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Fairy Wren Cottage blog is a journal of sorts about seasonal living & stopping to see the beauty in our day.
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Growing Heritage Fruit Trees. Part I.

Since posting the photo of the apple blossom from the heritage apple tree varieties we grow,  I have had some questions about what to plant & where to get trees from. As you can imagine I have lots to say about all of this and happy to talk about it more, plus point you in […]

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Bird Watching.

When we first shifted to Fairy Wren Cottage there were four types of birds that visited the garden… because over the last 11 years we have created and are continuing to maintain a bird friendly and wildlife friendly garden, we now have over 60 birds visiting or living in our garden. The increase in bird […]

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Garden Postcards: Magnolias

  Dear Lovely Reader, I have included the Magnolia story I shared on my Instagram page in with my Garden Postcard Series. Enjoy xxx A Sunday night Springtime tale about a magnificent flowering Magnolia. Once upon a time Fairy Wren Cottage was owned by a lovely eccentric man for thirty years, he didn’t like flowers […]

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Roses. Grass Roots Magazine Article.

Growing Roses at Fairy Wren Cottage. I’ve written an article for the latest Grass Roots magazine, No. 260 Aug/Sept 2020 issue. It was a joy to write, Lil and I love roses and just squeezed another 7 into the garden beds. Michael on the other hand is gracious in helping us planting and caring for […]

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Snowdrops (Galanthus)

The first year we shifted to Fairy Wren Cottage we made a large bulk order of heritage fruit trees, the second year it was roses, the third year it was bulbs. Since then each year we buy a small selection of bulbs, it is a great gardening project that Lil especially loves. We pour through […]

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Rose & Fruit Tree Orders.

Southern Hemisphere friends you need to get your skates on if you haven’t already done your mail order for roses or bare rooted trees and particularly bare rooted fruit trees. Or maybe you are lucky enough to have a local nursery that will do a special order for you. Some online rose catalogues have some […]

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Garden Postcards: Winter Garden

  Come for a walk with me around the Wintertime garden here at Fairy Wren Cottage. We have had some beautiful mornings where the flog lies low in the valley and takes until mid morning to lift. The new growth, violets, snow drops, ornamental quince and Cootamundra wattle seems so vibrant against the Winter sky. […]

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A blog update.

It has been nearly 2 years since I began this blog, can you believe it?! Time for a freshen up. Hope you enjoy the changes and this message reaches you safe and well. Take good care, I’ll be back soon with some new blog posts. Until then, Sending Light and Love, Jude x

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These times…

A lot goes on behind those little instagram photos and blog posts for all of us doesn’t it?! I go between wanting to share our homesteading and gardening life here at Fairy Wren Cottage vs thinking is it at all worth it. With so much upheaval and suffering going on in the world (even more […]

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One Bouquet Per Day

It is that time of year again when Liliana and I join Juliane from @onebouquetperday on instagram to pick a posy of flowers each day, take a photo of the flowers, write a caption to go with the flowery photo including the names of the flowers, and post it on our instagram pages. It is […]

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