Hello it’s me

Oh dear me, I’m getting worse. Seems that my blog will become a monthly issue (just kidding). Frog Pond Farm has been so busy lately and what’s worse is, I just can’t seem to get any ordinance happening in those beds. There are … Leeks the size of legs –  I think chewing on a slab of wood …

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 …

March on Autumn – The Garden Share Collective

It’s time for another The Garden Share Collective update.  A monthly community of like minded garden bloggers who put pen to paper to share their vege patches with all those interested – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! Love it. Autumn is here! Goodbye summer what a season you were, so very hot and dry …

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 …

Winter magic

The weather was superb last weekend. Blue skies, cloud puffs and very mild, perfect gardening weather and for walks on the local beach. Had a good buddy staying with us and she took this pic yesterday of Andrew, moi and our pooch Dan at Muriwai beach. Gorgeous day. Did my obligatory weeding, hauling out milkweed …

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. …

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. …

It is all about photos!

Our first dahlia of the season … woohoo It is Saturday evening and I’m sitting in front of the laptop woefully staring out the window. Why? Well it has something to do with the weather, which oddly enough is meant to be spring – but it just isn’t. It has been cool, damp, overcast and …

Garlic … at last!

I am very excited. At long last – my garlic is finally going into the soil today and believe me I have lots of it. Woohoo. OK so without further ado, let’s get gardening. Andrew and I hauled out that splendid raised bed 6 today, which meant ripping out all those wonderful self seeded plants …

Away on holiday ..

Yes there is a time in the life of all gardens when they have to ‘fend’ for themselves! With the exception of those damned slugs and snails winter is without doubt the easiest time to leave the garden for any period. No need for water – especially in Auckland, there is always plenty of that …