Category Archives: Gardening



The Spintiller is an unusual looking cultivating tool invented in New Zealand in the 1970s. It is a labour saving device that pulls out weeds while loosening the soil. Sadly they are not made anymore, but we managed to find one in the local junkshop, it needed just a little lubrication with CRC , a new handle, and voila…



Jabuticaba : the tree that grows fruit on it’s trunk


I found out about this accidentally the other day and was utterly fascinated. Native to Brazil, they taste like grapes, apparently, but you have to travel there to find out, as the fruit ferments so quickly that it can’t be transported outside it’s growing region. You can make wine from it too.


Check out the link below for more pictures and information.