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.
Well the storm didn’t eventuate, not on the scale the boffins were suggesting. Well not here anyway. So, it would seem I battened down the hatches for no real reason. But it still wasn’t great weather for most of the week, and by the time the sun showed its face I was fully immersed in an indoor project and didn’t even look out the window … Continue reading Going large with onions
Finally I have reached that sweet spot in the garden when everything is planted out and the harvest isn’t quite there yet. The lull allows me to catch my breath and recover from the frenzied chaos getting all the work done. I have time to come up with some projects and just relax for a bit. But rather than tell you all about it I … Continue reading The Sweet Spot
‘… with pretty things all in a row…’ Well maybe not all in a row, but there are a lot of pretty cool things in the garden right now. Check them out: Come again soon – it feels like the garden is changing every day. Sarah the Gardener : o) NB: click on the images for the chit chat about them. Continue reading ‘How does your garden grow….’
Up until now the garden hasn’t exactly brought me a lot of joy this season, more a sense of overwhelming, never ending impossibilities. It has been a huge struggle to negotiate the storms and troubles, and shout down the thoughts of running behind. Finally I have reached a place in the garden where I feel in control and things are where they should be, and … Continue reading Things that bring me joy in the morning
I spent the weekend with a nagging feeling in the back of my mind…. ‘I need to sort out this crop rotation cover crop thing. Once it is done, I’ll never have to think of it again.’ But there were other exciting things to occupy my time, so I pushed the reoccurring thought away. But with the start of a new week and a decidedly … Continue reading Cycle one
I am back in the garden again. It isn’t like I didn’t go anywhere, but over the Christmas and New Year break, I took a holiday of sorts. We have such a beautiful spot here by the ocean, so we decided to share it with our friends and for a week it became a summer campground, minus the expensive campsite fees. I enjoyed the company … Continue reading New Year New Garden
As exciting as 2018 was, I’m not all that keen to repeat it. I think you should probably limit the number of dramatic upheavals in a lifetime. Now we have found this beautiful spot and put in all this hard work to get to this point, I am happy to make the call… “this is it.” This will be the place you will find me … Continue reading Looking forward
A spoonful at a time! While most of the garden is still very new and either recently planted or still to be planted, there are some crops that have been in for ages. The onion and the garlic were the first to go in and have been there since mid-winter. The old adage, plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest is a … Continue reading How do you eat an elephant?
These days I tend to fall into the bed at the end of the day exhausted. I have been working hard. The spring has not been kind to me, but together we fall in to rhythm that seems to work well for both of us. Spring rains heavily leaving me pretty much locked out of the garden while I wait for the soil to dry … Continue reading Something to eat