When the cat’s away …

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Frog Pond Farm

Andrew has an aversion to pruning – well specifically fruit tree pruning. So the way I look at it is this, when the cat’s away, the mice will play. And as he has gone away with some good buddies on a surfing jaunt OS, I have had a nice time in the orchard pruning!

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Yes, I finally pruned those pear, apples and quince trees and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience too! Sorry AB. But rest assured, it was a tiny trim.

Pruning now done and dusted … on to important things.


We had a stunning spring day yesterday – heaven sent. But today, there is more of the same Auckland weather, overcast with intermittent drizzle.

Grumbling aside, today I have decided to poke some cucurbit seeds into their own pots. As these are good sized seeds, I shan’t bother sieving the planting mix. These seedlings won’t have a problem shoving aside…

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