What’s the fastest and cheapest way to double your little apartment space? With mirrors! Just like magic, this mirror creates twice the light from the nearby lamp, twice the decoration of the beautiful lavender in a fresh white jug, and doubles the amount of space visible. The white furniture and surrounds helps to keep the whole space light and open.
The opposite wall continues the bright white and lavender theme, bringing a little piece of country to an inner-Melbourne sanctuary.
It’s springtime and Melbourne is remembering how to turn on some beautiful sunny days – mixed in with the inevitable wind and rain to create “four seasons in one day”. It’s the perfect time for planting some herbs! Here are my babies upon purchase 12 months ago…
…And as they are today, in a new “Farmers Market” garden from my local nursery. Top tips:
Plants need water. Keep watering small pots regularly. Even if it’s rained recently, they will dry out quickly on those sunny days
But not too much. Your pots need to have drainage – you don’t want wet feet everyday, neither do your herbs! Let excess water run out (some holes drilled into my Farmers Market fixed this problem for me)
Sun is your friend. And as long as they are well watered, these little babies have thrived even on a west-facing balcony
Little plants still need space. After a year in tiny pots, my herbs were almost all roots and no soil. Gently and with lots of love pull out your plants, take off some of the excess roots, and you can repot back into the same pot with some new soil.
Feed your plants! Good old fashioned Blood and Bone is my choice. Remember when it comes to edible plants, whatever you plant them in is feeding your food, so organic is best.
Enjoy. The smell that comes from your little herb garden each time you water is amazing. You can feel extra proud of the BIG taste when you use your herbs, food tastes better when the ingredients were grown with love!