Happy in my garden

Thirsty work being a chook! Well to start with I am sitting typing away at the kitchen table covered in dirt, twigs, grass, seeds you name it. Yes I have had a beaut day in my garden. What’s happening in the dirt? We hauled out one of our raised beds for the next residents, the …

Get those beds planted!

Saturday was spent removing tired brassica plants, silver beet, parsley and lots of self seeded flowers from one of the raised beds (RB2). I have had my eye on this bed for a few weeks now and given that my beans, beetroot and lettuce all looked a tad uncomfortable in their pots, it was time …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Spuds …

I just so happen to have a very ‘sore’ back. Hmmm .. nothing to do with me in the flower bed the other day standing in a super odd position, hoisting out weeds. That easy … We took out 2 rows of spuds today that were planted mid September … and only because I wanted …

Get those beds ready ..

Our spring driveway … Spring … it is such a brilliant time of year, except for the wind! The weather has been so unsettled lately, if I thought the weather was bad last weekend … Not much point worrying about the lack of bees either … thanks to this relentless wind, I doubt if there …

Weeds? It really depends …

Saturday 7th and it is nearly 8.00pm And it is blowing a gale. The wind is whistling (howling actually) and it is raining and cold! I don’t know how many times I hung out the washing today only to have to race outdoors to haul it again. I eventually got the message and gave up. …

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 …