Flowers are starting to come out in droves. I have flower buds on my lychee's and mango. Here are my beautiful peaches/nectarines.
I've got flower buds on my lemonade tree that I bought from Masters last year(?) on sale which is planted out on the verge garden with the kaffir limeAnd my climbing rose which I had been slowly hacking back at as I had decided it needed to go has responded to the harsh cut back by trying to convince me it should live... What can I say, it might be working.
I've also "let" a couple of broccoli shoots flower - they are quite pretty. If they set seed before I need the bed, I might try to save some as these guys did really well and have given me plenty of side shoots - I haven't had to buy broccoli in months.
BTW, this is what I'm growing the Brassica's under, so don't be too impressed by them - they are all under cover.
Other than all the flowers, I have been busy prepping the garden beds for new plantings and I FINALLY got round to planting a whole new bunch of seeds (some last weekend, some midweek)
Strawberry wall is looking great. We have been harvesting about 5 large strawberries every 2nd day now. Unfortunately, the Eucalypts are dropping heaps of flower mess at the moment and I have to remember to go out and brush them off the leaves otherwise a thick blanket settles on the strawberries which I'm sure can't be good for them.
Had to harvest some bamboo today so that the stakes can cure for my next lot of beans. There was some whippy bits at the end so I tried to get artistic :P and tried to give my peas a bit more to climb on.
James!! I got one of your white Choko's to survive. These were some gates that someone was throwing out so I've had them sitting around. Made an awesome A-frame and now it's happily growing away. My cumquats are all ripening (to the left) and I'm needing to make some marmalade but as I still haven't turned all the rosella's in my freezer into jam yet, it's on the to do list.
Still no luck on the tomato's front. I've got some plants in the ground but it will be a while and hopefully they don't get mites like my last ones did that looked like they were doing well. I'll hopefully have some Couve Tronchuda seedlings at the next garden visit if anyone wants any - I was a little wary about their germination rate as Dave said he had trouble so I sowed extra but they all came up! Lastly, I'll leave you with a quick photo of my Rhubarb plant - this was sydney crimson from Daley's - doesn't it look gorgeous!!
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