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.
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…
You may be wondering where I was over the last week. Certainly not in the garden. I have been nursing a bog-standard ordinary head cold. So, the last week after all that effort of trying to #MakeMayCount came to nothing in the final days. As I look back, I have to ask myself, did I actually make a difference? In previous years I definitely made … Continue reading And so, in summary.
Last week disappeared in a complete blur. There was lots of the usual hoeing and rock building but that’s kind of becoming a bit boring – well not boring to do but boring to talk about. The weather has thrown some excitement into the mix. It has been a really warm autumn with winter just over 2 weeks away we are still experiencing temperatures in … Continue reading Still Counting
To be honest I think the brick saga has had more of an impact on my #MakeMayCount timeline. Up until the bricks entered my world, I was making great progress, but collecting them was a huge effort and then they sat in the back of Hubby the Un-Gardener’s vehicle for a couple of days while I recovered and then mustered the strength to unload them. … Continue reading Slow and Steady
I set off into the #MakeMayCount with a whiz and a bang with a superhero mentality of all things are possible. In my head I can see each of the projects I want to achieve broken down into individual chores and it does all seem possible, and I get all excited. And then I race off like a bull at a gate and throw myself … Continue reading Wednesday didn’t Count.
And just like that we are a quarter the way through the year. I really don’t know how it happens. I get up every day and try to make the most of the hours ahead of me and go back to bed exhausted. It would seem life is somehow speeding up without me noticing. I do find April a challenging month though. I seem to … Continue reading April … Done and Dusted