What a week!

Paper wasp enjoying the sun on the leptospermum blossom At last, our weather is starting to behave itself. No more fires, heat pump is off (brilliant) and finally the bees are appearing in the garden. Yay! Very happy about that. And to top the week off, Dallas our good Aussie mate who just happens to …

What spring?

Bumble bees hard at it … amongst my wild flowers Well the weather is quite honestly ‘crappy’. Not much else to say about it really. So much for having a long weekend! I had a windbreak put up around the raised kumara bed on Friday. They were getting absolutely hammered by the relentless wind. In …

Get those beds ready ..

Our spring driveway … Spring … it is such a brilliant time of year, except for the wind! The weather has been so unsettled lately, if I thought the weather was bad last weekend … Not much point worrying about the lack of bees either … thanks to this relentless wind, I doubt if there …

Weeds? It really depends …

Saturday 7th and it is nearly 8.00pm And it is blowing a gale. The wind is whistling (howling actually) and it is raining and cold! I don’t know how many times I hung out the washing today only to have to race outdoors to haul it again. I eventually got the message and gave up. …

The garden is growing …

Amongst the macademia blossom … divine! Sunday … what a brilliant day. Warm, sunny, blue skies and lots of help! Yay … Felt a wee bit guilty though. We had friends Amy and Julian stay the night and after a few glasses of Toi Toi I think they were subtly coaxed by Andrew to help …