Pests and the good guys …

I was out in the garden the other day and I was surprised (not really …) to see a host of nasties feasting on my plants, namely my roses! Aphids and a green plant hopper, loads of passionfruit hopper nymphs and a 2 spined spider (Australian import) who was merrily munching away on a moth …

The naughty corner …

I should go and stand in the ‘naughty corner’ I feel particularly bad that I didn’t post last week. Even though it is spring and everything is growing like mad I hadn’t spent much time in my garden! How divine is this ? Phacelia .. bees love it! Well the good news is I have …

Spring

Before I launch into my latest garden update, I thought it only fair to say that Andrew is away on a surfing trip with the boys, and fair enough too! Me? I’m home with the dog, chooks, sheep, cats and the garden and loving it! The girls … Dan … busting to get outdoors. Typical …

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’. Birds pollinate they trees so if you want fruit you need to ensure that the birds …

Get those brassicas in ..

Today is all about planting my winter brassicas! But before I do I had better tell you about the raised bed that these seedlings shall be popped into. The summer crop in this bed was kumara, a root vege for those that don’t know and in the same family as convolvulus. So Andrew with his …