Jackie’s Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Jackie has shared her wonderful Vegetarian Zucchini Slice recipe which is perfect for any meal or for lunch at work. It is brings together so many great flavours. The tang of semi-sundried tomatoes, the sweetness of carrots and caramelised onion, the freshness of basil, a hint of ginger and the sharpness of Greek feta and Cheddar cheeses.   It is so easy to make and … Continue reading Jackie’s Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Celebrating Earth Day 2017

Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree, as I will be doing today.  My garden will be graced by the beautiful Leptospermum flavescence Cardwell with its soft weeping foliage. I also share this poem: Earth’s Secret Not solitarily in fields we find Earth’s secret open, though one page is there; Her plainest, such as children spell, and share With bird and beast; raised letters for … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day 2017

Growing Borage

Borage is a hardy annual herb that flowers during the warmer months and is much loved by bees . When planted in the garden, the lovely bright blue, star shaped borage  flowers attract these busy pollinators. The bees then also visit all the other plants you grow, increasing the productivity of the vegetable garden and ensuring good fruiting and flowering. This amazing herb has been cultivated … Continue reading Growing Borage

Happy Easter

To all our gardeners, our friends and followers we wish you you a Happy Easter! Christós anésti, Buona Pasqua, Joyeuses Pâques, Felices Pascuas, Feliz Pascoa, Frohe Ostern, Schöni Oschtere We have been busy colouring eggs a bright Easter red. You can see how to boil the perfect eggs and then colour them at the link here. This beautiful tradition is followed in many places throughout … Continue reading Happy Easter

What to Plant in April

The following is a list of things you can plant in April in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Daikon Endive Garlic Kale Kohlrabi Leeks seedlings Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Parsley Peas Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Snowpeas Spinach Turnip Flower of the Month – Dwarf Striped Dahlia Continue reading What to Plant in April