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Gardening school

‘A little learning is a dangerous thing.’ –Alexander Pope

I don’t know about you but previously I’ve been intimidated by gardening. I can’t tell you why, especially as I have never had much of a garden but it feeds in to a fear of failure.

A few months ago I went to a garden centre with the aim of filling in a nine metre space. I knew I wanted native plants. That was it, I was pretty clueless. There was a lovely guy who helped me out. Even with his patience and endless information, I still found it stressful, it was all new to me and I didn’t want it to look bad or fail.

His words were so simple but effective “if the plants don’t work there, move them and try something else”. I may have to go to this guy for some ongoing therapy.

I purchased ten native plants and as I look out my bedroom window they are doing well. Success!! Unfortunately there were many daisy bushes that were sacrificed during this process. I moved them thinking they would go bananas and climb down the wall but no! All I got was sticks.

There are hits and misses. I have lost many a seed in the last few months but I’m trying to learn a thing or two and read up on how best to get this garden thriving. Australian Geographic have a book out called Gardening School that is easy to follow with diagrams explaining pruning techniques and endless information.

It is an exciting process. I’m looking forward to seeing it all bloom and know that in years to come we will look at them and think this was our new beginning at the acreage.


Hi! I'm Kate, I hail from Melbourne with my three loves, Willow, Matisse and my husband Dan. I enjoy staying active, attempting to be crafty, discovering new recipes and fun things to do with my daughters. I have found that becoming a mum has tapped in to this raw positive energy that I never knew I had. In this weird new world I live in I've found that I need to look after myself more to keep myself healthy and be a positive role model for the littler ones. Keeping this in mind has kept me on track to create the best me and be a better Mum. Well it's a work in progress but we all need to aspire to something right? I am also a writer, chugging away at that elusive novel but now is the time people. I am writing and you get to hear all about it, just joking, I won't bore you with that. If you want to know where I'm at please feel free to ask it might give me a boot to get me going in my less motivated of moments. I'm passionate about women's rights, equality, children's rights and mental health. I want to say social justice as a whole but it is so broad. I believe we all have the right to be the best that we can. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing my crazy life.

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