June 20, 2009

Props: 10,000BC film

I made these brown baby props for the film 10,000BC in Wanaka, NZ in 2006. They were for 'mothers' to carry around in the background.

June 07, 2009

Dickens St garden

I planted this garden a year ago when I first moved here. There were no plants on the left under the eaves and poor dry hard soil.
I added compost and water retention agents and decided to plant succulents since I had heaps of 'pups' from my potted succulents.
My lovely communal gardener liked what I was doing and left a stash of succulent cuttings to plant.....only four have survived, the possums find them particularly tasty unfortunately.
One year later.....the garden has survived the drought and sporadic watering.

Since the grass between the gardens is so shabby I moved 140 bricks to create a solid pathway and extend the garden either side.  Nice. And more room for more plants, very pleasing.
The cerise Hebes will like life a whole lot more now with a bit of mulch and I am excited to watch the San Pedro Cacti grow to great heights. Planning to plant Victoria Blue Salvia (salvia farinacea) [but of course], some rose and citrus Pelargoniums, and dark red Geraniums...mmmm.

June 06, 2009

Owl 2

Ollie the Owl for new nephew number two Anthony [sadly never made it to its destination, lost in the post or stolen in the post, grrrr]

June 05, 2009


Oscar the Owl I made for my new nephew Charlie.

June 01, 2009

Exterior - Ghetto Garden up-date

Wow! I wandered into the Ghetto Garden yesterday and was thrilled to see all the lush growth over the past 6 weeks and also some pretty floral additions by a resident's lovely mum. How good does that rocket look?... and you can see the buttercrunch lettuces are a big favourite, all the outer leaves munched already by the gals and the bok choy is flourishing as is the perennial basil [ocimum americanum]. There seems to be no big or little pests (the calendula and curry plant  [helichrysum italicum] and crazy stick sculpture dangling with keys, are all doing their job), only an unforeseen crop of stinging nettle.... plucked and chucked with gloves as these gals are not into nettle tea. Proud to see 20 year olds getting a green thumb.
Bok choy looking good on the left and the rocket in the front.
Basil is top far right... calendula in front.

see here for before photos.....