Who loves lavender?

For all those that enjoy my blog – whoops! I missed another week, sorry .. But you will be pleased to know, I‚Äôm back with news and a couple of pics ūüôā We have finally had some much needed rain – yay! The place greens up instantly (ok slight exaggeration). Do you have days where …

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 …

Winter magic

The weather was superb last weekend. Blue skies, cloud puffs and very mild, perfect gardening weather and for walks on the local beach. Had a good buddy staying with us and she took this pic yesterday of Andrew, moi and our pooch Dan at Muriwai beach. Gorgeous day. Did my obligatory weeding, hauling out milkweed …

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¬†‚Ķ¬†of course¬†being¬†a kiwi, ¬†I have grown up with them in the …

Away on holiday ..

Yes there is a time in the life of all gardens when they have to ‘fend’ for themselves! With the exception of those damned slugs and snails winter is without doubt the easiest time to leave the garden for any period. No need for water – especially in Auckland, there is always plenty of that …