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 …

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 …

Quick get those beds ready …

It seems as though I haven’t posted in ages ah, but Melbourne was great, I have a good excuse. Sunday night and I’m busy tapping the keys on the laptop in the kitchen. Trust me it isn’t quiet in here though, Andrew has his radio blaring away.  The good news is that the article he …

Easter in my garden

What did you do this weekend? Andrew and I hauled out the beans which was a big job considering it was midday and it was hot! I often wonder why I have to do things when I do .. but hey that’s gardening for you. So with a pair of secateurs in hand and plenty of …

Unveiling those splendid brassicas

A very special day, the removal of the cloche. It is time to give those cauli, cabbage and broccoli some breathing room.  The growth of these plants is significant …. given they have only been in the ground for the past 7 weeks. As with all unveilings, I stand their appraising my vege, patting those …

Get those brassicas in ..

Today is all about planting my winter brassicas! But before I do I had better tell you about the raised bed that these seedlings shall be popped into. The summer crop in this bed was kumara, a root vege for those that don’t know and in the same family as convolvulus. So Andrew with his …