We started the year in February 2014 with sweet, juicy mulberries and lots of summer produce. Then it got more interesting in March with a blue tomato and giant sized tree chillies. Autumn brought more tomatoes in April and who loves juicy figs? Our gardens were still producing as it started to get cooler in … Continue reading 2014 Swapped
We had a bumper crop of loquats this year and they ripened early (before the rainbow lorikeets arrived by the masses!) so we had lots to eat, share and preserve! I scoured the internet for different ways to preserve them and I was quite fruitful 🙂 I've made loquat preserve and loquat jelly but I … Continue reading Loquat Chutney
What a great way to finish up the year! There was a good turnout with regulars and newbies (welcome!!!), and a whopping variety to swap. Here's a selection of the photos we managed to take... We had some yummy morning tea and had fun with homemade Kris Kringle. And thanks to feedback, we have planned … Continue reading December 2014 Swap
We normally don't have a swap in January as not many people are around (that's what I thought) but there was a lot of interest this morning for a January swap as that seems to be the 'peak season' of gardens! So here's just a quick one to see which Saturday is preferred. (Or some … Continue reading First swap of the 2015?
Also known as Euphorbia peplus, it is considered a weed in most gardens. If you didn't know its medicinal use, you wouldn't believe if I told you that the seeds are sold for growing your own radium weed herbs. Thanks to Ros who shared her experience recently, I now know this weed by name and … Continue reading Radium Weed *