Upcoming Events

  1. Pruning Workshop + Talk: Kaiapoi

    July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. SOLD OUT! How To Prune Fruit Trees: Wellington Workshop

    August 4 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

This Month

July In The Vegie Patch

You could be forgiven for thinking that the vegie patch has had its day by frosty, cold July. I wanna show you otherwise - come take a look round my July garden. The greenhouse is … [Read More...]

How To Prune An Avocado

If there is one thing I've learnt over the years teaching pruning, it's that when I start to talk about old wood, new wood, two year old wood - your mind squeezes shut with fear. … [Read More...]

How To Plant And Prune New Fruit Tree’s

Shelter trees, deciduous fruit trees and feijoas a go!, it's time to get planting. Apart from citrus and subtropicals that is. It makes no sense to put their heat loving feet … [Read More...]


Apple Pudding Pots

A quick winters pudding - hot, apple-y goodness. From Caralee Caldwell's "Real Food Everyday" recipe book. 2 small red apples 1/2c coconut milk 1/4c coconut flour 2 … [Read More...]

Winter’s Slow Vibe

I love winter. Crunchy frosts that kill pests and sweeten parsnips. The delight of peeling off wet weather clothes and coming in to the fire. The small triumph of having done what … [Read More...]

Pruning Cuts Explained + How To Prune Feijoas

Before you prune anything, I want you to understand two types of pruning cuts. What a difference to your fruit trees when you give up heading and get thinning! Excerpt from " … [Read More...]

Late Summer at Edible Backyard

Waxeye in the fig tree - Edible Backyard