THANKS FOR THE GOOD LIFE
Kudos to Murray Grimwood for another excellent article ( The Good Life, May 2014), and to you for giving him the space.
Now if you could replace Weedbusters (gah) with another big issue journalist (George Monbiot - I can but dream), I’d love the magazine even more.
Note from Nadene: my apologies John, we didn’t pick up on a typo – it should have read gevuina (pronounced give-ween-ah), short for Gevuina avellana or Chilean hazel. The tree and the nut it produces are said by some to be similar to macadamia, but more tolerant of cooler climates. It is a native of Chile and Argentina, growing at a latitude equivalent to Central Otago. The tree is very pretty, with soft creamy-white flowers over summer. It has been grown in NZ as an ornamental for around 50 years but anecdotal evidence is that it can very hard to grow unless conditions are perfect. The best alternative for cooler climates is the hazelnut.
Fern isn’t as much and of a poser as Lilac
Tilly the goats. the cow or Bebe Hannah Simpson,
mantis with River (5) rescued a “praying
sand. wings” from the muddy Andy Low, Auckland