Lavender for Stress

Beautiful French Lavender Ladies. I have harvested tonnes of my English lavender a month ago. It doesn’t have the big showy floral petals on the ends of the lavender spikes like the French lavender, but rather compact flowers on the end of long stalks. They are really fragrant and I love the meditative activity of…

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Barb’s Courgette Patties

We have a whole heap of courgettes growing in the garden at this time of the year. Different types; the ordinary supermarket variety green one, Rampicante, scallopini and baby kamokamo. Kamokamo are a Maori squash which can grow quite large and develop a hard outer shell to allow you to store them through winter. As…

For the Love of Rhubarb

Rhubarb. It's a mouth bending tongue twister! You can't say it without doing a bit of mouth yoga! And it's also a whole lot more! I have three clumps in the garden. They are one of those beauties, plant once and forget. Year after year they will produce beautiful fibre-rich stalks to keep you going,…

White Butterfly Control

Any gardeners out there will lament with me on the subject of white butterflies....certainly a lovely sight as they flit around the garden but for us gardeners, it strikes a chord of dread in our hearts. These unassuming little butterflies have a penchant for your garden greens, in particular, brassicas (cabbages). They flit around and…