Is it Winter or Summer? Oh, Spring…

We're all suffering from a bit of weather shock. The wintery spring with cold winds and grey skies suddenly turned into the heat of summer. We we're getting hot weather normally reserved for high summer. It felt like one minute it was too windy and cold to plant out the young vege seedlings and the…

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Winter is Nigh

It is now officially winter, being June and all. We have had some cold, crazy, stormy weather and a couple of cold but cracker sunshine days. These days are beautiful and to be made the most of, for who knows if the next day will bring rain or dismal fog that lasts all day? There…

An Autumn Garden Update

The feijoas are in full swing. As usual, we're having trouble keeping up with them and I am scolding myself for not having pruned the hulking great tree properly yet. We also have figs, apples and some grapes, from a huckory old vine that is in the Corner Pen, which I have never looked after…

Good Crop, Bad Crop

Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs…