Category Archives: Family

Happy Plague :) Planting in April 2020

As this isolation thing unfolds, I have never felt less isolated in my life. Every day of ‘lockdown’ uncovers more community connections and deepens family relationships. There is so much meaningful work to do that it hasn’t had a chance … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, chooks, community, dirty fun, Family, Food, maintenance, planting, raised garden beds, seedlings, seeds, soil, vegetables

Support for home gardeners during COVID-19

Good morning gardeners, Amidst the current chaos I hope that you are finding an oasis of peace in your gardens. Perhaps a few of you may be just beginning your own garden and yet to discover what a source of … Continue reading

Posted in community, Family, hanging out in the garden, pandemic, resilient gardening, time management, zones

Autumn at Home – The Silver Lining in the Health Crisis

Of all the times to be interrupting our usual busyness and spending more time at home, what season could be lovelier than autumn? The ground is still warm, there’s water in the tanks and there’s still sunshine to get a … Continue reading

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November Garden Guide

The countdown to Christmas has started. The usual end-of-year round of social and family events, shopping, school celebrations, reports, awards, and expectations to have our homes, gardens, families and lives in perfect order to be showcased, and all the loose … Continue reading

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Great big garden tour – and November guide

I promised a virtual tour of our garden in lieu of the open day which was cancelled recently, and here it is. It seems the weather agreed with the decision to call off the event, as it ended up raining … Continue reading

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Workshop – Fruit Tree Grafting with Sally

Good morning gardeners, Many of you have met my Mum, Sally, and seen her fruitful garden or her home-grown plants at the Organic Corner Store market. Mum is far braver about grafting than I am! It’s something that I haven’t practised … Continue reading

Posted in community, courses, Family, fruit, grafting, propagating, resilient gardening, winter

Composting tips – and workshop on Wed March 18

  “Old gardeners never die; they just very slowly turn into the most magnificent compost. But what a marvellous, active brew it is!” – Peter Cundall Different composting methods break down the material in different ways, using different helpers – so … Continue reading

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