garden

My First Avocado

As winter starts to kick in I imagine my garden slowly winds down activity, but I went for a wander just now & one of the three avocado trees I moved outdoors last year has its first fruit! Weirdly it’s…

Figs

Todays harvest! I have to confess I have never really eaten many figs… But a few years back I came across a super delicious relish/chutney made using figs, pears & walnuts… so now I have a big fig tree (&…

Crab Apple Jam

Got a great harvest from my tiny Crab Apple tree! So there is some crab apple jam in my future… Scotch Bonnet chillis drying in the sun… I put one in some ramen a few weeks ago & couldn’t finish…

Chilli progress

Wildfire chilli plants are loaded with chillis!! Scotch Bonnet chilli not chilli, but first time I’ve managed to grow rock melons… and the plant has 4 fruit at the moment… also not chilli, but this shiso plant has grown about…

Delicious 2024

Heirloom black raspberries are delicious! The main plants in my raspberry enclosure are laden with delicious fruit… I also have cloned the plant ten times now, the first is as big as the original plant & covered in fruit but…

Right on cue

Xmas Lilly! My Mum always grew these and had them in the house at Xmas time, so the beautiful scent is full of nostalgia for me… Two years ago I bought some plants at a nursery, instead of cut flowers,…

First Day of Spring!

a dozen Tomato varieties, including low acid type (which means use less/no sugar if making sauce etc) and a dozen Chilli varieties! Its funny – I definitely used to be a “no chilli thanks” person, who would always get a…

Buds!

Spring is almost here! Dwarf Peach in my tunnel house is blossoming! new Plum Tree 1 is budding Plum Tree 2 is not far behind Planted six tomato seedlings in the tunnel house today too… I love this time of…

Winter Crops

my first time growing Yams… yum will grow again! Celery forest above, Peas below Tamarillos = yum Tamarillo confused? Usually they flower in Spring and each flower turns into fruit over 6 – 8 months      

Little bit loud

While eating breakfast a chopper flew over my house, but it kept getting louder & louder… So I went out to investigate and it was scoping out a landing spot… Then flew away and came back.. That Norfolk Pine is…

Autumn crops

Now thats the colour we love!! Tamarillos getting close to ripe… Figs! There were only two there when I put the bags on to protect them from birds eating them… This is an experiment… I got the kids paddling pools…