cauliflowers should soon start forming too. You can see who much these have grown by looking back at this previous post. Which was only last month.

This morning we had our monthly Garden Club gathering which was held at my Mum's garden. Earlier on in the year I met a lady at the Mundaring Markets that was selling cottage plants and was willing to travel up and sell her plants and give a talk about gardening. Everyone enjoyed listening to her talk and I managed to pick up these plants. All the plants are suitable for hot dry conditions so hopefully with a bit of love and care will thrive here. Fingers crossed.

Last night I managed to get a fair amount of the cutting out done and started on the applique. The Friday-Night-Sew-In is a lot of fun especially seeing what everyone else has done. There were 108 people who were joining in this month. The next step is to get it completed. Ian Lucy and David are of to the West Coast Eagles versus Saint Kilda footy match tomorrow so I will get a chance to work on the applique while they are out. Wasn't it great to see Freo Dockers beat Sydney Swans today!!!!!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bev C


Anita said...

Hi Bev...Go the Dockers!! YAY! It is nice to see them finally have a winning streak. Lovely drop of rain we are having and lovely wood burning weather too. Kind regards, Anita.

Vickie said...

oh Bev as always I love seeing pics of your vegie garden-well done...applique looks great,Vickie

retdairyqueen said...

The garden plants look great as does your applique

Bobbie Lynn said...

Bev, your garden looks wonderful and I have those darn green worms in my plants as well. They are eating my Geraniums. I also have an earwig problem. They are eating my roses. The price for having a garden I guess. Can't wait to see those lovely cottage plants. Have a nice time sewing and the cut outs are so cute.
Bobbie Lynn

Terriaw said...

Aw, I love your Friday night sew-in project! that is going to be so sweet. Love love love seeing your broccoli starting to peak out! I would love to try growing broccoli. How fun to belong to a garden club. I am excited to plant our veggie garden today, so thank you for the inspiration.

Tarnyia said...

Bev your vegie garden looks so healthy.. we have just planted our and had a bit of rain on it yesterday which will getting it started... have admired that little applique for years.. great start xxx

Pauline said...

Long may the rain continue for you. Tonight we have a heavy rain warning and the creek is already nearly to the top of the banks so maybe a long trip around the back country for me tomorrow to get to work but it's worth it to see the countryside green again. Your garden look fabulous! I saw Roger and Lucre's beach quilt hanging today and it looks terrific! Should have taken photos of the cushions Lucre has made which match it. But I was too jiggered after a beach walk with Chris!

Heidi said...

Love the garden! I can't wait to have my own.

I love the applique!

Michelle said...

You've been a busy gal, the applique looks great. As does your garden!

Mylene said...

Your garden looks great, very healthy looking vegetables!

Very good start on the Applique project.

Cath Ü said...

Bev the garden looks fantastic.... we are planting in ours at the moment as well... but as soon as our plants come up something is eating them... we are yet to find out what it is... LOL
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