Sunday, April 28, 2013

A good forking...

Surprise lettuce
Is just what your garden beds need this time of year!!! It is time to pull out the last of the Summer plants and give the soil a good doing over.  Time to add in compost fertiliser, manure and all the good stuff to prepare the beds for winter.  I have spent the better part of the weekend getting them sorted out, and have planted some fennel, spinach, and broccoli.  The lettuce and other greens are doing well, and as you can see from the photo, are growing up all over the garden.  Last Summer my lettuce went to seed during a heat wave, and the local birds helped themselves to the seeds.  It looks like they dropped a few.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Berry Page updated

After a busy week with birthdays (not mine), writing, work and even a bit of gardening, I have made time to do some work on the blog.  I have updated the Berries page at last, and have made some headway on the Eggplant page.  Please feel free to look around (use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate your way).  If you have any questions or want further information please leave a comment or email me direct. More soon. Sarah

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Autumn work

Despite the miserable looking weather I am hoping to finish removing the last of the summer plants so that I can get the winter crops started before it becomes too cold for them to get that early growth in. I am still intending to really get the blog sub-pages together over the cooler months but right now I barely find time to do the garden, let alone the blog. More soon. Sarah.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Time to clear out the garden

Autumn is finally coming around and it is time to clear out the Summer veg, trim back the berries and clean up the summer flowers and shrubs and get ready to fertilise the soil for winter.  At least that is the plan.  I still have at least one lot of eggplant, zucchini and tomato to go yet, and the berries are still coming on.   Still there is plenty of work to do in the meantime.  Catch up soon.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter!

Yesterday the garden played host to the now annual family Easter Egg hunt.  I am a big fan of hiding plastic eggs in the garden (to avoid them getting eaten by birds, cats, ants and alike) and then exchanging the plastic ones for chocolate.  Amazingly the children did not want to swap the eggs for chocolate and wanted to keep playing with the plastic ones!  Henry and I now have a months supply of chocolate in the pantry.

I was hoping to spend some quality time in the garden over the long weekend, but things haven't really worked out.  I am managing to add in the pictures into the blog pages.  And I will update the photo slide show, get a video up and work on the content a little more over the next month.

Enjoy your long weekend.