Winter in the Garden- A Mini Series

Everything looks so crisp and clean in the winter. The cold air makes things seem so bright and defined. Winter is hibernation time for many plants but there is still a huge range that you can plant.

In today’s post I’m going to show you a range of plants that are winter friendly, as I revamp and refresh two forlorn garden beds. These two beds belongs to a busy professional couple who enjoy fresh food but don’t have much time to maintain a garden.

Using a great range of Tui Garden Products, I turned this patch of jungle into two easy to maintain, yet productive vegetable patches.  Read More

May in the Garden- DIY Leaf Mould Cage

On our street we have two beautiful big maple trees that show off their colourful beauty come autumn time. They dump a huge amount of orange, red and yellow leaves that cover the grass in a thick blanket. It seems such a waste to just let them decompose all over the place without getting any benefits.

Even if your street has no deciduous trees on it, I’m sure somewhere close to you at least, there is a bounty of fallen leaves. To make the most of what nature is offering, I’m going to show you how to make your own leaf mould cage.

DIY Leaf Mould Cage

What is leaf mould?

Leaf mould is just leaves that have decomposed and broken down into a wonderfully nutrient rich compost.

It’s absolutely fantastic for your garden for moisture retention, as a soil conditioner and ensures your soil doesn’t leach nutrients. It also contains a massive amount of minerals and provides nutrients to all the beneficial microbes you want in your garden. Read More

Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

Garlic, it has a ton of vitamins and makes dinner taste 100x better. What’s not to love?

It also happens to be very easy to grow!


Whether you’re growing garlic in the garden or in pots, good soil is key. In the garden, dig in rich organic materials such as well-rotted manure (or sheep pellets), seaweed and compost. Garlic is a heavy feeder so your soil needs to be bursting with goodness. Avoid planting your garlic in a space where a heavy feeder has just been.  Read More

May in the Garden- Blueberries, Rhubarb and Pie, Oh my!

May in the Garden- Blueberries, Rhubarb and Pie, Oh my!

Winter came knocking on the door this week and it’s been freezing! Definitely the kind of weather where you want to stay snuggled inside, preferably with something hot and delicious as sustenance. Something like…pie!

This is a rhubarb and blueberry pie to be specific. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you would have seen that I went slightly over board in rhubarb picking a few weeks ago. My freezer is well stocked and this weather seemed like a perfect time to relieve it of excess rhubarb.

Look how pretty. 👇👇

Blueberries, Rhubarb and Pie

I may have used homegrown rhubarb in this recipe but unfortunately my two tiny blueberry bushes did not provide enough this year for a pie. The month of May however, is a great time to plant more blueberry bushes for next years pie. Read More

May in the Garden- Out with the old and in with the new

 May in the Garden

Sow from seed this month: Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, swedes, broad beans, lettuce, bok choy, peas, radishes, silverbeet, onions, kale.

Plant from seedlings this month: Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, bok choy, lettuce, beetroot, spinach.

The last month of autumn is here and now all summer crops should be harvested and gone, with new winter plants in place. I managed to keep my cherry tomatoes going all this time but finished the last harvest today.

May in the Garden

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