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Victoria

Leaf it to Us Gardeners owner and Mum to two stellar, travel addicted kids! Life is busy but awesome!

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I’m in love with the view outside our kitchen window at the moment. The Star Jasmine is in full bloom and smelling beautiful. As you can see in the 3rd photo- we would otherwise be looking at the neighbours house- not that far away! Vertical walls of greenery or blooms are waaaaay more attractive! #lovingit #starjasmine #verticalgarden #gardenerathome #kitchenwindow #leafittousgardeners #makesmehappy
Have you heard of the rare yellow Pohutukawas? I’m embarrassed to say I only read about them this year! I’ve been waiting for them to flower so I could find some. Apparently they originate from Motiti Island in the Bay of Plenty but were made commercially available for a time in the 60’s. #plantnerd #nzchristmas #yellowpohutukawa #pohutukawa #rare
Grabbed my camera out to get my baby bird fix this evening. We have baby wax eyes still coming, a baby starling is new on the block, baby thrush turned up today. We have a baby blackbird and baby tui as well. Lots of speckled ring neck doves as well which is nice after our first one this season was caught by a cat soon after coming out. #crazybirdlady #babybirds
Ahhhh the relaxation of @crafternoontea !! Loved seeing and chatting to all the wonderful makers today and we were able to chill out and take our time πŸ˜‚ Even some handy dandy parking right outside for Steed! πŸš™ #steedgoestothemarket #nzcraft #crafternoontea #auckland #buynzmade #buyhandmade #craftmarket #ellypeg1 #oddoneout #christmasshopping
Thanks @generalcollective for another absolutely amazing (if not slightly overwhelming!) market! So many seriously talented people that had put their heart and soul into a perfect storm of shopping πŸ˜‚ These our our sneaky wee personal purchases- bought so many Christmas pressies too! Hope you all get to put your feet up tonight, you deserve a break!! #nzcraft #buynzmade #christmasshopping #buylocal
Ah yes, this would be the kind of holiday I could get behind πŸ˜‚ #crazyplantlady #alltheplants #mykindofhalloween
Truely, anything more gorgeous than baby birds? We have baby Wax Eyes! #waxeye #silvereye #nzbirds #wildbirds #inmybackyard
It’s a beautiful Labour day when the Waitemata lives up to its name, Husband packs your gin with the picnic and your son goes ashore for a coffee run. Life is good. #nofilterneeded
Had a wee birthday break away with my favourite crew. Spent lots of time seeing new stuff and learning new skills, but my dear family indulged me on my birthday and spent a couple of hours looking at a beautiful tropical garden where I got lots of new ideas to try out back here in Auckland πŸ˜„πŸŒ΄πŸƒπŸ˜#leafittousgardeners #gardenersdayoff #birthdayholiday
I absolutely adore my beautiful hanging planter by the clever @chicbychica !! What a find 😍 She’ll be at the next @teatatu.nightmarkets in October. Thank you so much Chica!! #clevercrafters #plantsofinstagram #houseplantsmakemehappy #colour #aucklandcraftmarkets #teatatunightmarket #chicbychica #loveit
Happy Monday all! I couldn’t go past these daisies in a garden we were working in today, they look so happy! Not sure where my weekend went but I’m ready for you Monday 🀜🏻πŸ’₯πŸ€›πŸ» . . #nofilter #leafittousgardeners #daisy #monday
So fun! Free Happy Art - I thought there was some kind of printer.... no it’s a person imprisioned in a wooden teepee ⛺️ πŸ˜‚ #helpme #art #auckland #aucklandcity
Super excited to receive our free week of meals from @hellofreshnz today! Meals bundled into colour coded paper bags.....(yay for paper!!) not a cut up plastic wrapped vege in sight πŸ˜‚ Thanks so much @kt_elkington ! Always keen to support a NZ company @myfoodbagnz but if that company needs to rethink their overuse of plastic? I’ll move on. . . . #hellofreshnz #newfood #trysomethingnew
Our wee Waxeye friends were up early this morning to have a turn at the fruit before the bigger birds arrive. #springtime #waxeye #nativebirds #waitingforbabybirds
Happy Friday lovely peeps. Has been a full on week for us out in the gardens and I’m more than ready to put my feet up. My poor garden (and potted plants) barely get a look in at this time of the year. I’m having a quiet one after rushing up and down the south isle last weekend- What do you have going on this weekend? #leafittousgardeners #fullonspring #springgardener #godiamsotired #friyay #yayfortheweekend
We have four rather magnificent yet bossy Tuis that are enjoying the fruit we put in the tree beside our deck. Unfortunately they don’t like to share, and they chase away our other favourite little feathered friends πŸ˜’πŸ¦πŸŽπŸŠπŸ‘πŸ» #tui #waxeye #blackbird #featheredfriends #wildbirds #birdwatching #nznative
Road trip girls weekend. Been a fair while since I’ve seen these sights! #roadtrip #southislandnz #victorianoamaru
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