Spring Beauties

The wild burst of colour from the Paniculata out front of our place has cheered the landscape considerably (and totally impressed the tuis). There is so much beauty to be had in the garden in spring. I visit a lot of gardens and many people think they want an entirely edible landscape, or an entirely […]

In praise of easy care perennials

I’m on the tail end of the Potager make over – making us handsome for open days and workshops. Mainly made up of easy care perennials like culinary and medicinal herbs, picking flowers and citrus; the potager is a wildly abundant garden once it gets going, and because I’ve chosen every day, easy care plants […]

April in the Vegie Patch

Sometimes I dream of having a cute-as-pie little wee vegie patch. Every square inch crammed with food and flowers – growing up the walls and over the sheds. Oh the free time for knitting and baking and helping my friends in their gardens. At the moment I can spread out and play with all manner […]

November in the Vegie Patch

How grateful are you for your cloches? Extra shelter is essential through September and October in order to get those warmer crops growing well – its like having a big handicap in a race. (Not that we are racing – cruising we are people, smelling the flowers!) Without my cloches I would only just be […]