Monthly Archives: July 2012

Aspiring Asparagus!

My newly purchased Mary Washington asparagus crowns were showing signs of shooting so it was time to get them into their permanent(ish) home. Last week I marked out a bed with temporary edging and am now planting the asparagus and a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Asparagus, Bulbs, Flowers, Fruit, Grapes, In The Garden, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wet, wintery weekend.

BEEF CURRY VIETNAMESE STYLE Saturday was not terribly conducive to working out in the garden so I thought a dish of tasty Vietnamese nosh was in order. I referred to the cook book we got from the Gioan Family Cooking … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Beans, Capsicum | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Fence in a bucket!

I am keen to establish a hedge of sasanqua camellias along the laneway fenceline. Unfortunately sasanquas are very slow to establish and it is proving difficult to source the variety I like in anything bigger than tube stock. I had the idea … Continue reading

Posted in Seed Raising & Propagation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Tip 25th July

Sustainability is not only about recycling, saving energy and reducing carbon footprints. For our whole planet to be more sustainable it should include emotional and cultural sustainable practices. Is was with awe I listened to Abraham Maluk who is one … Continue reading

Posted in Sustainable Living | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Preparing for warmer weather.

I always like to have plenty of tomatoes to harvest for making passata, tomato sauce, drying and of course to enjoy the incomparable taste of just eating them. There is something quite tantalising about watching a tiny speck turn into … Continue reading

Posted in In The Garden, Tomatoes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Feel like we are getting off the ground-literally!

Today was a big step forward, the first of the wicking beds was started and the electrician came to discuss the rewiring of the house. We have been in limbo since purchasing the property and not able to do much … Continue reading

Posted in Flowers, Hollyhocks, Raspberries, Vegetables, Wicking Beds | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Very productive day!

I have been very frustrated with planning and getting started on the new garden layout. For one thing we have been having exceptional levels of rainfall and everything I think of can’t happen until something else happens first, the domino … Continue reading

Posted in Compost, Potatoes (Spuds), Raspberries | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment