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 …

March on Autumn – The Garden Share Collective

It’s time for another The Garden Share Collective update.  A monthly community of like minded garden bloggers who put pen to paper to share their vege patches with all those interested – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! Love it. Autumn is here! Goodbye summer what a season you were, so very hot and dry …

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 …

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! …

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 …

Pruning ..

At long last yesterday morning we finally got some rain. Not much mind you, but enough to get me wet while I was feeding the chooks! At last, fruit tree pruning is underway. I usually like to prune stone fruit at the end of summer or start of autumn, while pip fruit are given a …

Veges and fruit

At last, I’m being particularly good and am updating my blog. Blame the summer, Christmas and having lots of friends over to stay for the sparse postings. Oh yes,  and blame Toi Toi wine as well why not! So NIWA said that we would have a long dry summer, and so far they are spot …

Summer …

Nasturtium … a must in any vege garden .. Another week has zipped past .. it is Sunday and it has been just divine. Beautiful day .. super sunny and very warm. Sunburn weather! So nice to have some beaut weather as lately it has been terrible. We had torrential rain last week, the likes of …