It's coming to the end of October, and I can honestly say that my garden has never been as good as it is now in terms of the amount of vegetables and flowers I have been able to grow AND maintain. I have been really inspired by following a bunch of New Zealand Gardeners on … Continue reading Determination really does pay off.
Over the last week I have been looking at the state of the garden and starting to plan the big clean up. There are weed filled potted succulents, weed filled garden beds and hundreds of big, orange liquid amber tree leaves. This afternoon I managed to get outside during my son's nap and weed the … Continue reading The clean up starts
Autumn is my favourite season as after being so hot and humid for so long, it's a relief to have some cooler weather. It's been a pretty rainy autumn for us this year, and some freak heavy rain has caused more than a few issues. Gardening I got done this season: Harvested over 100 Feijoas from … Continue reading Autumn Recap
Where we live, we get a lot of wasps in the warmer months. Around October I start seeing the paper wasps flying around in search of a nice place to build their nests. So far this Spring I have killed 4 wasps making nests on our deck and under the eaves of the roof. An … Continue reading Wasp Nest Collection
A couple of months ago, the supermarket that I shop at weekly started a promotion called Little Garden where they gave away vegetable seedling kits for every $40 you spent on groceries. As I do my weekly family shop there, I accumulated a few over a few weeks. Last month, I finally decided to plant them. I … Continue reading Growing Plants From Seed
It's Labour weekend, which is the traditional start of the summer gardening season so I thought I would start a blog about getting my shit together with the garden finally. When it comes down to it, I'm not what you would call an expert gardener in the slightest. Over the past few years I have … Continue reading My Garden is kind of a Mess