Hot and lush

This is one of those l-o-n-g posts boarding on being boring ūüėÄ We have had so much rain over summer Frog Pond Farm is looking lush ‚Ķ very unusual for this time of year. Those thieving possums have been¬†paying nightly visits to the orchard munching on an array of fruit, while the turkeys are gathering …

They come and they go

Today is another¬†gorgeous day. Perfect to be outdoors in the garden (not in front of the computer Julie!). Summer has been amazing but I‚Äôm looking forward to autumn, there is a chill in the air at night and it won‚Äôt be long before those trees will be shedding their leaves peppering the ground in hues …

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 …

Countdown to Autumn

Oh dear me,¬†mid Feb and only a few more weeks of summer! Not that the weather will suddenly¬†deteriorate mind you ..¬†autumn¬†in NZ is just wonderful. No, I was actually alluding to the fact, that March is nearly with us. Hmmm Our garden is looking great, even if it has been hot & dry. My version …

Hot dry spring

I just made the best pasta tonight – prawns, smoked salmon, chilli, garlic, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. Absolutely superb served with Greek salad and loads of fresh chopped oregano, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. The joke was, I thought I would take a pic of the pasta for the blog. Got so …

The Garden Share Collective – November

November already. Does anyone know where the year has gone? The good news is, it is¬†time for another monthly update of¬†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! …

Spring has sprung

Oh boy, I’m cheating with my blog this week, but you will get the general idea. Spring – wonderful weather what more could you want? Lots actually! Like … Someone to do something about the wild turkeys which are having conferences each and everyday and discussing important issues such as ‘turkey reproduction’ (great!) Stop the …

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 ‚Ķ lots of gorgeous gardening opportunities, blue skies …

Get pruning

Sunday was gorgeous ‚Ķ thanks Auckland, perfect for pruning those olives. At last, half of them have been given a haircut. Andrew had his pole chain saw and I had my favourite ratchet secateurs. How exciting, I love pruning! Methylated spirits to clean the equipment between trees, some pruning paste for large branch removals – …

Seed saving

Wow yesterday was a stunner! A magic autumn day, clear crystal blue skies, no wind and warm. Really warm, ok hot in the car actually because I had my damned boots on but that’s fashion for you! Before I launch into my weekly post, I thought I should mention my chooks. I’m sure most people …