A weekend of work

I’m sitting here slurping away on a Radler beer (whoops not Toi Toi – shame on me), cooking dinner and endeavouring to write another post. I have had the ‘best’ weekend in ages and it was a long one too – Labour day! Those spuds that I planted early September are growing like mad. They …

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 …

Loving organics ..

It’s Monday night and I’m cooking dinner. It just so happens I have a chicken, leek and mushy pie in the oven – recipe courtesy of Annabel Langbein. I feel a bit cheated too, as I have no idea where the weekend went to, all I know is that today is Monday and I have …

Garden Share Collective – October

The Garden Share Collective. A monthly community of like minded garden enthusiasts who put pen to paper to share their vege patches with all those interested – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! Love it. Sunday sunshine and the frogs are busy croaking like mad outside. I’m ensconced in our office, which just …

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 …

Spring has sprung

Oh boy, I’m cheating with my blog this week, but you will get the general idea. Spring – wonderful weather what more could you want? Lots actually! Like … Someone to do something about the wild turkeys which are having conferences each and everyday and discussing important issues such as ‘turkey reproduction’ (great!) Stop the …

The garden is growing

I should go and stand in the naughty corner as I missed my blog post last week, but I have a good excuse .. I have a very good friend staying with me. There is so much happening in the garden – easy to see that spring is just around the corner. Some of our …

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 …

Get pruning

Sunday was gorgeous … thanks Auckland, perfect for pruning those olives. At last, half of them have been given a haircut. Andrew had his pole chain saw and I had my favourite ratchet secateurs. How exciting, I love pruning! Methylated spirits to clean the equipment between trees, some pruning paste for large branch removals – …

Winter magic

The weather was superb last weekend. Blue skies, cloud puffs and very mild, perfect gardening weather and for walks on the local beach. Had a good buddy staying with us and she took this pic yesterday of Andrew, moi and our pooch Dan at Muriwai beach. Gorgeous day. Did my obligatory weeding, hauling out milkweed …