Rachel asked me how I knew how much of anything to plant. We were talking about how all the published advice we had both seen on the topic was, work out what you eat each week and start from there ie 2 lettuce per week, plant 2 every week. But neither of us plan our […]
I ache. My hands, my arms, my legs, my torso, my ass, my toenails – they all hurt. I have so much dirt encrusted in my hands and face, it may be mistaken for a tan when I return to work tomorrow. If I make it that far. I’ve fallen asleep on the couch the […]
A big yay for whoever planted the roadside verge in Plimmerton, near Wellington. They’ve done a fantastic job with big, colourful Swiss chard, calendula and parsley. It looks amazing and completely edible. There is the issue of a highway right next to it so I don’t know if you would actually want to eat anything […]
1 – Can it just stop raining already? We’re one month into spring and it feels like it’s rained more than the entire winter. 2 – Allergies. My nose is so red that I look like I’ve been bingeing on whiskey all winter. I’m sniveling like a terribly snively thing and pseudo-ephedrine is now one […]
Yesterday, we lost a dear friend. Today, we adopted a macadamia. A hard old nut with soft and buttery centre that has a bit of a gammy ankle. We’ve called him Alphonse and he lives at the bottom of our garden. RIP AK Goss xx We will miss you terribly.
I couldn’t help but bring it home. It’s just so pretty! Cytisus ‘Lilac time’ (Cytisus scoparius) is an evergreen shrub with very small leaves. Lilac-pink pea flowers adorn the bush in spring. I bought it in full-flower. It dazzled me with its charms. I failed to notice that it was in fact, a broom. There […]
Setting up a maara kai (community garden) is an act of reclaiming Māori culture, self-reliance, and rangatiratanga, according to Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples. The Minister was speaking at the launch of a New Zealand programme to promote community gardens on marae and Māori community projects. 250 eligible maara kai can get grants of […]