Feijoa Autumn Harvest

Feijoa Autumn Harvest

Feijoa is a classic backyard fruit beloved by New Zealanders.  There are few named varieties and it is a difficult fruit to find at the shops.  But why go shopping when this plant is so versatile and easy to grow at home? Feijoa sellowianaMammoth fruit...
Carob Harvest at Gunyah

Carob Harvest at Gunyah

The carob pods have taken almost a year to develop from flowers to pods and then ripen.  I can’t wait to pick and taste this years crop. The carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) has been pruned to complement the garden design and provides valuable afternoon shade in...
Red Strawberry Grape

Red Strawberry Grape

Today we are picking bunches of the delicious red variety of the Strawberry Grape (Vitis Fragola).  The fragrant round fruit has a more complex flavor than the strawberries it is named after. It is not a bland taste like some disappointing shop bought...
Deep Litter Harvest From Chicken Run

Deep Litter Harvest From Chicken Run

One seasonal activity at Gunyah garden is to harvest the composted material from the deep litter chicken run.  The material dug up is created from kitchen scraps, neighbors lawn clippings, straw, prunings and chicken poo and over a year this all breaks down  with help...
Gunyah Open Garden 2019

Gunyah Open Garden 2019

Thank you to all the visitors and the volunteers who worked to make this fantastic event happen, which also raised funds for the West Brunswick Community Garden projects.   This was the last public open garden at Gunyah, after more than 8 years of...