Gee hasn’t March come around fast! Seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating the New Year and now we are talking about March gardening!
The weather has certainly changed in the last two to three weeks. The days have been just lovely lately with the temperature only getting into the high twenties or early thirties.
The garden is also enjoying a break from the heatwaves that we had in January and early February. Now that things have cooled off a bit we can now finally start organising the garden for autumn and winter.
Mix all the ingredients together, press into a tray, and then bake! This easy walnut raisin slice is so simple – it is my new favourite slice recipe!
The weather has been so nice lately. We are now approaching the end of summer and things are starting to cool off a bit. We have had a run of days that have been around the mid-twenties and perfect for sitting outside soaking up the sun.
I have even been enjoying having my breakfast outside on the veranda these last couple of weeks. It’s been wonderful sitting outside reading the paper while the birds are singing in the trees. I will be savouring my mornings like this, too soon the weather will change and it will be too cold to have breakfast outside
If you have never tried growing watermelon it can seem quite daunting. Here I share some great information on how to care for and harvest watermelons.
I had never even thought about growing watermelon until earlier this year. That is because we didn’t actually plant any watermelon seeds. Despite this we had four watermelon plants come up in our garden. We’re not sure exactly where they came from; maybe the compost – but we usually don’t put watermelon seeds in the compost!
Perhaps they were lying dormant in some of the aged manure that we dug through the garden in spring. Anyway we may never know where they came from. What we do know is that two watermelon plants came up in the middle of our carrot patch and two in … Continue reading →
I am constantly looking online for new and interesting ideas. Whether it is recipes, craft or gardening information, I eagerly read as much as I can to see if I can get some handy hints from other people’s good ideas.
In my pursuit of these great ideas I tend to read lots of blogs to see what other bloggers are doing – and I have to say there are some great ideas out there. Sometimes I will be looking for something specific that I need, but often I will just be looking for inspiration.
It also goes without saying that I love sharing the great information and ideas that I find online. While I do share my great finds on Pinterest I feel that I should also share my favourites on the blog.
For cookie lovers who want great cookies fast – these Sprinkle Cake Mix Cookies are perfect! They are quick to mix, ready in minutes and super yummy!
If you are a regular reader of my blog you will probably already know that I love a quick and easy recipe. I often get the urge to bake on the spur of the moment. I will see an image on Pinterest – something that looks really yummy – and I will scroll straight to the ingredients list. If I have everything needed then I’ll really start to get excited as I move down to the method.
If a recipe has a long, complicated, or drawn out method then I will then probably just pin it for later. I’ll do complicated recipes for special occasions but for everyday stuff the … Continue reading →
Oh my goodness it has been hot these last few weeks! A week or so ago we had a run of 5 days over 40 °C and the last few days have been really hot too. It has been so hot lately it has been hard to think about what February gardening jobs might need doing besides watering the plants!
We reached 41 yesterday, 42 today and we have another hot day tomorrow coming up before we get a much needed cool change. We have basically been spending our days indoors because it has been just too hot to work outside. Once evening time arrives we are outside watering the garden. Worst thing about gardening in the evening is the mosquitos! There are some great home Continue reading →
Planting vegetables like cabbages and broccoli usually attracts the cabbage white butterfly. Protect your patch without using sprays with these great ideas.
We have really been getting into the vegetable gardening this summer. It has been great to be able to go and get some fresh carrots or a cucumber from the garden whenever we need them. We have also been enjoying home grown beetroot, garlic and peas.
A few weeks ago I planted some broccoli seeds and was successful in getting two nice healthy plants. I have never grown broccoli before so only having two plants will allow me to get some practice at growing them. I planted them out into the vegie garden a couple of weeks ago but lately I have noticed the leaves were being eaten by cabbage white butterfly … Continue reading →
For such an easy recipe, these Rocky Crunch Cakes are so yummy that you can’t stop at one! They are crunchy on the outside but have a lovely softer centre.
I can’t believe how hot it was last week. A week of temperatures where the daily maximum is near or over 40 degrees is just nasty! We spent most of last week hibernating indoors during the day and watering our poor plants at night. We also put out lots of containers of water for the birds, lizards, and any other little critters, so that they could get a drink.
Everything was struggling, even butcherbirds that we don’t normally see, were down near the ground trying to keep cool. When it was really hot in the middle of the day the birds just sat next to the water … Continue reading →
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I'm Kaylene, and I'm a keen gardener,budding baker and wannabe DIYer!
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