gardening hands holding a bowl of tomatoes

 

What To Plant In October

It’s time to get planting your summer veggies and herbs now! Not only have Awapuni Nurseries provided a fabulous giveaway for you this week, but they’ve written to remind us of what we should be doing in our gardens this spring. We need to start thinking about our summer vegetables and herbs that need to be planted now. It’s also …

 

seedling in soil

 

Nows A Good Time To Plant, September

It felt so good to finally get into the garden last weekend, the planter boxes are now packed full of veges, herbs and flowers thanks to Awapuni Nurseries’s fantastic online seedling delivery service, and thanks to my Mum, Glenis for helping to get everything in the ground in one afternoon, she’s always had green fingers and is a whizz in …

 

new potatoes

 

What to Plant in August

It’s August and you can almost feel spring in the air, the daffodils and freesias are blooming in our street and I’m going to get into the garden this weekend and turn over, mulch and fertilise the raised beds ready to plant flowers, herbs and vegetables so we have a good crop in a month or so. If you’re wondering what …

 

Nasturtium flowers on a sunny day

 

Nasturtiums: Colourful, Edible, and a Good Companion, Too

I’m really enjoying this sunny weather, and so are the nasturtiums at the bottom of our garden. I love this misunderstood plant; it’s large green leaves remind me of a water lily and the vibrant flowers brighten up any garden whilst being a good companion for vegetables such as Cabbage, Cucumber, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, and Radish. Orange Nasturtiums help …

 

road side pink roses

 

Roadside Rose Cuttings

One of the things I love about driving up north in the early summer is the abundance of a really bright, almost fluorescent pink rambling rose which grows on the side of the roads. I often stop and grab an armful for my house but a month ago I went back to a certain spot I had noticed last year where …