Flowering of Mesembyanthemum crystallinum

Ice ice baby! Today the ice plant, (Mesembryanthemum crytallinum) sent out its first flowers. It is usually grown for its glistening water vesicles, which are large epidermal cells on the stems and leaves. I love the delicate touch of the flowers myself so its great to see them up close! Oh and as an added […]

Beekeeping with Carlo

I was fortunate enough to be around when Carlo came to visit Case Vecchie early one afternoon. He stayed for lunch as we barbequed fish that he has brought with him. This was amazing, a new way to cook fish that I had not experienced before- a little more info can be found on the […]

Plant hunting

I’ve just spent the morning on venturing across the hills of the estate searching for plants that we want for developing the garden. I have gained inspiration on my morning walks, seeing various plant combinations from what grows naturally around the estate. Today’s haul included some Asphodelus aestivus, Acanthus molle, Salvia, Nepeta, and Dittrichia viscose […]

Better bee-lieve it- black bee honey

As I have breakfast after an early morning run and core workout I realise I haven’t wrote about the range of honey I am accompanying on either my toast, yoghurt and cereal or savoury loaf- there is a honey to go with anything and it’s all brilliant produce. I am gauging on the produce by […]