Well - after a rough few weeks and some scheduling nightmares we are again happy to see the sun coming out and signs of growth in the greenhouse!
My new raised beds have been built and (with the exception of two) they are now filled and planted out, and just starting to grow into what should be a good harvest this year. Outside work and commitments are plentiful, as is always the case in November/December, but I will be back spending time in the potting shed this weekend. New seedlings are sprouting and while we may not see much in the way of successful flowering on the new plants this season they will definitely come into their own next spring.
We were very happy to have a few of our most staunch supporters pop by during our open day. The weather for this event was atrocious - both on the original day as well as the rescheduled attempt. I was so disappointed not to be able to show you just how lovely we have it here - but maybe some things are just best kept secret!
We made a great mess in the house border this month - one of our large and very overgrown camellia has been removed to make way for a new project. This is the only bed in the section that has the potential to stay dryer in the wet season, and I have great hopes to establish an Iris garden here, as well as house a few of my hardier succulents for natural propagation. Watch this space as I will try to post pics of the progress as it comes about.
Some of the beauties that have inspired this new project....
Our next market and last for the year is our usual Hokonui Community Market. We take a market break in January so I can concentrate on getting lots more growing done for next season. Two market appearances in February - so keep an eye out for those details early next year.
Happy growing folks - get out in that sunshine!!
I'm Kimberley, and I live in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I am very passionate about growing strong healthy plants that enrich us and our environment. Welcome to my place - feel free to look around!