Australian Butter

I have found a bean that I can not get enough of and will grow again. The seed comes from the Australian seed supplier Digger club. The name of the bean is ‘Australian Butter’. I cook them for two minutes and find them just perfect.



We got rain this afternoon, it was forecast and so I got out there early this morning and cut a big lot of helichrysum. These have been grown and displayed at GD for a long time. They are perfect for picking now, you do not want them too open. Thank you Matt for the seed again this year.


Clean up

Today Edward and I went through the high garden cleaning out the crops like the peas that have gone over.  The garden is looking very clean and loved and ready for new plantings at the end of the week.



We have had rain off and on for the past three days, the garden is looking so much better for it. Today I was very pleased to be sitting in Mrs Next-doors glasshouse pricking out lettuce seedlings while listening to the rain on the glass.



The tomatoes always look a little sad after their clean up. We have put a new tie on them as they are getting taller. At the same time we have also taken the lower leaves off. I feel this lets the air and sun in on the fruit. In this part of the world you need to give as much sun as you can.


Rain day

We have not had too many rain days this summer, we had rain first thing today. It was great because there are lots of little jobs that I wanted Edward and I to do. One of these jobs was to clean out the jam cupboard, we also keep tea in it. We now have the cupboard ready for this season jam.


Salad dressing

We had a good day in the garden today collecting seed from the coriander. I think we have enough for the next year, we use this for making salad dressing, we do make the dressing a lot. With such a dry summer the seed has ripened very early.