Morning meander...

18 April, 2016

There unfortunately are just those times in life when your time is not your own. Family needs you, so you do what needs to be done, despite the fact you'd much rather be pottering about your garden, taking photos and then writing about getting your hands dirty.

I've been quiet around here of late, and I don't like it. The only thing keeping me sane is instagram, where I can take a pic and post it in a second and feel like I'm sharing a bit of garden time and having that gardeners connection that I like so much about the blogging community.

But instagram is not the same. I like taking the pictures and writing about what I'm growing and why, despite the fact that sometimes it feels a bit of a chore.

So today, when I woke up at 5.30am for some unknown reason, I got myself ready for work while it was dark, but when the sun came up and just before I had to leave for the daily grind, I had a quick morning meander.

The garden (plus new fence!) is still chugging along.

Beans continue to climb

Self sown tomatoes continue to ripen

Step over Pink Lady apples are going to need to be netted soon

I still haven't gotten around to cutting back the banana flower to let the bananas fully ripen

There are two only on the dwarf Lady Finger, but they are welcome

More self sown tomatoes continue, but these ones I didn't bother to stake. They seem happy

Lots of brassicas under nets still, these are Mini Cauli and Purple Sprouting Broccoli

I threw down some old turnip seed and it has germinated extra well. Now needed to protect from the white cabbage butterflies and will need to thin soon.

Autumn raspberries are coming along

The bean alley is cropping well

Inside the polytunnel the capsicums are still going, and experimental cucumbers are growing slowly, but needing to be sprayed with milk and soap spray to ward off powdery mildew

One of two new additions, a couple of passionfruits to grow between the house and garage.

Passionfruit number two growing on the opposite side.


  1. wow you certianly have a lot going on. Sometimes when life gets busy it is lovely to take a moment or two and access what is happening in the garden.

    1. True, it is a nice break and breather time.

  2. I am hearing you on too busy to do anything, but as someone who is benefiting immensely from the wonderfulness of family pitching in to help right now, I am sure yours is very grateful..

    I am looking forward to starting a new garden soon and I love sticky beaking in your garden for ideas:)

    1. Thanks Jo.
      By all means sticky beak. It's how I get most of my garden ideas too :)

  3. the difference between your garden and mine is astounding! I'm like jo - I love sticky beaking in your garden, even if it makes me feel inadequate :-)

    1. I'm sure its mostly due to climate e! :)
      Happy for you to sticky beak any time!