Well me oh my, I totally dropped the ball this December for writing here on my blog.
I’m still in existence!
Just been super busy with markets, kids, gardens, visitors, birthdays, Xmas and a massive dried herb order. And now it’s nearly the start of a new decade!
This time last year I was feeling a bit dark about the future of Stoney Ground Herbs. seems the universe was listening and responded with a “Hell no!”.
Amazing and fun opportunities have come come up for SGH this past year, and you, my fellow herb geeks and plant lovers are part of that. So thank you for reading here, thank you for buying my plants, thank you for being the wild crazy nature based spirit riders that a lot of you are (I’m not alone!) and thank you for the balancers. ✨
I hope your gardens are thriving, it’s been a funny season here at Plum Tree Cottage (we recently discovered our property has a name!). We’re about 2-4 weeks behind in usual flowering/ripening times.
I’m still getting used to this cool climate gardening, still finding out what works and what doesn’t, more often than not, the hard way! Ironically the sun is becoming a challenge as well. I’ve briefly mentioned this before and it is something I intend to go into further. But for now, briefly again, a lot of the herbs that traditionally thrive in full sun are starting to find it a little tu meke (too much) with its intensity.
Luckily, herbs are incredibly adaptable and we too are adaptable~ if we have to change our gardening styles or ideas and beliefs, or even just move our plants around, so be it.
We Must Grow!
The year 2020 astrologically wise seems to be focused on transformative energy, ‘destruction and rebuilding’. **
Tūngia te ururua kia tupu whakaritorito te tupu o te harakeke
Set the overgrown bush alight, and the new flax shoots will spring up.
A whaktaukī about clearing away what is bad so that the good can flourish.
Stay grounded, keep your hands in the earth, listen to your song, peace, grow.
Happy New Year!