myvillalife Catching up on Gourmet Farmer and dreaming of holidays home. Episode spent meandering up the east coast. Best spot. Husband took this shot in Jan. #freycinetpeninsula #gorgeous #gourmetfarmer #sbsThursdays #Tasmania 1d

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myvillalife Hasn't been the greatest summer but it's saved my new hydrangeas. #waterloving #garden #hydrangea 7d

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myvillalife Discovering the joy that comes from Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons. Awesome gift @smalltimebooks #TheCompleteFarSide #bummerofabirthmarkHal #bringbackthe80s 1w

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myvillalife I don't rate the Yarra that highly but this view is lovely today. #FairviewPark #SundayCricket #Sundays 3w

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myvillalife Came home to a newly topped driveway. Paint job next. Garden is growing. #babysteps #needmorehoursinmyweek 3w
  •   myvillalife I like gravel too @anadelaidevilla but have just bought a black car so might curse it for a while - until the rains come and wash the dust off. It still needs final compacting too so I'm keeping boys and cars off! 3w
  •   myvillalife I'm very grateful for a driveway @clovellybeachhouse - lived in Paddo with a toddler and baby and used to park blocks away sometimes ! 3w
  •   myvillalife Thanks @houseofelliot - I think old houses are worth the effort but j haven't paid for the paint job yet so that might hurt! 3w
  •   myvillalife @melfordcottagegarden - it does remind me of those - built in 1910 and still has most of its original features which is lucky - so many are being knocked down in our area. The slate roof tiles slide off a lot ! The original nails holding them in are tiny and pop out - it's incredible they're still there 110 years later.... 3w
  •   formanpictureframing Can't wait to see what colour you paint it! X 3w
  •   twolittlepirates What a beautiful house and the driveway is very grand! Is this s new project? 3w
  •   myvillalife Hi @twolittlepirates - an overdue project really. Been in the house 18 months so although I still think it's new - it's not! Time to get cracking on the to do list ! 3w
  •   twolittlepirates Oh 18 months is nothing! You are still getting a feel for the place!! 3w

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myvillalife February flush. Any experienced rose growers find the aphids return at this time of year? #roses #garden 3w

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myvillalife Channelling my inner peace. #leadershipspill AGAIN! #libspill Big big week at work ahead. #ratherbegardening 4w
  •   plumkitchen Have a good week:) 4w
  •   k.j.martin I feel for you 4w
  •   myvillalife Probably should be worried for the general state of the nation I suppose @k.j.martin - what do they put in the water Canberra??! 4w
  •   k.j.martin I'm thinking of emigrating to Iceland! 4w
  •   myvillalife @k.j.martin Could you take a few dozen MPs - and their advisers with you? From both sides of politics... #nobiashere 4w
  •   k.j.martin Ah, no 4w

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myvillalife Dreaming of summer days. I'm at work in a jumper ! And it's February... 1mon

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myvillalife Drying hydrangeas. Inch of water and a capful of bleach in the water - as instructed by @marleyandlockyer #fingerscrossed #hydrangeas #theystartedlifewhite 1mon

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myvillalife Getting a lot of pleasure from my new roses. #garden #gazing #Sundays 1mon

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myvillalife Holiday buy. Victorian biscuit barrel apparently. Finally blue and white says Hello Gold. #Longford #antiques #Tassie 1mon

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myvillalife Garden's loving the not forty degree weather. This is the Big Ears my mum recommended. It's a Lamb's Ear but doesn't shoot up flowers so ideal in amongst roses. #Stachys byzantina #garden #summer 1mon

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myvillalife How boys colour in... This is the Archer Queen from Clash of Clans. Nice line work... #offtheiPad #oldschool 1mon
  •   myvillalife The six year old is quite chuffed. He NEVER colours in. 1mon

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myvillalife Seeking garden tips from green thumbs - my white hydrangeas are fading on the stem to lovely greens and pinks. Is this the time to pick and dry? Earlier attempts failed! #helpwanted #hydrangeas 1mon
  •   twolittlepirates Mine always turn pink as they age. My Mum, who is my gardening guru, believes that it is very difficult to keep them pure white on the plant. It is nothing to do with soil PH it is just how they age. New flowers will still bloom white and then age to pink/green. I have never tried to dry the blooms though so can't help with that! Apparently there are new varieties of white hydrangeas that promise not to change colour! 1mon
  •   janeplanetjoy Ness @marleyandlockyer can you share your drying tips with Ann @myvillalife? 1mon
  •   marleyandlockyer Sure @janeplanetjoy @myvillalife leave them as long as you can on the plant. If you must pick them, put them in about an inch or so of water with a capful of bleach. Then leave them. Don't be tempted to change the water. After some time they will suck what they need up and dry. The bleach also stops mold etc. I still have stems I've dried from over 5 years ago. Good luck xx 1mon
  •   myvillalife Thanks so much @marleyandlockyer - great advice and the bleach sounds the mystery ingredient to stop mould. Thanks for the intro @janeplanetjoy - you are so well connected on the www! 1mon
  •   myvillalife Interesting @twolittlepirates - I don't mind the greens - although sometimes I wish a crisp white hydrangea or rose could last 9 months in the garden! 1mon
  •   myvillalife Ah Instagram you never fail me !! @janeplanetjoy @marleyandlockyer 1mon

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myvillalife Home an hour, first job dead heading the roses. Cool, wet weather has been a blessing in one way. #washingcanwait #Icebergs 2mon
  •   clovellybeachhouse Ha! The first thing I do when I get back from a trip is survey the garden and do a mini tidy up!! 1mon

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myvillalife Meet Mr Potato and his mate Arti #homegrown #dadsgarden 2mon

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myvillalife If I just wait here long enough good things will happen #BigTed #worldsbiggestretriever #foodfocused 2mon

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