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In the Garden



Love the spirals on this plant!



We’ve been working in the garden this week, I know it’s still technically winter but I just can’t wait, I’m having so much fun! We cleared both beds down the driveway, there were old lavender bushes planted there and they were very woody and dead in the middle. We’ve replaced them with standard roses, Agapanthus at the back and lots of colourful seedlings. The Agapanthus grow like weeds all over our garden in huge clumps, we dug a few of them up, separated, trimmed and replanted them to form borders.

More pics to come soon!

Have a lovely Sunday:)


Creative Friday


Even though it’s still winter here in South Africa, I’m very excited to start working in our garden. I visited the nursery this morning with Jen and Kye and these are a few of the seedlings we chose.

Welcome to Creative Friday,

Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely or pin, share on Facebook and Twitter.





It’s that time of year again, our beautiful 18 year old orchid is flowering. I was given this orchid by my mother-in-law 18 years ago on Jenna’s birth day. It is the most gorgeous plant and always has abundant blooms for about 3 months of the year. It’s actually quite amazing because orchids usually need special care, not this one. It stands in a large pot on our front stoep year after year, all we do really is water it once in a while and that’s it!

PS I’m not quite sure where my Creative Friday post from yesterday has gone to but it’s simply disappeared and cannot be found…hmmmm…

Have a lovely Mothers Day tomorrow!


Portrait Sunday, Mushrooms


I discovered these beautiful mushrooms growing in our garden today, the Fairies must be back 😉

Hope your weekend was lovely.

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