A Walk at Alowyn Gardens

When life gets too hectic, take a step back and enjoy the beautiful magnificent manicured parterre gardens at Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen.

Not far from neighbouring towns of Healesville, Tarrawarra and Dixons Creek. Multiple wineries can be found along the way also, including the prestigious Balgownie Estate. #drinkup

Located along the Melba Hwy, Alowyn offers charm, beauty and nature. From stunning solar operated fountain to beautiful garden beds for edible foods, berries and a large display of ornaments.

#raspberries  #strawberries  #blueberries  #boysenberries

It was such a beautiful day We spent there together, I feel so happy to have had my incredible boyfriend there with me to take in all the stunning nature there. The most special moment in my heart was when We took a walk through the Wisteria Archway towards the fountain …it was magical!

#AniceWalkToRememember

For anyone reading this, I definitely recommend a visit to Alowyn, with kids or without it will be your most amazing day.

BLG. x

 

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When the Countryside calls …

The beautiful crisp mornings make the days so much better, despite the early mornings we decided to be on the road by just to 8 am, taking the back roads and dodging any possible wildlife as well as seeing the many cattle and horses grazing on the paddocks we soon made our way to Violet Town in the State’s North East.

Violet Town was again playing host to the incredible farmers market,  which happen to occur so many times a month, a year. It is so worth checking them out for any collectables, farming equipment, fashion and of course the fruit and vegetable stalls.

We drove through Benalla and then into Violet Town, many had already taken the parking places which were available but not to worry, we are young/fit/healthy so we walked a little further to the market.

It was such a great experience and being able to have a chat to the individual sellers / growers made it more worthwhile.

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                               #country   #farmersmarket   #violettown   #statesnortheast

 

Seed. Plant. Harvest

With Autumn now happening here on the East Coast of Australia, or as one wants to refer to as ‘happening in the slowest of paces’ with temperatures still within the 30’s. Our passion for gardening had had my Partner and I literally head to our Garden Centre Bunnings twice in the last twenty-four hours.

What a bargain we made though!

Gardening pots for only two bucks, so cheap when the original price was eighteen dollars …

This makes you question how expensive gardening can become don’t it?

Anyhow, as herbs are currently a big ‘go to, easy to do’ kinda thing, we sure did buy some seeds which we then planted in our new pots.

Let me note here that my Partner was wrapped all the way home from the store and while planting the seeds to have found this incredible bargain, that we ended up going back for a second purchase of another two pots! Who could blame him?!

After planting and having added a teeny tiny bit of fertilizer, my significant other half kept running outside to see if any of the seeds have started growing yet

#blondemomentbutheisginger

The herbs we planted are parsley, rosemary, dill, chives and basil but we decided to also seed european kohlrabi as well as some lavender.

Please check back here for updates on how things are growing !

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If you are a gardener, have a passion for the outdoors and/or gardening or simply are just interested in planting a few “bits and pieces”, we would love to hear from you.

Until then, take care from

BLG x

Seed. Plant. Harvest. – Part1

Seed. Plant. Harvest. – Part1

Seed. Plant. Harvest.

Perfectly understandable for everyone, right?

Easy to do, right? Well … Wrong (sorry for all those who thought otherwise, trust me I did too at first.)

It is definitely not easy growing your own vegetables. Sure enough you buy seeds and plant them, thinking in a few weeks you can harvest all your vegetables and enjoy them…well it is not that easy.

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Different Vegetables need to be planted at different times of the year. We have so far planted a variety of winter vegetables such as Leeks, Beetroot, Parsnip, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Cauliflower, Onions (including shallots) and Lettuce.

It has been a few weeks now, some vegetables have grown a fair bit but it is nowhere near what you would be able to buy at the supermarket

— all takes time + patience —

Our Iceberg lettuces have about 4 leaves at the moment (which I think sounds so funny..) so it will be a while longer yet before any can be identified to be a proper Iceberg lettuce just like those you can buy at Woolworth, Aldi or Coles, here in Australia.

But despite all of this time consuming gardening activity of ours, it has certainly been fun.

to be continued.

#seed   #plant   #harvest