Our Spring weather has been very wet lately, and the grounds are sodden. Where does all this rain come from, I often wonder. Although after a several days of almost non stop rain the sun has finally come out. Our kowhai tree in the back yard is in flower. We are really pleased with it’s growth as we brought this tree with us as a rather spindly sapling when we moved from Upper Hutt.
Kowhai tree in bloom
Spring also means that the new season asparagus is ready. We get ours direct from the grower, just a short drive up SH1. There is nothing nicer than steamed asparagus with a knob of butter on top, or even better, asparagus mornay.
Fresh asparagus – yummy
There were workmen busy playing with their big machines on the property. The asparagus farm is going to be growing strawberries, we were told, and workmen are busy preparing the ground to put raised beds in. I’m sure we will notice a big change here the next time we arrive to buy some more asparagus.
Preparing the ground for raised strawberry beds