In The Chookyard – Dustbath, Fresh Ground + A Video

  Fresh Ground Where are your chickens hanging out at the mo? I hope they’re not on muddy, bare ground… Unless your chooks are free ranging over a large area, it’s super important to move them about. Make it a two for one deal and get them  on the job. My chooks are gainfully employed […]

Get Your Greenhouse Ready Set To Grow

I love this bit – the getting-set-up-to-grow bit, as much as I do the growing. Prepping the soil, working out whats growing where, building frames… it’s good work. Besides which, being all ready to go at planting time is the cats pajamas. My August greenhouse mission goes like this Clean the roof and walls. I […]

How To Prune Raspberries

You’ll get the best out of your raspberries with a winter prune – bigger fruits, less disease and easier picking. For Red Raspberries That Fruit In Summer Year 1 The new canes that shoot away in spring are green and fresh – these are called primocanes. Through the summer they develop fruit buds along the […]

Pruning Tips + Pruning Video + Book News

Last month I promised you the new and improved version of “A Beginners Guide To Pruning”, and now I have to un-promise. It is not ready. My time has been spent on more important things – I’ve been with my dear sister-in-law who was finishing her days after a short, sharp battle with lung cancer. […]