Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I'm No Gardener!

If you were to ask me right this minute for tips on proper gardening care, I'd surely hesitate before answering. That's because I have limited, if not zero knowledge of gardening!

I used to enjoy having a garden at home when living with my parents but we had a gardener to look after our garden; ensuring proper
garden landscaping to keep thing looking pretty at all times. At
one point, we even had a small play-house for my sisters and me to play in. The play-house was nothing like this pretty summer-home (pic below) but it was just as cosy. It was small, tidy and spacious enough for the three of us to eat lunch inside. Smiley
Thanks to places like Wickes, the perfect garden is now easily within reach. For people like me who's never tried their hand at gardening, this no longer poses a problem especially if you shop for all your gardening needs here. Whether you're in the market for a tool or storage shed, pretty fencing for additional privacy or even a summerhouse to entertain your friends with a BBQ session, everything you need to create the perfect garden is available at Wickes.

Since it's condo-living for me at the moment, I do not have the luxury of owning a pretty garden. But when and if I finally have my own green space, I'd definitely want a small pond somewhere within my garden. I'd add a bench or two for relaxing purposes and my pond would be secluded by well-trimmed hedges and pretty scented flowers to greet me each time I take a stroll in my garden.

My cats would love it too of course and I'd ensure proper fencing around my garden so they won't be able to escape. Most importantly, I'd have to hire a gardener to keep things spic and span. I'm no gardening expert so let's leave it to the pros to keep my garden pretty always. Only then would I have the perfect well-kept blooming garden of my dreams. And perhaps, only then would I have the confidence to answer all your gardening questions without hesitation!

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-



LadyJava,  April 07, 2010 5:08 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

LadyJava,  April 07, 2010 5:10 PM

me also no experience in gardening GP.. all along lived in apt mah..

LadyJava,  April 07, 2010 5:10 PM

woottt.. LJL is on your EC widget today.. yahoO!!!

LadyJava,  April 07, 2010 5:11 PM

I want a garden but dont want to garden... hahah.. i want a swimming pool in my garden!!!

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 5:13 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) Morning LJ, FC1!

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 5:14 PM

LJ, ni u dapat FC, org gila tu sure fikir u tipu la...bodoh! >:o >:o >:o

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 5:14 PM

I only started living in apt after kahwin, before dis with family.. always have garden... my parents' home now has a huge garden I tell you.. boleh buat kenduri kahwin! =-O =-O :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 5:15 PM

Wah really? I cannot see LJL cause got stupid paid ad on my widget now, anyway thanks for advertising here sweetie! Jgn jelesi GPE lol.... ;) ;) ;) :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 5:16 PM

Yeah I oso don wan to do gardening, hence the hired help to keep things pretty for me! I wanna be OKB! I wan a gardener! I wan a pond in my garden! I wan an iphone! Semua pun I wan!!! =-O =-O =-X =-X :-[ :-[ :-D :-D :-D :-D

zuls,  April 07, 2010 5:31 PM

Saying hi! :) , I am no gardener tooo...

zuls,  April 07, 2010 5:32 PM

=-X =-X =-X *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 5:33 PM

=-X =-X =-X ZUl FC2!

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 5:34 PM

I tot u cakap sayang kat I ZUL ahaks!! Hehehhe u oso not much of a gardener eh? But ur house sure ada garden ke u duduk condo mcm I? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :* :*

zuls,  April 07, 2010 5:53 PM

:-P , I used to help my father at his farm, latest 20 years ago. But now do not have the skill anymore.. and yes, I live in 'Sarang Burung' ...

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 6:05 PM

Wahhhhh got own farm it seems, bagus tu Zul.. now no more farm? Sarang Burung as in condo? Oh satu geng la kita then, ha ha!

Monica,  April 07, 2010 9:30 PM


Monica,  April 07, 2010 9:31 PM

:* :* :*

Monica,  April 07, 2010 9:31 PM

morning Mariuca! :-D

Monica,  April 07, 2010 9:31 PM


Monica,  April 07, 2010 9:35 PM

I am no gardener either :-P :-P

Monica,  April 07, 2010 9:38 PM

my mom has a huge garden but got maid helps to look after it lol :-D

Monica,  April 07, 2010 9:42 PM

hmm GPE visiting WOAFS it seems :-E :-E :-E

Monica,  April 07, 2010 9:44 PM

u managed to do yr PB woohoo :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 07, 2010 9:47 PM

LOL oso meows and MPG...meows tensi nampak gambar dia.. :-P :-P :-P :-P

Clark Kent,  April 07, 2010 11:56 PM

I can't do gardening as well. I can only change the water for my aquariums.

Makoy,  April 08, 2010 12:20 AM

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Thanks by the way for your support in the Big Mak Blog Contest.

makoy :)

bluedreamer27,  April 08, 2010 2:12 AM

i am always dreaming of having a house with a great landscape outside... i find it so relaxing /....

bluedreamer27,  April 08, 2010 2:13 AM

just like the house in the picture, it is small and enough to accomodate few people but you'll never realize it because the lansxape outside is taking more of your attention

bluedreamer27,  April 08, 2010 2:14 AM

have a great day Mariuca and happy blogging

zuls,  April 08, 2010 7:03 AM

haha.. satu geng.. ! kumpul duit beli rumah bawah lagi best.. baru boleh buat garden..

still got... but at my parent house..

zuls,  April 08, 2010 7:33 AM

:-D :-D :-D

Gold Bullion,  April 08, 2010 9:32 AM

Maurica, i also do not know about gardening. I think i have a hot hand temperature that can kill plants.

Bill,  April 08, 2010 10:53 AM

I think i need to become a gardener because i have my new house and back yard and all. i am in for a lot of work LOL ;)

ilovepink,  April 08, 2010 3:08 PM

I really love gardening.
I want to make it as green as possible.

By the way, Hope you don't mind if I follow your blog. this is one way to keep in touch.

Lil,  April 08, 2010 4:00 PM

Hello Marzie,
Today black out for quite sometimes so I cannot come to the computer!
Oh! I love your pic of the playhouse, make me want to go back to be children, kan you and LadyJava dah tau one of my characters is just like kanak2 ria. still like to play alots, hehehe..

Now talking about gardening, I pun tak pandai, my late mum used to have green hands, apa aje she tanam, semua subur!!

I like to suggest to you both, you and LadyJava, both of you tinggal kat apartment kan, I pun if I move back to KL pun akan jadi calon tinggal kat apartment juga. What I like to suggest is you both can still beli poted plants yg cantik2 dan please with light pots and not heavy pots, put under rollers and letak some potted plants kat living in front and may two in your bathrooms, tak payah nak tunggu ada garden, your apartment will look nice ada juga nampak green, because I have seem my young relative staying alone in an apartment doing this. In fact, kat balcony nya ada one big pottd plant dah jadi macam X'mas tree dok decorated dgn nice color lights lagi boleh switch on the color lights at night. Cantek tau ... 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

bluedreamer27,  April 08, 2010 6:36 PM

hi there Mariuca just visiting you here again
have a great day!

foongpc,  April 09, 2010 3:33 AM

I dislike gardening! Too lazy I guess! Haha!

foongpc,  April 09, 2010 3:34 AM

But I love to look at the garden and the flowers and all! I just don't want to take care of it! : )

foongpc,  April 09, 2010 3:35 AM

Happy weekend to you, Mariuca! Looks like bluedreamer quite active blog hopping nowadays! : )

Dorothy Stahlnecker,  April 09, 2010 7:02 AM

I had a lovely flower garden over 30 years ago and for the darn-est I can't remember how I did it. However, I love fresh flowers and someday, I'll make sure I do gardening again.

Dorothy from grammology

bluedreamer27,  April 10, 2010 3:13 AM

hi there mariuca, thanks for visiting my blog again...
have a great day!

Rosidah Abidin,  April 10, 2010 9:13 AM

That's a lovely summer house. I love how you described the garden. Have a wonderful weekend, my dear :)

Life Ramblings,  April 10, 2010 3:31 PM

I've always had a green thumb. :)

Life Ramblings,  April 10, 2010 3:32 PM

it reconnects me with the beauty nature of life after a long monotonous day of work.

Life Ramblings,  April 10, 2010 3:32 PM

happy weekend dearie.

bokjae,  April 11, 2010 5:48 AM

Hey marzie, now we are living in a condo so all my gardening is gone! Not even a pot of green at home except for rock's little doggie!

Siau Hen,  April 11, 2010 8:02 PM

I don't like gardening. But I used to plant some mini cactus but they end up dying. :P

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:02 PM

And Monica FC3! :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:02 PM

Thanks for the greenthumb chop, happy gardening! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:05 PM

:-D :-D :-D Just updated my FCSB, thanks Zul! 1 chop so far dis month! :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:06 PM

Same here, garden still parents! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:07 PM

:-P :-P :-P I forgot to update my choppers here, but updated edi, thanks Mon! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:07 PM

I managed to do my PB woo hoo but now tinggal 1 only, looking for more! :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:07 PM

:* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:08 PM

Morning Mon, thanks for coming by! :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:08 PM

Ha ha same here...some more hot to be gardening outside, dats why need a gardener mah! =-O =-O ;) ;) ;)

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:09 PM

Good to get help for huge gardens, sure cannot handle on your own, just like my parents' place oso... huge garden! =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:12 PM

Ha ha Clark Kent is here too! LOL .. hmmmm I think I don't even know how to change water for aquariums, sure sounds messy! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:13 PM

Thanks Makoy, have a great contest, I wish it big success! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:13 PM

Same here BD!! The house gotta be huge and the garden too! =-X =-X ;) ;)

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:13 PM

Ohhh dis one is just a summer guest-house, so it is really small, but comfy! :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:14 PM

Thanks BD, still waiting to chop at ur site, no luck so far! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-P :-P :-P

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:15 PM

He he that is comforting Gold Bullion.. to know that I'm not the only one clueless when it comes to gardening, thanks for coming by! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:16 PM

Ha ha so cute and good luck to you Gardener Bill! Show us the finished work when ur done, would love to see some pretty flowers blooming in ur backyard! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:17 PM

Thanks for visiting me again BD, enjoy the rest of ur week! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:17 PM

I can understand being lazy Foong lol! Nowadays esp me so lazy! =-X =-X :-[ :-[ ;) ;)

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:18 PM

Hey there Pink! Thanks so much and welcome to Mariuca's blog! Good to have a good gardener in the house then and I bet ur plants and flowers are lovely! Thanks for following my blog too! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:19 PM

I can't seem to trace ur URL from ur link here Pink, maybe u can leave it for me next visit? Thanks! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:21 PM

Hi Lil! I like this summer guest house too, looks very inviting and cozy yeah? 8-) 8-)

Ha ha masalahnya, nak jugak garden betul2 then baru bersemangat to buat gardening it seems ha ha....thanks for ur tips dearie..if I have a real garden one day, I will get someone to help me make it look good... I don't trust myself when it comes to gardening he he! =-X =-X :-[ :-[ :-E :-E :-E

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:22 PM

Same here la.. nice to see, nice to touch but lazy to get the garden going in the first place lol! :-[ :-[ :-P :-P :-P

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:23 PM

Yeah!!! BD has been chopping everywhere, beating me to all the chops ha ha! Happy Monday Foong! You really tricked me la yest!!! =-O =-O =-O =-O :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:26 PM

LOL ur so cute Dorothy! Wow to fending for ur own garden and making it work! Would love to see ur blooming flowers too one day, I bet they're pretty! Happy blogging sweetie! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:26 PM

Thank YOU for visiting me again too! Happy Monday! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:27 PM

Thanks Rosidah, glad u enjoyed my post and happy gardening to you too! Hugs! :* :* :* 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:30 PM

I am not surprised LR! ;) :) :)

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:30 PM

I've seen some of ur flower pics and they're gorgeous, good job sweetie! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:31 PM

Have a great week sweetie, loving ur vakasi pics at ur site! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:34 PM

Hey Bokjae, I left u many comments on ur last post but not seeing them there, dunno why! Anyway I couldn't access ur site yesterday too..under maintenance? LOL @ Rocky's little doggie being the only green thing at home, woof! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 12, 2010 7:36 PM

Hi Siau Hen, thanks and welcome to Mariuca's blog! I've never planted cactus but I used to collect those mini cactus!! And they all died too.. :'( :'( :'( :'(

ayie,  April 15, 2010 6:03 AM

i misse d alot...haven't been around for a while

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