Of Lemon Tree Borer And Puriri Grubs

This hole in my Tydemans Late Apple shows a puriri larvae is in occupancy. That vertical scar and diamond shaped hole is the giveaway. Things that drill into the trunks of your trees, eating the wood as they go – are not your friends. Even if they are as beautiful as a puriri moth. Lemon […]

Nicola Galloway’s Chocolate + Apricot Fudge

Nicola Galloway’s beautiful gift to us all “Homegrown Kitchen“, is such a brilliant cookbook. It’s a home gardeners kitchen companion, and though it’s wholefood, nourishment plus – the recipes are easily achievable for a family of busy people (and so tasty!) There are no expensive, foreign ingredients (a real let down in many whole food […]

A Useful, Yet Oh So Beautiful Herbal Border

A food garden is a cooperative happening. The gardener, the soil, the weather (lets not forget the weather!) and the companions. Those companions are the icing on the cake – they bring it altogether. Today is all about them, specifically herbs, and how irreplaceable they are in your food garden (not to mention your life). […]

Hurrah! An Open Day!

October Open Day + “Fruitful Fruit Tree’s” Talk October 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm $15.00 Gather your favourite people and leave the world behind! Come along for a self-guided tour, a chat and a cuppa tea in the garden. Learn Good Stuff 11am – 12pm “4 Spring Tasks For Fruitful Fruit Trees” Today […]