Oh it’s December ..

It was the most gorgeous day yesterday but I was desperate to get this post done .. so I was indoors busily typing. It’s time for another Garden Share Collective update, where a group of global garden bloggers put pen paper to share their veg patches with all those interested. If you get a chance, pop on over to Lizzie’s blog from Strayed …

Busy …

Busy times at Frog Pond Farm. Jeff (a good bloke) mulched all our olive cuttings, pine branches and a host of carbon bits that had been cluttering up the place. Now I have 3 rather good sized piles of mulch which I shall use on the veg garden and surrounds. Not the pine mind you … …

Go garlic!

Without doubt, one of my favourite things to do in my garden is plant garlic. Yesterday I shoved 36 of the best specimens I could get my mitts on (all grown here of course) into the soil. Variety? Who knows – but I’m confident that they are heirloom. Being huge garlic fans, we just happened …

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 …

Loving summer

Welcome to our summer garden … controlled mayhem or something like that. The garden has gone berserk in the last month – loads of growth, lots to harvest and pests to share it with. I don’t think I have ever known a year with so many flies .. horrible! And while there may be a …

Feijoas, kumara and garlic!

What are feijoas? They are an evergreen, perennial shrub originally from South America that has delicious perfumed fruit which are ready for eating anytime from March/April. They are absolutely divine raw, or in jam, muffins or topped with crumble and cream. Yum! They arrived in NZ around the 1920s … of course being a kiwi,  I have grown up with them in the …

The garden is growing …

Amongst the macademia blossom … divine! Sunday … what a brilliant day. Warm, sunny, blue skies and lots of help! Yay … Felt a wee bit guilty though. We had friends Amy and Julian stay the night and after a few glasses of Toi Toi I think they were subtly coaxed by Andrew to help …

What a weekend ..

Saturday … brilliant day’s work. The weather was beaut, so nice to have a ‘breather’ from the copious amounts of rain we have had. I feed all the garlic, onions and leeks with home seaweed and fish fertiliser. Splashed that liberally about … and yes, I got it all over myself. Andrew got out the …

Feijoas

Today was absolutely stunning. It was so nice being able to get outside in the garden and do some work. At long last the feijoas were pruned today with some help from the guys. The trees desperately needed ‘opening up’. Birds pollinate they trees so if you want fruit you need to ensure that the birds …