Daffodils ignore Covid restrictions in Rydal

I didn’t wear a mask when I visited Rydal. From the outskirts and all the way into the village, crowds of daffodils were ignoring health orders,  putting on a gorgeous show. My heart skipped a beat. Spring is a great time of year to visit this charming little village in central western NSW. “Daffodils at…

Grow Florence Fennel, make delicious soup

Florence Fennel is growing well in my Mudgee garden. Seeds which germinated in autumn are producing plump bulbs in spring. A single plant produces several bulbs in succession. I first planted fennel seeds in spring 2019, but it didn’t develop bulbs, and grew thick deep taproots which were useless and difficult to dig out. At…