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 …

Garden Share Collective – September

Month three and I’m loving being 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! Wow what a weekend. I woke on Saturday to crystal blue skies with …

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 …

Bacon and eggs

I am feeling incredibly guilty posting a pic of fried bacon and eggs.  I didn’t cook them though and I did ask Mr B for poached eggs, he just opted to (gulp) fry them. The good news is fried or not they tasted amazing with tapenade spread liberally over the whole grain toast and a …

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. …

The star is back!

Guess who is back in town? Mr Dallas Nock … and yes I’m over the moon. More gorgeous pics and videos. Brilliant! And it is raining too, first time in about 3 weeks. Yay! The ground is bone dry  mind you – worst I have ever seen it. NZ’s north island was declared drought this …

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 …

Seedlings and summer

Fishing! One of my favourite past times, next to gardening of course! Something mind you that I do rarely. Why? Well quite simply, if you have land and animals and loads of gardens, it gets really tough trying to get away. So after saying all of that, I did manage to get away last weekend. …

Hot and dry

Well it is Sunday and it is hot and dry. It didn’t rain last week as forecast  which was super disappointing. It is meant to rain today too, but not a drop in sight. I don’t think I recall a summer quite like this with only 9mm of rain in January. Not good! So what is …

New look …

So what do you think of the new look blog? Decided it was time for a change.  I’m very happy with the new layout and still giving it a ‘wee’ tweak from time to time so bear with me won’t you? Back to my garden … Wow are we having a summer! It is hot and …