Kohekohe

It’s that time of year when growth in the garden is slowing down, slugs appetites are speeding up, bananas aren’t ripening (outdoors) and flowers are bursting from trunks and branches of the kohekohe tree – which by the way, is just stunning! This is one of those rather lazy posts where I’m short on words but let …

Winter at Frog Pond Farm

It may be July, nearly mid winter and birthday month for some (namely me) – but it is also time for another monthly update for the Garden Share Collective. A fab group of like minded global garden bloggers – sharing their verge patches with all those interested. I must say, I not only enjoy sharing …

Go garlic!

Without doubt, one of my favourite things to do in my garden is plant garlic. Yesterday I shoved 36 of the best specimens I could get my mitts on (all grown here of course) into the soil. Variety? Who knows – but I’m confident that they are heirloom. Being huge garlic fans, we just happened …

Egyptian Tree Onions – pardon?

We had some gorgeous autumn days last week which inspired me to haul out the remaining chillies from the raised bed where the onions and garlic are going. The chilli plants were then hung to dry in my garden shed .. .complete with chillies too of course! I haven’t tried this technique before so it will …

Feijoas, kumara and garlic!

What are feijoas? They are an evergreen, perennial shrub originally from South America that has delicious perfumed fruit which are ready for eating anytime from March/April. They are absolutely divine raw, or in jam, muffins or topped with crumble and cream. Yum! They arrived in NZ around the 1920s … of course being a kiwi,  I have grown up with them in the …

Garlic … at last!

I am very excited. At long last – my garlic is finally going into the soil today and believe me I have lots of it. Woohoo. OK so without further ado, let’s get gardening. Andrew and I hauled out that splendid raised bed 6 today, which meant ripping out all those wonderful self seeded plants …