With the recent rains and a huge amount of compost, the vegetable garden is in full swing with growth. We have given away many zucchinis and cucumbers, too much for a household of 2 people.
As yet we haven't had to put the shade sails up to protect the vegetables.
I feel like I am entering the Secret Garden, supported the tomatoes as they were growing as an arch.
10 tomato plants have fruit. Basil is growing beneath them all.
We wrap our celery in newspaper to keep the stalks upright and pale, otherwise they tend to become woody.
Success with climbing beans, planted 2 weeks ago and growing strong.
Capsicums are doing well.
Our first attempt at growing fennel.
Inundated with rhubarb and picking 2-4 zucchinis each day.
There is a different taste with fresh home grown to supermarket bought.
This year the marigolds are performing and keeping the insects at bay.
There is some colour in the garden
2nd flush of roses.
Each morning I deadhead the old flowers, by doing this, petunias have doubled in size.
I planted yellow pansy seedlings......
Mr Lincoln always flowers at Christmas for a vase on the Christmas table.
Christmas Eve tradition, shopping at Conway Seafood, Footscray before breakfast.
The colours of a summer Christmas