August In The Orchard

If you blink you’ll miss it! The early plums are on the move, brewing up another batch of beautiful blossom. For those of you pondering copper sprays – this is your sign to get ready, the moment is nigh. Take a quiet wander in your fruit trees to see which trees are beginning to roll […]

Easy Peasy Crop Rotation

One of my favourite winter jobs is planning my crop rotation (garden nerd alert!) Working out how much of each crop we need, and when and where it all gets planted to ensure a daily harvest year round while looking after my soil. Excitement for crop planning took a while to dawn. For many years […]

July In The Vegie Patch

You could be forgiven for thinking that the vegie patch has had its day by frosty, cold July. I wanna show you otherwise – come take a look round my July garden. The greenhouse is giving us sweet peppers, chillies, celery, the occassional tomato, lettuces, coriander and beetroot. Outside – leafy greens abound (chard, parsley, […]

How To Prune An Avocado

If there is one thing I’ve learnt over the years teaching pruning, it’s that when I start to talk about old wood, new wood, two year old wood – your mind squeezes shut with fear. So I’m hoping that you’ll hang with me here while I talk about new wood and how it influences how […]