I write for the online "magazine", Get Growing. This week, I featured Giant Himalayan Lilies, Cardiocrinum giganteum. You can read that article, and others I wrote for this week's publication, right here.
When I was a boy, I made kites from thin strips of wood tied with string, and newspaper glued with a paste of flour and water. Today, I showed Nightcaps' children how we did it back in the day and here's the result. It was the first time they'd flown a kite, they told me.
Leaving town, I saw this pine tree, illuminated against the grey sky.
It's time to lift and re-deploy these babies. Mashua is a root crop that's well known in South America but only beginning to attract a following here in New Zealand. I've several varieties, including a slender white, but these fat fellows are the best, in my view. I like how they look, especially in the afternoon sun, piled up on my veranda ready for tomorrow's plant out.