Spring Oddments

I’ve been working on things generally related to plants in pots over the last week, now that the heavy work of top-dressing is finished. I’ve decided to have a little […]

Re-starting Spring

Over these last several weeks I’ve been doing mainly just one job: top dressing the borders. This is simply adding several inches of 50-50 compost and well rotted manure to […]

Running to Stand Still

They’re not kidding when they say “Spring is one of the busiest times of year in the garden”. Goodness me, I haven’t felt so rushed, harried and hassled as I […]

Scurrying After Spring

It’s been long time since I last wrote and the garden has spent most of that time being rained on. I spent most of that time waiting for the rain […]

Stop-Start Season

In the gap between completing the pergola assembly and starting on levelling the patio, I’ve been trying to get on with the winter clean-up. I know that ideally, the winter […]

Pergola Finally Finished*

Despite racing to complete, we weren’t able to finish the pergola before the end of 2020 because we ran out of Vaseline. That’s not a statement I ever thought I […]

Pergola Progress

Over Christmas and all during the limbo period between Christmas Day and New Year, we’ve been building the pergola. It’s consumed the daylight hours. There has been the odd “day […]

Patio Clearance 2020

It’s that time of the year again when the patio is cleared for winter. At the best of times this is a heavy job but this year was worse. Aside […]

Autumn in the Garden

The clocks have changed for winter and while we get a little bit of light back in the mornings (that only lasts for a few weeks), the dark evenings are […]