Central Otago … just stunning!

I’m back from Central Otago. A very quick visit to check on vineyards, enjoy some gorgeous scenery and haul out that camera whenever possible. So in no particular order here they are … Botanical gardens Queenstown with the Remarkables Time warp in Arrowtown .. Pinot Noir grapes at MacArthur Ridge vineyard … Dam and ducks …

Get growing …

We have germination! Those seedlings are up … I’ve even pricked out some of the zinnia, spinach and Cherokee toms which are now sitting quite happily in punnets with a good planting mix. They have been sprayed with seaweed fertiliser which I’m sure they enjoyed and are due to be moved into our small greenhouse. Andrew woke …

Get sowing …

  The weather was gorgeous last weekend .. there are buds forming on the peach trees in the orchard, the almond tree is already starting to show a few white blossoms, daffodils are nodding in the breeze and the hyacinths in the orchard are looking pink and pretty. How good is it standing back and observing? …

Garden plan done and dusted

Wow, it’s August already and only one more month until spring! Yay. Plus it’s The Garden Share Collective month, where a group of global gardening bloggers share their vege patches with all those interested. The trials and tribulations of growing your own. Thanks to the lovely Lizzie from ‘Strayed from the table’ for this great initiative. So what’s …