Winter: August in the Garden

I’m half way through my first year of establishing my garden so there is not a whole lot going on. I didn’t plant a lot in autumn and this is a cool climate with a lot of frosts, so what I did plant has either grown pretty slowly or is not expected to be ready for harvest until spring. So I haven’t been harvesting anything much aside from parsley. But there’s a bit more growth occurring now:

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Newly planted dwarf nectarine Goldmine – first deciduous tree to start shooting.

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Rhubarb looking a bit sad.

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New shoots on loquat.

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Winter planted artichokes putting on good growth.

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Calendular planted in late summer has flowered constantly through Autumn and Winter.

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Flowering rocket is attracting bees.

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Broadbeans flowering.

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Parsley has grown slowly and steadily through Winter albeit in a shady position.

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Garlic.

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Pretty crimson flowers on broadbeans.

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Tuscan kale has been slow growing over winter.

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Accidentally sowed this Florence Fennel seed in Autumn. It germinated and survived winter and is starting to form.

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Surprise Jonquils?

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Chives standing to attention – harbinger of Spring.

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Greenfeast peas starting to take off.

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Autumn-planted Goji Berry started growing leaves in early Winter.

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Turnips which I mass sowed and never thinned out much.

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