Spring is truly amazing. Trees which have looked dead for months suddenly burst with blossoms and tiny fluorescent green or red leaf buds. The peas in the vegetable patch have grown 1.5 to 2 metres tall within the past few weeks, and the broad beans are covered in flowers. It’s that time of year when gardening is easy; life abounds. All of the hard work of previous seasons starts to pay off, with well-mulched and fertilized fruit trees bearing the flowers of future harvests, and the vegetable patch brimming with lettuce, turnips and parsley. In the next few weeks we will begin to establish our summer garden – with tomato, capsicum and squash seedlings soon to flourish in our small greenhouse.
Here are some snaps of our spring garden as it appeared this afternoon.
Part of the freshly weeded vege patch, with Grosse Lisse seedlings in the foreground (close up below). It looks a bit empty, I know, but that’s a winter garden for you! In later spring/summer this would be far more overgrown. We’ll post pics up then to compare.
Our first Spring Star Lavender flower for the season.
New climbing rose growth.
First jonquils of the season.
New flowers and growth.
A fig amongst the ferns!
Purple flowering creeper.
Happy chooks scratching.
Blossoms (we’re yet to find out what fruit tree this is!)