I'm so thankful that my new roof is finally on after more than a month of dilly-dallying. There are still some flashings to be finished but at least the long run – bar one or two pieces – is in place and I can remove the buckets from under the numerous leaks which have emerged during the whole process. In fact, I’m really excited to think there will be no more worrying the next time the skies open and the rains come down.
And talking of rain, I hear this weekend is expected to be wet, very wet in most places so perhaps it’s time to try some of the recipes we regularly post on Garden-NZ – this week it’s wild duck, orange and watercress salad to mark the hunting season.
You might also get a kick out of reading about our plant of the week, a very unusual salad ingredient – lamb’s lettuce which is a new one on me! Find out why an apple on one particular day caused a crunch heard around the world (news) and benefit from Rachel Vogan’s useful advice for growing roses. We also have a rose care kit from Tui to give away.
Yes, there’s plenty to smile about this week including the long-running warm temperatures which has seen winter coats remain in many wardrobes. Just think, we’re only a month off the shortest day and from then on we can count on a few minutes of extra daylight every day. Before we know it, spring will have arrived! But I guess a few of you will be planning a holiday in the sun before then – let me know where you are off to.
Well, that’s it for another week, to all our followers and Facebookers thank-you for being Garden-NZ friends, we really do love hearing from you,
Cheers from Helen and the Garden-NZ team