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Oct 12, 2021
In Compositing
Uncle Kev loves pizza and so does Tyler. Some nights when Tyler has crashed out early I have great time to relax... Sit still, hmm not likely. So I usually have a movie or TV series going (atm Supernatural) in the background and I will water and talk to the inside babies usually seeing what I can chop for cuttings or chop up card board or paper for compost. Tonight is some pizza boxes. As they were my fire lighter over winter so now they are much needed carbon for the compost. I am still undecided if I like the dye from the cardboard going in compost I use for food but I have have a few going. This lot will go in the front garden compost for the trees and flowers. This is me relaxing tonight chopping up stuff in front of the box.
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On A Small Scale
Oct 11, 2021
In Cuttings
Maybe I do a weekly history on a plant family member. Or maybe we could all share a history of one every now and then. I know I have a house full with intimate stories. Tonight I pick my Emma plant. I stole a cutting... well pretty much helped my self to a cutting from my bff Emma Ralton who was moving last year and the need for more plants is real (was earlier on in the house plant addiction). Loved her syngouiumish (can't spell it) and just needed abit. Now my lil cutting is a button of health and so much strength like her owner. I did cut her to triple plant her as she was getting so tall and flopped over with out a pole, but she started new growth after that I did that so no need for my cuttings. What that taught me... cut me up and I'll still grow! Anyway here she is x If in Hastings and you would like one of her rooted cuttings let me know. I have two I'm wanting to share. So you can pick up Flaxmere or maybe I can drop off in Hastings when I'm floating around x
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On A Small Scale
Oct 11, 2021
In Repurposing items
If I have it I will try and find a use for it. 15ltr water containers are the best. Mutli purpose at its best for me. I collect these from a cleaning job I do. I use them to make my guinea pig poo tea, door weight for my shed, holding rain water, Tyler loves to throw them around. Inside as small propergating tanks and my fav for early out door plants covers and use the bottoms to hold more water for potted out door plants. I see my neighbour cottoned on and she grows her herbs in them. I would to hear if you have anymore ideas I can use them for
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On A Small Scale
Oct 11, 2021
A few of my favourite house plants  content media
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On A Small Scale
Oct 10, 2021
In House Plants
It’s ok plenty of room for more plants
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On A Small Scale
Oct 10, 2021
In Succulents
There is nothing better than growing a collection of succulents
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On A Small Scale
Oct 10, 2021
In What’s your favourite plant?
When I was about 19 I brought my first house plant, a tiny pony palm in Hamilton from a van on the side of the road. I had decided its my lifer plant. This is the most fostered plant I have ever herd of. It stayed with my brother and friend for time, my nana had it for a long time (cost me a peice Lilly and anther pony tail palm) to get it back and nan was still not happy it left. Stayed with another mate for abit. Then I got her back for a time. It was at my sisters for a visit and then back for a moment then when back to the first friend for hmmm 4 years maybe 5. She was looking stunning. I took her back thinking she would fit in my car. She did but when I got her out insnaped the top of her... I cried and cried. But she made it through and after spending a week outside so I could make room for this beast inside. Little did I know she got plant nits. So inside she came I was so proud of my top less ponytail until novice me thought the spiders were getting worse on her I looked into it. She had fkn mealy bugs. I tired to help her but she cut me to shreds. So like with nits in the past with kids. I chopped her and treated with various things. I thought I would lose her during the winter being a$$holed outside for the safety of my other girls but she is still holding strong and maybe in another 20 years she will be stunning again. Now known as my pineapple
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On A Small Scale
Oct 10, 2021
In Gardening Hacks
This is the new tomato frame at my mates. They are going to grow Tom's either side (50cm apart) and train them up an angle for a tunnel. In prep there will be a deep trough dug and manure will be added filled a bit and then their stunning tomatoes planted they have grown from seed. They use the garden of Eden method as on a hill, wind and drought makes it hard to keep moisture in soil. However the wood chip helps with holding this moisture and adds amazing carbon to the soil... So I will be busy next week when I head up there 😊
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On A Small Scale
Oct 10, 2021
In Gardening
Lasagne planting is my go to when I have to fill a new planter box or big pot. It saves me spending dollars on soil. I loves this technic because I'm forever changing my mind where I want things and also using what I have at home and composting at the same time. I did this on a small scale today. Meet my basil (or soon to be) . I did try growing basil in a seed tray but it kept getting knocked around. So I came up with this. I also want it weed free and when the season of basil is finished I can dump in my garden and start again. 1. Cut paper/cardboard up and stick in the bottom 2. Add some compost 3. Add poo (I used alpaca) 4. Repeat 1 and 2 5. Add potting mix 6. Sprinkle seeds 7. I used some seed raising mix I had for on top You tube has great pointers for a lager scale. But this was what I've done today. Just hope it works out.
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Oct 08, 2021
This is one of my little brother's favorite plants! She's absolutely stunning content media
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Oct 07, 2021
In House Plants
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Oct 07, 2021
In House Plants
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Oct 07, 2021
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