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This Month

June In The Vegie Patch + Greenhouse

I'm not the only one who loves winter. Garlic, onions, all the brassica's, chard, endive, parsley and all manner of leafy greens love winter too. Salads and beetroot survive it, but very slowly so if you live in cooler … [Read More...]

June’s Fruit Tree To-Do List

As the leaves begin to fall from our deciduous fruit trees, a few timely jobs rise to the surface. Time to Mulch Nature shows us its time to mulch! Leave the leaves where they lay, topping them up with a … [Read More...]


Pruning 101: Thinning Cuts + Heading Cuts

Understanding the difference between thinning cuts and heading cuts will transform your pruning life. What a difference to the productivity and health of your fruit trees when you give up heading and get … [Read More...]

How To Prune Feijoas

Excerpt from my little pruning book " Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide" If you prune your feijoa annually - you'll find there's not much to do. A lovely, feet on the ground job. I like to prune my feijoa's right … [Read More...]