Still Here - just busy mowing the lawns!

Gardener:Old Mangakino Orchard (McCallum's Garden)

Date:19 Dec 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables, Flowers

I realise it's been a while since I blogged and it is partly due to the Christmas rush but mostly due to the crazy speed at which our lawn is growing. This rain, sun, rain, sun thing seems to be what grass loves. Oh and I may have used weed and feed on the lawn trying to get it to look like Sue's SH's lawn. I have to say that the weed and feed really does work. Most of the broadleaf and carrot weed has died off and the lawn has taken off. I feel they need to make a weed version without the feed! 

This photo is the back lawn - our main playing area. This is about a third of our total lawn and I only have a push Masport Mower so it takes some time. I do it in blocks and by time I get to the last block, the first block is pretty much ready to be mown again. I can't complain as we really are blessed to have such a cool section. 

In other news we are starting to see a good harvest from the garden. Beans are picked daily. We have enough lettuce to meet out needs. Haven and I had our first candycane capisicum which was delicoius and our blight free tomatoes in the container are staring to ripen. Kamo kamo is forming, the popcorn has ears and we have masses of flowers on the watermelon and also flowers starting on the strawberries again (Woohoo). 

I'm also starting to plan what to do with the Yates prize (thanks again Yates and Sarah). We are down to one income with my wife studying to be a nurse so the budget does not really extend to buying fruit trees, berries etc. The prize is a real blessing and will mean we can get our orchard established for the coming years. 


Still Here - just busy mowing the lawns!