Pruned rosemary

Digging, danger and fast things.

Digging, danger and fast things. I don’t know if it is because I’m getting older or because I have so much to do, but time is marching away on me.  I’m working as fast as I can, with appropriate breaks so I don’t burst a foofoo valve, but we are nearly two thirds the way through the first month of spring!  But then spring is … Continue reading Digging, danger and fast things.

Geodesic biodome

Spring Things in the Greenhouse

Spring Things in the Greenhouse Do you ever have a season in your life where it is extraordinarily busy and all you have time to do is put one foot in front of the other.  Well I have.  I can’t exactly put my finger on what it was that made things so busy, but it has been a struggle.    But the garden has always … Continue reading Spring Things in the Greenhouse

dirty greenhouse Sticky post

One week of winter left

ONE WEEK OF WINTER LEFT This year has whizzed by, and the fun is about to start.  There is a lot  of anticipation and expectation this season, probably more so than ever after the disappointment of last time.  There was just too much rain.  My hope that things will be different this year is due to the shift from a soggy La Nina to a … Continue reading One week of winter left

Solar Flare Zucchini

Turning dreams into plans  

Now is a good time to start to organise for the new growing season.  With hope in my heart, I began taking dreaming about the next season to the next level and started making plans.  Last season was a complete washout – literally!  I only used my irrigation system a couple of times.  Ironically, the only time it should have been used but wasn’t, was … Continue reading Turning dreams into plans  

Winter, while dramatic in nature, will be over before we know it.

A change is as good as a holiday.

You may or may not have noticed, but I’ve been missing in action here on my blog and for good reason.  I handed it over to the loveliest person on Fivver who did a bit of an update for me.  I’m a gardener not a technical whiz and I knew I wanted to update the look of the blog but was frozen with fear for … Continue reading A change is as good as a holiday.

Kikuyu Grass and a chicken

How I keep the Kikuyu Grass out of my garden.

Out here on the coast the sandy soil is pretty much held in place with the kikuyu grass, especially on the hills and I have no problem with this.  The last thing we need is erosion or even worse – a blow out, where the wind whips away the sand causing a deep hole.  Once you get a blow out it can be difficult to … Continue reading How I keep the Kikuyu Grass out of my garden.


Making May Count … Again…

Historically May has been my least productive month.  I prematurely convinced myself that it is close enough to winter that I might as well just settle down in the warmth and cosiness of indoors and wait for things to get better outside.  The thing is, May isn’t really that bad in the grand scheme of things and it should really be spent finishing off projects … Continue reading Making May Count … Again…


I’m turning over a new leaf.

I always start the year with good intentions and normally by now my new year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside.  However there is no rule to say this is the only time of year you can try to reset things and so I’m taking the opportunity with the start of a new month to be more focused and intentional with telling you about the … Continue reading I’m turning over a new leaf.

Seaweed tonic soak

Welcome to Autumn

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month and no returnsies.   (Such a strange tradition!)  But here we are celebrating the start of a new season.  As much as I can’t believe we have arrived at March already having lived through the first two months of this year that still feels quite new. Ordinarily I would be bemoaning the fact that it … Continue reading Welcome to Autumn

Empty beds

Could this summer get any better?

The answer to this is ‘Yes it could’.  There is plenty of room for improvement.  We barely set things right after the last storm and here we are again with an even bigger one, that was even more destructive as there was wind in its midst. I am grateful to say we survived the storm unscathed.   For the most part the winds were blocked by … Continue reading Could this summer get any better?