Blooming gorgeous

Do you ever suffer from blogger’s block? I’m sitting here in the dining room staring out the window and wondering what on earth I am going to write about. Silly really as there is loads happening in the Bonner’s garden. It has been a bleak day and there is now a light drizzle .. daylight …

Spring has sprung

Oh boy, I’m cheating with my blog this week, but you will get the general idea. Spring – wonderful weather what more could you want? Lots actually! Like … Someone to do something about the wild turkeys which are having conferences each and everyday and discussing important issues such as ‘turkey reproduction’ (great!) Stop the …

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. …

Like chilli?

Andrew decided on Sunday to pick the bulk of our chillies. Different varieties, colours and sizes in different degrees of ‘ripeness’. I remember staring at the bag full of chilli and wondering what on earth I was going to do with all of them. Well as it happens, I froze about a quarter of them. …

Autumn is here at last

Wow what a busy time, full steam ahead in Marlborough harvest is happening. Toi Toi wine time! I adore autumn … one of my favourite seasons. The chill in the morning and in the late evening is a reminder that winter is on the way. In saying that, the weather during the day is still …

So what is happening in my garden?

Wow, what a weekend. Yesterday was another gorgeous hot summers day, went to the beach in the morning and then came back home and got straight into it. So what is happening in the Bonner’s vege garden? Thought you might like to know what is literally happening in each bed … RB1 – Kumara seems …

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 …

Veges and fruit

At last, I’m being particularly good and am updating my blog. Blame the summer, Christmas and having lots of friends over to stay for the sparse postings. Oh yes,  and blame Toi Toi wine as well why not! So NIWA said that we would have a long dry summer, and so far they are spot …

A very late Christmas post

Well there are only 3 more sleeps and it is Christmas .. amazing! And where did that year go? I’m sitting at the airport, enjoying a glass of bubbles while we are waiting for our plane to Melbourne. But hey all that aside … what is happening in the garden? Well of course my gorgeous …

Pests and the good guys …

I was out in the garden the other day and I was surprised (not really …) to see a host of nasties feasting on my plants, namely my roses! Aphids and a green plant hopper, loads of passionfruit hopper nymphs and a 2 spined spider (Australian import) who was merrily munching away on a moth …