Monday, February 8, 2016

Sweet potatoes

It's a dirty job, but someone has to dig up the most delicious of all potatoes.  My favourite way to eat them is mashed with a good quality sauerkraut, or roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper, coriander and cumin.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Renovation in progress

Stage 1: Demolition

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Heliconia flower

Tropical flowers can be such show offs.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Beehive ginger

We have this one in yellow also.  They have taken a few years to settle in and look stunning this summer.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

One seed, one tree

After all these years of gardening and growing things from seed, it still amazes me when something as large as a tree can come from a simple little seed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Our darling kitty cat "Lili".

Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Growing tomatoes in the subtropics is hard.  I wish they were as prolific as the cucumbers I grow.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ready for summer

We are ready for summer. Just one day in and we have some new cushions to relax on by the pool.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bus stop

A very sweet little bus stop someone has created along our cycling route.  It's at the front of their home and some mornings it is crowded with children and parents all having a chat before heading off for the day.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Morning cycle

Just love our early morning cycles up the valley floor.  The road crosses the creek many times and this is where we stop to drink some water and contemplate just how lucky we are.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Unlike vegetables, I am new to flowers, so they are an experiment in colour, height and abundance.   This spring Phlox has been the best producer of blooms, and has also flowered for a very long time.  Next year I might try to grow them from seed. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Garden edging

Loads of shoveling and mixing concrete and now we have a way around the house without getting clay feet.