Monthly Archives: April 2016

Newsletter 34 – Celebrations & new ventures

Paul Bangay Maple Trees

What magnificent maple trees! These beauties are to be found at Stonefields, home of garden designer Paul Bangay. By the time this newsletter is sent, Paul’s weekend garden opening will be just a memory, but what a great weekend it was.

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen garden Foundation is the beneficiary of Paul’s generosity and more than 7,000 garden lovers were treated to a glorious display. The food was pretty good too: lunchboxes courtesy of Annie Smithers, delicious Calendar Cheese, Plains Paddock lamb, treats from Icecream Social, wines by De Bortoli and drinks from the Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. Great generosity was shown to us by all those involved.

There were also stalls manned by students from four of our local kitchen garden schools – Winter’s Flat, Taradale, Daylesford and Tylden. I took home some lovely pickles and a beautiful linen tea towel.

Paul and I signed copies of our books and were pleased that the weather was pleasant on both days.


WIN a ‘Kitchen Garden Companion: Growing’ Prize Pack


To celebrate the the release of Kitchen Garden Companion: Growing I am giving away six prize packs to start you on your kitchen garden journey!

Each winner will receive a copy of Kitchen Garden Companion: Growing plus a set of tools from my new garden and homewares range, including a Galvanised Storage Caddy, Garden Hand Trowel and Garden Hand Rake.

Each prize pack is valued at $159.96

Competition closes midnight Sunday 8 May, 2016.

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners: A. Clinch, M. Maddock, K. Burgess, K. Skilbeck, L. Snaith, G. Taylor.

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