Harvest and The Garden Share Collective

Well it’s harvest time – grapes that is and I’m down in Marlborough camera in hand in the ‘thick’ of it. Wonderful place to be, plucking sauvignon blanc grapes from the vines and munching away on the succulent berries as I dart amongst the greenery taking pics for Toi Toi. Perfect! It’s time for another The Garden …

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 …

The Garden Share Collective – November

November already. Does anyone know where the year has gone? The good news is, it is time for another monthly update of 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! …

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 …

Keep smiling …

The trials and tribulations of gardening! Oh boy … Seedlings as you can imagine need light to grow. So in their quest for such they will bend in rather odd angles and grow spindly in the process. As I have learnt previously, Andrew’s man shed which is filled with blokey things like tractors and spades …

The Garden Share Collective

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited .. because I am. Really excited! Why? Well because this month I am part of The Garden Share Collective, a beaut initiative for bloggers by Lizzie from ‘Strayed from the Table‘. A monthly community of like minded garden enthusiasts who want to share their vege …

What a week!

Paper wasp enjoying the sun on the leptospermum blossom At last, our weather is starting to behave itself. No more fires, heat pump is off (brilliant) and finally the bees are appearing in the garden. Yay! Very happy about that. And to top the week off, Dallas our good Aussie mate who just happens to …

What a weekend ..

Saturday … brilliant day’s work. The weather was beaut, so nice to have a ‘breather’ from the copious amounts of rain we have had. I feed all the garlic, onions and leeks with home seaweed and fish fertiliser. Splashed that liberally about … and yes, I got it all over myself. Andrew got out the …

My Garden … meet the beds! I have several raised beds, to be honest about 6 or so … and to make gardening easy I have numbered each bed (please tell me I’m not the only one that does this?)  Might sound odd, but it makes gardening much easier. The beds also vary in size, …