This miniature moss garden can be made with found objects from around your garden.
Damp areas often grow moss, which can be carefully removed and placed onto potting mix, to create the base for this little project.
Small colourful pebbles, a tiny house or small animal figures, and a few cuttings of succulents can be used and positioned until you are happy with the effect.
Don’t forget to sprinkle gently with water as often as needed and enjoy your little world.
Music: Mysteries – by Dan Lebowitz (YouTube audio library)
My 6 year old grandson said he would like me to walk around my garden and make a video, so this is for you Merlin.
We have just has a thunderstorm – everything looks nice and fresh, raindrops are glistening everywhere.
I hope you enjoy some of my favourite plants, and my garden, as I walk around. I have included, rose bushes, succulents, It & A Bit (a lovely prostrate casuarina), ferns and kangaroo paws, as well as my growing collection of ceramic elephants.
Enjoy the video, as you listen to the music of:
This Old Man by The Green Orbs (YouTube audio library)
Monkey, his friend Owl and little Moose spend the day at Colo Heights in the Parr State Conservation Area. They decide to play hide and seek and climb up high in the trees. Then the friends build sandcastles, until it is time to go home.
Enjoy the video while listening to the music of:
Happy Haunts by Aaron Kenny
(YouTube audio library)
The beautiful Japanese gardens at Caroline Bay near East Gosford are tranquil and inspirational. Immaculately presented, these gardens are especially amazing in spring. Wisteria hangs gracefully from the pergola and the Azaleas in full bloom, present massed displays of colour. Viewing the raked stone garden, the pagodas and the Japanese water bowl as well as the beautifully shaped hedges is a very pleasant experience.
King Parrots, bees and a beautiful assortment of spring flowers make this a lovely time of year.
My garden has come alive with lavender, bromeliads, clivia, iris, seaside daisies, polyanthus, pansies, bird of paradise, cordelines, vibernum, euphorbia- lipstick and lilli pilli and, are all included in this video.
I hope you enjoy watching the birds and flowers, as you listen to the music of: Waltz of the flowers – by Tchaikovsky (YouTube audio library)
Walking in Bouddi National Park from Killcare to Tallow Beach, after a bushfire had ravaged the area, was an awesome experience.
Majestic rock formations, previously partly hidden by undergrowth, are now exposed. Beautiful new growth is appearing on native plants, in protected pockets along the track.
Enjoy the music of: Slow Tango by Andrew Huang (YouTube audio library)
The flower display at David Jones’ Sydney store is beautiful. There are wonderful displays in every window surrounding the store, and inside, the super-sized arrangements reach the ceiling. Attracting large numbers of visitors, and taking many hours to assemble, this is truly a spectacular sight.
I hope you enjoy the video while listening to the music of:
Forever Yours by Wayne Jones (YouTube audio library)
Walking on the boardwalk and around the cliff path from Putty Beach to Bullimah Beach, we were pleasantly surprised to find many stone pagodas. Made from stacked rocks, the pagodas made an amazing sight. Beautiful expanses of tessellated pavement and wonderful rock formations, as well as a cave hidden under overhanging rocks, made the 700m walk worthwhile.
Putty beach is located in Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast of NSW.
Enjoy the video while listening to the music of: Entire by Quincas Moreira (YouTube audio library)