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 …

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 sunshine

Driving home on Friday I couldn’t believe my eyes when heading up our driveway I spotted my two rather fat sheep standing in my vege garden! OMG, terrorist alert – unwanted ruminants in brassica raised bed. Quick, urgent action required. I honestly don’t think I have moved so fast in years. I had no sooner stopped …

Winter garden update at last

OK … I have been particularly bad and not posted for a couple of weeks. Very poor indeed. I can’t even blame it on the winter blues either. Ah, but the truth is I did go to Aussie for a week to see friends and get some much needed R&R. So what is happening in my garden? …

Am I grumbling?

It wasn’t that long ago that I would go to the gym on a Saturday morning, or go out for a tasty brunch and read the Saturday newspaper. You know, normal stuff! There is one thing about having a bit of land … it is hard work. Especially when you also have developed a ‘green …

Easter in my garden

What did you do this weekend? Andrew and I hauled out the beans which was a big job considering it was midday and it was hot! I often wonder why I have to do things when I do .. but hey that’s gardening for you. So with a pair of secateurs in hand and plenty of …

Pruning ..

At long last yesterday morning we finally got some rain. Not much mind you, but enough to get me wet while I was feeding the chooks! At last, fruit tree pruning is underway. I usually like to prune stone fruit at the end of summer or start of autumn, while pip fruit are given a …

One of those weeks!

Evidence of being a pratt! I have decided that at times I am a complete pratt! I transplanted from my tomato bed, self seeded pumpkins. Not a problem except I dug them out in the middle of the day? Imagine being hoisted from the ground, shoved into a pot and left in sun? Honestly … …

The garden is growing …

Amongst the macademia blossom … divine! Sunday … what a brilliant day. Warm, sunny, blue skies and lots of help! Yay … Felt a wee bit guilty though. We had friends Amy and Julian stay the night and after a few glasses of Toi Toi I think they were subtly coaxed by Andrew to help …

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 …