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Thursday, September 21, 2017      13 comments

Oh, Sparkies, I feel so petty this evening, after my last grizzly blog. Such a harrowing thing at work. A poor demented man set himself on fire on the lawn outside my office steps. There was a lot of smoke, I fear he will not survive.... Read more
The future
Monday, September 18, 2017      10 comments

We have an election this weekend and the next day is the beginning of spring daylight saving. I HATE daylight saving as I am a morning person and I want to get up early and spend 'me' time before undertaking anything else. Daylight saving... Read more
New toy
Friday, September 15, 2017      16 comments

I bought myself a little present, an aromatherapy diffuser I bought it online and was surprised that it is a bit bigger than I had anticipated. Bu... Read more
Spring birthday
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      9 comments

There are many birthdays in September in my neck of the woods including DH's birthday today. I bought him a new toy, a water flosser. Do you have one of these? It is a gadget with a reservoir for water and it delivers pulses of air and water. ... Read more
Walking like a little old lady
Sunday, September 10, 2017      9 comments

I was in the garden at 7am determined to sort out the terrace I was working on. Forecast was for rain later in the day and I was on a mission. Yay, I got round it! Very pleased with myself and that part of the garden looks so civilized. My daphn... Read more
Garden minutiae
Saturday, September 09, 2017      10 comments

Sparkies I feel a bit sheepish. I looked back on my blogs and they are all the same, gardening, microgreens, sprouts - this is my life. And here I am again after seven hours in the garden getting round the main beds on our second to bottom te... Read more
Indoor garden
Sunday, September 03, 2017      10 comments

Here's my kitchen garden. It's messing up my kitchen and I need to rehome some of these plants. ... Read more
Microgreen salad
Friday, September 01, 2017      10 comments

Today I made a garden salad that I grew myself. It had baby silver beet, beetroot leaves, rocket, calendula, parsley, mint, broad bean tips, and mustard and clover microgreens. Delicious! I felt rather proud of myself as it is the second da... Read more
Saturday, August 26, 2017      6 comments

My first planting of microgreens is coming along. They had a sudden boost when I gave them a drink of compost tea. I shall do this more often and earlier, when the first little leaves pop out. I went to the dump shop and bought some containers... Read more
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      10 comments

For the first time in some years I made sprouts and we ate them in our dinner salad. Mung bean sprouts are pretty easy. I've started some microgreens growing on kitchen towels, I haven't done them like this before but thought I would give it a g... Read more
Glorious gardening
Saturday, August 19, 2017      10 comments

Got in a good day's gardening yesterday. My neighbour in the middle flat helped. He wants to have a flower garden so I gave him the beds his window looks out onto. We worked to clear them out. It's amazing how much you can achieve with two peopl... Read more
Gales and gardening madness
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      6 comments

Woken just now by blasts of wind. It is supposed to get to gusts of 130 kph, which is 80 mph. Windy! I hope that it will settle down but think we are in for a storm. That should tidy the place up. Things are pretty lively in my neck of the woo... Read more
Sring fever
Monday, August 14, 2017      7 comments

It's raining off and on and when it is on it is REALLY raining. Truly, this is spring. Next will be the equinox gales. Here is a little wax eye... Read more
Spring weather
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      7 comments

Warm today but rainy, showers all through the day and if I'd been sufficiently motivated I might have got a little bit more gardening done. Here in New Zealand spring starts in September but really it seems to be all happening now, including the... Read more
Determinedly digging
Monday, August 07, 2017      12 comments

Another session in the garden, a good four hours. I feel I am in a race with the spring weather to prune what needs to be pruned and get the soil in the kind of shape I want before planting. In reality the soil hasn't warmed up so very much yet.... Read more

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