Monthly Archives: May 2016

First Frost and an unwelcome visitor

Temperatures dropped as low as 1deg at 6am this morning in Sunbury and sure enough the grass was still crunchy underfoot at 7:30am. As I took the opportunity look around I found some telltale signs of an unwelcome visitor along … Continue reading

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A new garden path and my strange obsession

Cory and I spend Mondays together, it’s a really lovely way to ease into the new week. We usually spend the morning at the library and after lunch – weather permitting – we head out into the garden. In fact … Continue reading

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´╗┐Hand in hand

I caught our purple podded peas in the act on one of my daily garden strolls this week. They have been slowly climbing up the teepee and have all reached the first string line – well all but two that … Continue reading

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Autumn thrills, May chills

We’ve had a balmy start to May here in Melbourne, very unseasonal but welcome all the same. I was picking our rainbow chard for breakfast this week when I spied these little champions… do anyone else’s strawberries look like this … Continue reading

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Brewing Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Last night was brewing night and although I had expected I’d be more of a eager observer than a brewer for my first attempt, as things turned out Trav was working late so with the deadline in mind I jumped … Continue reading

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Ladies’ choice at the brewery

Living further out from the city means one thing above all – more space! Trav was quick to reacquaint himself with the joy of homebrew recently and while we bottled his New World Ale another recipe caught my eye – … Continue reading

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POWer Plants Seedling Sale & Happy World Permaculture Day!

I can’t think of a more ideal way to celebrate World Permaculture a Day than to support this awesome community initiative from inner west Melbourne. This is another group that I knew about but never made the time to become … Continue reading

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