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Maintaining a bathroom garden

I had a few thoughts this week about some of the upgrades to my garden. I came to the realisation that bathroom renovations do not have to be about knocking down walls and patiently laying down endless designer tiles. Some cheap spring bulbs breathe life into your bathroom for a fraction of the cost of more involved alterations.

There is an art to crafting the perfect bathroom garden. You need to select plants which complement each other as well as your existing decor. Even more importantly, you need to choose plants which are suited to the bathroom environment. Flowers normally grown in tropical regions can do quite well in a bathroom setting with all of its humidity. Depending on the layout of your bathroom, you may have more flexibility in choosing plants. Bathrooms with plenty of natural light and air flow will accommodate many plants which you may think could only survive outside.

Daffodils are a favourite among indoor gardening enthusiasts. They are simple to grow, and are prized for their beauty. However, are they suitable for your bathroom garden?

Surprisingly, the humid environment of a frequently used bathroom is conducive to the fast growth of daffodils. The brightly coloured flowers are actually best stored in highly humid conditions. However, they do require a cool room for best results, so limit your hot showers to less than 5 minutes at a time. You’ll want to leave your exhaust fan to stop the room getting too steamy and wilting the flowers. 

Daffodils are grown from a bulb, so you will not get your splash of colour immediately. It is more of a waiting game, though they will shoot up quickly in a cool bathroom environment. Remember to put them somewhere with indirect sunlight; near a window or even a skylight is suitable. Despite your bathroom garden being surrounded by humidity, regular watering remains a necessity. I recommend watering your daffodils daily as growing flowers require plenty of water to reach their full potential.

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Garden Landscaping with my father

It’s come to my attention that I am very unfit, I really do need get in better shape. I want to help my dad with his garden landscaping but I’m more of a hinderance than anything else.  He’s been trying to get me to come home and help for a few days. We need to get as many plants as we can get into the garden before the hot weather sets in. I really do hope that all the materials arrive soon, the dedicated team of Melbourne North garden landscape designers have been amazing so far. Hopefully they’re going to be doing most of the heavy lifting. If all goes well with the mild weather we can get start planting in the morning.

Ok I messed up, I woke up much later than I had planned. Thankfully my dad had started without me along with the other garden landscapers. He has started the laying out the landscape design and is putting down the floor plan grid. My dad has even briefed the landscaping crew on what needs to be done and at what stage. I hope he’s not being too bossy, they are professionals after all. I am so excited about how the landscaping is all going, I can hardly breathe. I want to help my father break the record for the most outdoor purple flowers in one backyard. The garden team are as unflappable an outfit as I have ever seen. They will work in rain, hail or shine; nothing can stop them putting up the retaining wall. Melbourne North residents are going to proud to have our garden in their suburb. I love how the garden is taking shape, we have come together as a big group and achieving something special. I’m sure my father is pleased with my work, I may not be as strong as my other brothers but I’m the only one that has helped with this landscaping project.