(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) The thing I love about the garden is there is always something new to do or discover. But the knock on effect of this is there are some things that were once new to you that you just wouldn’t be without. And one of those things is irrigation. The garden is big and to water … Continue reading Sorting out the watering
This is always a bit of a grey area as to when the new season starts and the previous one ends. It makes sense to think that when harvesting stops from plants planted in the spring is a logical end, however I still have zucchini flowering and producing edible morsels– albeit slowly and the brassicas are still going with the side shoots like gangbusters providing … Continue reading When does the new season start?
After the drama of the Great Water Escape over Christmas when we lost over 30,000 litres overnight thanks to a tap fiddler, I’ve made a few changes. The leak wasn’t intentional as the tap didn’t immediately gush with water and needed the pump by the tank to activate before flowing so it was impossible to know if it was on or off. There was no … Continue reading Waterwise
With the summer holidays fast approaching the lawn becomes more than the grassy area between the house and the garden. Being the only flat area of land we actually have, it is quite useful. It started out flat and grassy before the house. And to be honest it stayed that way until I created the garden. I needed to remove a good layer of earth … Continue reading Spreading the love