kate5kiwis: and the Garden Gnome Award goes to...


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Friday, November 02, 2007

and the Garden Gnome Award goes to...

Katie The Garden Gnome has spent the whole day digging and planting the veggie garden and now she is absolutely exhausted but extremely pleased with herself...

before: home of The Massive Snail Farm
during: aha, i spy the rhubarb and the silverbeet from the last Big Dig.
after: the watered and snail-pelleted beans, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, courgettes, capsicums, potatoes, basil, parsley, coriander, italian flat leaf parsley,
and rosemary *waves to rosie*...
and water melons, surrounded by manure.
*spits* i hate manure
(guess the movie line)


Blogger all the darlings of The Rubbish Project said...

I miss you so...

8:19 PM  
Anonymous stripeycat said...

Back to the Future (the second one, I think)....says a random lurker who stumbled this way from Sarah Bean's blog

10:10 PM  
Blogger Hay:o) said...

LOL....I suppose you spent the rest of your day writing to the MOE??? - From the (now) lone garden rebel ;o)

10:17 PM  
Blogger I am Jen said...

Oooo, you've been busy. I guess Spring has sprung. It's just getting colder here and everything is dying. It's nice to go to someone's blog and see Spring all over again!

1:15 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies. That's for thoughts. There's fennel for you, and columbines: there's rue for you; and here's some for me: we may call it herb-grace o' Sundays: O you must wear your rue with a difference. There's a daisy: I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died: they say he made a good end,--"
Name the book! :)

4:50 AM  
Anonymous jen said...

WTG kate yaye (clapping)

7:23 AM  
Blogger Rach said...


at least I tried!

I remember lots of farty bits in Shrek so that might have a manure line;-)

1:38 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

*sniff* back atcha, we'll hang out soon i hope X

yep, that's the right meow-vie, there are lots of quotable quotes in Back To The Future, i think my fave's the first one though, i get so confused by the third one X

don't get me started on the ministry of education... i have written a long letter in response, will let ya know how it goes X

jen #1
i must say, winter seemed so short this year, i think 'cos i lived summer vicariously thru all you northern hemisphere chicks' blogs !!!

i have absolutely no idea, in my day books was called television
i'm gonna have to google it i think... X

jen #2
thanks chick, i can hardly move today lol X

great guess babe, actually i'm surprised you didn't guess barb's BOOK quote... nope not shrek, stripey cat wins the Virtual Peanut Slab this time X

3:41 PM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

Well it goes like this....on Saturday I was reading your blog, and talking to my bro on the phone (who is now in Akld for the year - yeah!) and I loved your vege garden (which is often the case with other people's vege gardens) however so inspired was I, that I raced outside to a patch that I thought would be big enough for us, but not too big to scare a poor sanguine, and I dug and dug and cleared all the weeds, and then when Grant finished studying, we popped out and bought potting mix etc, and a few plants, and we are now the official owners of a vege garden, which is hopefully going to provide cherry tomatoes, lettuces, capsicun and Rosemary - the Basil and Mint is still to come - they will have a separate place to live.
Just call me Jamie.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTG, Katie the Garden Gnome! Can I hire you out to come clean up my back garden???


8:16 AM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Oh Spring, how fun. As you are planting we are cutting and putting away.

Did you ever get your dream garden on the side of your house?

3:36 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

ohgosh, we need to CHECK OUR TEMPERATURE. watch those snails girl, i have *millions* here... X

ooo, send me the plane ticket chick and i'll totally play Garden Gnomies at your place... am a tad worried i'll kill all your plants... but i'm a great digger lol X

erm... *blush*... not yet.
i keep changing my mind about What I Want... still "watching this space (grow weeds in it)" X

2:33 PM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

I don't need to worry about the snails yet, as we planted from seed - and to be honest it's all a little boring...!! Yesterday Grant had an exam, so he had the afternoon off, and we went to Rogers Plant place in Mangere - we got heaps of plants for the bach, but got the kids some plants too for the vege garden, so we now also have Peas, Passionfruit & Basil - the cool thing is they were little plants, so there's a bit more to look at...still a bit boring though!
Everyone is actually laughing at my garden, as it is quite small but with quite a lot of stuff in it - oh well - they can laugh but I'll be the one with the fresh veges (fingers crossed and holding breath!!)

2:49 PM  

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