I’m enjoying the garden this autumn and watching it evolve.
I thought I’d give a little update on my feijoa hedge. I planted it last autumn along our driveway:
I know, I know. My three followers have been wondering where I’ve been. I have been around but I needed a big break from gardening. Still, I’ve been doing bits and bobs. And the garden goes on with you at any rate. Autumn is lovely in the garden. Surprising. Colourful.
Well yes, it’s a vegetable. But it eats like fruit. Anyway, I was thrilled when after a long hot spring and summer, my rhubarb started showing signs of life in autumn.
January has been milder than the preceding months, with some much needed rain and cooler temperatures. Everything in the garden seems happier. But it doesn’t look startlingly different to the December photos. Except perhaps the flowers are more noticeable.
Today I was somewhat sternly telling my munchkin not to pick the strawberries because they weren’t ready yet. Some time later I noticed munchkin intently ignoring me and bent over in the patch. I investigated further and found a good handful of strawberries like this one:
I am happy to see this asparagus spear coming up:
I sowed some Florence Fennel seed in autumn. It was pretty late – already getting cold. I thought I had read somewhere you could sow it in autumn. I see now in a cool climate, Sep – Feb is the recommended sowing period. But it germinated eventually, and the frosts didn’t kill it. This is it now:
This convolvulus is growing on me: