A white trellis supporting a red rose vine.

 

The Art of Gardening

Gardening – Part-Time Hobby or Full-Time Obsession?  Gardening is a fascinating hobby that can quickly turn into an obsession. Centuries before the dot.com boom, gardening was responsible for the first economic bubble bursting. Tulips went from being more valuable than gold to being virtually worthless. Today, gardening has taken on a more prosaic role. Around about a third of Americans …

 

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 …