Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Update for the end of November

Well time is marching on and it's nearly the end of November already. So what's been happening here? G has been out mowing the grass, weed eating around the young trees and mulching hedges and trees, so that all looks a lot tidier. He's been planting some more trees (including pohutukawa along our roadside fence) that we've had sitting around the place too.

I've been having a bit of down time, with one thing or another but I have been gradually repotting quite a few pot plants, a job I'd put off for far too long. A few more to go and they should all be a bit happier (and nicer to look at!). Photos to come.

The tomatoes ('Brandywine Pink') are coming along well, as are the potatoes, and we even have some fruit on our little currant bushes (although the white currant has turned out to be red!)

And we're munching our way through strawberries, artichokes and broccoli. YUM!

Monday, November 16, 2009


We've been doing well with our strawberry harvest so far, getting about 2 punnets a day. The birds are a slight problem since we haven't put netting over the berry patches, mainly because they are planted along banks etc. However we have plenty so the loss is minimal! Some nice big ones too as per the photo.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Flowers from the garden

Put together some flowers from out of the garden today - Chives, Borage, yellow/red ?cinneraria, Blue Nigella (Love in a Mist), and from a friends garden a lovely pink/white geranium. She gave me some cuttings which I hope will take. Also some of a scented pelargonium, looked similar to the lemon one I have but different leaves and not such a strong citrus scent so I'm not sure what this one is. Also some cuttings of a very small geranium, again we were unable to pinpoint the scent.