Lifestyle Projects

Planting a shelter belt

Planting a shelter belt

Our new piece of land has a prevailing wind pattern from the south, so a while ago we decided to plant a shelter belt of natives on our southern boundary. Using Flax, Ribbonwood, Hebe, Karo, Olearia, Kowhai and Manuka we aimed to plant a double row that went the...

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

Spring has definitely sprung! We heard our first Shining Cuckoo today as we were eating breakfast. Later, after a shower of rain, we were outside planting seeds.  This year we have a definite focus on Mediterranean vegetables that are pricey in the shops: aubergine,...

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