Hilarious!

Imagine this .. I’m in the veg garden the other day watering my lovely plants (and talking to them as I do). I’m spraying the potatoes and it’s about 5 o’clock. I would much rather water in the morning so the leaves can dry – but sometimes it’s not always possible. So while hosing I …

I love my garden!

The tail end of a South Pacific cyclone called Lusi whipped the north island into shape with rain and wind gusts. All bearable mind you … however at Frog Pond there was a power blackout and thus we had a candlelit evening Saturday night. I have had the best weekend though – I’m gloating a …

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 …

Preserved lemons? Yes please ..

It has been raining here on and off for the past week, which by the way is fab! The plants are loving the water from above – the grass is green again, trees are standing to attention and my garden is growing like mad! True. As for my toms and zucchini garden, well these two …

Happy in my garden

Thirsty work being a chook! Well to start with I am sitting typing away at the kitchen table covered in dirt, twigs, grass, seeds you name it. Yes I have had a beaut day in my garden. What’s happening in the dirt? We hauled out one of our raised beds for the next residents, the …

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 …

One of those weeks!

Evidence of being a pratt! I have decided that at times I am a complete pratt! I transplanted from my tomato bed, self seeded pumpkins. Not a problem except I dug them out in the middle of the day? Imagine being hoisted from the ground, shoved into a pot and left in sun? Honestly … …

What a week!

Paper wasp enjoying the sun on the leptospermum blossom At last, our weather is starting to behave itself. No more fires, heat pump is off (brilliant) and finally the bees are appearing in the garden. Yay! Very happy about that. And to top the week off, Dallas our good Aussie mate who just happens to …

Spring

Before I launch into my latest garden update, I thought it only fair to say that Andrew is away on a surfing trip with the boys, and fair enough too! Me? I’m home with the dog, chooks, sheep, cats and the garden and loving it! The girls … Dan … busting to get outdoors. Typical …

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 …