What a weekend ..

Saturday … brilliant day’s work. The weather was beaut, so nice to have a ‘breather’ from the copious amounts of rain we have had. I feed all the garlic, onions and leeks with home seaweed and fish fertiliser. Splashed that liberally about … and yes, I got it all over myself. Andrew got out the …

Feijoas

Today was absolutely stunning. It was so nice being able to get outside in the garden and do some work. At long last the feijoas were pruned today with some help from the guys. The trees desperately needed ‘opening up’.┬áBirds pollinate they trees so if you want fruit you need to ensure that the birds …

Spring is on the way

Dan our dog … loves walks on the beach Yesterday was absolutely brilliant. The sun was shining all day … so inspiring, perfect day for gardening… I caught two of my chooks out of their paddock this week … they were marching up the hill from my garden beds. They looked very happy indeed – …

Videos …

Videos … I mentioned a few weeks back that our good buddy Dallas Nock was in town, and yes he very kindly shot some more gardening videos for us. He is a breeze to work with … we managed to shoot 3 in just over an hour. Not bad! Although I suspect  that he spent …

Yacons

Friday was absolutely glorious. But sadly I didn’t spend anytime in the garden it was an office day for me. Saturday started out sunny, you can see that by the pic of the beach taken in the morning, hard to believe it rained again in the afternoon! I mentioned to Andrew on Saturday that our …

Weeds …

I could be forgiven for being a novice gardener at the time … I mean I had no idea that the weed that I had just hoisted from our flower garden was in fact ‘wandering jew’. So I tossed it into my weed pile and then took that to our cold compost, which just so …

August in the Garden

Winter! The weather this morning was beautiful. It is so nice to see the sun out at last. This week we have had our fair share of rain and peering out the window now, I suspect that there will be more of it soon. Muriwai beach this morning … sunny! Lambing is underway at my …