Recent Activity

After the extraordinary weather last week, beautiful, fine sunny, quite summer-like and then an absolutely contrasting Good Friday (rain, hail, chilly temperatures) - we are back into summery days again. In fact, we have been since Saturday! With an urgency I have been rising in the morning and getting into the garden, where possible, without … Continue reading Recent Activity

Autumn, like a Second Spring

I've observed before in the garden how Autumn conditions have an effect on certain aspects of the garden like Spring. Plants put on a burst of extra growth, the activity in the soil picks up after the heat of summer. The days can still be reasonably warm. The sun still intense. Yet the addition of … Continue reading Autumn, like a Second Spring

The Hands-On Harvest

In our garden, the pumpkins are being harvested. We had about ten or so small pumpkins and a couple of larger ones. The smaller size is ideal for our family. The tomatoes are coming along well too. I have grown some of the best tomatoes I've ever grown this year. A combination I think of … Continue reading The Hands-On Harvest

Journeys & Observations Further Afield

I was raised close to the Indian Ocean and after living in the south along the Southern Ocean for nearly two decades when I first lay eyes on the Indian Ocean recently on a trip to Perth, it struck me how blue and flat it was. You always look out to it from the mainland. … Continue reading Journeys & Observations Further Afield

Early Summer

  The early morning is when the garden is at it's most alive. Bullfrog is calling of course. Especially if there is a light rain shower in theĀ  hours before sunrise. There are golden bees, floured with bright golden pollen, crawling through the brilliant yellow pumpkin flowers. The chilacayote vine is rambling all over the … Continue reading Early Summer