It’s still hot!

February has been such a busy month, the rain and warm temps have continued. Our garden is falling all over the place! Do you ever surprise yourself by doing something erratic? While standing and staring at a dwarf tomato covered in smelly uninvited green shield beetles the other day, I leant over and ripped out …

Winter magic

Yesterday was a beautiful winter’s day in Auckland, one of those that makes you smile and crave to get outdoors in the garden (today’s not too bad either!). Winter magic at our place   Nothing like a walk on the beach in the morning, followed by the morning coffee. It was the perfect day to sling the camera …

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 …

My garden has been slimed!

How stunning are these clouds? I took this pic over the weekend … magic! Well my garden didn’t look like magic yesterday morning, believe me. It resembled something out of Ghostbusters. It had been slimed! On viewing my raised chilli garden my jaw dropped there appeared to be some sort of vomit on the ground. …

Loving organics ..

It’s Monday night and I’m cooking dinner. It just so happens I have a chicken, leek and mushy pie in the oven – recipe courtesy of Annabel Langbein. I feel a bit cheated too, as I have no idea where the weekend went to, all I know is that today is Monday and I have …

Blooming gorgeous

Do you ever suffer from blogger’s block? I’m sitting here in the dining room staring out the window and wondering what on earth I am going to write about. Silly really as there is loads happening in the Bonner’s garden. It has been a bleak day and there is now a light drizzle .. daylight …

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. …

Autumn is here at last

Wow what a busy time, full steam ahead in Marlborough harvest is happening. Toi Toi wine time! I adore autumn … one of my favourite seasons. The chill in the morning and in the late evening is a reminder that winter is on the way. In saying that, the weather during the day is still …

So what is happening in my garden?

Wow, what a weekend. Yesterday was another gorgeous hot summers day, went to the beach in the morning and then came back home and got straight into it. So what is happening in the Bonner’s vege garden? Thought you might like to know what is literally happening in each bed … RB1 – Kumara seems …

New look …

So what do you think of the new look blog? Decided it was time for a change.  I’m very happy with the new layout and still giving it a ‘wee’ tweak from time to time so bear with me won’t you? Back to my garden … Wow are we having a summer! It is hot and …