Snow, sun and vines

Have you ever been to New Zealand? The beauty of this country will never cease to amaze me – true I’m a Kiwi born and bred, so I guess I’m naturally a tad biased. Last week Andrew and I made a quick trip to Central Otago which is in the South Island of NZ. It …

Spring is knocking …

I seem to be learning loads of lessons in my garden lately. Late planting of brassicas means we aren’t enjoying them yet. Truth is, those rotten slugs have had more of a meal from them than we have. What’s even more interesting, is that a raised bed chocka with brassicas doesn’t have anything that remotely resembles a broccoli …

Grab a chair

I believe there is an art to taking pics of food .. something which I’m lacking. What I really like about this pic though, are the colours. The bright yellow of the yolk (home grown egg of course), the purple of the cabbage (not home grown) and the bowl in front which is full of sliced chillies (more home …

Sharing my August

Last night I was tapping away in earnest on the laptop. It’s time for another Garden Share Collective update. What’s happening at Frog Pond Farm? The garlic is growing great guns, as are the leeks. The brassicas are starting to get some size and those broad beans have finally started to flower. The salad garden is …