Who loves lavender?

For all those that enjoy my blog – whoops! I missed another week, sorry .. But you will be pleased to know, I’m back with news and a couple of pics 🙂 We have finally had some much needed rain – yay! The place greens up instantly (ok slight exaggeration). Do you have days where …

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 …

Countdown to Autumn

Oh dear me, mid Feb and only a few more weeks of summer! Not that the weather will suddenly deteriorate mind you .. autumn in NZ is just wonderful. No, I was actually alluding to the fact, that March is nearly with us. Hmmm Our garden is looking great, even if it has been hot & dry. My version …

Unwanted visitors ..

Well I can’t believe that it is nearly the end of January and I have only done one post. Oh dear, go and stand in the naughty corner Julie. Still the good news is at last I am blog motivated, I’m feeling inspired to share our garden mayhem. So what is happening in our plot? I …

Hot dry spring

I just made the best pasta tonight – prawns, smoked salmon, chilli, garlic, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. Absolutely superb served with Greek salad and loads of fresh chopped oregano, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. The joke was, I thought I would take a pic of the pasta for the blog. Got so …

Happy in my garden

Thirsty work being a chook! Well to start with I am sitting typing away at the kitchen table covered in dirt, twigs, grass, seeds you name it. Yes I have had a beaut day in my garden. What’s happening in the dirt? We hauled out one of our raised beds for the next residents, the …

Get those beds planted!

Saturday was spent removing tired brassica plants, silver beet, parsley and lots of self seeded flowers from one of the raised beds (RB2). I have had my eye on this bed for a few weeks now and given that my beans, beetroot and lettuce all looked a tad uncomfortable in their pots, it was time …

Blooming gorgeous

Do you ever suffer from blogger’s block? I’m sitting here in the dining room staring out the window and wondering what on earth I am going to write about. Silly really as there is loads happening in the Bonner’s garden. It has been a bleak day and there is now a light drizzle .. daylight …

Garden Share Collective – August

This is my second month as part of The Garden Share Collective. A monthly community of like minded garden enthusiasts who want to share their vege patches, container gardens and the herbs they grow  – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! July’s weather was stunning … lots of gorgeous gardening opportunities, blue skies …

Just juicing ..

We spent about 3 days in Central Otago last week, which was a spoil. Such a beautiful part of NZ and while pretty damned cold, there is something magical about the place. Must be all those vineyards! My Oscar Neo has arrived. A white cold press juicer which looks smart sitting on our kitchen bench. …