Give Citrus A Midsummer Feed

Mid summer is citrus feeding time. This feed is especially important for young trees to get them growing strong while its warm, so they are bigger and bolder for when they need to take on winter. Be sure to nourish poorly citrus too, though all citrus will benefit from a dose of goodness sometime soon. […]

January In The Vegie Patch + Autumn Crops A Go Go

3 months until Autumn hits! At the risk of not being present to summer – let’s think about dinner in Autumn. Let’s get some new stuff planted to keep your vegie patch abundant. Not in an excessive, big mission way, but a regular, little way. January is an opportunity to extend our summer crops. To […]

Summer Garden Tour + Grow Your Own Mulch

I’m doing 2 garden tours this January. One on the 14th (which sold out lickety split) and another on the 28th which still has some tickets left. I’ve gone boutique styles (heaps less people), with these tours which makes them cost a bit more, but I think its better for both you and me this […]

Don’t Mow – Let It Grow!

Once the kids have gone and cricket games are no longer you may wish to pause and ponder the usefulness of your lawn. If no compelling reason other than tidiness comes to mind, let me suggest you plant it up or let it go. Either way you’re adding to your homegrown mulch stash, improving the […]

Boozy Plums

Every year we put down some boozy fruits – vanilla brandy apricots, raspberry gin, peach rosemary vodka, damson gin, pears in cider, spiced plum brandy…  best fun preserving! Sterilise your jars and lids. Let the jars cool to warm. Halve and stone the fruit or if not freestone then simply prick the fruit all over. […]

Take a Walk on the Wildside

I’m hoping this month to encourage you to explore your wild side. To stop ironing out your backyards, and instead to let them go. This is our orchard. Thigh high in grass and herbs. “Looking a bit unruly out there” is often said, and yes it is! Unruly, beautiful, vibrant, alive! Soil life flourishes in spray […]