Not the olive trees ….

I was sitting in the dining room last night tapping away on the laptop writing this post. A particularly pleasant aroma was wafting around the room – rosemary, garlic and roast lamb (sorry all you vegetarians). Hubby was cooking our dinner … Truthfully not everything is always rosy at Frog Pond Farm.  Andrew arrived indoors the other night and said ‘something …

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 …

Photo time

I thought this week that rather than launch into my usual garden spiel, that instead I would let the photos do the talking. It might be dying, but it is still larger than life I’m hiding .. you can’t see me My one and only turban pumpkin Feijoas are ripening .. feeding the possums too Banana magic …

Countdown to Autumn

Oh dear me, mid Feb and only a few more weeks of summer! Not that the weather will suddenly deteriorate mind you .. autumn in NZ is just wonderful. No, I was actually alluding to the fact, that March is nearly with us. Hmmm Our garden is looking great, even if it has been hot & dry. My version …

Loving summer

Welcome to our summer garden … controlled mayhem or something like that. The garden has gone berserk in the last month – loads of growth, lots to harvest and pests to share it with. I don’t think I have ever known a year with so many flies .. horrible! And while there may be a …

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 …

My garden has been slimed!

How stunning are these clouds? I took this pic over the weekend … magic! Well my garden didn’t look like magic yesterday morning, believe me. It resembled something out of Ghostbusters. It had been slimed! On viewing my raised chilli garden my jaw dropped there appeared to be some sort of vomit on the ground. …

Happy in my garden

Thirsty work being a chook! Well to start with I am sitting typing away at the kitchen table covered in dirt, twigs, grass, seeds you name it. Yes I have had a beaut day in my garden. What’s happening in the dirt? We hauled out one of our raised beds for the next residents, the …

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! …

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 …