An Irrigation Intervention

NB:  This is a sponsored post with the good people from GARDENA NZ, who have generously made this project possible.   Over the winter I have had a few side hustles going on beyond the realm of my garden that have occupied huge swathes of my time.  This has left me with very little to say about my garden.  Aside from ticking over with the restoration … Continue reading An Irrigation Intervention

When does the new season start?

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

I have a confession to make

You may or may not remember late last year I bought some fruit trees….  >Read about it here<  Umm…  yeah…. Well…  I killed them, all of them.   Well the olive still has leaves, but it might as well be dead by the look of it!  It isn’t completely unexpected, as I ended the tree purchasing post with the words: “I do feel a little sorry … Continue reading I have a confession to make