There are a number of things in the backyard garden that give me joy. The Tagasaste and Wattles are current favorites. Although, there's also the dahlias, the healthy crop of bean plants winding their way up the trellis and the very contented call of Bullfrog in the summer evening. It's almost like a gentle, froggy, … Continue reading Tagasaste from Seed – Update 2021
Waste Reduction & Food Production
I've been remiss. Actually, quite remiss. Something happened this year that I didn't acknowledge or pay credence to at the time. So here it is, before the year ends! This year the City of Albany introduced the FoGo (Food Organics & Garden Organics) collection service. Other localities around the State have been rolling out the … Continue reading Waste Reduction & Food Production
What’s in the Garden?
Often we are asked 'What's growing in the garden at the moment?'. With this in mind, this post highlights a few of the current plantings and some associated stories. About a week before Christmas we picked a tidy little crop of apricots from our Moorpark apricot. Once again, of our two trees, the same one … Continue reading What’s in the Garden?
The Black Easterly
Low, atmospheric haze and the darker tone of the sky when the Black Easterly is blowing. The Easterly winds have not been so prolific the past few years, I really have noticed, but they are back with a vengeance this year. Along with Christmas, the little black bush flies and the marsh flies, the other … Continue reading The Black Easterly
Dry, dry times
I've spent a bit more time in the garden over the last few weeks. It's been disturbing just how dry the soil has become, despite regular watering, so I have started the project of installing irrigation to various areas of the garden. The initial project was the front garden which is quite contained and really … Continue reading Dry, dry times