October Guest Gardener Bev Watt

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How regularly do you buy plants?

Gardening is a passion in my life. I’m especially fond of succulents, which I propagate and replant quite a bit and shop for varieties I still want, when I can.

– How much time, on average, per week do you spend on plant upkeep?

I work from Monday to Friday, so I spend as much of my weekends as possible in my garden, probably between 4 and 8 hours. During the week I dead-head and water when I see it’s necessary.

– Why do you garden in your non-traditional space? (For example, are you trying to supplement groceries by growing your own? Or are you beautifying a space indoors?)

I garden because it is my happy place and brings me hours of peace and reward. My upstairs neighbours enjoy my garden too. Just watching the fruits of what I put in growing and providing texture and colour in the space is such fun.

I enjoy creating height by stacking pots, and introducing natural wind chimes and hanging baskets has elevated my garden in terms of interesting elements.

– How did you get into gardening?

I grew up with a Mom who loved gardening – some of her favourites were sweet peas, daffodils, ranunculas and dahlias  –  although I only became interested in doing it myself at age 21 when my mom bought me a pot and some seedlings. Since that time I have become more and more intrigued by plants and comforted by gardening, it really is a therapeutic art … the rest is history.

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Bev’s garden is so neat and organised, we can see the love and attention she gives to it.

– What is the name of the suburb you currently reside in, and who do you live with?

Douglasdale – and my constant companion Todd is my cat and my boss! He is 13 years old now and is the love of my life!

– What type of home do you have? Flat/apartment, house, flat-share, garden cottage, etc

I have a ground floor apartment which affords me a space to spend plenty of time working in and enjoying my surroundings.

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The Boss guards his domain from a sunny vantage point – plus flowering fuchsias, airplants and yesterday, today and tomorrow.

– What is your favourite place to buy plants?

I try to be price savvy when I buy and I look for specials and good deals, as Im sure a lot of buyers do. My favourite nursery experience is Lifestyle. I can spend lots of time just wandering, having tea, getting ideas. I love to visit on weekends, it’s a great place to spend my time.

– If you purchase from Lifestyle Home Garden, are you a Loyalty member?

Yes I am, have been for a number of years.

Since sending you those photos, my Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is in full bloom and my Fuschia has blossomed too. Not to mention my air plant!!!!!

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Beautiful cascading Bougainvillea and potted pansies create pockets of colour in this charming space.
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