Posts tagged with "gardening"



Garden · 15. July 2019
As with many things in life, there is no straight cut answer to this question, but there is a myriad of factors to consider when deciding where to place your new green plant propagation and nurturing station.

Garden · 28. May 2019
These Snowball Cauliflowers are my favourite because they do not take long at all to grow, they wont take up very much room in the garden and they are scrumptious.

Travel · 03. April 2019
Heywood Gardens is situated near the towns of Abbeyleix and Ballinakill in Ireland's centre, and is a garden that began its life in the 1700's with additional planning and design completed in 1912, Both the parkland and meditarean style garden compliment each other greatly and is worth more than just a quick peek for visitors.

Travel · 11. February 2019
When we visited the magnificent walled gardens of Kylemore Abbey recently this past Autumn, I was delighted to find the restored Head Gardeners Cottage perched at the top of the undulating site, an ideal place really for gazing down at the daily goings on of the garden. (...)

Kitchen · 04. December 2018
After making Jam as a Christmas treat for visitors last year, I am again planning to make a few jars for the festive season. I have made Gooseberry and Geranium jam, its nice to leave the antique rose scented pelargonium leaves to steep in the

Latest Down the Red Dirt Road... · 23. October 2018
By the time we pulled into the driveway at home it had been springing for a good couple of weeks. Weeds to the knee, tall grass and all the late daffs blooming. Every single vegetable had bolted to seed. It was apparent that (...)

Garden · 23. July 2018
Ornamental and edible, the vintage cottage star flower called "Borage" is eye pleasing, culinary, medicinal and essential food for the bees that enter the garden. Here in Australia..

Garden · 19. June 2018
As the long Summer evenings shortened into Autumn, finally tapering into dark winter nights, there was an opportunity to spend ten night's in one of Melbourne's richly historic (...)

They work hard most days to provide us with eggs (everyone needs an RDO) but it's hard not to lose patience over the winter months. I hold up a big blue tinged egg that Zelda lays, she's easily our best layer, and gather the girls around. I show them the big egg, point at it and tell them...

It feels like only a ninny would say that Summer was too long, it was though, long, hot and very dry. It hung on for longer than usual. The dizzying heat has a cabin fever like effect on the human psyche. Staring at brown hills, watching

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