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30 Sept 2019. From the Garden Journal.

30 September 2019 From the journal. Here at Fairy Wren Cottage those really hot Summer days begin February through to March.  While some gardeners in warmer climates are already well and truly harvesting fruits & veg our cooler climate slows the garden right down in comparison. But still there is so much to do and pick. We already […]

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A great tip for Christmas Marketing.

I read a great tip this week. Now is the time to unsubscribe to companies if you don’t want to recieve their sales emails in the run up to Christmas. Because, as we all know, this is the time of year we all get bombarded with sales pitches and guilt trip type marketing, where companies […]

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More Screensavers.

I’ve added a new batch of Screensavers/Wallpaper to my Instagram Highlights. You can find them on my Instagram account @fairywrencottage. They are saved in an Instagram Highlight called Screensavers. Here is an example of some of them and what they will look like when on the screen. Free. For personal use only please. Use as […]

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INTERVIEW SERIES: BETTER TIMES BOTANICAL

I’ve made this series to highlight women who are starting out. They have created something out of nothing, following those whispers and are moving forward with bringing their dreams to life. I believe in the power of sharing our stories, supporting and lifting each other up. There is enough for everyone to be successful, in […]

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Our Renovating Guidelines.

Guidelines we made for ourselves with renovating Fairy Wren Cottage: ~ Support Local Trades people. ~ Support Local Businesses. ~ Buy manufactured, produced and made in Australia where possible. ~ Use natural building materials where possible. e.g. using sustainable, salvaged or local timber. Using timber shelving instead of MDF or white melamine. ~ Make what […]

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Iris.

She’s a stunner! And quite frankly I’m relieved this iris flowered at all. You see I had buyers regret. An impulse buy in the middle of winter from an online catalogue. Oh I’m a sucker for those bright pretty flowery catalogues! Miss Iris arrived and for $15, unexpectedly small, shrivelled up and looked fit for […]

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Interview Series: Clifton Blooms

I’ve made this series to highlight women who are starting out. They have created something out of nothing, following those whispers and are moving forward with bringing their dreams to life. I believe in the power of sharing our stories, supporting and lifting each other up. There is enough for everyone to be successful, in […]

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5 things about the garden at Fairy Wren Cottage.

Five things you may not know about Fairy Wren Cottage. 1. The property was originally called Valley View. We changed it to Fairy Wren Cottage for a few reasons.  One reason was a new housing development went in behind our previous home and the estate was called Valley View. The name Valley View reminded us […]

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The case of the missing string.

The case of the missing string! Have you ever walked out into your garden, looked around and noticed the string missing from your tee pee’s? Someone has been very busy gathering materials for their nest. We have watched blackbirds untie knots and even a little female fairy wren. The birds are very sweet and enduring […]

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