Monthly Archives: March 2012

Warrigal Greens

Back in early October I went to a council event on backyard bush foods and came away with 2 small Warrigal Green (aka Native Spinach, aka New Zealand Spinach) seedlings that made it into the upper¬†side garden bed. This is … Continue reading

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Woolly Aphid (aka Mealy Bug) Infestation

The Woolly aphids (also known as mealy bugs) that infested my indoor jade plant have also had a go at my outdoor hydrangea. It was covered in them. It also was covered in some sort of sooty mould. It really … Continue reading

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Waste not Want not

Last night I turned the leftover mashed potatoes (from potatoes from my garden) into gnocchi. Topped with pesto made from basil, parsley and oregano out of the garden, it was delicious.               My gnocchi … Continue reading

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A Time to Sow

Today I was back in the garden sowing seeds. The bulk of the clean-up is done and I want to get food back in the ground. In the bed on the left I sowed a row of Brussels sprouts, a … Continue reading

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Cleaning up

I’ve started cleaning up the garden beds around the yard. After being left to their own devices for most of the summer, the beds each responded in their own fashion. Typically they opted to grow a lovely crop of weeds. … Continue reading

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Indoor Infestation

When I packed up and left the house for 4-5 months, I moved most of the house plants outside. Two were too big to be moved: a large jade and a bamboo palm. When I got home, they were both … Continue reading

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