Outdoors and loving spring!

We have a long weekend coming up Labour Day. Nice. Time to poke those Cherokee tomatoes into the dirt with some good buddies close by like basil. I’m even thinking of popping in a chamomile too – home grown of course. Yes, it is planting time at Frog Pond Farm. More on that next post. …

A weekend of work

I’m sitting here slurping away on a Radler beer (whoops not Toi Toi – shame on me), cooking dinner and endeavouring to write another post. I have had the ‘best’ weekend in ages and it was a long one too – Labour day! Those spuds that I planted early September are growing like mad. They …

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 …

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 …

A picture tells a thousand words

This gorgeous flower above is a Cleome … an amazing plant which also has thorns up its stem .. not one to handle without gloves. I have it in my garden as it is not only enjoyed by the bees, but it acts as a ‘trap crop’ for the green shield beetle which adores it. …

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 …

Garden Update

Its that time of the year … spring! On Monday at last the jalapeño seedling  came through. The chili always take the longest. The Thai chili still isn’t through yet and it is Sunday again. But there is movement n the zucchini pot. Eggplant … not a sign of it, but it is in the …

Seedlings and Spuds

My lovely seedlings … four varieties have germinated and are skyward bound. The zinnias were first through … love it when they poke their heads through the soil – some of them look like they have dirt hats on. Marigolds, lettuce and shasta daisy are also up. They are up …. So today it was …