The new additions

It is such a gorgeous autumn day .. the sun is shining, mild temps, butterflies flitting about in the garden, but trust me, winter was flexing its muscles last week. So, with this in mind I hauled out the flannelette sheets and scribbled buy dry firewood on the ‘To Do’ list. Waiting for their breakfast – …

Sharing my Garden

It’s April and it’s Garden Share Collective month, a beaut initiative where a group of global bloggers share their veg patches. The trials and tribulations of growing your own. Pop on over to Lizzie’s blog from Strayed from the Table and meet the crew! Mr and Mrs Pray Mantis … What’s happening My pathetic hot compost got …

Who loves lavender?

For all those that enjoy my blog – whoops! I missed another week, sorry .. But you will be pleased to know, I’m back with news and a couple of pics :) We have finally had some much needed rain – yay! The place greens up instantly (ok slight exaggeration). Do you have days where …

Bye bye Bill

It seems like I haven’t blogged in ages when the truth is, it has only been a couple of weeks. We battened down the hatches on Sunday as Cyclone Pam which caused devastation in Vanuatu was headed our way. Thankfully the Auckland area was relatively unscathed despite gusty winds and some heavy rain. The Gisborne …

Hello Autumn!

My fav season has arrived – I just wish some rain would! And it just so happens to be Garden Share Collective month  … a beaut initiative where a group of global bloggers share their veg patches. The trials and tribulations of growing your own. Pop on over to Lizzie’s blog from Strayed from the Table and …

Hilarious!

Imagine this .. I’m in the veg garden the other day watering my lovely plants (and talking to them as I do). I’m spraying the potatoes and it’s about 5 o’clock. I would much rather water in the morning so the leaves can dry – but sometimes it’s not always possible. So while hosing I …

Time for something new …

I have been following a wonderful blog in the US called thekitchensgarden.com The blog has been created by the lovely Celi who is a kiwi girl living in the mid west, a passionate farmer, an amazing photographer and writes prose that is often magical. She has an avid following … I was so surprised when Celi contacted me …

They come and they go

Today is another gorgeous day. Perfect to be outdoors in the garden (not in front of the computer Julie!). Summer has been amazing but I’m looking forward to autumn, there is a chill in the air at night and it won’t be long before those trees will be shedding their leaves peppering the ground in hues …

Summer rain …

Oh wow, in a blink January has gone – and what a hot, dry month it was too! Still, before it left the skies opened and we received a few days of much needed rain. Nothing like a good soaking provided from above. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the place greens up and …

Sassy summer

I’m sitting at our kitchen table. The doors are wide open – it’s been a hot summer’s day. Birds are cheeping away merrily outdoors, the sprinkler is on and jets of water can be seen splashing over the lawn and flower beds. Blog time … tap, tap, tap on the keyboard. I zoomed around our veg …

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