It’s been a bit of a tough few weeks for me with the leg injury, the loss of a beloved cat and then some sickness. My leg is almost better now and I have started up modified morning exercises again. I’ve started to get back into projects, but there are other things to balance too. … More After Winter There’s Always Spring
Did you know that that there are quite a few edible plants that you can grow from things bought at the supermarket or farmers markets? Now, the supermarket isn’t the best source of vegetables or fruits for growing in your garden, because you don’t know where most of it has come from, what sprays or … More Gardening in Hard Times: Food Crops You Can Grow From The Supermarket
It’s been a funny old week. The virus reared its ugly head again after a long spell of having things pretty good here in New Zealand, compared to other countries. We faced a potential lockdown decision again. At least this time we had the advantage of hindsight. Can you guess where I could be found … More Who Needs TV When You Can Laugh at Your Own Awkwardness?
Back in June (oops, time flies!) I pruned all the stonefruit and pipfruit trees and sprayed the stonefruit trees with copper to try to prevent fungal disease. Several trees had to be drastically pruned, partly thanks to the neighbours’ now deceased bull and partly thanks to brown rot. Although I have wire netting all along … More In Which Fruit Trees Get Drastic Measures & a Roll Call