Last week, I had the joy of going to the VanDusen Botanic Gardens as I have already mentioned. Here are … More
Six on Saturday 20.08.22
Can it actually be raining again? Yes it can, with floods in Nelson and other parts of the country. It … More
Six on Saturday 30.06.22
It is pouring down with rain outside. Not a day to be in the garden or anywhere else outside, definitely … More
Six on Saturday 23.07.22
While the northern hemisphere was experiencing record temperatures in some regions, down here we were experiencing some stormy winter weather, … More
Six on Saturday 16.07.22
We have been released from isolation, but the recovery from Covid carries on. With sunny weather forecast for tomorrow again, … More
Six on Saturday 25.06.22
Yesterday in New Zealand, Matariki was celebrated for the first time as a national public holiday. Matariki signals the start of … More
Six on Saturday 07.05.22
It is already May, so we are well into autumn down here in the Southern Hemisphere. We have been having … More
Six on Saturday 24.07.21
After last Saturday’s stormy and very wet weather, which had me at one point running out to move some pots that were flooded with water (and getting soaked in the process which took 5 minutes), the weather has calmed down again, and yesterday and today we have been treated to winter sun. Daytime temperatures hover around 14C, which for someone who grew up in Northern Europe is fine for winter (the locals shiver….).
Six on Saturday 12.06.21
As we approach the shortest day, the weather remains mild here, with day time temperatures up to 16 or 17C, with nights around 12C. With the odd bits of rain as well, things continue to grow well out there. I’ve been able to get out and tidy a bit, but with so many pots now on the terrace, reaching the ones at the back (sorry curry plant and thyme). I really need a reorganisation somehow!
Six on Saturday 17.04.21
I’m writing this on a sunny Saturday autumn afternoon, which was not what I was expecting. It looked like it would rain today, and it certainly poured down last night, but so far it has been quite a bright day.