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Oh my goodness. We are right into tomato season. Big juicy tomatoes. This year, so far we haven't beaten our record of two summers ago, when we had a single tomato weighing 480 gms.We may not have quite the weighty tomatoes this year, but, oh boy, we have ABUNDANCE. We have ...
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In December, everything in the garden, just like the days and weeks before Christmas, seems to speed up.This month, I check the tomatoes every couple of days and apply another soft tie further up the stake. There are lots of tomatoes now. This year I have grown two varieties...
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My year of ocean dunking

December 1, 2022

I did it!

I have recently completed 365 consecutive days of immersing myself in cold water. Almost all of these days have been in the ocean, with a few in lakes or rivers when I was away from home. On 18th November last year, I made a casual comment to Terence after noticing people ge...
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Companion (Planting)

November 21, 2022
Nature is so awesome. This is the month for abundant growth. Where I live, in the north of New Zealand, we have had abundant rain too, which certainly helps. I am amazed every day when I wander around the garden to see that the tomatoes have grown since I looked just a day ...
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Hoppy, our resident blackbird dad is busy feeding his rapidly growing offspring. It won't be long before the second brood is underway as mama blackbird can be seen regularly disappearing into the high ivy hedge that creates a green boundary wall outside our living room windo...
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I'm in love with Spring!

September 22, 2022
Everywhere life is burgeoning. Every day, everywhere we can see rampant growth: new leaves, buds and blossom....
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The two months after the Midwinter Solstice always seem to be the coldest and wettest time. Having passed the shortest day, I start to long for warmth and sun and blue skies. I am tired of all the layers I need to wear. After my daily cold water dip in the ocean, I yank my ...
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Winter in the garden ... It is so wet underfoot so doing much in the garden this month is a recipe for muddy shoes and dirty fingernails. July is the month to dream of next season's abundance, and drool over the images and promises contained in seed catalogues ... It is the...
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June 2022 musings

June 29, 2022
This is the first of my monthly pieces about Gardening - both inner and outer. My intention is to share practical garden notes and knowledge as well as ponder how those same processes can be applied to our inner landscape. Because I live in New Zealand - or Aotearoa, I will ...
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It’s taken me a while to get this!

I have spent most of my life I trying to suss out what I needed to do in order to be noticed, loved, accepted and taken seriously. And, in the process I have learnt many things and worked with many amazing people. Creating 'Re-imagining Ourselves' a few years ago was the sta...
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