Excuse me?

If someone had said to me years ago when I was working in advertising (tottering around in heels) that I would be hauling a sick chook with a bandaged foot off to the vets in a kitty carrier first up on a Monday morning, I would have laughed in disbelief. More importantly a chicken with …

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 …

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. …

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! …

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 – 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 …

The Garden Share Collective

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited .. because I am. Really excited! Why? Well because this month I am part of The Garden Share Collective, a beaut initiative for bloggers by Lizzie from ‘Strayed from the Table‘. A monthly community of like minded garden enthusiasts who want to share their vege …

Egyptian Tree Onions – pardon?

We had some gorgeous autumn days last week which inspired me to haul out the remaining chillies from the raised bed where the onions and garlic are going. The chilli plants were then hung to dry in my garden shed .. .complete with chillies too of course! I haven’t tried this technique before so it will …

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 …

Am I grumbling?

It wasn’t that long ago that I would go to the gym on a Saturday morning, or go out for a tasty brunch and read the Saturday newspaper. You know, normal stuff! There is one thing about having a bit of land … it is hard work. Especially when you also have developed a ‘green …