A weekend of work

I’m sitting here slurping away on a Radler beer (whoops not Toi Toi – shame on me), cooking dinner and endeavouring to write another post. I have had the ‘best’ weekend in ages and it was a long one too – Labour day! Those spuds that I planted early September are growing like mad. They …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – …

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 …

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 …

The naughty corner …

I should go and stand in the ‘naughty corner’ I feel particularly bad that I didn’t post last week. Even though it is spring and everything is growing like mad I hadn’t spent much time in my garden! How divine is this ? Phacelia .. bees love it! Well the good news is I have …