How To Prune A Grape

Grapes fruit on their new season wood. Prune them every year to avoid a tangle of shoots and to grow better fruits. Grapevines have a tonne of vigour and left to their own devices take over the garden, next stop the world. The good news is they can handle a hard prune, so if your […]

Lucky Last Pruning Workshop

And its tomorrow! As in Friday 2nd August. 10 – 1. In my garden, Levin. We’ve got 5 spaces left. Here’s the drill: A workshop to boost your pruning confidence. Good pruning = good fruiting! Compact and productive fruit trees can happen  Though the best (and simplest) time to start is when trees are young – […]

Thank you + a cool change

First of all a big thank you! To all of you who regularly buy me a coffee – I send a big hug. ❤️ You help me pay for the newsletter send-out, you keep this newsletter going! Thank you. Time for a cool change The time has come my gardening friends for me to stop […]

It’s Time To Feed Your Fruit Trees

The orchard is waking up. Hurrah! blossom will soon be here. The trees sleep is over, and so is the gardeners. Its time to get on the job. One of the best things you can do as fruit tree caretaker is to make sure you wander your trees regularly. Get to know them through every […]

August in the Vegie Patch

What to plant and sow in August Here’s what I can plant in my Levin garden, given that at the mo. my soil is 10 degrees and night temps range from 3 to 13. Another key thing is my soil, which is easily workable from all those years of care. If you are on heavy […]

July In The Vegie Patch

Even when its cold and frosty there’s plenty of food to be had from the garden. Here’s a quick round up of what we’re harvesting to inspire you to a four seasons vegie patch. Leafy greens abound – chard, spinach, parsley, kale, chickweed, cress, miners lettuce and rocket. Bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage ripen […]