Now for something completely different — we’ve moved to a rural property! Our new place is 2 hectares (5 acres) on the edge of the Southern Highlands—south of Sydney, in the cooler hills, with a drier, more temperate climate. And what an amazing place this is! We have a large amount of space in whichContinue reading “Tree change!”
It’s been ages since I showed photos of our garden. Today is the first day of Summer, and this year Spring was kind! See what we’ve been up to in our space.
With all of these posts lately about sewing and handcrafts, have you been wondering how things are going in our garden? All of the summer veggies are finished up, so we’ve pulled out the zucchini plants and the straggly tomatoes. In their place we have some self-sown Zinnias, plus seedlings of tomatoes and some cucumbers.Continue reading “Pixie in the Garden”
Our Dec 2016 garlic harvest was our best ever crop! In 2015, the garlic harvest was sickly, with small bulbs — that’s probably why I can’t find a previous blog post about it. The cloves were quickly rotting, and about half of each bulb ended up being composted. In 2016 we decided to give our garlic cropContinue reading “Garlic Harvest!”
Now that Spring is here, we are changing some of our garden spaces around. This back patio gets very hot in summer. We are preparing to create an outdoor kitchen / potting bench area here, to make better use of the space. At the moment we are using the area as a nursery to raiseContinue reading “Early Spring 2016”
Springtime is a busy time — when we are paying attention to our garden! This year we’ve moved some garden beds around, so we’re redesigning our vegetable rotation, and what goes where. For example, we’ve moved the strawberries from their old too-shady location, to inside the netted orchard: More dramatically, we disassembled the raspberry bedContinue reading “Moving a raised garden bed”
Last time I spoke about our vegetable garden, it was Autumn. We had seedlings of broccoli and broad beans just starting out. Check out what happened over winter with these crops. You won’t believe the transformation of our baby Tree Lucerne!
Soooo, it’s been awhile! 🙂 Since Christmas I’ve been insanely busy, juggling lots of work and my medieval re-enactment hobby, and raising children at the same time. Who’d a thunk it? Today, however, I was tending my plants in the greenhouse and taking a moment to breathe in the warm earthy atmosphere, and I realisedContinue reading “Autumn moments”
Let’s welcome Summer! But first, let’s remember Springtime, 2014. 🙂
I went out into the garden, today, to catch up on how things are growing. I looked at my garlic patch and thought to myself: “These look like they are just about ready!” See how the bottom of the stalks are looking dry and brown? The tops are still green, but starting to show signsContinue reading “A bumper garlic crop”