It’s a beautiful summers day here in Auckland so I couldn’t help but go outside and enjoy it for a little while! I put down my overworked paint brush and went to sit in the sunshine soaking up all that vitamin D! While outside I got inspired to harvest my lunch from the vegetable garden. I made… Continue reading Summer Salad
I think they took one look at my vege garden bed full of Garlic and ran away! We have had a lot of rain and I did notice the garlic looking a bit yellow on top, but hopefully with a dose of fertiliser and drier weather the garlic will cope! Here is how planted 120 cloves of garlic… Continue reading Nope… still no Vampires around here!
I have been playing nurse all week,the cold plague hit our household and one by one they started to fall like dominoes, as the only one not sick (as usual) I was on tissue pick up duty so I haven’t had much time to do anything until today. This morning when I pushed the last… Continue reading How to make newspaper seedling pots
Try planting garlic! That is what I got up to today, at $20 a kilo and sometimes more for New Zealand grown garlic it’s not surprising that we are over run with vampires these days. I have never grown garlic before but i thought I would give it a go this year because I use it so much in my… Continue reading Have You Got A Vampire Problem?
Do you remember the terrarium I made a while back? Here’s a reminder… Making A Terrarium. In the past I’ve had some bad luck with indoor plants, but I was pretty sure I couldn’t kill succulents (Secretly I did have my doubts). I’m happy to announce my terrarium is still alive and even thriving this is how it looks now. Here it was a… Continue reading It’s Alive!
I had a great weekend in the garden some of the time was spent weeding which is not so great but it was necessary to clear out the weeds and to see which plants have done their dash in the garden. Autumn is a great time to go tree shopping, we decided to add to our backyard fruit… Continue reading Fruit Trees
I have had a go at making a terrarium this weekend even though my track record with indoor plants is not great for example in our bedroom there is a stick in a pot that was once a beautiful orchid that I’m still tragically hoping will come back to life! I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong because everything I grow… Continue reading Making a Terrarium