Spring is a time of great renewal in the garden. It is a time when dormant plants start to burst into life – growing rapidly as they seek energy from the warm rays of the sun. Dormant buds explode (not literally) with new leaves and flowers when the threat of overnight frost has long passed. This particular […]Read more "Spring in the Garden"
I love being able to go to the backyard and harvest something I can use in the kitchen. Take these spinach leaves for example. We only have 10 spinach plants but they have given us a good 5 harvests of this size so far – and from the way they have grown since then, there […]Read more "Home grown spinach"
This haphazardly looking bamboo arrangement is in fact a climbing trellis for our snow peas. I saw something like this in a friend’s garden and had to give it a try – especially since there was no skill involved in making it. The idea is that you arrange all your spare bamboo stakes in a […]Read more "Method to the bamboo madness"
Even the smallest of spaces can be used to create the most beautiful things. Take this water garden for example. The ceramic pot is only about one metre in diameter but provides a whole array of vibrant colours and life throughout the year. Best of all this can fit on a small balcony if you […]Read more "Water Garden"
These are 2 week old Snow Pea shoots sprouting on a nice warm patch of soil. I like to start these early to give the plants ample time to become established. When they grow large enough they will be transplanted in their final position. Can’t wait for the first harvest!Read more "Snow Pea (Mangetout) Sprouts"
At home, we call the pathway on the Northern side of the house Wisteria Lane. Yes, the name was borrowed from the past TV series Desperate Housewives, but it is so befitting to what we have. We planted this Japanese Wisteria about 7 years ago and trained it to grow all along the path. It has grown […]Read more "Wisteria Lane"
Garlic again. However, from looking at both photos, you can see just how quick this little baby has emerged from the soil. The photo was taken one day apart. It’s such an encouraging sight.Read more "Fruits of your labour"
It’s no secret that I love gardening. There is something so organic and humbling about nurturing a bare patch of earth and producing something that (in a way) appears out of nowhere. I grow fruits, veggies, and lots of flowers. These are my yellow Chrysanthemums. I have a tip (which my mum’s friend taught us) […]Read more "Plucking Chrysanthemum!"