Neem those aphids into oblivion!

Yes they are starting to arrive – the sucking insects. The first flutter of whitefly in my greenhouse dwarf beans and the first few aphids on the unopened buds on my roses. There may also be scale on your citrus and soon we’ll be on the look out for psyllids on the Solanaceae. The answer […]

September In the Vegie Patch

September’s plate is refreshingly green – saladings, celery, parsley, silverbeet, kale, cabbage, nettle, fennel, cabbage, brussels, broccoli and if you are lucky asparagus too. All these cleansing greens come just at the right time to clean our bodies out of stews and puds. (Think of it like doing an oil change on your car) Fresh […]

May in the Orchard

Citrus all need a layer of homemade compost, a top up of mulch and monthly liquid feeding while they are in production mode. Make sure they have some extra shelter if they are young. Mine are still babies, so this winter I’ve made little walls from the strawbale festival seating to cut our cold south […]