In making a marked exit from plastic this Christmas, Mrs PP has finally pulled out the Forbidden Favourites move. We've talked about this before between us, but this year we are doing it. And there are a couple of things precluding it. Firstly, we are aiming to give the Little Fellas experiences over more plastic … Continue reading Gran and the Forbidden Favourites
Some luck in the garden today. I have been looking into worm farming as a way of composting larger amounts of garden waste material and kitchen scraps and creating the worm castings that are so valuable to the garden. I've more recently come across the Johnson-Su Bioreactor and was impressed by: the large quantity of … Continue reading Bioreactors
Hoverflies around the brassica flowers. Last Monday the back of the house was inundated with hoverflies. I have never seen hoverflies in such prolific, swarming abundance. They were coming in under the verandah and getting caught up in spider webs. Throughout the week they have maintained their presence in the garden but appear to have … Continue reading Hoverflies
At present, whatever way I look at the garden, it's all hinging on the chook yard. I appear to have worked myself into a 'corner'. I think it's a good corner, but a bit annoying nonetheless. I can only hope that it will force me to focus on the job at hand. Before I can … Continue reading Chicken Yard Progress, kind of. . .
This garden reminds me of an English Garden I once knew. It was a walled Victorian garden near Stonehenge, UK. I arrived at the height of summer and would pick sweet pea flowers for the hotel restaurant. To this day the scent of sweet peas reminds me of an English summer. Sometimes I would sit … Continue reading Gardens of the Mind