Spring and other Happenings

3 Sept5

Happy Spring to everyone in the South! We have been experiencing the most splendid weather for the last couple of weeks and today, I think it’s going to rain, I literally can’t wait for a good thunder storm, that’s one of my favourite things!! This Clivia has just been transplanted to our new little rock garden under our Oak tree and is flowering profusely, I think the move did it good and doesn’t seem to have been affected at all by being transplanted.

3 Sept4

We have wonderful storm clouds brewing, the air outside is quiet and still, almost electric.

3 Sept3

Our fruit trees are in bloom, this is one of our pear pollinators, I’m looking forward to pears and it seems that our Cherry tree will bear fruit for the first time this year!

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3 Sept

I’ve started growing spinach and peppers in the flower box just outside our kitchen window. The Mousebirds always seem to eat my spinach right down to the ground but not this year, they’ve left it alone so far.

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Herbs and veggies growing outside the kitchen door.

Have a lovely week :)


Creative Friday

Rock bed

We’ve built a rock garden around one of our Oak trees in our back garden, I’m really enjoying the lovely flowers!

Have a great weekend!

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.


Finn the Shark Test Knit

Shark Teeth

Shark finished

Shark Back


My Finn the Shark test knit is underway, there are still 5 spots available if you’d like to join in:) To sign up, go to my Mamma4earth Ravelry group here, join my group, add your name to the test knitters list and comment on the Finn the Shark test knit thread, mentioning that you’d like to take part.

Here are some more details about the pattern:

You will need to be able to knit in the round for this project :)

50 grams of grey worsted Nurturing Fibres wool
4 mm circular needles
Merino fleece for stuffing or standard stuffing
Sewing up needle
Felting needle and black fleece

Small amount of red worsted wool.
4mm needles
Red cotton for sewing on the red mouth piece.

2.25mm needles
Small amount of natural/white sock wool
White cotton for sewing on the teeth

Test Knit will begin on Friday the 21st of August and finish on September 1st.

Have a wonderful day!



In the Garden

Gerber Daisy1

Gerber Daisy2


At last, the weather is warming up!! I’m SO ready for Spring, the garden is waking up slowly, buds and blossoms are appearing on the trees and the grass is turning green again. We’ve planted Gerberer Daisies and Primulas all over the place. They are such happy looking little flowers!

Hope your week is lovely


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