A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

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Herbs: The Powerhouses of Food Preparation

I cannot imagine a garden without herbs. They are the powerhouses of food preparation, the behind-the-scenes workers, or the jazz hands on the dinner plate. We need this stuff to make our food awesome. The most-used herbs in our household at the moment would probably be chives, parsley, basil, oregano and rosemary. But there are…

Bushwhacking in The Garden

Yeah, it's a bit like bushwhacking in my garden at the moment. The Husband finally did the lawns yesterday, so we are no longer the scourge of the neighbourhood. I didn't get to finish my work in the vege garden last weekend, so various vege plants were still trying to take over the world. The potatoes…