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 …

Those seedlings are up!

I am sitting typing my blog in the dining room watching my chooks march happily out the open gate at the top of their paddock, into the olive grove. Someone has forgotten to shut the gate – Mr Bonner! It’s their dinner time so I should really go and grab some wheat and coax those …

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 …

Garden Share Collective – August

This is my second month as 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! July’s weather was stunning … lots of gorgeous gardening opportunities, blue skies …

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 …

The Garden Share Collective

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited .. because I am. Really excited! Why? Well because this month I am part of The Garden Share Collective, a beaut initiative for bloggers by Lizzie from ‘Strayed from the Table‘. A monthly community of like minded garden enthusiasts who want to share their vege …

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? …

Egyptian Tree Onions – pardon?

We had some gorgeous autumn days last week which inspired me to haul out the remaining chillies from the raised bed where the onions and garlic are going. The chilli plants were then hung to dry in my garden shed .. .complete with chillies too of course! I haven’t tried this technique before so it will …

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. …

Weather, gardens and stuff

The good thing about gardening is that between breaks in the rain you can don a jacket and nip outdoors. And believe me that is exactly what happened last weekend. Saturday weather wise wasn’t too bad. After hoisting a few unlucky weeds from the beds and a quick appraisal of shrubs that are due for …